The FIVB Beach Volleyball SWATCH World Championships (also known as the Beach Volleyball World Championships) is an international beach volleyball double-gender championship held every two years.
The first official edition of this event, was the 1997 Beach Volleyball World Championships in Los Angeles, California. Before that there had been ten unofficial championships (1987-1996) all held in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. It was hosted in 2005 in Berlin, in 2007 in Gstaad, in 2009 in Stavanger and in 2011 in Rome. The 2013 edition is due to take place in Stare Jablonki, Poland.
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