FIVB press releases http://www.fivb.org All en ©2016 FIVB press@fivb.org webmaster@fivb.org Sat, 27 Aug 2016 05:05:16 GMT Sat, 27 Aug 2016 05:05:16 GMT OrdinaSoft RSS 2.0.10 builder, v1.0 http://www.rssboard.org/rss-specification Italy’s Rangheiri/Caminati win twice Friday to earn quarterfinal spot at FIVB Long Beach Grand Slam http://www.fivb.org/viewPressRelease.asp?No=64579&Language=en Long Beach, Calif., USA, August 26, 2016 — Clearly the surprise team here, Italian Olympian Alex Rangheiri and his substitute partner Marco Daminati won two single-elimination ‘knockout’ rounds Friday to advance to Saturday’s quarterfinals at the ASICS World Series of Beach Volleyball featuring the $800,000 FIVB Long Beach Grand Slam in Long Beach, Calif. The Italians are part of eight teams from eight countries who moved forward. http://www.fivb.org/viewPressRelease.asp?No=64579&Language=en Sat, 27 Aug 2016 05:31:35 GMT USA’s Hughes/Claes enjoy ‘summer school’ on the FIVB Beach Volleyball World Tour http://www.fivb.org/viewPressRelease.asp?No=64578&Language=en Long Beach, California, USA, Aug. 26, 2016 – Well, that was not a bad summer internship for Sara Hughes and Kelly Claes of the United States. The Beach Volleyball duo, who just started their senior year at the University of Southern California, broke more ground on their fledgling careers Friday by finishing in ninth place at the ASICS World Series of Beach Volleyball FIVB Long Beach Grand Slam. http://www.fivb.org/viewPressRelease.asp?No=64578&Language=en Sat, 27 Aug 2016 03:04:59 GMT Latvia’s Samoilovs/Smedins win their pool 3-0 on Thursday http://www.fivb.org/viewPressRelease.asp?No=64574&Language=en Long Beach, Calif., USA, August 25, 2016 - They carried the weight of their country on their shoulders and they knew it. Latvia’s Aleksandrs Samoilovs and Janis Smedins had also put the pressure on themselves heading into the Rio 2016 Olympics. They had just won the A1 Major Klagenfurt and they headed to Brazil as the FIVB Beach Volleyball World Tour leaders, so certainly the expectations were high for the Latvians. http://www.fivb.org/viewPressRelease.asp?No=64574&Language=en Fri, 26 Aug 2016 06:42:47 GMT Spain’s Fernandez/Baquerizo lead six 3-0 women’s duos to elimination rounds http://www.fivb.org/viewPressRelease.asp?No=64573&Language=en Long Beach, Calif., USA, August 25, 2016 — It took a win in a match between a pair of Olympic teams, but Spain’s Liliana Fernandez/Elsa Baquerizo prevailed to win their third of three pool play matches Thursday to advance with a first-round bye to the elimination rounds of the internationally-televised ASICS World Series of Beach Volleyball that features the $800,000 FIVB Long Beach Grand Slam being held in Long Beach, Calif. http://www.fivb.org/viewPressRelease.asp?No=64573&Language=en Fri, 26 Aug 2016 05:04:30 GMT Myanmar, Taiwan Power, Al-Arabi and Bank Sarmayeh top their pools at Asian Men's Club Championship http://www.fivb.org/viewPressRelease.asp?No=64576&Language=en Nay Pyi Taw, Myanmar, August 25, 2016 – Hosts Myanmar, Taipei Power, Al-Arabi Sports Club and Bank Sarmayeh respectively top Pools A, B, C and D after making a clean sweep at the end of the pool round-robin preliminaries of the “SMM” 2016 Asian Men’s Club Volleyball Championship at the Wunna Theikdi Indoor Stadium in Nay Pyi Taw on Thursday. http://www.fivb.org/viewPressRelease.asp?No=64576&Language=en Thu, 25 Aug 2016 11:51:57 GMT USA’s Walsh Jennings/Ross enjoy two home sand wins Wednesday in Long Beach http://www.fivb.org/viewPressRelease.asp?No=64572&Language=en Long Beach, Calif., USA, August 24, 2016 — Kerri Walsh Jennings and April Ross are the proud new owners of an Olympic bronze medal in Beach Volleyball, an achievement that they grew to appreciate coming home from the Rio 2016 Olympic Games. http://www.fivb.org/viewPressRelease.asp?No=64572&Language=en Thu, 25 Aug 2016 06:49:31 GMT USA Olympians Lucena/Dalhausser start quickly at Long Beach Grand Slam http://www.fivb.org/viewPressRelease.asp?No=64571&Language=en Long Beach, Calif., USA, August 24, 2016 — USA Olympians Nick Lucena/Phil Dalhausser got things started in a hurry on their ‘home country’ sand, winning their first of three main draw pool play matches Wednesday at the internationally-televised ASICS World Series of Beach Volleyball that features the $800,000 FIVB Long Beach Grand Slam being held in Long Beach, Calif. http://www.fivb.org/viewPressRelease.asp?No=64571&Language=en Thu, 25 Aug 2016 03:48:30 GMT Trips to Toronto at stake in Long Beach http://www.fivb.org/viewPressRelease.asp?No=64570&Language=en Long Beach, Calif., United States, August 24, 2016 - With the Rio 2016 Olympic Games over, the FIVB World Tour resumes here this week with the US$800,000 ASICS World Series of Beach Volleyball as the event is the last international stop to help set the field for the 2016 SWATCH FIVB World Tour Finals to be staged September 13-18 in Toronto, Canada. http://www.fivb.org/viewPressRelease.asp?No=64570&Language=en Wed, 24 Aug 2016 16:29:38 GMT Press review: Volleyball still making headlines after rumble in Rio http://www.fivb.org/viewPressRelease.asp?No=64568&Language=en Lausanne, Switzerland, August 24, 2016 – The Rio 2016 Olympic Games may have ended a few days ago, but volleyball is continuing to make headlines around the world after a spectacular event at both the Maracanazinho and on Copacabana beach. http://www.fivb.org/viewPressRelease.asp?No=64568&Language=en Wed, 24 Aug 2016 11:35:37 GMT Brazil’s George/Thiago progress to main draw at FIVB Long Beach Grand Slam http://www.fivb.org/viewPressRelease.asp?No=64567&Language=en Long Beach, Calif., USA, August 23, 2016 — Brazil’s George Wanderley and Thiago Barbosa upset a USA host-country tandem Tuesday to earn one of eight qualifying spots in the 32-team men’s main draw at the this week’s ASICS World Series of Beach Volleyball that features the $800,000 FIVB Long Beach Grand Slam being held in Long Beach, Calif. http://www.fivb.org/viewPressRelease.asp?No=64567&Language=en Wed, 24 Aug 2016 04:51:21 GMT USA’s Larsen/Flint among eight women qualifiers for main draw at $800,000 FIVB Long Beach Grand Slam http://www.fivb.org/viewPressRelease.asp?No=64566&Language=en Long Beach, Calif., USA, August 23, 2016 — Creating a good start to their first event as a team on the FIVB Beach Volleyball World Tour, USA’s Kelley Larsen/Betsi Flint won two ‘home-sand’ qualifying matches Tuesday to earn one of eight women’s main draw spots in this week’s ASICS World Series of Beach Volleyball that features the $800,000 FIVB Long Beach Grand Slam in sunny Southern California. http://www.fivb.org/viewPressRelease.asp?No=64566&Language=en Wed, 24 Aug 2016 04:13:02 GMT Priddy completes fourth Olympics with pride http://www.fivb.org/viewPressRelease.asp?No=64569&Language=en Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, August 24, 2016 - The 38-year-old American Reid Priddy featured at his fourth Olympics in Rio de Janeiro helping his team defeat reigning champions Russia on Sunday to claim a bronze medal. http://www.fivb.org/viewPressRelease.asp?No=64569&Language=en Wed, 24 Aug 2016 03:45:57 GMT Joy and gratitude for silver medallists Agatha and Barbara http://www.fivb.org/viewPressRelease.asp?No=64564&Language=en Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, August 23, 2016 - Agatha Bednarczuk and Barbara Seixas said a sense of joy and gratitude were the dominant feelings following their silver medal in the women's beach volleyball tournament at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games. http://www.fivb.org/viewPressRelease.asp?No=64564&Language=en Tue, 23 Aug 2016 17:16:01 GMT Lesotho invites coaches to Level III course in November http://www.fivb.org/viewPressRelease.asp?No=64563&Language=en Maseru, Lesotho, August 23, 2016 - National federation coaches can now apply to participate in the FIVB Level III Coaches Course which will be organised by the Lesotho Volleyball Federation with the support of Olympic Solidarity from November 13 to 20, 2016. The course will be led by FIVB Instructors Jivko Pavlov Jetchev and Miloslav Ejem. http://www.fivb.org/viewPressRelease.asp?No=64563&Language=en Tue, 23 Aug 2016 15:54:46 GMT Hosts Myanmar join strong teams for convincing wins on Day 1 at Asian Men’s Club Championship http://www.fivb.org/viewPressRelease.asp?No=64577&Language=en Nay Pyi Taw, Myanmar, August 23, 2016 – Strong teams pulled off convincing victories over lower-ranked oppositions on the opening day of the SMM 2016 Asian Men’s Club Volleyball Championship at Wunna Theikdi Indoor Stadium in Nay Pyi Taw on Tuesday. http://www.fivb.org/viewPressRelease.asp?No=64577&Language=en Tue, 23 Aug 2016 14:12:32 GMT Five continents welcome development courses in July http://www.fivb.org/viewPressRelease.asp?No=64562&Language=en Lausanne, Switzerland, August 23, 2016 - The month of July featured 20 FIVB development courses across the five continental confederations. The FIVB's Course Instructors provided expert knowledge in the form of coaching courses of different levels, technical seminars and grassroots courses in both volleyball and beach volleyball. http://www.fivb.org/viewPressRelease.asp?No=64562&Language=en Tue, 23 Aug 2016 11:52:48 GMT President Graça reflects on a dream come true for volleyball and beach volleyball http://www.fivb.org/viewPressRelease.asp?No=64560&Language=en Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, August 23, 2016 - FIVB President Dr. Ary S. Graça F° looks back at successes for volleyball and beach volleyball at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games. http://www.fivb.org/viewPressRelease.asp?No=64560&Language=en Tue, 23 Aug 2016 11:01:23 GMT Serginho highlights role of libero with Rio 2016 MVP award http://www.fivb.org/viewPressRelease.asp?No=64559&Language=en Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, August 22, 2016 - The role of a libero is a thankless job - but nonetheless one that has to be done, and has to be done well. The spotlight centres on the monster blocks and the massive spikes, but if it weren't for liberos to set it all up, volleyball would be a poorer spectacle. http://www.fivb.org/viewPressRelease.asp?No=64559&Language=en Tue, 23 Aug 2016 01:52:18 GMT Questions asked and questions answered as curtain falls on Rio 2016 http://www.fivb.org/viewPressRelease.asp?No=64525&Language=en Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, August 22, 2016 - Just two short weeks ago, on the opening day of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games, we posed questions awaiting answers ahead of the volleyball action. With the Games of the XXXI Olympiad now wrapped up, these questions have finally found their answers. http://www.fivb.org/viewPressRelease.asp?No=64525&Language=en Mon, 22 Aug 2016 16:41:11 GMT Press review: Brazil crowned in spectacular Olympic finale http://www.fivb.org/viewPressRelease.asp?No=64557&Language=en Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, August 22, 2016 - Brazil defeated Italy to claim gold in the men's volleyball tournament on Sunday in a fittingly spectacular finale to the Rio 2016 Olympic Games. The competition hosts celebrated late into the night as the Closing Ceremony at the Maracana looked ahead to the 2020 Games in Tokyo. http://www.fivb.org/viewPressRelease.asp?No=64557&Language=en Mon, 22 Aug 2016 14:22:42 GMT