FIVB press releases All en ©2017 FIVB Wed, 24 May 2017 06:19:04 GMT Wed, 24 May 2017 06:19:04 GMT OrdinaSoft RSS 2.0.10 builder, v1.0 Serbia, Poland on collision course at World Championship qualifiers Warsaw, Poland, May 23, 2017 - Hot favourites Serbia and pool hosts Poland took the first step towards a ticket for the 2018 FIVB Women's World Championship, on the opening day of Pool B of the European qualifiers, as both downed the representatives of the Small Countries Division with remarkable and expected ease. Tue, 23 May 2017 23:53:11 GMT Return to Moscow features “new” FIVB World Tour partnerships Moscow, Russia, May 23, 2017 - When the FIVB World Tour returns to the Russian capital here next week for the 10th-straight season, the US$150,000 event will feature several “new” partnerships when Moscow hosts the sixth double gender event on the 2017 international Beach Volleyball calendar. Tue, 23 May 2017 23:27:03 GMT Dutch, Greeks take lead in race for 2018 Worlds ticket Lausanne, Switzerland, May 23, 2017 - Hosts The Netherlands were caught off guard as Small Countries Division representative Luxembourg ran away with the first set, but bounced back for a 3-1 (22-25, 25-16, 25-20, 25-15) win in De Koog on the opening day of Pool B at Round II of the European qualifiers for the 2018 FIVB Men's World Championship. Tue, 23 May 2017 23:21:14 GMT Finland take next step in World Championship pursuit Lausanne, Switzerland, May 25, 2017 – Finland will take the next step in their Italy-Bulgaria 2018, FIVB Volleyball World Championship dream when they travel to the Czech Republic for the second round of European Qualification. Tue, 23 May 2017 16:04:58 GMT France aiming to banish Rio memories en route to World Championship Lausanne, Switzerland, May 23, 2017 – France will seek to put their Rio de Janeiro 2016 Olympic Games disappointment behind them when they take the next step in qualifying for the Italy-Bulgaria 2018, FIVB Volleyball Men’s World Championship. Tue, 23 May 2017 15:17:50 GMT Japan, Korea men prevail in five-set thrillers at zonal championship Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia, May 22, 2017 – Japan and Korea endured thrilling five-set match-ups on the third day of the 2017 Asian Eastern Zonal Men’s Volleyball Championship at Buyant-Uhaa Sports Arena on Monday. Tue, 23 May 2017 11:38:54 GMT Rimser/Plesiutschnig gain motivation heading into Vienna 2017 Lausanne, Switzerland, May 23, 2017 – Austrians Cornelia Rimser and Lena Pletsiutschnig relished their first successful mission as partners when they took the bronze podium spot at the FIVB Beach Volleyball World Tour in Langkawi, Malaysia. Tue, 23 May 2017 01:00:00 GMT Metzger named top American college coach Lexington, Ky., USA, May 22, 2017 - Stein Metzer, a Beach Volleyball Olympian and a two-time gold medal winner on FIVB World Tour, has been named the AVCA Beach National Coach of the Year. Mon, 22 May 2017 22:21:58 GMT CEV and FIVB to work closely together following senior management meeting Luxembourg, May 22, 2017 - The CEV and FIVB have been working closely to grow the game and this message once again came out of a meeting their respective senior management had on Thursday and Friday in Belgrade, Serbia. This follows in the footsteps of meetings CEV President Aleksandar Boričić and FIVB President Dr Ary S. Graça F° had in Rome in late April where they agreed upon strengthening the cooperation between their organisations for the good of the sport. Mon, 22 May 2017 17:20:23 GMT Estonia make final preparations for World Championship qualifiers and World League Tallinn, Estonia, May 22, 2017 – The Estonian men’s national team are set to play five 2018 FIVB Volleyball Men’s World Championship qualification matches and make their debut in the FIVB Volleyball World League. Mon, 22 May 2017 14:17:28 GMT Brazil win gold, Cuba silver at U21 Pan Am Cup Fort McMurray, Canada, May 22, 2017 - Defending champions Brazil came through when it counted to win the gold medal of the U21 Pan American Cup by defeating Cuba 3-1 (25-23, 17-25, 25-18, 25-18) at the Syncrude Sport and Wellness Centre at Keyano College in Fort McMurray on Sunday. Mon, 22 May 2017 12:46:54 GMT Beit Leqya club in Palestine organise successful mini volleyball festival Ramallah, Palestine, May 19, 2017 – The Palestinian Volleyball Federation supervised a mini volleyball festival for 400 children in the presence of a large number of local residents at the Beit Leqya Club Stadium. Mon, 22 May 2017 10:41:55 GMT Social Media Review: Sunday's a fun day as Rio crowns its champions Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, May 21, 2017 - Sunday was finals day at the Rio Open, with medals to be handed out and Brazilian fans hoping to a golden day in Olympic Park. Mon, 22 May 2017 03:58:57 GMT Poland get home win in friendly match with Iran Katowice, Poland, May 21, 2017 – Igor Kolakovic’s Iran team and Ferdinando De Giorgi’s Poland squad played a friendly match on Sunday in front of the latter’s 11,000 home fans. Sun, 21 May 2017 23:54:22 GMT Japan stun Thailand with epic comeback for Asian U23 title Nakhon Ratchasima, Thailand, May 21, 2017 - Formidable Japan produced a fantastic comeback 3-2 (20-25, 16-25, 25-19, 27-25, 15-12) victory over determined Thailand in a hard-fought final showdown to underline their supremacy over the SMM 2nd Asian Women’s U23 Volleyball Championship at the packed The Mall Nakhon Ratchasima’s MCC Hall on Sunday. Sun, 21 May 2017 21:41:17 GMT Russia and Poland heading to U20 World Champs Lausanne, Switzerland, May 21, 2017 – Russia and Poland will be packing their bags later in the summer to travel to Mexico for the FIVB Volleyball Women’s U20 World Championship, after they won through qualifying at the CEV European Qualifiers on Sunday. Sun, 21 May 2017 20:47:43 GMT Poland play party poopers in Germany to reach U21 World Champs Lausanne, Switzerland, May 21, 2017 – Poland beat Germany 3-0 (25-23, 25-23, 26-24) in the CEV World Championship Qualifiers in Berlin on Sunday to claim the second of two qualifying spots that were available for the FIVB Volleyball Men’s U21 World Championship. Sun, 21 May 2017 20:17:03 GMT Alison & Bruno net 12th FIVB World Tour title Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, May 21, 2017 - Alison Cerutti and Bruno Oscar Schmidt regained their winning ways on the FIVB World Tour here Sunday after the Brazilians defeated Piotr Kantor and Bartosz Losiak of Poland in the men’s gold medal match at the US$300,000 Rio Open that was played at the tennis stadium Olympic Park in Barra da Tijuca. Sun, 21 May 2017 18:10:27 GMT Dominican Republic conclude successful national sport administration course Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, May 21, 2017 – The NORCECA Regional Centre for Development, in collaboration with the Dominican Volleyball Federation, Dominican Olympic Committee and the Olympic Solidarity completed a successful Sport Administration course from May 18 to 21. Sun, 21 May 2017 18:08:39 GMT Agatha & Duda capture Rio Open title Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, May 21-2017 - The “new” alliance between Agatha Bednarczuk and Eduarda "Duda" Lisboa has quickly produced dividends on the FIVB World Tour as the first-season partnership has netted medals in their first two international Beach Volleyball events highlighted by a podium-topping performance here Sunday in the women’s finale at the US$300,000 Rio Open. Sun, 21 May 2017 16:39:26 GMT