FIVB press releases http://www.fivb.org All en ©2017 FIVB press@fivb.org webmaster@fivb.org Wed, 26 Apr 2017 17:35:28 GMT Wed, 26 Apr 2017 17:35:28 GMT OrdinaSoft RSS 2.0.10 builder, v1.0 http://www.rssboard.org/rss-specification Dutch fans hope for nifty fifty as World League and World Tour draw nearer http://www.fivb.org/viewPressRelease.asp?No=67156&Language=en Lausanne, Switzerland, April 26, 2017 – Dutch volleyball fans will be wishing the next 50 days pass as swiftly as possible to the day when they arrive at volleyball nirvana at Sportcampus Zuiderpark in The Hague. http://www.fivb.org/viewPressRelease.asp?No=67156&Language=en Wed, 26 Apr 2017 17:27:00 GMT President Graça leads volleyball's role in IOC Commissions http://www.fivb.org/viewPressRelease.asp?No=67155&Language=en Lausanne, Switzerland, April 26, 2017 - FIVB President Dr. Ary S. Graça F° has been reappointed to the IOC’s Marketing Commission as the governing body of the Olympic Movement confirmed the members of its commissions on Tuesday. http://www.fivb.org/viewPressRelease.asp?No=67155&Language=en Wed, 26 Apr 2017 16:28:31 GMT Brazil Superliga name best players following end of championship http://www.fivb.org/viewPressRelease.asp?No=67154&Language=en Lausanne, Switzerland, April 26, 2017 – The women’s Brazilian Superliga ended with a thrilling five-set victory by Volei Nestle over Rexona-Sesc on April 23. While the result meant that both teams will travel to Kobe, Japan, for the FIVB Club World Championship next month, it did not guarantee that the Superliga’s best players came from the two finalists. http://www.fivb.org/viewPressRelease.asp?No=67154&Language=en Wed, 26 Apr 2017 16:05:32 GMT Lozano named China men’s coach http://www.fivb.org/viewPressRelease.asp?No=67135&Language=en Lausanne, Switzerland, April 26, 2017 – Raul Lozano has been given the job of improving China’s men’s volleyball fortunes after he was named as their new head coach on Tuesday, with his presentation due to take place on Wednesday. http://www.fivb.org/viewPressRelease.asp?No=67135&Language=en Tue, 25 Apr 2017 23:59:36 GMT Russia march on in Euro U19s http://www.fivb.org/viewPressRelease.asp?No=67104&Language=en Lausanne, Switzerland, April 24, 2017 – Russia continued to take an early grip on Pool I in the Final Round of the 2017 CEV U19 Volleyball European Championship – Men, by making it three wins from three, against Italy in Gyor, Hungary on Monday. http://www.fivb.org/viewPressRelease.asp?No=67104&Language=en Mon, 24 Apr 2017 23:00:11 GMT Social Media Review: Sun shines on Xiamen winners http://www.fivb.org/viewPressRelease.asp?No=67075&Language=en Xiamen, China, April 24, 2017 - Brazil’s Fernanda Alves/Barbara Seixas and the Netherlands’ Alexander Brouwer/Robert Meeuwsen basked in better weather and in the glory of their gold medals as the FIVB Beach Volleyball World Tour in Xiamen wrapped up on Sunday. http://www.fivb.org/viewPressRelease.asp?No=67075&Language=en Mon, 24 Apr 2017 07:39:44 GMT ZAKSA retain Polish title and earn ticket to Club Worlds http://www.fivb.org/viewPressRelease.asp?No=67074&Language=en Lausanne, Switzerland, April 23, 2017 - ZAKSA Kedzierzyn-Kozle successfully defended their Polish men's PlusLiga title Sunday night, when they came back from a set down to beat PGE Skra Belchatow 3-1 (21-25, 25-23, 27-25, 25-18) in the second leg of the home-and-away finals series, at home before a sellout crowd of almost 3,500. http://www.fivb.org/viewPressRelease.asp?No=67074&Language=en Mon, 24 Apr 2017 02:59:10 GMT Rio prepares for next FIVB World Tour stop http://www.fivb.org/viewPressRelease.asp?No=67153&Language=en Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, April 23, 2017 - With entries totaling 146 teams from 31 countries with less than month before the start of competition, organizers for the FIVB World Tour stop in Rio de Janeiro are busy preparing a new site for staging the 18th international Beach Volleyball stop for men and 10th for women in the city that hosted the 2016 Olympic Games. http://www.fivb.org/viewPressRelease.asp?No=67153&Language=en Sun, 23 Apr 2017 23:59:35 GMT Russia take control in U19 Euros http://www.fivb.org/viewPressRelease.asp?No=67073&Language=en Lausanne, Switzerland, April 23, 2017 – Russia asserted their authority in the 2017 CEV U19 Volleyball European Championship – Men by winning their second match from two in Gyor, Hungary on Sunday. http://www.fivb.org/viewPressRelease.asp?No=67073&Language=en Sun, 23 Apr 2017 22:09:20 GMT Double success for Cuban pairs in Cayman Islands http://www.fivb.org/viewPressRelease.asp?No=67088&Language=en GRAND CAYMAN, Cayman Islands, April 23, 2017 – Cuba enjoyed twice the fun on Sunday when Lidiannis Echeverria and Leila Martinez and Karell Pena and Daisel Quesada won women’s and men’s gold at the Cayman Island NORCECA Beach Volleyball Tournament at Seven Mile Beach on Sunday. http://www.fivb.org/viewPressRelease.asp?No=67088&Language=en Sun, 23 Apr 2017 21:26:36 GMT Europe and Brazil get new champions ahead of Club Worlds http://www.fivb.org/viewPressRelease.asp?No=67072&Language=en Lausanne, Switzerland, April 23, 2017 - VakifBank Istanbul are the new Queens of Europe after demolishing all opposition in the European Women's Champions League Final Four in Treviso, including a 3-0 (25-19, 25-13, 25-23) sweep of Imoco Volley Conegliano in Sunday's final before some 5,000 fans. http://www.fivb.org/viewPressRelease.asp?No=67072&Language=en Sun, 23 Apr 2017 19:54:15 GMT Japan using robots to train for the world's best http://www.fivb.org/viewPressRelease.asp?No=67067&Language=en Lausanne, Switzerland, April 23, 2017 – Science fiction author Isaac Asimov once wrote, “You just can’t differentiate between a robot and the very best of humans,” while robotics expert Ken Goldberg said that robots “are reflections of ourselves.” http://www.fivb.org/viewPressRelease.asp?No=67067&Language=en Sun, 23 Apr 2017 17:11:05 GMT Xiamen gold for Brouwer/Meeuwsen defeating Nicolai/Lupo http://www.fivb.org/viewPressRelease.asp?No=67065&Language=en Xiamen, China, April 23, 2017 – Dutch team Alexander Brouwer and Robert Meeuwsen claim gold in their 2017 debut defeating Italy’s Paolo Nicolai and Daniele Lupo at the FIVB Beach Volleyball World Tour Xiamen Open 2017. http://www.fivb.org/viewPressRelease.asp?No=67065&Language=en Sun, 23 Apr 2017 15:16:42 GMT Barbara/Fernanda win gold in Xiamen thriller http://www.fivb.org/viewPressRelease.asp?No=67064&Language=en Xiamen, China, April 23, 2017 – Brazil’s Barbara Seixas De Freitas and Fernanda Alves take their first FIVB World Tour title together beating China’s Fan Wang and Yue Yuan at the FIVB Beach Volleyball World Tour Xiamen Open 2017. http://www.fivb.org/viewPressRelease.asp?No=67064&Language=en Sun, 23 Apr 2017 12:46:44 GMT Fond farewell to FIVB World Tour referee Stephen Giugni http://www.fivb.org/viewPressRelease.asp?No=67062&Language=en Xiamen, China, April 23, 2017 – Stephen Giugni refereed his final FIVB World Tour match at the FIVB Beach Volleyball World Tour Xiamen Open 2017 as he steps down from his FIVB World Tour post of twenty years. http://www.fivb.org/viewPressRelease.asp?No=67062&Language=en Sun, 23 Apr 2017 06:43:27 GMT Social Media Review: Xiamen down to Final Four http://www.fivb.org/viewPressRelease.asp?No=67061&Language=en Xiamen, China, April 23, 2017 - The FIVB Beach Volleyball World Tour uncovered the last remaining teams on Saturday to contend for the title in Xiamen's Guanyinshan Gold Beach. http://www.fivb.org/viewPressRelease.asp?No=67061&Language=en Sun, 23 Apr 2017 00:27:52 GMT Cubans Pena and Quesada to Final Four in Cayman Islands http://www.fivb.org/viewPressRelease.asp?No=67070&Language=en GRAND CAYMAN, Cayman Islands, April 22, 2017 – Top-seed Cubans Karell Pena and Daisel Quesada advanced to the men’s semifinals of the Cayman Islands Beach Volleyball Tournament at Seven Mile Beach on Saturday. http://www.fivb.org/viewPressRelease.asp?No=67070&Language=en Sat, 22 Apr 2017 21:24:39 GMT Czech Republic and France start Euro U19s in winning style http://www.fivb.org/viewPressRelease.asp?No=67060&Language=en Lausanne, Switzerland, April 22, 2017 – The Czech Republic and France both showed their strength on the opening day of the 2017 CEV U19 Volleyball European Championship - Men, with enjoyable wins in Puchov, Slovakia. http://www.fivb.org/viewPressRelease.asp?No=67060&Language=en Sat, 22 Apr 2017 21:13:28 GMT Spotlight on China’s Wang/Yue on final day in Xiamen http://www.fivb.org/viewPressRelease.asp?No=67057&Language=en Xiamen, China, April 22, 2017 – The host nation’s hopes ride on the shoulders of China’s Fan Wang and Yuan Yue on the closing day of the FIVB Beach Volleyball World Tour Xiamen Open 2017. http://www.fivb.org/viewPressRelease.asp?No=67057&Language=en Sat, 22 Apr 2017 16:44:11 GMT Brouwer/Meeuwsen reach semifinal in 2017 debut http://www.fivb.org/viewPressRelease.asp?No=67056&Language=en Xiamen, China, April 22, 2017 – Alexander Brouwer and Robert Meeuwsen enter FIVB Beach Volleyball World Tour Xiamen Open 2017 semifinal in their first tournament of the year. http://www.fivb.org/viewPressRelease.asp?No=67056&Language=en Sat, 22 Apr 2017 14:36:12 GMT