Lausanne, Switzerland, February 1, 2016 - The Sports Events Council reviewed the FIVB Volleyball World Cup Japan 2015 at its meeting at the FIVB headquarters in Lausanne on Monday and Tuesday, including a rise in overall attendance figures and the implementation of the Hawkeye Video Challenge System.
The 2015 edition of the World Cup was the FIVB's flagship volleyball event last year, and the first opportunity for the participants to qualify for the Rio 2016 Olympic Games. Competition attendance rose in 2015 with USA's victory in the men's competition, ahead of Italy, and China's victory in the women's, ahead of Serbia. The men's event attracted a total of 194,185 spectators, up from 177,055 in 2011, and a total of 211,221 spectators attended the women's event, up from 168,376 in 2011.
The Hawkeye Video Challenge System was in place for the duration of the competition. A review of statistics revealed that 368 challenges were made during the men's competition and 214 during the women's. In the men's competition, 135 challenges were successful, a success rate of 37 per cent. The success rate in the women's competition was very similar with 77 of the 214 challenges successful, a rate of 36 per cent.
Average match duration was found to be 1 hour 43 minutes for the Men's competition and 1 hour and 26 minutes for the Women's.