Russia retains hosting rights for 2022 FIVB Volleyball Men’s World Championship

Dmitry Volkov of Russia in action during the men's qualifying volleyball match between Russia and Mexico (Photo by Igor Russak/NurPhoto via Getty Images)

The International Volleyball Federation (FIVB) has confirmed that Russia will retain the rights to host next year’s FIVB Volleyball Men’s World Championship, despite the ongoing ban on the country hosting major events. 

The ban is one facet of the punishments imposed by the World Anti-Doping Agency against Russia for multiple doping offences over a period of years, and officially prevents Russia from hosting “major events”, which are defined by Wada as world championship-level events organised by international federations. 

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