Japan to host 2018 volleyball worlds


Japan will host the 2018 women’s world championship, the Japan Volleyball Association said Wednesday.

Japan will host the tournament for the first time since 2010. This year’s championship will be held in Italy.

“This will be a very special world championship as it will take place just two years before the Tokyo Olympic Games,” International Volleyball Federation (FIVB) president Ary Graca said in a statement.