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FIVB VOLLEYBALL WORLD LEAGUE
MEDIA GUIDE 2013
The USSR Volleyball Federation joined the FIVB in 1948
and in 1949 participated in the first FIVB Volleyball
Men’s World Championship. At the Olympic Games,
World and European Championships and World Cups
the USSR men’s team went on to gain worldwide
recognition by winning three Olympic titles (1964,
1968
and 1980), six World Championships (1949,
1952, 1960, 1962, 1978, 1982),
five World Cups
(1965, 1977, 1981, 1991, 2011)
and were European
champions 12 times.
The Russians continued their volleyball dominance
even after the fall of the Soviet Union in 1993. In 1996
and 1997 the team finished third in the World League
and in 1998 they placed second. Then 1999 saw them
regain the World Cup title before capturing silver at the
2000
Olympic Games in Sydney.
In 2002 the Russian team won the World League
title once again and claimed silver at the World
Championships. Olympic glory for the Russians came
in the form of a bronze medal in Athens (2004) and
Beijing (2008). In 2011 Russia won gold at the World
League in Poland and at the World Cup in Japan. Russia
made their Olympic comeback in 2012 and left London
with a gold medal.
COACH
Andrey Voronkov started his
volleyball career in Vilnius and
then the Lithuanian Soviet Socialist
Republic. He later played for
CSKA Moscow (1986-1988), SKA
Rostov-on-Don (1988-92) and
Nizhnevartovsk “Samotlor” before moving to Turkey in
1995.
He won the European Club Championship twice
with Erdemirspor and debuted for Russia aged 31, playing
26
times for his country. In 2006, Voronkov joined the
coaching staff of Dinamo-Yantar and was Russia’s junior
team coach at the European and World Championships.
At club level, he coached Kuzbass and Lokomotiv
Novosibirsk, leading them to two Cup of Russia triumphs
(2010, 2011)
and the European title in 2013.
RUSSIA
FIVB
WORLD
RANKING
2
LAST RESULT
8
th
2012
BEST RESULT
1
st
2011
2
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2 5 7 14
POOL
B