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SWATCH FIVB Beach Volley World Tour 08, May/June 2008.
During the last week of May, Barcelona will receive, for the first time, the world’s best Beach Volleyball players looking forward for the Olympics. Barcelona will be one of the final qualifying tournaments for the best 24 men’s teams and the best 24 women’s teams looking forward on Beijing 2008.
After the events in Australia, China and Prague the Barcelona Hyundai Open is part of the SWATCH FIVB Beach Volleyball World Tour, which includes players from all five continents participating in more than 35 events.
Form May 26 till june 1st the Hyundai Open Barcelona will take place in a magnificent 3.500-seat stadium build up especially for the occasion close to the Magic Fountain (La Font Màgica) in the Montjuíc Mountain in front of the impressive Museu Nacional d'Art de Catalunya (MNAC) and beside the Pavelló Mies van der Rohe.
More than 2,200 tons of sand has been brought to prepare the Central court and the adjoined courts where the different matches will take place through the week.