Biel to host 2016 Beach Volleyball Euros

Biel in Switzerland has been awarded the 2016 Beach Volleyball European Championships by the European Volleyball Confederation (CEV).

It is understood Biel secured the event in competition with eight other cities.

The 2016 event will be hosted at the lakeside Strandboden location in the Nicolas G. Hayek Park in partnership with tournament promoter 4sports & Entertainment.

The award is part of a three-year hosting agreement that will also see Biel host a stop on the European Championship Tour from 2014 to 2016.