The first Beach Volley tournaments started in 1993 in Alanya as GAPS Alanya Beach Volleyball Tournaments by the support of Alanya Municipality. In 1996 part of world championship was held in Alanya.

Following years Beach Volleyball organizations in Alanya have drawn the attention of FIVB. European Championship Finals was agreed to be held in 27 – 31 August in Alanya by the contribution of Mr. Dünya Baltacıoğlu. The prize for this finals was 100.000 € for men and was 100.000 € for women. A total of 24 men and 24 women participated from 24 different countries.

Men’s’ class N. Berger / C.Doppler from Austria and women’s’ S. Pohl / O. Rau from Germany won the cup. There were a lot of press members and both national and international TVs and it was live broadcasted.

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