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Monday, November 25, 2013
X Nov 24

Brazil win fourth World Grand Champions Cup title, Russia and Italy settle for silver and bronze

Tokyo, Japan, November 24, 2013 – As they edged Italy in five sets 3-2 (25-22, 25-22, 23-25, 20-25, 15-11) to open the programme on the last day of action at the Tokyo Metropolitan Gymnasium, Brazil claimed their third consecutive – and fourth overall – FIVB Volleyball World Grand Champions Cup gold medal to follow those they had seized in 1999, 2005 and 2009.

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X Nov 21

Natalie Cook: "I'm looking forward to 2014 and beyond"

Lausanne, Switzerland, November 20, 2013 – With the 2013 FIVB beach volleyball season nearing its end, Australian beach volleyball legend, Natalie Cook, gives her impressions of the year, with her picks for the best athletes and her hopes for the future.

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X Nov 20

Afghanistan gives beach volleyball a jump-start

Kabul, Afghanistan, November 20, 2013 - Landlocked Afghanistan is not an obvious place for beach volleyball to take off. The country does not boast one beach, winter temperatures plunge far below zero, and conservative dress codes make the standard uniforms for female players unthinkable.

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Nov 19 FIVB and Rio 2016 collaborate to ensure spectacular Olympic Games ES / FR
Nov 25 Media accreditation reminder for Durban Open ES / FR
Nov 25 Mexicans Ontiveros and Virgen set new NORCECA record ES / FR
Nov 20 Durban expects huge fan turnout for beach volleyball Open ES / FR
Nov 18 Uganda, Kenya win gold at East African International tournament ES / FR
Nov 24 Iran defeats Japan in straight sets in finale ES / FR
Nov 24 Russia captures silver medal with victory over United States ES / FR
Nov 24 Bruno says winning attitude is Brazil’s secret to success ES / FR
Nov 24 Brazil wins World Grand Champions Cup with five-set victory over Italy ES / FR
Nov 24 Zorzi says a few good lessons can be taken from Saturday’s matches ES / FR
Nov 23 Tunisia one more step toward World Championship qualification finals ES / FR
Nov 23 Brazil, Russia, Italy all have a shot at Grand Champions Cup gold before last round ES / FR
Nov 23 Italy dominate Japan in straight sets victory ES / FR
Nov 23 First Youth Olympic Games gold medal winner Yuka Sato cheers on Team Japan in Tokyo ES / FR
Nov 23 Russia reprise Olympic comeback with win over Brazil ES / FR
Nov 23 Libero Erik Shoji embodies young blood being injected into Team USA ES / FR
Nov 23 Iran victorious against U.S. in five-set thriller ES / FR
Nov 23 Zorzi predicts world-class game as Russia and Brazil cross their ways on next-to-last day at Grand Champions Cup ES / FR
Nov 22 Algeria secures ticket to finals of Men's World Championship qualifier ES / FR
Nov 22 With third straight victory Brazil cement their leadership at Men’s Grand Champions Cup ES / FR
Nov 22 Brazil remains unbeaten with straight sets win over Japan ES / FR
Nov 22 Tunisia overcome Morocco in Men's World Champs Qualifier ES / FR
Nov 22 “Volleyball is a fight in a class of its own” says Japan track & field star and Olympic bronze medallist Naoki Tsukahara ES / FR
Nov 22 Russia powers past Iran in straight sets ES / FR
Nov 22 Italy’s ups and downs do not undermine Filippo Lanza’s strong show at Grand Champions Cup ES / FR
Nov 22 Gary Sato wants to change our players’ mentality says former Japanese star Hideyuki Otake ES / FR
Nov 22 Anderson stars in US win over Italy ES / FR
Nov 21 Fans flock to FIVB's YouTube following historic Thailand win ES / FR
Nov 21 Coaches look forward to another three days of world-class volleyball ES / FR
Nov 21 Australian Junior Women prepare for FIVB U-19 World Champs, Youth Olympics ES / FR
Nov 21 Andrea Zorzi: 'Size and height aren’t Japan’s only problem' ES / FR
Nov 20 Brazil only team with two victories as Grand Champions Cup moves to Tokyo ES / FR
Nov 20 After loss to Italy, Russia rebounds by punishing home team Japan ES / FR
Nov 20 Brazil narrowly edges out USA in three close sets ES / FR
Nov 20 Team Japan’s improvement will take time says former volleyball star Motoko Obayashi ES / FR
Nov 20 Iran captain says mentality has changed dramatically under Velasco’s leadership ES / FR
Nov 20 Mousavi and Iran block Italy in Kyoto ES / FR
Nov 20 Andrea Zorzi reviews World Grand Champions Cup opening day ES / FR
Nov 19 Italy, Brazil, USA all start Men’s Grand Champions Cup on a high note ES / FR
Nov 19 USA bring the block party to Kyoto, beating host team Japan ES / FR
Nov 19 Regatas coach reflects on volleyball life prior to Vôlei Master ES / FR
Nov 19 Brazil picks up opening day win, but not without trouble from Iran ES / FR
Nov 19 Japan coach Manabe draws the line after winning World Grand Champions Cup bronze ES / FR
Nov 19 An explosive Zaytsev leads Italy to opening day win over strong Russian side ES / FR
Nov 19 NTV introduces special technology to increase fan engagement ES / FR
Nov 18 Brazil’s volleyball magicians make history ES / FR
Nov 25 Volleyball workshop boosts sport in Palestine ES / FR
Nov 25 Trinidad & Tobago host successful setter seminar ES / FR
Nov 22 New Zealand Junior Secondary School Championships set to begin ES / FR
Nov 21 Mini-volleyball festival held for children in Ramallah ES / FR
Nov 20 FIVB development programmes help grow volleyball in Australia ES / FR
Nov 19 Barbados successfully completes technical seminar ES / FR
Beach Volleyball Durban Open December 11 to 15 Durban South Africa
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