France Aiming to Boost Olympic Beach Hopes with Project Paris

  0 Wendy Mayer | July 25th, 2018 | Beach, European volleyball, International Volleyball, News

The French Volleyball Federation has launched an ambitious push to earn the country’s first Olympic medal in beach volleyball at either the 2020 Games in Tokyo or the 2024 Games in Paris.

Olympic Project Paris 2024 is seeking to convert the best athletes from other sports into beach volleyball players, targeting basketball players, divers and even indoor volleyball players with a video on twitter and on the Federation Francaise de Volley Facebook page.

The video says:

“If you dream of making the Games in 2024… If you can dunk, you can also smash… If you like to dive, but you do not like ice water… If you like to counter, but rather in the sand… the team of France needs you!”

The project, run by Brazilian born Lissandro Carvalho is targeting athletes between the ages of 17 and 25, prompts prospective players to share their sports resumes via email to [email protected].

Lissandro Carvalho

Carvalho previously was the head coach for the Kazakhstan Volleyball Federation’s beach volleyball team and the technical director for the national beach volleyball team with the Italian Volleyball Federation.

Carvalho has taken to his personal facebook page to publicize the success of French teams in CEV and FIVB competition.

He was part of a training camp for the France women’s national beach team in April in Fortaleza and also has shared photos of the French staff at the FIVB Huntington Beach Open in May.

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About Wendy Mayer

Wendy Mayer

Wendy Mayer has worked in athletics media relations for the last 20 years. The Northwest Missouri State alumna is currently senior writer for after spending the last 15 years with Purdue athletics.

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