FIVB press releases All en ©2018 FIVB Wed, 17 Jan 2018 13:23:01 GMT Wed, 17 Jan 2018 13:23:01 GMT OrdinaSoft RSS 2.0.10 builder, v1.0 Video: The Perfect Set Lausanne, Switzerland, January 17, 2018 – Where would any team be without a good set? It is a crucial part of any attacking play, and without it, or a top-class setter, no team would be able to unleash their attacking players to win points. Wed, 17 Jan 2018 09:47:52 GMT 2017 Review: Argentina win first World Championship title at U23s in Egypt Lausanne, Switzerland, January 17, 2018 - Argentina are widely regarded as one of the key nations in volleyball. The country has hosted World Championships and enjoyed considerable success on the international scene. It was on August 25, 2017 at the FIVB Volleyball Men's U23 World Championship in Cairo, Egypt, however, that the South American country won its first ever world title. And it did so in style, defeating defending champions Russia in the final. Wed, 17 Jan 2018 09:30:00 GMT 2017 Review: China confirm rank at World Grand Champions Cup Lausanne, Switzerland, January 17, 2018 - One thing is certain since the 2017 FIVB Volleyball Women’s World Grand Champions Cup in Japan: China are the team to beat in women's international volleyball. Wed, 17 Jan 2018 02:00:00 GMT Watch: How national team players prepare to do battle Lausanne, Switzerland, January 16, 2018 – What do the players do before a match? Are they relaxed? Nervous? Excited? The FIVB takes a quick peak into national team dressing rooms to see how the players gear themselves up ahead of a big match. Tue, 16 Jan 2018 18:00:00 GMT 2017 Review: Brazil claim fifth World Grand Champions Cup title Lausanne, Switzerland, January 16, 2018 - Brazil have enjoyed considerable success at the FIVB Volleyball Men's World Grand Champions Cup. And the South American country's performances in September earned coach Renan Dal Zotto's men a fifth title in 2017 - the fourth in a row. Tue, 16 Jan 2018 17:26:14 GMT Men’s Club World Championship medallists make strong start to new year Lausanne, Switzerland, January 16, 2018 – Zenit Kazan, Cucine Lube Civitanova and Sada Cruzeiro Volei’s podium-finishing performances in the 2017 FIVB Volleyball Men’s Club World Championship in Poland boosted their momentum as they resumed their respective national league campaigns. Tue, 16 Jan 2018 12:11:20 GMT France coach Tillie feeling positive about 2018 Lausanne, Switzerland, January 15, 2018 – France had an up-and-down record in 2017, winning the FIVB Volleyball World League but falling short of their expectations in the European Championship and the FIVB Volleyball World Grand Champions Cup, but coach Laurent Tillie is keen to look ahead to the possibilities of 2018 rather than dwell on last year’s disappointments. Mon, 15 Jan 2018 23:59:59 GMT Looking back: Poland and Hungary earn Group 2 and 3 honours in 2017 World Grand Prix Lausanne, Switzerland, January 15, 2018 - In recent years, any talk about Polish volleyball has usually been about the men’s team. The FIVB Volleyball Men's World Championship title won on home soil in 2014 fuelled an already intense passion for the sport in Poland. Mon, 15 Jan 2018 09:00:00 GMT Video: The Perfect Spike Lausanne, Switzerland, January 15, 2018 – At its best the spike is the perfect end to a volleyball team's attacking move. Mon, 15 Jan 2018 08:55:49 GMT FIVB on Instagram celebrates 2017 Lausanne, Switzerland, January 15, 2018 – Celebrating 5,645,001 likes in 2017, the FIVB's Instagram account highlights the best of volleyball and beach volleyball around the world. Mon, 15 Jan 2018 08:05:24 GMT Scorching competition at Waikato Beach Volleyball Open Lake Karapiro Domain, New Zealand, January 14, 2018 - The competition was as fierce as the summer conditions at this weekend’s Waikato Beach Volleyball Open, the second event in the Volleyball New Zealand National Beach Tour. The men’s Commonwealth Games trial also concluded ahead of the Games in April, where beach volleyball will be making its debut. Sun, 14 Jan 2018 23:34:30 GMT Latvians gain beach volleyball entry in FIVB World Tour record book Lausanne, Switzerland, January 14, 2018 - While Alix Klineman of the United States was making a splash on the international beach volleyball circuit by winning a gold medal in her first-ever FIVB World Tour appearance, Latvians Martins Plavins and Edgars Tocs also entered their names in the record book by winning gold at the Dela Beach Open January 7 in their first event together. Sun, 14 Jan 2018 19:00:07 GMT Watch: Ngapeth stuns fans with phenomenal footwork Lausanne, Switzerland, January 12, 2018 - France superstar Earvin Ngapeth has once again stunned the volleyball world with some incredible defending in his latest appearance on Wednesday in Piacenza. Fri, 12 Jan 2018 09:34:52 GMT 2017 Review: Record 12th World Grand Prix title for Brazil Lausanne, Switzerland, January 12, 2018 - The last of 25 editions of the FIVB Volleyball World Grand Prix featured Brazil as winners of a 12th title. In all, the South Americans have claimed 19 medals in the competition, which was first held in 1993. In 2018 the competition will be replaced by the women's tournament in the FIVB's new flagship event, the Volleyball Nations League. Fri, 12 Jan 2018 09:00:00 GMT Z Team meets Scott-Arruda Lausanne, Switzerland, January 12, 2018 – Get to know the Tuskers as Olympic legend Danielle Scott-Arruda extends a helping hand in this series for the Olympic Channel. Fri, 12 Jan 2018 00:00:47 GMT Big party planned out for Shepparton Shepparton, Australia, January 11, 2018 – The FIVB Beach Volleyball World Tour heads to Australia next, with the city of Shepparton preparing to host a one-star event at the beginning of February. Thu, 11 Jan 2018 15:01:56 GMT Italy confirm beach volleyball athletes and coaching staff for 2018 Lausanne, Switzerland, January 11, 2018 – With the FIVB Beach Volleyball World Tour again in full swing, after the Dela Beach Open in the Hague, Netherlands last week, Italy have confirmed beach volleyball players and coaching staff rosters for 2018. Thu, 11 Jan 2018 00:49:27 GMT #TBT: London 2012 highlights Lausanne, Switzerland, January 11, 2018 – Relive the excitement of the men’s and women’s volleyball events at the London 2012 Olympic Games with a collection of magical moments from Earls Court. Thu, 11 Jan 2018 00:38:31 GMT 2017 Review: Slovenia and Estonia shine in World League Groups 2 and 3 Lausanne, Switzerland, January 11, 2018 - Slovenia and Estonia were the teams who impressed in 2017 FIVB Volleyball World League Groups 2 and 3. Thu, 11 Jan 2018 00:01:00 GMT Snow Volleyball continues to build momentum in 2018 Lausanne, Switzerland, January 10, 2018 - As winter sets in for good in most of Europe, snow volleyball is gathering momentum across the continent ahead of the CEV European Snow Volleyball Tour that kicks off this coming weekend on Turkey's Mount Erciyes. Wed, 10 Jan 2018 13:04:34 GMT