The FIVB confirmed its 2013 calendar at its annual meeting in Lausanne, Switzerland. The biggest news from the Sports Events Council meeting was the addition of the inaugural Under 23 World Championships. Mexico will host the women’s tournament in July, with the men competing in Brazil in early August.
Some of the 2013 events have yet to have their host city or country confirmed, but the time frames are locked down. The season begins with the Club World Championships in May and wraps up with the Men’s Grand Champions Cup in Japan in November.
|Club World Championships||TBC||Between May 1 and 15|
|Women's Under 20 World Championship||Brno & Prostejov, Czech Republic||June 7-16|
|World League Intercontinental Round||Various||May 31-July 7|
|Boys Under 19 World Championship||Mexicali & Tijuana, Mexico||June 27-July 7|
|Girls Under 18 World Championship||Nakhon Ratchasima, Thailand||July 5-14|
|Women's Under 23 World Championship Open||TBC, Mexico||July 12-21|
|World League Finals||TBC||July 16-21|
|Men's Under 23 World Championship Open||TBC, Brazil||August 2-11|
|World Grand Prix Preliminary Round||Various||August 2-18|
|Men's Under 21 World Championship||Ankara & Izmir, Turkey||August 22 - September 1|
|World Grand Prix Finals||Sapporo, Japan||August 28 - September 1|
|Women's Grand Champions Cup||Nagoya & Tokyo, Japan||November 12-17|
|Men's Grand Champions Cup||Kyoto & Tokyo, Japan||November 19-24|
Originally published in February 2013