Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, August 14, 2016 – Beach volleyball has been the signature event of Rio 2016 and former World Champion Xue Chen is hopeful the next Olympic Games in Tokyo 2020 can emulate 2016’s success.
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“Asia is trying to grow the sport and increase the number of fans and also improve the performance of players. I really hope everyone will enjoy Tokyo,” said Xue at the Volleyball House.
Beach volleyball in Asia has seen a surge in popularity and Xue is one of the continents biggest beach volleyball stars. The 2013 FIVB Beach Volleyball World Champion and 2008 Beijing Olympic Games bronze medallist, was impressed by the “amazing” Volleyball House noting it is the best place to communicate about beach volleyball and volleyball with the fans.