Int'l Volleyball Federation Announces Launch Of Volleyball Nations League
The Int'l Volleyball Federation (FIVB) announced the Volleyball Nations League, which is to begin in '18. The joint project between the FIVB, IMG and 21 national federations will present the game in a way that has never been experienced before, building on the sport's presentation at the Rio 2016 Olympics. In the men's and women's leagues, 12 core teams and four challenger teams will play in a round-robin format. A total of 130 matches will be played throughout the season, and every team will play a minimum of 15 matches. Each core nation will host at least one pool. The FIVB, in collaboration with IMG, will take control of content production, maximizing quality and promoting an on-court narrative. The FIVB will ensure in-stadium interaction by implementing a new concept called active engagement (FIVB).