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CSV Congress reelects its President and
Executive Committee
Rio de Janeiro, Brasil, 11 March, 2005 - The 58th Congress of the South-American Volleyball Confederation, which took place at the beginning of March in Rio de Janeiro, reelected by acclamation the current President Ary Graça Filho and the Executive Committee, formed by Rafael Lloreda (COL), Ricardo Vorphal (CHI), Roberto Escobar (PAR), Judith Rodriguez (VEN) and Renata Araújo Lopez Blauth (BRA), for another mandate until 2007. More

South American Women's Junior Tournament
Brazil still rules in South-American women's junior Volleyball
La Paz, Bolivia, October 30, 2004 - With a 3-0 win over Argentina (26-18, 25-17, 25-18), last Friday, in La Paz, Bolivia, Brazil conquered the South-American Women's Junior title for the 13th time. In front of five thousand spectators at the "Julio Borelli Viteritto" stadium, the Brazilians made use of their experience and their powerful attacks to overcome their opponents in 73 minutes.

Brazil and Argentina play for the South-American women's junior title
La Paz, Bolivia, October 29, 2004 - Friday 29th October at the Julio Borelli gymnasyum, in La Paz, Bolivia, Brazil and Argentina will fight for the title of the XVII South-American Women's Junior Tournament. Current champions, the Brazilians fight for their 13th triumph in their category. More

Brazil in search of the title, at the XVII South American women's Junior tournament
La Paz, Bolivia, October 28, 2004 - After resting in the second round, the Brazilian national team went back on the court last night (Wednesday) and defeated Peru 3-0 ( 25-16, 25-16 and 25-23 ) at the XVII South-American Women's Junior Tournament, played in La Paz, Bolivia. The green and yellow side, led by capitain Veronica Brito,Natalia Manfrin and Cristina Caye needed only 69 minutes to confirm its second win in the tournament.

La Paz, Bolivia, October 27, 2004 - After defeating Bolivia 3-0 ( 25-14, 25-14, 26-24) Venezuela reached the top of the table at the XVII South-American Women's Junior Volleyball Tournament. In the round opener, at the "Julio Borelli Viteritto" gymnasium, in La Paz, Argentina beat Peru 3-1 (25-16, 21-25 , 25-18, 25-13).

Venezuela and Brazil win the opening matches
La Paz, Bolivia, October 26, 2004 - The XVII South American Women's Junior Tournament started on Monday October 25 in La Paz, Bolivia, with two comfortable wins by the national sides from Venezuela and Brazil. In the opening match, Venezuela defeated Peru 3-0 ( 25-16, 25-16, 25- 12). Later, the Brazilians upset the hosts, scoring 3-0 (25- 13. 25-13, 25-17) against Bolivia.

XVII South American Women's Junior Tournament starts in Bolivia
October 26, 2004 - The city of La Paz, Bolivia, hosts the XVII South-American Women's Junior Tournament, from the 25 to the 29th October. National teams from Brazil, Argentina, Bolivia, Peru and Venezuela will be fighting for the title as well as for a spot at the World Championship, which will take place in Turkey, in July 2005. More

South American Men's Junior Championship
Brazil the champion again
Santiago, Chile, October 03, 2004 - The Brazilian junior national team confirmed on Sunday its continental supremacy by defeating Argentina 3-1 (25-20, 20-25, 25-20, 26-24) in the final of the XVII South American Men's Junior Vollyeball Tournament, which took place in Santiago. In the bronze medal match, Venezuela beat Chile 3-0 (25-21,25-12, 25-17). More
Dream final sees Brazil v Argentina showdown

Santiago, Chile, October 2, 2004 - The Brazilian and Argentinean national teams qualified for the final of the XVII South Amrican Men's Junior Championship after beating Venezuela and Chile respectively in the semifinals on Saturday. More

Brazil, Venezuela, Chile & Argentina through to semifinals
Santiago, Chile, October 1, 2004 - Favourites Brazil and Argentina were joined by Venezuela and Chile in the semifinals of the XVII South American Men's Volleyball Tournament after the latest matches on Friday. More

Venezuela make late run for final round
Santiago, Chile, September 30, 2004 - Following defeat to Argentina on Thursday, Venezuela took an important step towards their goal of reaching the final round of the South American Men's Junior Volleyball Tournament after defeating Colombia 3-0 on Thursday. More

Brazil beats Chile in the match of the day
Santiago, Chile, September 29, 2004 - Despite some fantastic support from the home fans, Chile suffered their first defeat of the South American Men's Junior Championship when they went down to the power of favourites Brazil 3-0 (25-18, 25-12, 25-18). More

Chile and Argentina go top of respective pools
Santiago, Chile, September 28, 2004 - Hosts Chile and Argentina jumped to the lead in their respective groups after the latest round of matches at the XVIII South American Men's Junior Volleyball Championship on Tuesday. More
Chile, Paraguay, Argentina and Colombia win opening matches
September 27, 2004 - Hosts Chile made the perfect start in the South-American men's junior Volleyball Championship defeating Bolivia in straight sets 25-22, 25-21, 25-17 on Monday. More
Full complement of teams gunning for title
September 26, 2004 - For the first time in the history of the South American Men's Junior Championship the 10 national teams of the South American Confederation (CSV) will take part in the sub-continental competition, which starts on Monday in Santiago, Chile. More

XVI South American Men's Youth Volleyball Tournament
Argentina in Red Hot Form
July 9, 2004 - Argentina showed their top form at the right moment jumping ahead in a very difficult match against Venezuela, winning 3-1 (25-23), (21-25), (26-24), (25-20) in the XVI South American Men's Youth Volleyball Tournament, which is being played in Cali , and, with six points won, is still neck to neck with Brazil in pursuit of the title. More

South American U-15 Championships
Brazil beat rivals en route to success

Guayaquil, Ecuador, May 05, 2004 - Defending champions Brazil defeated rivals Argentina by 3-1 to win the girl’s Volleyball Under-15 South American championships in Guayaquil, Ecuador. As both teams reached the final of the tournament, they are each guaranteed a place at the World Championships to be held in Germany. More

May 03, 2004 - Brazil display strength in title defense

FIVB International News
Peru given grand presidential welcome
March 11, 2004 - The national women's team of Peru and President of the Peruvian Volleyball Federation César Vértiz Mezzano was hosted by the Peruvian President Alejandro Toledo earlier this month following their brave efforts to qualify for the Athens Olympic Games at the South American Continental Olympic Qualifying tournament in January. Despite an initial five-set defeat to Venezuela, the courageous Peruvian side recorded a dramatic four-set victory over Argentina, their first win over their neighbours since 1995, before missing out on a qualifying spot after losing to the Dominican Republic - special invitees from Norceca - in the final match of the tournament. More
Pic:The Peruvian President, Alejandro Toledo, with the national women's team of Peru and President of the Peruvian Volleyball Federation César Vértiz Mezzano

The CSV 100 percent behind the FIVB and its President Acosta

Monday, February 17, 2004 -The 57th Congress of the South American Volleyball Confederation (CSV) with the Presidents and representatives of the 11 national confederations met last weekend in the city of Saquarema, Rio of Janeiro, Brazil. In the first official meeting carried out under the management of the CSV President Ary Graça Filho, the confederation members signed a letter of support to the FIVB President Dr. Rubén Acosta, and to the imposed sanctions on former CSV President, Luis Moreno, and to Mario Goijman, former President of the Argentina Confederation. The document also affirmed the absolute approval of the leadership of President Graça from Brazil. More Spanish French

South American Confederation Grant Recognition to FE.V.A.
Monday, February 16, 2004 - The South American Volleyball Confederation (CSV) has confirmed their acceptance of "the provisional affiliation of the Federation of Argentinean Volleyball (FE.V.A.) until its final recognition is approved in the FIVB World Congress.” The congress of the CSV, during their meeting in Sacuarema, Brazil on Friday and Saturday, decided to adopt the decision of the FIVB Executive Committee and the Board of Administration taken in Acapulco, Mexico at the end of January, accepting the provisional affiliation of the FE.V.A. until its final recognition be submitted to the FIVB World Congress in May in Portugal. More Spanish

FIVB and Argentina come to agreement Spanish French German

Olympic Qualification Tournament
South America Men
Emotional Argentina seal Olympic berth
CARACAS, Venezuela, January 11, 2004 - Two great performances from Marcos Milinkovic and Jorge Elgueta helped Argentina book their Athens 2004 Olympic Games spot after beating Venezuela in straight sets 25-18, 25-19, 25-23 in the final match of the South American Men's Olympic Qualification tournament on Sunday in Caracas. In front of 12,000 Venezuelan fans in the Poliedro Stadium Milinkovic and Elgueta were in sublime form recording 17 and 15 points respectively to lead the few Argentinean fans and players into scenes of joy after 70 minutes as the blue and whites joined Brazil as the two South American representatives at Athens. Fabian Armoa's team never lost focus and were particularly effective in blocking Ernardo Gómez, keeping the Venezuelan star to only six points. More Tournament News Pic: Argentina rejoice in qualifying for Athens
South America Women
Dom Republic claim Athens ticket

CARACAS, Venezuela, January 11, 2004 - Pan American champions the Dominican Republic joined Brazil, the United States and Cuba as one of the women's teams of the Americas to book a berth at the Athens 2004 Olympic Games after defeating Peru in straight sets 25-20, 25-18, 25-21 on the final day of the South American Women's Olympic Qualification tournament in Caracas on Sunday. The Dominicans only needed to win one set to claim the Olympic ticket and that was soon in the bag despite some stern opposition from the Peruvians. The South Americans led 15-12 through the good performance of Romanova and Chihuan but could not keep their advantage due to the dominance of the tall and powerful Caribbean block. More Tournament News Pic: Juana Savinon attacks for the Dom Republic
South America Women - Dominican Republic close in on Olympic ticket
CARACAS, Venezuela, January 10, 2004 - The Dominican Republic scored a crucial win over Venezuela in straight sets (25-18, 25-22, 29-27) in 73 minutes on Saturday in the Poliedro Stadium in Caracas to leave them as the only unbeaten team and favorite to win the South American Women's Olympic Qualification tournament and claim the one ticket available for the Olympic Games in Athens. The Dominicans, coached by Jorge Garbey, gave a great show of powerful offensive coupled with a strong block in front of 4,000 fans that supported the home team all match. Milagros Cabral was the best player in the Caribbean team while Desirée Glod shone for Venezuela. More
Pic: Yudelkys Bautista was in awesome form for the Dominicans

South America Women - Peruvian hopes still alive
CARACAS, Venezuela, January 10, 2004 - After a dramatic five-set defeat to Venezuela on Friday, Peru finally managed to establish its overall game to record it's first win at the South America Women's Olympic Qualifying tournament with a 3-1 (30-28, 19-25, 25-15, 25-18) victory over Argentina in 91 minutes in Poliedro Stadium on Saturday. The victory keeps alive the brave Peruvian team's hopes to get the ticket for the Athens Olympic Games. The last time Peru beat Argentina was in 1995, making Saturday's victory very sweet and is even more important considering Peru face the current Pan American champions the Dominican Republic in a decisive match on Sunday. More

South America Men - Argentina win again
CARACAS, Venezuela, January 10, 2004 - Argentina kept their unbeaten record at the South American Men Olympic Qualification tournament in Venezuela after beating a young Peruvian team in straight sets 25-13, 25-15, 25-18 in 54 minutes on Saturday. Now Argentina must wait for a decisive match against Venezuela on Sunday that will determine the team that will join Brazil at the Olympic Games in Athens. Argentine coach Armoa started with his six stars Milinkovic, Elgueta, Porporatto, Ferraro, Spajic and Giani in the first set, but then allowed the rest of the squad to participate (Pablo Meana (libero), Gabriel Arroyo, Jerónimo Bidegain, Camilo Soto, Santiago Darraidou, Leonardo Patti). More
Pic: Alfredo on attack for Peru

South America Men - Venezuela too strong for Peru
CARACAS, Venezuela, January 9, 2004 - The combined offense of Ernardo Gomez and Ronald Mendez gave Venezuela a spectacular straight sets victory 25-17, 25-10, 25-15 over Peru in the last match of the first day of the South American Men's Olympic Qualifying tournament in Poliedro Stadium in Caracas. The hosts needed only 56 minutes to overcome their lesser fancied opponents and stand as the favourites, with Argentina, to claim the single ticket up for grabs for the Athens Olympic Games. More

South America Women - Good start for Venezuela
CARACAS, Venezuela, January 9, 2004 - Hosts Venezuela opened their campaign at the South American Women's Olympic Qualification tournament in Poliedro Stadium with a dramatic tie-breaker victory over Peru winning 3-2 (25-20, 24-26, 25-17, 19-25, 18-16) in 110 minutes of electrifying Volleyball here in the Poliedro Stadium on Friday. More

South America Men - Argentina beat Chile easily
CARACAS, Venezuela, January 9, 2004 - Argentina crushed Chile 3-0 (25-16, 25-13, 25-14) in the opening match of the South American Men's Olympic Qualifying tournament in Poliedro Stadium in Caracas on Friday showing some ominous form to the other contenders for the Olympic ticket to Athens. It was a powerful show from the Argentine team, considered to be the toughest rival for the favorite Venezuelans, with the match only lasting 52 minutes. Argentina, coached by Fabián Armoa, was superior in every facet with stars Marcos Milinkovic, Gustavo Porporatto, Alejandro Spajic, Jorge Elgueta, Gastón Giani and líbero Pablo Meana all in top form. More
Pic: Argentina's Jorge Elgueta spikes against Chile
South America Women - Dominican Republic collect first win
Caracas, Venezuela, January 9, 2004 - The Dominican Republic made a great start to the Women's South American Olympic Qualification tournament here in Poliedro Stadium in Caracas on Friday by collecting a straight sets (25-19, 25-22, 25-17) victory over Argentina in their opening match. In the opening match current Pan American champion the Dominican Republic easily overcame an Argentinean side that started with most of the players that participated in the 2003 World Cup in Japan. More
Olympic ticket battle starts Friday
January 7, 2004 - Four teams in both the women’s and men’s competitions will fight it out for an Olympic spot (one for each gender) at the 2004 Games in Athens in August and will join the already qualified Brazilian men’s and women’s teams as South American representatives when the South American Olympic Qualification tournament, begins in the Poliedro Stadium in Caracas, Venezuela on Friday. More
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