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Jan Kvalheim

Jan Kvalheim

Medal record
Men's Volleyball
Competitor for  Norway
European Championships
Gold 1994 Almería Beach
Silver 1993 Almería Beach
Silver 1997 Rome Beach
Silver 1998 Rhodos Beach
Bronze 1999 Palma de Mallorca Beach
Goodwill Games
Gold 1994 St. Petersburg Beach

Jan Kvalheim (born February 5, 1963 in Skien) is a former beach volleyball player from Norway, who represented his native country in two consecutive Summer Olympics: 1996 and 2000. Alongside Björn Maaseide he won several medals at the European Championships in the 1990s and became world champion in the 1994-1995 season. Kvalheim/Maaseide have 7 wins on the FIVB World Tour.

Kvalheim played pro volleyball in France in Arago Sète (1984–1989) and AS Cannes (1989–1992) and became French champion 2 times with AS Cannes and won the French cup in 1988 with Arago Sète.

Kvalheim is now working for Kvalheim/Maaseide as, which is part of World Event - and was the personal manager for John Arne Riise who plays football in Fulham FC. He was the press director for the FIVB Beach Volleyball World Championships in Stavanger 2009.

Playing partners


  • Profile
  • Beach Volley History

Sporting positions
Preceded by
 Roberto Lopes
and Franco Neto (BRA)
Men's FIVB Beach Volley World Tour Winner
alongside Norway Bjørn Maaseide

Succeeded by
 Roberto Lopes
and Franco Neto (BRA)

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