FIVB press releases http://www.fivb.org All en ©2017 FIVB press@fivb.org webmaster@fivb.org Sat, 27 May 2017 21:21:44 GMT Sat, 27 May 2017 21:21:44 GMT OrdinaSoft RSS 2.0.10 builder, v1.0 http://www.rssboard.org/rss-specification Follow the World Championship qualification action in Asia http://www.fivb.org/viewPressRelease.asp?No=67964&Language=en Lausanne, Switzerland, May 26, 2017 – Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan and Pakistan play off from May 26-28 in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan to see who advances to the second and final round of Asia qualifying on the road to the FIVB Volleyball Men’s World Championship that will take place in Italy and Bulgaria in 2018. http://www.fivb.org/viewPressRelease.asp?No=67964&Language=en Mon, 29 May 2017 16:59:18 GMT All the latest from the European women's qualifiers http://www.fivb.org/viewPressRelease.asp?No=67917&Language=en Lausanne, Switzerland, May 26, 2017 – The second round of European qualifying for the FIVB Volleyball Women’s World Championship, which takes place in Japan in 2018, is underway and runs through to June 4. http://www.fivb.org/viewPressRelease.asp?No=67917&Language=en Mon, 29 May 2017 15:30:00 GMT Keep on top of the action as Europe qualifies for World Champs http://www.fivb.org/viewPressRelease.asp?No=67892&Language=en Lausanne, Switzerland, May 26, 2017 – Thirty six European countries across six different cities are in action from May 23-28 to try and secure their place in the FIVB Volleyball Men’s World Championship that will take place in Italy and Bulgaria in 2018. http://www.fivb.org/viewPressRelease.asp?No=67892&Language=en Mon, 29 May 2017 14:58:30 GMT World League 2017 - build up http://www.fivb.org/viewPressRelease.asp?No=67893&Language=en Lausanne, Switzerland, May 24, 2017 - Thirty-six teams will begin their 2017 FIVB Volleyball World League campaigns from June 2 to 4, with Finland taking on Slovenia in Group 2 Pool A2 in the first match on day one in Korea. http://www.fivb.org/viewPressRelease.asp?No=67893&Language=en Mon, 29 May 2017 14:57:23 GMT American Olympians reunite to enter Porec Major http://www.fivb.org/viewPressRelease.asp?No=68106&Language=en Colorado Springs, Colo., May 27, 2017 - Less than a month after her split with Rio Olympic bronze medal partner April Ross, three-time Olympic and two-time FIVB world champion Kerri Walsh Jennings has announced that she and Nicole Branagh have entered a FIVB World Tour event in Croatia next month followed by scheduled stops in Switzerland and Austria. http://www.fivb.org/viewPressRelease.asp?No=68106&Language=en Sat, 27 May 2017 15:57:55 GMT Pakistan edge Kyrgyzstan 3-2 in World Championship qualifier http://www.fivb.org/viewPressRelease.asp?No=68105&Language=en Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan, May 26, 2017 – Pakistan overcame a strong challenge from Kyrgyzstan to edge past the host side in a hard-fought five-set thriller at the Central Asian Zonal Qualification Tournament for the 2018 FIVB Volleyball Men’s World Championship on Friday. http://www.fivb.org/viewPressRelease.asp?No=68105&Language=en Sat, 27 May 2017 14:44:32 GMT President Graça pledges to make volleyball first Summer and Winter Olympic sport http://www.fivb.org/viewPressRelease.asp?No=68098&Language=en Minneapolis, USA, May 26, 2017 - FIVB President Dr. Ary S. Graça F° made a passionate presentation to the USA Volleyball (USAV) Board of Directors (BOD) on Friday, where he discussed the future of snow volleyball and pledged to work tirelessly to help put the exciting version of the sport on the Olympic Winter Programme. http://www.fivb.org/viewPressRelease.asp?No=68098&Language=en Sat, 27 May 2017 10:37:29 GMT African Nations Championships to double as World Championship qualifiers http://www.fivb.org/viewPressRelease.asp?No=68096&Language=en Cairo, Egypt, May 26, 2017 – The CAVB Board of Administration, presided over by Dr. Amr Elwani, has decided to merge the 2017 African Nations Championships for both genders with the qualifiers for the 2018 FIVB World Championships. http://www.fivb.org/viewPressRelease.asp?No=68096&Language=en Sat, 27 May 2017 01:10:51 GMT Nothing decided as Euro qualifiers for World Champs heat up http://www.fivb.org/viewPressRelease.asp?No=68095&Language=en Lausanne, Switzerland, May 26, 2017 - All six tickets up for grabs this week in the European qualifiers for the 2018 FIVB Men's World Championship remain available after all favourites continued their winning ways on Friday, but will settle matters on the last two days of action across the continent, Saturday and Sunday. http://www.fivb.org/viewPressRelease.asp?No=68095&Language=en Sat, 27 May 2017 00:15:54 GMT Thailand, Japan keep unbeaten record in Asian Women’s Club Championship http://www.fivb.org/viewPressRelease.asp?No=68097&Language=en Ust-Kamenogorsk, Kazakhstan, May 26, 2017 – Thailand’s Supreme VC stunned the home crowd at the Boris Alexandrov Sports Palace as they slid past Kazakhstan’s Altay VC in the tie-break (25-21, 25-19, 17-25, 21-25, 15-9) in Group A of the SMM 2017 Asian Women’s Club Samruk Kazyna Volleyball Championship. http://www.fivb.org/viewPressRelease.asp?No=68097&Language=en Fri, 26 May 2017 23:59:59 GMT FIVB President Graça proposes greater collaboration with USA Volleyball in stateside presentation http://www.fivb.org/viewPressRelease.asp?No=68054&Language=en Minneapolis, USA, May 25, 2017 - As part of his visit to the USA this week, FIVB President Dr. Ary S. Graça F°yesterday presented his vision for the development of volleyball in the country to the USA Volleyball (USAV) Board of Directors and explained how the FIVB could assist with this development.

 http://www.fivb.org/viewPressRelease.asp?No=68054&Language=en Fri, 26 May 2017 15:42:13 GMT Russians seeking Moscow gold http://www.fivb.org/viewPressRelease.asp?No=67971&Language=en Moscow, Russia, May 25, 2017 - With an international Beach Volleyball event returning here next week for 10th-straight season and 12th-time since the start of the sanctioned FIVB competition in 1987, host Russia will be looking for its fifth men’s and third women’s gold medals at a World Tour event featuring the planet’s “elite” competitors. http://www.fivb.org/viewPressRelease.asp?No=67971&Language=en Fri, 26 May 2017 08:38:57 GMT Asian World Champs qualifiers kick off in Bishkek http://www.fivb.org/viewPressRelease.asp?No=67967&Language=en Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan, May 25, 2017 - The Asian qualifiers for the 2018 FIVB Men's World Championship get underway on Friday with Kyrgyzstan hosting Kazakhstan and Pakistan in Bishkek for a single ticket from the Central Zone to the continent's final round.<br> http://www.fivb.org/viewPressRelease.asp?No=67967&Language=en Fri, 26 May 2017 01:23:44 GMT Contest for first World Champs ticket remains wide open http://www.fivb.org/viewPressRelease.asp?No=67966&Language=en Warsaw, Poland, May 25, 2017 - Though the hosts dropped a roller-coaster set to Slovakia, both Poland and Rio 2016 silver medallists Serbia are still on track for a Sunday head-to-head that barring any upsets on Saturday will determine the first ticket to the 2018 FIVB Women's World Championship. http://www.fivb.org/viewPressRelease.asp?No=67966&Language=en Fri, 26 May 2017 00:51:46 GMT World Champs qualifiers taking shape across Europe http://www.fivb.org/viewPressRelease.asp?No=67965&Language=en Lausanne, Switzerland, May 25, 2017 - Things being to shape up across Europe as action continued on Thursday with 18 matches in six qualification pools for as many tickets to the 2018 FIVB World Championship in Italy and Bulgaria. http://www.fivb.org/viewPressRelease.asp?No=67965&Language=en Fri, 26 May 2017 00:15:39 GMT Kazakhstan, Thailand, Japan, China clinch opening days wins at Asian Women’s Club Championship http://www.fivb.org/viewPressRelease.asp?No=67969&Language=en Ust-Kamenogorsk, Kazakhstan, May 25, 2017 – Home team Altay VC played in front of a sellout crowd at Boris Alexandrov Sports Palace with a gripping 3-2 (21-25, 25-22, 25-19, 17-25, 15-11) win over Taiwan Power of Chinese Taipei at the SMM 2017 Asian Women’s Club Samruk Kazyna Volleyball Championship on Thursday. http://www.fivb.org/viewPressRelease.asp?No=67969&Language=en Thu, 25 May 2017 23:59:59 GMT Japan retain Asian Eastern Zonal Men’s Championship title http://www.fivb.org/viewPressRelease.asp?No=67968&Language=en Ulanbaataar, Mongolia, May 25, 2017 – Japan defended their title at the 2017 Asian Eastern Zonal Men’s Volleyball Championship on Friday, following their 3-1 (31-29, 16-25, 25-17, 27-25) win over Chinese Taipei. http://www.fivb.org/viewPressRelease.asp?No=67968&Language=en Thu, 25 May 2017 23:59:59 GMT Japan aim to defend Asian Eastern Zonal Championship title http://www.fivb.org/viewPressRelease.asp?No=67933&Language=en Lausanne, May 24, 2017 - Japan and Chinese Taipei will warm up for their 2017 FIVB World League campaigns by facing each other in the Asian Eastern Zonal Men’s Volleyball Championship gold medal match in Ulan Bator, Mongolia on Thursday. http://www.fivb.org/viewPressRelease.asp?No=67933&Language=en Thu, 25 May 2017 12:35:35 GMT “One hundred of Sri Lanka Volleyball” wins award http://www.fivb.org/viewPressRelease.asp?No=67931&Language=en Lausanne, Switzerland, May 25, 2017 – Susil Ranasinghe has been rewarded for his book “One Hundred Years of Sri Lanka Volleyball (1916-2016),” by winning The Most Outstanding Sports Publication of the Year in Sri Lanka. http://www.fivb.org/viewPressRelease.asp?No=67931&Language=en Thu, 25 May 2017 11:57:58 GMT Serbia, Poland retain perfect records in World Champs qualifiers http://www.fivb.org/viewPressRelease.asp?No=67927&Language=en Warsaw, Poland, May 24, 2017 - Serbia and Poland retained perfect records in Pool B of the European qualifiers for the 2018 FIVB World Championship, after both scored straight-set wins on Day 2 in the Polish capital. http://www.fivb.org/viewPressRelease.asp?No=67927&Language=en Thu, 25 May 2017 00:21:17 GMT