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Sand volleyball match on Pulpit Rock uncertain. Choice of location for 25 May causes debate and doubt. Imagine watching a sand volleyball match perched approximately 1982 feet above sea-level on top of Pulpit Rock, with the Norwegian scenery only feet from your feet. Now, the application by its arrangers to create a court has caused a bit of a scene. On 11 May, NRK reported that Forsand council’s chief administrative officer Terje Nysted had received the application, that it would be considered the same week, and that they were positive to the idea. One week later the council rubber stamped the application, and sent it to the county authority for approval. Yesterday, the authority turned it down, claiming that the council had made a procedural error. The council denies this.

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Sand volleyball match on Pulpit Rock uncertain

Published on Wednesday, 20th May, 2009 at 00:15 under the news category, by Michael Sandelson   .
Last Updated on 20th May 2009 at 09:06.

Choice of location for 25 May causes debate and doubt.

Volleyball net
Volleyball net
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Imagine watching a sand volleyball match perched approximately 1982 feet above sea-level on top of Pulpit Rock, with the Norwegian scenery only feet from your feet. Now, the application by its arrangers to create a court has caused a bit of a scene.

On 11 May, NRK reported that Forsand council’s chief administrative officer Terje Nysted had received the application, that it would be considered the same week, and that they were positive to the idea. One week later the council rubber stamped the application, and sent it to the county authority for approval. Yesterday, the authority turned it down, claiming that the council had made a procedural error. The council denies this.

Meanwhile, the arrangers estimate that the 16-ton court will take two days to make with the aid of a helicopter; something that Friends of the Earth (Norges Naturvernforbund) are against.

“We are negative to the amount of helicopter traffic that this will create” Erik Thoring, the local division’s general manager tells NRK.

The arrangers had hoped to make it a spectacular event that would both grab the attention or the media in many parts of the world, and serve as publicity for the forthcoming 2009 World Championships to be held in Stavanger at the end of June.

With nobody playing ball, the future of Monday’s match hangs in the balance.



Published on Wednesday, 20th May, 2009 at 00:15 under the news category, by Michael Sandelson   .
Last updated on 20th May 2009 at 09:06.

This post has the following tags: sand, volleyball, pulpit, rock, preikestolen, nature, helicopter, forsand, nrk, norwegian, world, championships, event, stavanger, friends, of, the, earth.





  
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