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Czech Republic School Sport Federation was hosting the 2018 World School Championship in volleyball with 28 countries, 28 girls and 27 boys teams, attending.
The WSC was organised with a support from the Czech Ministry of Education, Youth and Sport and the Brno City Council.
The championship was also supported by the ISF official sponsors: Creata and Kinder+Sport.
School youth from all over the World gathered in Brno, Czech Republic, for a week of volleyball, and education through sport. The tournament began on Saturday, June 2, with the arrival of delegations, and officially opened on Sunday with the first preliminary rounds matches and the Opening Ceremony. On Sunday night, ISF Executive Committee member Mr Ofer Shimoni, from Israel, officially declared the 2018 championship open.
Besides a strong presence of European countries, Asia and America both sent their teams to Brno. China, Chinese Taipei, Chile and Brazil all took part in the tournament.
From the start on three teams stood out. While Turkey (boys) and Serbia (girls) took the champions title, Germany won silver in both categories. Both, Serbia and Turkey also won a bronze medal, in boys (SRB) and girls (TUR) division.
The ISF flag was handed over by the ISF Executive Committee member Mr Ofer Shimoni from Israel to the representative of the Brazilian School Sport Federation (CBDE), the hosts of 2020 WSC Volleyball.
Local media and live production teams made sure the event got proper coverage; every day young reporters delivered a recap show on the latest news of the championship, along with most of the matches being broadcasted to the official website - live.isf-volleyball2018.org - as well as both ISF Facebook pages; ISF volleyball and global page.
LIVE STREAM on the official website live.isf-volleyball2018.org and facebook.com/ISFWSCvolleyball
The organisers upgraded their services with a mobile app (for Android) which helped youth, teachers and parents navigate through the championships; you can download it here.
The championships lasted a week, with June 6 as day off and opportunity to explore and meet the local cultural, and June 9 being the finals day.
Full schedule can be found on the official website: ISF WSC 2018 volleyball calendar
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