Competing in the indoor arena “C. Galanopoulos ” in Loutraki, Greece, the Global Cup – World Senior Volleyball Championships, organized by Sportcam, was successfully completed in the presence of the participating teams and many friends of the sport!
For four days, the public had the opportunity to see high-level volleyball by the top veteran athletes of men’s and women’s national teams from Germany, Russia, Canada and Greece. This was of double benefit to the Loutraki area since, apart from the high competitive level, more than 200 members from the teams and their attendants had the opportunity to vacation in the city and enjoy the hospitality of the area .
After a fierce competition both finals ended with a score of 3-0. In the women’s 45+ division, the German team stood out from the start, winning the gold medal, despite the gradual rise of the Canadian team who finished with the silver. The Greek team Pamvochaikou was handed a valuable lesson in seeing the level of volleyball played by its rivals.
In the men’s 60+ division, despite a final score of 3-0, the match turned out to be very difficult for the winning team Russia, as all the sets were decided in the final rallies. The leader of the German delegation commented that the tournament gave great pleasure to their team, and assured of their intention to participate again in the next event.
Team captains for both Canada and Germany stated that they were impressed by the organization and the options provided by the local for visitors. Some delegation members were so impressed with Loutraki that they planned to stay on in the region, choosing LOUTRAKI SPA to recover from their recent activity.
The event ended with the awarding of medals and souvenirs to the athletes at center court by the deputy mayor of Loutraki, Mr. Tasos Sakellariou and the CEO of athlete coaching from SPORTCAMP Mr. Spyros Karavoula.”
This year was the second year that SPORTCAMP and Loutraki, Greece have hosted a tounement in the Global Cup series. The next Global Cup event takes place in St. George, Utah, USA, with men’s 50+ teams competing for the title of World Champion.