Speedo International has signed a three-year agreement, with the Federation Internationale de Volleyball, (FIVB; beach volleyball governing body) naming them as the official Volleyball sports apparel supplier.

From January 1, 2001, Speedo will be the official supplier to all FIVB World Tour events (2001-2003) and World Championships (2001 & 2003).

The announcement comes following the recent success of Speedo endorsed athletes in Sydney and has seen Speedo take action to continue its support of international beach volleyball.

"The next three years will be incredibly progressive. We are building on our move into the beach arena. Speedo apparel is clearly the best choice for the FIVB, with an unparalleled reputation for superior comfort and fit," said Joe Fields, president of Speedo International.