FIVB press releases All en ©2016 FIVB Thu, 08 Dec 2016 12:23:08 GMT Thu, 08 Dec 2016 12:23:08 GMT OrdinaSoft RSS 2.0.10 builder, v1.0 Two FIVB events highlight Australia beach volleyball calendar Lausanne, Switzerland, December 8, 2016 – Three major international events and an Asian tour event are the highlights of the biggest season in Australian beach volleyball since the Sydney Olympics. Thu, 08 Dec 2016 13:07:20 GMT Australian Sports Commission survey confirms volleyball is all the rage Canberra, Australia, December 8, 2016 - The appeal of volleyball in Australia has been underlined by the results of the Australian Sports Commission’s first ever national survey of sport participation across the nation. Thu, 08 Dec 2016 09:47:38 GMT Ross named USA Volleyball 2016 Female Beach Player of the Year Lausanne, Switzerland, December 8, 2016 - April Ross has been named USA Volleyball Female Beach Player of the Year for the sixth time. Ross takes home USA Volleyball's highest accolade for the fourth-consecutive year. Thu, 08 Dec 2016 09:17:43 GMT Diouf salutes Gazzetta Awards successors Lausanne, Switzerland, December 7, 2016 – Italian international Valentina Diouf has paid tribute to the three figures who have been nominated for the Gazzetta Sports Awards “Fair-Play Award.” Wed, 07 Dec 2016 11:54:59 GMT Technical Seminar for Liberos completed in Tijuana Tijuana, Mexico December 6, 2016 - An international Technical Seminar for Liberos was completed successfully at the FIVB Regional Development Center located at the Baja California High Performance Center in Baja California, Mexico on Tuesday. Wed, 07 Dec 2016 04:23:35 GMT Ludwig/Walkenhorst: Rio 2016 gold medal victory made into film Lausanne, Switzerland, December 7, 2016 – Germany’s Laura Ludwig and Kira Walkenhorst’s golden moment at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games is the subject of an 85-minute documentary film by Guido Weihermuller entitled ‘Ludwig/Walkenhorst – Road to Gold’. Wed, 07 Dec 2016 01:07:24 GMT Tomatis chosen to lead Czech men’s national beach volleyball team Prague, Czech Republic, December 6, 2016. Andrea Tomatis has been appointed head coach of the Czech men’s Beach Volleyball national team. The Italian-born Tomatis travelled this week to Prague to meet with some of the elite Czech players and with officials of the Czech Volleyball Federation, including former Volleyball star Martin Lebl, to finalise the relevant agreement. Tue, 06 Dec 2016 23:19:43 GMT Dalhausser named USA beach player of the year Lausanne, Switzerland, December 6, 2016 – Phil Dalhausser has been rewarded for winning three golds on the 2016 FIVB Beach Volleyball World Tour by being named as USA Volleyball Male Beach Player of the Year. Tue, 06 Dec 2016 11:20:19 GMT Volleyball Festival to take place in Baja California Tijuana, Mexico, December 7 2017 – The FIVB-NORCECA Regional Development Centre in Baja California will organise a Volleyball Festival for boys and girls on December 17 in line with the FIVB's Volleyball Your Way development programme. Tue, 06 Dec 2016 08:56:50 GMT Brouwer/Meeuwsen and Guidetti nominated for Dutch awards Lausanne, Switzerland, December 5, 2016 – Rio 2016 Olympic Games bronze medallists Alexander Brouwer and Robert Meeuwsen were nominated for Team of the Year, while Netherlands women’s national team coach Giovanni Guidetti is up for the Coach of the Year award in the NOS NOC * NSF Sports Gala to be held on December 21. Mon, 05 Dec 2016 13:20:09 GMT Nicaragua top AFECAVOL qualification tournament Managua, Nicaragua, December 4, 2016. - Hosts Nicaragua beat El Salvador 3-0 (25-10, 25-22, 25-22) to top the AFECAVOL Women’s 2018 FIVB World Championship qualification tournament in Managua. Mon, 05 Dec 2016 09:59:36 GMT A day in the life of a beach volleyball sand raker Lausanne, Switzerland, December 5, 2016 - Beach volleyball was a signature event at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games, with volunteers playing an important role in the success of the tournament. Sand rakers guaranteed the court was always even and the lines clear, providing perfect playing conditions for the teams participating in the 2016 Summer Games. Mon, 05 Dec 2016 08:57:36 GMT Mauro Hernandez returns as Venezuela beach volleyball coach Caracas, Venezuela, December 3, 2016 – Venezuela’s revered tactician Mauro Hernandez, who is in Lorca, Spain, fulfilling commitments with the Royal Spanish Volleyball Federation, will be back at the helm of his country’s beach volleyball team. Sun, 04 Dec 2016 23:59:59 GMT Nicaragua take control of AFECAVOL qualifier Managua, Nicaragua, December 3, 2016 – Nicaragua took control of the round-robin AFECAVOL Women’s FIVB World Championship qualification tournament when they beat Guatemala on the fourth day of competition. Sun, 04 Dec 2016 22:16:38 GMT Uni Blues win unprecedented fourth title in Australia Lausanne, Switzerland, December 4, 2016 – Victoria’s Uni Blues have won an unprecedented fourth women’s Australian Volleyball League final and the Queensland Pirates have achieved revenge for a shock loss 12 months ago to win the men’s title at the Melbourne Sports and Aquatic Centre. Sun, 04 Dec 2016 13:50:51 GMT Uni Blues looking for fourth title in Australian final Lausanne, Switzerland, December 3, 2016 – The Uni Blues have survived a major scare to book their place in Sunday’s women’s final of the 2016 Australian Volleyball League and a possible fourth consecutive domestic title. Sun, 04 Dec 2016 05:02:12 GMT International Technical Seminar for Liberos under way in Mexico Tijuana, Mexico, December 2, 2016 – An International Technical Seminar for Liberos is under way at the FIVB NORCECA Regional Development Centre in Baja California, Mexico. Fri, 02 Dec 2016 23:07:10 GMT Breakthrough for Mauritius volleyball Lausanne, Switzerland, December 2, 2016 - In a breakthrough for volleyball in Mauritius, the final of the 23rd edition of the African Volleyball Confederation (CAVB) Zone 7 Club Championship will be streamed live on the Mauritius Volleyball Association's new website on Saturday at 14.30 local time. Fri, 02 Dec 2016 17:28:44 GMT United Nations host women’s volleyball tournament in Afghanistan Lausanne, Switzerland, December 2, 2016 – The United Nations hosted a volleyball tournament for Afghan female players on Thursday in Kabul as part of its campaign against gender violence in the country. Fri, 02 Dec 2016 17:00:00 GMT Larson-Burbach receives second USAV Player of the Year award Lausanne, Switzerland, December 2, 2016 - A stalwart of the USA team which won bronze at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games and silver at this year's FIVB Volleyball World Grand Prix, outside hitter Jordan Larson-Burbach has been selected for the 2016 USA Volleyball Female Indoor Player of the Year award after also winning the prize in 2015. Fri, 02 Dec 2016 15:57:18 GMT