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2018-04-27 11:48:00 CET

Vielen Dank, A1!

A1 commits to beach volleyball for another three years

The Beach Majors Company is delighted to announce its partnership with major Austrian telecoms company A1 has been extended for another three years.

The agreement will see A1 take the title sponsor for this year’s Vienna Major beach volleyball tournament, which takes place in the city between July 31 and August 5.

A1 will also continue their sponsorship of Austrian World Championship silver medalists, Clemens Doppler and Alexander Horst, for a further year.

On the continued partnership, A1 CEO Marcus Grausam, said: “The beach volleyball major thrills sports fans every year and is one of the most important summer events in Austria.

“We all still remember the 2017 World Championships in Vienna. It is and remains an impressive proof of the quality of Hannes Jagerhofer’s events. Therefore, we are happy that we will be part of the digging & spiking in the coming years. With our technology we continue to ensure that in addition to the excellent performances on the Red Bull Beach Arena, the best technology on the event grounds will thrill the fans.

“As the event includes live videos and action photos, which are online directly from the tournament, this requires full internet power – and that’s where A1 delivers.”

Beach Majors CEO Hannes Jagerhofer is delighted with the continuation of the cooperation.

“Beach volleyball and Austria belong together, and this is to a large extent due to A1: Not only did we jointly put together the biggest beach volleyball world championship in history, but in Austria over the last 15 years we’ve built 3,000 beach volleyball courts,” Hannes said.

“Ball children, who were once able to smell the first tournament air at our events, today take part in the Olympic Games and we can look proudly on our European Champions and World Championship silver medalists in our ranks.

“Bringing the sport in Austria to such a high level and achieving these unbelievable magnitudes is only possible with an exceptional partner. I am infinitely grateful to A1 and I’m looking forward to continuing our beach partnership in the future.”

The A1 Major Vienna presented by Swatch takes place this year from July 31 to August 5 on Vienna's Danube Island.

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