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August
2005
August 7, 2005 – USA men win Americas Cup Championship over Brazil
August 6, 2005 – USA Men Edge Argentina to Reach Americas Cup Championship Match

August 4, 2005 – USA men sweep Cuba to even Americas Cup record
August 3, 2005 – Canada defeats USA men in America's Cup opener
August 2, 2005 – USA men face Canada in America’s Cup opener

July 2005
July 31, 2005 - Full squad of USA men defeat Argentina in series finale
July 28, 2005 - Fourth time a charm for Argentina vs. USA men
July 27, 2005 - USA men win third-straight match vs. Argentina
July 24, 2005 -
USA men win second-straight over Argentina
July 23, 2005 - USA men defeat Argentina to begin five-match tour
July 21, 2005 -
USA men travel to Argentina for five friendly matches
July 14, 2005 -
Men’s world rankings - Top six remain unchanged
 

June 2005
June 27, 2005 - The best offer of Volleyball and Beach Volleyball on Eurosport & Eurosport 2! French Spanish
June 12, 2005 -
Netherlands win International Sports Invitational Volleyball Championship
June 11, 2005 - USA men sweep China, play for ISI Championship vs. Holland
June 10, 2005 - Netherlands clinch top seed for International Sports Invitational semifinals
June 9, 2005 - USA men earn first International Sports Invitational win
June 8, 2005 -
Netherlands hold off USA to post International Sports Invitational win
June 6, 2005 - USA women sweep Brazilian second team to give Lang Ping first win
June 5, 2005 - USA men sweep Netherlands in tour finale
June 4, 2005 - Brazil (1st team) beat Italy to claim Aosta Volley Trophy
June 4, 2005 - Brazil (2nd team) defeat USA women in Lang Ping’s first match as coach
June 3, 2005 - Brazil & Italy maintain excellent form ahead of World Grand Prix
June 3, 2005 - Netherlands rebound to beat Team USA, 3-1, in Idaho
June 3, 2005 - China claim title at the China International Women's Volleyball Tournament
June 2, 2005 - Brazil (1st team) & Serbia and Montenegro claim second scalps
June 2, 2005 - China and Cuba to meet again in another final
June 2, 2005 - USA women begin season against Brazil (2nd team) on Thursday
June 2, 2005 - Salmon, Polster guide USA men to season-opening win
June 1, 2005 - Last year's World Grand Prix finalists in top form
June 1, 2005 - China, Cuba, Japan, Netherlands into semis in China
June 1, 2005 - USA men’s Volleyball roster set for International Sports Invitational
June 1, 2005 - USA Men open season against Netherlands

May 2005
May 31, 2005 - Three more WGP teams in action
May 31, 2005 - China claim second win at Dalian International
May 30, 2005 - Second Leg of China’s International Women Volleyball Tournament starts
May 28, 2005 - China beat Cuba to claim international tournament crown
May 26, 2005 - China, Bulgaria, Dominican Republic join Cuba in semis
May 25, 2005 - Cuba enter semis, China unbeaten at international women's tournament
May 24, 2005 - China, Cuba claim opening victories at international women's tournament
May 23, 2005 - International women's Volleyball tournament starts Tuesday at Chinese Port
May 20, 2005 - Chen confirms, ahead of International Masters Tournament, Ruirui won’t play in 2005
May 18, 2005 - Dominican Republic continue preparation in China
May 09, 2005 - Lang Ping era begins for USA women’s national Volleyball team
May 06, 2005 - All eyes on two new Brazilian liberos
May 02, 2005 - Leggeri rested for 2005 - Bonitta
 
April 2005
April 30, 2005 - Chinese women to start busy 2005 season
April 28, 2005 - USA women to host Brazil to start 2005 season
April 26, 2005 - Puerto Rico and Argentina to play friendly matches
April 14, 2005 - USA invites 33 athletes to train with women's national team
April 07, 2005 - Macau in full preparation mode
 
March 2005
March 29, 2005 - USA men to face the Netherlands to start ’05 season
March 26, 2005 - Egypt join Japan & Brazil in final round Tournament Page
March 19, 2005 - Sensational win seals Egyptian ticket to final round in Japan
Tournament Page
March 19, 2005 - Dominican Republic and China sign cooperation agreement
March 17, 2005 - Chinese women’s team receives national award
March 14, 2005 - Sykora backs new USA coach
March 11, 2005 - Dominican Republic and China will play 23 training matches
March 07, 2005 - Argentina confirm World League line up
March 06, 2005 -
Chinese Taipei heads off Indonesia for tournament honours
Tournament Page
March 01, 2005 - Lang Ping pleased with USA women's national team tryout
March 01, 2005 - Montali reveals World League squad for 2005

February 2005
February 28, 2005 - Lang Ping to pick US women's Volleyball team
February 21, 2005 - China names new national women's squad
February 19, 2005 - Poland name World League squad
February 16, 2005 - USA Men to Compete at Inaugural Pacific Rim Sports Summit
February 15, 2005 - Argentina coach heads for sight seeing tour of Europe
February 11, 2005 -
France name World League squad
February 07, 2005 - USA Women name new coach
February 03, 2005 - Portugal welcomes new men’s coach
February 03, 2005 - Hugh McCutcheon Selected as New USA Men’s National Coach

January 2005
January 20, 2005 - World League the key to French future - Blain
January 16, 2005 - Women-Spain Qualify for Second Round Tournament page
January 15, 2005 -
Men-England Qualify for Second Round Tournament page
 
September 2004
World Grand
Prix European Qualification
September 26, 2004 - Poland and Germany join Netherlands in WGP qualifying
September 25, 2004 - Netherlands claim first World Grand Prix spot 
September 23, 2004 - Germany & Netherlands collect win number three
September 22, 2004 - Germany & Netherlands remain undefeated
September 21, 2004 - Netherlands knock over European champs
September 15, 2004 - Russia excluded from World Grand Prix

September 02, 2004 - China and Brazil top new Volleyball World Rankings
 

August 2004
August 2004 - Olympic Games Click here for all the news
July - August 2004 World Grand Prix Click here for all the news
 

July 2004

July - August 2004 World Grand Prix Click here for all the news
June - July 2004 World League Click here for all the news


June
2004

June - July 2004 World League Click here for all the news
June 11, 2004 -
Montreux Volley Masters celebrated in style
June 10, 2004 - Record number of 165 teams register for 2006 Volleyball World Championships Spanish French

May 2004
May 26, 2004 - World Congress decisions that have rendered the FIVB more united and stronger than ever French Spanish  More World Congress News
May 19, 2004 -
World Championships Deadline Nears Spanish French

Olympic Qualification Tournaments - Men
May 30, 2004 –
Netherlands claim final Olympic ticket Match Reports Day Two Report Day Two Match Reports
Day One Report Day One Match Reports
May 30, 2004 -
Australia join France at Olympics Match Reports & Tournament info Final Standings
May 27, 2004 – What the coaches say
May 23, 2004 -
Poland Claim Olympic Qualifying Spot Match Reports
Day Two Report Day Two Match Reports
Day One Report Day One Match Reports

May 23, 2003 - France Outlasts Canada Match Reports & Tournament info
May 20, 2004 - What the coaches said
World Olympic Qualification Tournament - Women
May 17, 2004 - Japan, Korea, Russia & Italy Qualify For Athens
May 05, 2003 -
Tokyo eyes up opening World Olympic qualifier Qualified women's teams Tokyo
May 04, 2004 -
Cuba even the score against Portugal
May 04, 2004 - Portugal overcome Cuba for friendly win

May 04, 2004 – USA Volleyball Saddened by loss of former President
May 03, 2004 - Greeks impress in Olympic build-up
May 03, 2004 - Preparation the key for Cuban women Spanish
 

April
2004
April 30, 2004 - USA boosted by return of veterans
April 29, 2004 – Japan suffer series loss
April 27, 2004 - USA double-up against Japan
April 25, 2004 - USA recover to down Japan in thriller
April 25, 2004 –
Russia sweep to Yeltsin Cup victory
April 21, 2004 –
Azerbaijan continue to torment USA
April 21, 2004 -
USA women enjoy victory over Croatia
April 16, 2004 - Teams gearing up for crucial qualifiers
April 16, 2004 -
Canada regrouping ahead of qualifier
April 13, 2004 -
Korean Men confident in qualifying
April 11, 2004 –
China prove too strong for Japan
April 10, 2004 -
Asian Junior Championships draw announced
April 05, 2004 –
Al-Ahly retain trophy
 

March
2004
Olympic Qualification Tournaments - Men

March 26, 2004 -
Iran aiming high
March 16, 2004 -
Dutch announce preparation schedule
March 15, 2004 -
Schedule confirmed Japan Men's schedule Spain Men's schedule Portugal Men's schedule
March 12, 2004 -
Thai coach predicts Olympic struggle
March 04, 2004 -
China recall veterans for Olympic Qualification tournament
March 03, 2004 -
Puerto Rico unveil lineup
March 03, 2004 - Portugal squad revealed for Olympic qualifier
March 03, 2004 -
France name squad for Tokyo
March 01, 2004 -
Horstink, Kooistra and Cristina back for the Netherlands
2004 World League
March 29, 2004 -  French reveal World League squad More 2004 World League News
March 26, 2004 –
World League Finals venue well on course French Spanish
March 19, 2004 -
 Return of Rodrigues boosts Brazil Pre-season 2004 World League News
2004 World Grand Prix
March 22, 2004 -
Thailand looking for improved performance
2004 Olympic Games in Athens
March 12, 2004 - Thai coach predicts Olympic struggle
March 04, 2004 -
Olympic Games preparation right on track
 

February 2004
Olympic Qualification Tournaments - Men
February 24, 2004 –
Portugal coach says group is “difficult but beatable”
February 23, 2004 –
Drawing of lots completed French  Spanish Photogallery   Qualified women's teams Qualified men's teams Qualification process
February 19, 2004 –
Teams confirmed for Drawing of Lots
Olympic Qualification Tournaments
- Women

February 23, 2004 –
Drawing of lots completed French  Spanish Photogallery  
February 16, 2004 – Thai women gear up for Olympic Qualification
February 11, 2004 -  Feng Kun gears up for the Olympics  Story courtesy of Beijing Today.
February 05, 2004 -  Chinese women undergo intensive training

January 2004

Olympic Qualification Tournaments

January 2004 - Eight Women's Teams and Eight Men's Teams Qualified for the Olympic Games in Athens Spn
January 11, 2004 - 
South America Men - Argentina seal Olympic spot
January 11, 2004 - 
South America Women - Dom Republic claim Athens ticket  
January 10, 2004 -  NORCECA Men - USA grab Olympic spot Tournament News Spanish
January 10, 2004 - 
Europe Women - Germany qualify for Athens  Tournament News
January 10, 2004 -  Europe Men - Russia claim ticket to Athens Tournament News
January 10, 2004 -
 Africa Men - Tunisia claim Olympic ticket  Tournament News
January 10, 2004 - 
Africa Women - Superb Kenya gain Olympic spot  Tournament News
 

December 2003
December 22, 2003 -  NORCECA Women - Cuba qualifies for Athens Spanish 
December 15, 2003 -  Asia Men & Women - Japan to host Tournament
December 05, 2003 - 
Volleyball on the road to recovery in Iraq


November 2003
2003 World Cups in Japan
November 27, 2003 - World Cups a huge success - President Spanish
November 29, 2003, Tokyo, Japan -  Inaugural World Cup win for Brazil Spanish  
Nov
ember 15, 2003 –  
USA joins China and Brazil at the Olympics  Spanish German
Men's World Cup Women's World Cup

Nov. 14, 2003 -
FIVB President receives Prince Takamado Memorial Prize Spn  Fre Ger

October 2003
October 23 - Spain granted last vacancy in 2004 World League French Spanish German
October 25 - Four more inductees into Hall of Fame
 
September 2003
FIVB $15 Million World League
Sept 28, 2003 -  Restructuring sharpens competition & lifts quality Spanish French German

NORCECA Men's Continental Championship
September 30, 2003 - USA wins Norceca title 3-1 against Canada Spanish
September 29, 2003 - USA and Canada secure World Cup Berths Spanish
September 28, 2003 - Mexico & Cuba join Canada & USA in semifinals
September 27, 2003 - Day Three: Canada and USA win Group Tables Spanish
Sept
ember 26, 2003 -
USA heads for advancement Spanish
September 25, 2003 -
Cuba and USA start with victories Spanish
September 24, 2003 - USA first to arrive in Mexico
September 24, 2003 -
Seven Teams to do battle Spanish
September 16, 2003 - USA counting down to Championship

NORCECA Women's Continental Championship
September 19, 2003 - Yumilka Ruiz elected the MVP Spanish
September 18, 2003 -
USA wins gold Cuba & Dom Republic follow Spanish 
September 18, 2003 - Cuba and USA qualify for the World Cup Spanish
September 17, 2003 - Cuba and Canada move to semifinals Spanish
September 16, 2003 - USA book semifinal spot with win over Cuba Spanish
September 15, 2003 - Dominican Republic edge out Canada Spanish
September 14, 2003 - Dominican Republic overcome Puerto Rico Spanish
September 14, 2003 – Mexico’s Withdrawal Postpones Start for USA
September 13, 2003 - Continental Championship start Sunday Spanish French
September
12, 2003 - Canada Women’s team departs for NORCECA Champs
September 9, 2003 – USA Roster announced for Women’s NORCECA Zone Championship
 

Asian Women's Continental Championship
September 27, 2003 - China Wins Gold Medal; China, Korea to World Cup
September 26, 2003 - China to meet Japan in Final
September 25, 2003 - No surprises in quarterfinals
September 24, 2003 -
Group Competition comes to an end
September 23, 2003 -
China keeps clean sheet
September 22, 2003 -
China enters Top Eight
September 21, 2003 -
Stronger teams continue to dominate
September 20, 2003 -
Japan takes revenge on Thailand

Asian Men's Continental Championship
September 12, 2003 - South Korea retain title Final results and standings
September 11, 2003
China, S. Korea to vie for title
September 11, 2003
Unbeaten China one step away from title
September 09, 2003
Japan out of top four
September 09, 2003
South Korea eliminate Japan
September 09, 2003
China keep a clean sheet
September 08, 2003
Asian triangle victorious
September 07, 2003 Japan cruise into quarter-final round
September 07, 2003 S. Korea overpower Bahrain
September 06, 2003 China win second straight
September 05, 2003 India Upset Korea, China Sweep Kazakhstan
August 29, 2003 -
China Targets Top Three at Asian Men's Championship
August 09, 2003 - Asian Men's Volleyball Championship to be held in China

South American Men's Continental Championship
September 07, 2003 - Brazil and Venezuela claim World Cup spots
September 05, 2003 - Venezuela secures spot in World Cup
September 05, 2003 - Brazil men march on
September 03, 2003 - Brazil makes it two from two
September 02, 2003 - Brazil makes good start

South American Women's Continental Championship
September 07, 2003 - Brazil and Argentina book places for World Cup
September 06, 2003 - Argentina and Brazil unbeaten
September 04, 2003 - Argentina down Peru as Championship begins

August 2003
South American Men's Continental Championship
August 29, 2003 - Argentina returns with new coach
August 29, 2003 - South American Men's Continental Championship starts next week

South American Women's Continental Championship
August 31, 2003 - Peru qualify for Women's South American Championship

July 2003
July 14, 2003 - Brazil number one after World League triumph Full ranking list Sp Ge
July 31 - New Coach for Brazil’s National Women’s Team
July 25 - New national coach for Serbia and Montenegro
July 03 - Fourth Japanese to enter U.S. Hall of Fame
 
June 2003
FIVB $15 million World League
June 21 - Czech Republic take unchanged lineup into key matches   Spanish
June 20 - Czech Republic expecting to seal Finals spot   Spanish
June 20 -
Netherlands aiming for two wins despite Schuil absence   Spanish
June 19 -
D Day for Pool D  Spanish German
June 19 -
Japan aiming to go out on a high     Spanish
June 19 -
German coach says Portugal match a "must win" affair   Spanish   German
June 18 - Silva lining to latest Portuguese side    Spanish
June 16 -
Blain names lineup for French trip to Japan   Spanish
June 15 - Russia and Brazil remain giant killers in Intercontinental Round Spanish  German
June 15 - Six consecutive wins for League newcomer Czech Republic Spanish German  Standings
June 13 - FIVB $15 million World League – Week 5, Friday    Spanish  
June 12 - Portugal prepare to host eight-time World League winners Italy    Spanish
June 12 - Brazilian coach conscious of German threat   Spanish German
June 12 - Blain names top World League lineup for Greece  Spanish
June 11 - FIVB $15 million World League - Crunch time for Pool D
   Spanish German
June 11 - Liefke puts heart problem behind him Spanish  German
June 11 - Serbia and Montenegro aim to secure World League Finals spot   Spanish
June 11 -
Captains to miss Germany-Brazil WL clash  German  Spanish  Portuguese
June 8 - FIVB $15million World League - Two surprise Week 4 leaders  Spanish  German
June 7 - FIVB $15million World League - Big guns shine through    Spanish
June 6 - FIVB $15million World League - A night of surprises    Spanish
June 6 -
Moculescu hoping to claim for Italian scalp
June 6 -
Goedkoop eyes World League Final Round this weekend
June 4 - FIVB World League - Week 4 - Table toppers set for showdown   Spanish
June 4 - Nalbert rested for Brazilian trip to Portugal  Spanish   Portuguese
June 1 - FIVB World League - Week 3-Italy splits matches with Brazil  Spanish


Other Volleyball News
June 24 -
Women's European Champs draw Spanish
June 9, 2003 - Draw confirmed for Boys' Under-19 World Championship Spanish
June 4, 2003 - FIVB welcomes Poland as hosts of Girls' U18 World Championship Spanish French
 
May 2003
May 31 - FIVB $15 Million World League- Week 3 - Russia scores two victories over Spain Spanish
May 29 - Czech side confident going into first home encounter in World League Spanish
May 28 - FIVB $15 million World League Preview Week 3 - Heavyweights clash in Pool B  Spanish

May 28 - Antiga on comeback as Blain rings the changes for France Spanish
May 28 - Brazil men's and women's teams destined for Europe Spanish

May 28 - Spain make changes to face Russia Spanish
May 28 - Goedkoop hopes for clean sheet against Cuba Spanish
May 28 - No illusions for Bulgaria Spanish
May 28 - Serbia and Montenegro aim for improved performance Spanish 
May 27 - Japan prepare to host Greece     Spanish
May 26 - Brazil taught us a lesson - German coach     German    Spanish
May 26 - Men's U21  Women's U20  
May 26 - Venezuela qualifies for Women's U20 World Championship
May 25 - World League Intercontinental Round action - Week 2      Spanish    German
May 24 - Titans triumph in Saturday World League action     Spanish   German   French
May 23 - Night of surprises as World League gets fully underway
May 23 - New Book on Volleyball Medicine
May 23 - German coach admits World League Pool is tough    German Spanish
May 23 - New Italian coach pleased with spirit    Spanish
May 23 - Spain set to face Poland without De la Fuente and Gens     Spanish
May 23 - Nummerdor named in Netherlands lineup

May 23 -
FIVB World Grand Prix - Most important annual women's tournament goes ahead; Moves to Europe because of SARS Crisis French German Spanish
May 22 - Portugal hopeful of promising World League start    Spanish
May 22 - Hübner out of Germany's opening World League matches    German  Spanish
May 21 - World League - Preview Week Two: All four Pools in action Spanish French German
May 21
- No changes for France
May 21 - Serbia and Montenegro name side for World League opener
May 21 - Portugal and Cuba finish World League preparations
May 21 - Poland complete World League warm-up
May 20 - Czech Republic after World League improvement
May 20 - Venezuela prepare to host World League champions
May 19 - Brazil ready for opening World League matches
May 19 - Thailand forms new team for 2003 World Grand Prix
May 18 - World League - France & Greece reap double victories in week 1 Spanish German French
May 16 - Greece aiming for World League repeat in opening matches
May 16 - France set for opening World League match
May 15 - France name lineup for opening World League match
May 14 - World League - Early start for Pool D; action guaranteed   Spanish French
May 12 - Netherlands captain to have injured shoulder examined
May 09 - Portugal eye key clash with Slovakia   Pool 4 table
May 08 - Belgium beats the Netherlands for a second time    First Game report
May 07
- Antiga anguish over European qualifying
May 07 - Brazil finish unbeaten against Spain   Match stats  Game one report  Game one stats
May 05 - Russia the ones to beat - Giovane
May 05 - Decision in about three weeks on World Grand Prix
Spanish French German
May 04 - Brazil wins final match against the Netherlands  Second match report   First match report
May 02 - Germany start World League preparations  German
May 01 - Canada eye World Grand Prix opportunity  Spanish 

April 2003
April 30 - World Grand Prix champs plot their course
April 28 - More Continental Olympic Qualification
tournaments announced
April 25 - FIVB Welcomes Canada to World Grand Prix  Spanish French

April 23 - World League champs gear up for title defense
April 22 - Venezuela search for World League improvement
April 22 - Japan recall veteran Manabe for World League
April 22 - Poland for 2003 World League: without Papke and Musielak
April 15 - Japan ready to cause an upset in World League
April 11 - FIVB International Competitions and SARS - Federation monitors closely Spa Fre Ger
April 09 - FIVB and IEC extend agreement on World Grand Prix Spanish French German
April 07 - Crunch time for the "Boys from Brazil" Spanish
April 04 - Yoishi Kato’s Postcard from Italy
April 04 - France Update
April 02 - Highlights for Germany
 

March 2003
World League - Talented Portugal
World League - China Squad  
World League - Serbia and Montenegro 
World League - Japan's coach 
World League - Young Cuban squad 
World League - Dutch National Team  
World League - New talent for Greece
 

February 2003
World Cup - Chinese Women 
World League - Spain's Pascual 
World League - Germany's coach  
World League - New Coach for Italy