FIVB press releases http://www.fivb.org All en ©2015 FIVB press@fivb.org webmaster@fivb.org Wed, 29 Jul 2015 15:57:31 GMT Wed, 29 Jul 2015 15:57:31 GMT OrdinaSoft RSS 2.0.10 builder, v1.0 http://www.rssboard.org/rss-specification International Referee Candidate Course begins in Senegal http://www.fivb.org/viewPressRelease.asp?No=55579&Language=en Dakar, Senegal, July 29, 2015 - A Beach Volleyball International Referee Candidate Course has begun in Dakar, Senegal headed by FIVB Instructors Jeff Brehaut and Joep van Iersel. http://www.fivb.org/viewPressRelease.asp?No=55579&Language=en Wed, 29 Jul 2015 17:42:24 GMT India to conduct Level II Coaches Course http://www.fivb.org/viewPressRelease.asp?No=55578&Language=en Chennai, India, July 29, 2015 – The national federation of India will conduct an FIVB Level II Coaches Course on October 6 to 18 at the Dr. Sivanthi Adityan FIVB Regional Development Centre for Volleyball. http://www.fivb.org/viewPressRelease.asp?No=55578&Language=en Wed, 29 Jul 2015 17:40:22 GMT Americans brewing changes http://www.fivb.org/viewPressRelease.asp?No=55557&Language=en Lausanne, Switzerland, July 28, 2015 - It has been an interesting year for the top American teams on the 2015 international beach volleyball circuit. http://www.fivb.org/viewPressRelease.asp?No=55557&Language=en Wed, 29 Jul 2015 15:15:23 GMT World Cup marks start of road to Rio http://www.fivb.org/viewPressRelease.asp?No=55546&Language=en Lausanne, Switzerland, July 29, 2015 - Volleyball is set to be the highlight of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games – and the impressive final round of the FIVB Volleyball World League at the Maracanazinho in July offered a tantalising taste of things to come. The qualifying process for the summer games now gets underway with the FIVB Volleyball World Cup Japan 2015. http://www.fivb.org/viewPressRelease.asp?No=55546&Language=en Wed, 29 Jul 2015 12:38:34 GMT World Cup marks start of road to Rio http://www.fivb.org/viewPressRelease.asp?No=55558&Language=en Lausanne, Switzerland, July 29, 2015 - Volleyball is set to be the highlight of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games – and the impressive final round of the FIVB Volleyball World League at the Maracanazinho in July offered a tantalising taste of things to come. The qualifying process for the summer games now gets underway with the FIVB Volleyball World Cup Japan 2015. http://www.fivb.org/viewPressRelease.asp?No=55558&Language=en Wed, 29 Jul 2015 12:38:06 GMT Men's African Championship finalists Egypt and Tunisia book tickets for World Cup http://www.fivb.org/viewPressRelease.asp?No=55523&Language=en Cairo, Egypt, July 28, 2015 - Hosts Egypt and Tunisia secured berths at the FIVB Volleyball World Cup Japan 2015 by winning their semifinal matches against Morocco and Algeria at the Men's African Nations Championship held at the Cairo Stadium Complex in Egypt on Tuesday. http://www.fivb.org/viewPressRelease.asp?No=55523&Language=en Wed, 29 Jul 2015 12:35:48 GMT Argentina claim historic men’s volleyball gold at Pan American Games http://www.fivb.org/viewPressRelease.asp?No=55466&Language=en Toronto, Canada, July 26, 2015 – After a 20-year gold medal drought, Argentina claimed the top spot at the Pan American Games after a thrilling 3-2 (25-23, 18-25, 19-25, 25-23, 15-8) win over South American rivals Brazil at the Toronto Exhibition Centre on Sunday. http://www.fivb.org/viewPressRelease.asp?No=55466&Language=en Tue, 28 Jul 2015 15:24:08 GMT Alison and Bruno’s three-peat nets World Tour leadership http://www.fivb.org/viewPressRelease.asp?No=55440&Language=en Lausanne, Switzerland, July 28, 2015 - While the women’s leadership remained the same among the top six ranked beach volleyball teams on the 2015 FIVB World Tour, the men’s standings featured the rise of Alison Cerutti and Bruno Oscar Schmidt to the top spot as the Brazilians became the first men’s team since 2011 to win three straight international events. http://www.fivb.org/viewPressRelease.asp?No=55440&Language=en Tue, 28 Jul 2015 14:34:59 GMT Provisional Beach Volleyball Olympic Ranking online http://www.fivb.org/viewPressRelease.asp?No=55467&Language=en Lausanne, Switzerland, July 28, 2015 - Brazilian beach volleyball world champions Alison Cerutti/Bruno Oscar Schmidt (4120 points) and Agatha Bednarczuk/Barbara Seixas (5060 points) have earned quota places for their National Olympic Committee (NOC)/National Federation (NF) at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games. They also currently top the Provisional Olympic Rankings for men and women respectively. http://www.fivb.org/viewPressRelease.asp?No=55467&Language=en Tue, 28 Jul 2015 14:32:51 GMT “The Governor” leads a team of champions: USA top of the world again http://www.fivb.org/viewPressRelease.asp?No=55430&Language=en Lausanne, Switzerland, July 28, 2015 - Should anyone still have had any doubts about which women’s team is currently the best in the volleyball world, last weekend provided an emphatic answer: the USA. Nine months after the historic first World Championship title, coach Karch Kiraly’s team claimed their sixth FIVB Volleyball World Grand Prix title with five wins from five matches on home soil in Omaha. http://www.fivb.org/viewPressRelease.asp?No=55430&Language=en Tue, 28 Jul 2015 12:08:05 GMT Group 2 Final Four: Netherlands aim for promotion http://www.fivb.org/viewPressRelease.asp?No=55431&Language=en Lublin, Poland, July 28, 2015 - Six exciting weeks in the FIVB Volleyball World Grand Prix are set to draw to a close with one final highlight: the Group 2 finals in Lublin, Poland. Just days after hosts USA claimed the title at the annual showdown between the top women’s volleyball teams in the world, the race is now on for promotion to join the teams at the pinnacle of ladies' volleyball in 2016. http://www.fivb.org/viewPressRelease.asp?No=55431&Language=en Tue, 28 Jul 2015 12:06:10 GMT Czechs need to topple unbeaten Dutch to reach final http://www.fivb.org/viewPressRelease.asp?No=55428&Language=en Lublin, Poland, July 28, 2015 - The Czech Republic will have to play their best to overcome the Netherlands and reach the final of the Final Four. http://www.fivb.org/viewPressRelease.asp?No=55428&Language=en Tue, 28 Jul 2015 09:59:59 GMT Close match expected between Poland and Puerto Rico http://www.fivb.org/viewPressRelease.asp?No=55427&Language=en Lublin, Poland, July 28, 2015 - Poland and Puerto Rico had similar records in Group 2 and can expect a tough match to reach the final of the Final Four. http://www.fivb.org/viewPressRelease.asp?No=55427&Language=en Tue, 28 Jul 2015 09:56:33 GMT Statistical Review: USA become first team to win World Grand Prix on home soil http://www.fivb.org/viewPressRelease.asp?No=55426&Language=en Lausanne, Switzerland, July 28, 2015 - The United States became the first team to win the FIVB Volleyball World Grand Prix on home soil, after a sweep of their matches in the finals in Omaha, Nebraska. http://www.fivb.org/viewPressRelease.asp?No=55426&Language=en Tue, 28 Jul 2015 09:36:59 GMT Women's U23 World Championship embarks on second leg of success story http://www.fivb.org/viewPressRelease.asp?No=55211&Language=en Lausanne, Switzerland, July 28, 2015 - Even if USA narrowly missed out on the medals when they finished fourth, coach Karch Kiraly was full of praise for the inaugural edition of the FIVB Volleyball Women's U23 World Championship in 2013, which provided an opportunity “to improve every day, to become a better team and a better coach.” http://www.fivb.org/viewPressRelease.asp?No=55211&Language=en Tue, 28 Jul 2015 07:21:07 GMT Omaha a fantastic World Grand Prix Finals host city - President Graça http://www.fivb.org/viewPressRelease.asp?No=55318&Language=en Omaha, USA, July 27, 2015 - It has taken all 23 years of the FIVB World Grand Prix before the United States has served as host for the Final round, and it has been well worth the wait that has resulted in a majorly successful international tournament. http://www.fivb.org/viewPressRelease.asp?No=55318&Language=en Mon, 27 Jul 2015 09:37:55 GMT FIVB Beach Volleyball World Tour update after $800,000 FIVB Yokohama Grand Slam http://www.fivb.org/viewPressRelease.asp?No=55327&Language=en Lausanne, Switzerland, July 27, 2015 - Relishing in the international spotlight of 10 events over a 13-week window, the FIVB takes a three-week break with qualifications for placement into the 2016 Rio Olympic Games resuming in three weeks when the FIVB Beach Volleyball World Tour crosses the Atlantic to the United States for the double-gender $800,000 FIVB Long Beach Grand Slam to be held Aug. 18-23 in Southern California. http://www.fivb.org/viewPressRelease.asp?No=55327&Language=en Mon, 27 Jul 2015 05:53:10 GMT FIVB Volleyball World Grand Prix Finals Omaha 2015 - As It Happened http://www.fivb.org/viewPressRelease.asp?No=55122&Language=en Omaha, USA, July 24, 2015 - Catch all the action from the FIVB Volleyball World Grand Prix Finals Omaha 2015 as it happened. http://www.fivb.org/viewPressRelease.asp?No=55122&Language=en Mon, 27 Jul 2015 05:40:02 GMT USA's Karsta Lowe earns World Grand Prix MVP in first FIVB tournament http://www.fivb.org/viewPressRelease.asp?No=55326&Language=en Omaha, USA, July 26, 2015 – USA’s Karsta Lowe has made an impressive impact on the international volleyball game in just her first season, and today she was named the MVP (Most Valuable Player) of the FIVB Volleyball World Grand Prix Finals Omaha 2015 after leading the Americans to the gold medal with an undefeated record. http://www.fivb.org/viewPressRelease.asp?No=55326&Language=en Mon, 27 Jul 2015 03:41:41 GMT FIVB Volleyball World Grand Prix Omaha 2015 - Day 5 - Getting Social http://www.fivb.org/viewPressRelease.asp?No=55322&Language=en Omaha, USA, July 26, 2015 - It all had to end at some point and, sadly, the curtains fell on an epic FIVB Volleyball World Grand Prix Finals Omaha 2015. Here are all the best bits from social media. http://www.fivb.org/viewPressRelease.asp?No=55322&Language=en Mon, 27 Jul 2015 03:15:48 GMT