FIVB press releases All en ©2016 FIVB Mon, 26 Sep 2016 12:29:06 GMT Mon, 26 Sep 2016 12:29:06 GMT OrdinaSoft RSS 2.0.10 builder, v1.0 Ricardo and Andre win Brazil Tour opener Campo Grande, Brazil, September 26, 2016 – Ricardo Santos rolled back the years as he and Andre Stein won the first leg of the 2015-16 Brazil Beach Volleyball Wold Tour with victory over Alvaro Filho and Guto Saymon on Sunday. Olympians Evandro Goncalves and Pedro Solberg beat Leo Gomes and Rhooney Ferramenta 2-0 (21-15, 21-15) to win the bronze medal. Mon, 26 Sep 2016 12:29:31 GMT World Championship beckons for Dominican Republic, Argentina and Cuba after U23 Pan Am Cup San Vicente de Cañete, Peru, September 25, 2016 – The Dominican Republic, Argentina and Cuba have qualified for the FIVB U23 World Championship in Slovenia in 2017 after claiming the top three places at the U23 Pan American Cup. The Dominican Republic won their third consecutive title with a sweeping victory over Argentina 3-0 (25-21, 25-19, 25-19) in front of a crowd of 4,000 at the Lolo Fernandez Coliseum on Sunday. Mon, 26 Sep 2016 05:26:36 GMT Talita/Larissa win gold at Brazil’s National Tour season opener Campo Grande, South Mato Grosso, Brazil, September 25, 2016 - Bouncing back from fourth place finishes at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games in Brazil and the 2016 Swatch FIVB World Tour Finals in Toronto, Talita Antunes/Larissa Franca regained their championship form by winning the gold medal Sunday at the season-opening event on the super-competitive Brazilian National Tour. Mon, 26 Sep 2016 02:37:27 GMT Brazilian beach volleyball circuit gets under way Campo Grande, Brazil, September 24, 2016 – The Brazilian beach volleyball circuit got under way on Saturday in Campo Grande with a number of new partnerships on view. Mon, 26 Sep 2016 01:48:00 GMT Ahead of 2017 Grand Prix European squads excel in continental qualifiers Lausanne, Switzerland, September 25, 2016 - Italy edged Ukraine 3-1 (25-11, 18-25, 25-20, 25-15) at home in Terme today to become the latest team to earn a ticket to the finals of the 2017 CEV Women's European Championship. Sun, 25 Sep 2016 22:28:40 GMT Trentino 4th in Italian Supercup ahead of Club Worlds Lausanne, Switzerland, September 25, 2016 - Azimut Modena won the men's Del Monte Supercup today at home before 5,300 fans, outlasting Sir Safety Conad Perugia 3-2 (25-22, 19-25, 25-222, 24-26, 17-15) in the competition which marks the start of the season in Italy. Sun, 25 Sep 2016 21:23:24 GMT World League hopefuls all advance to European Championship finals Lausanne, Switzerland, September 25, 2016 - The favourites all advanced as the qualification process for the 2017 CEV Men's European Championship continued over the weekend across the continent. Sun, 25 Sep 2016 19:27:47 GMT China, Iran top preliminary-round pools in AVC Cup Nakhon Pathom, Thailand, September 25, 2016 – China and Iran were the only unbeaten teams at the completion of the round-robin preliminaries of the SMM 5th AVC Cup for Men at the Nakhon Pathom Gymnasium on Saturday. Sun, 25 Sep 2016 15:45:10 GMT Ze Roberto to stay on as coach of Brazil women's team Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, September 23, 2016 – Jose Roberto Guimaraes, the coach of the Brazilian women’s team, confirmed on Friday that he is staying on as the team’s coach. Sat, 24 Sep 2016 11:39:24 GMT Walsh Jennings entering the “unknown” Toronto, Canada, September 23, 2016 - Kerri Walsh Jennings has had tremendous stability with her partners. Sat, 24 Sep 2016 01:52:49 GMT Pass me the ball – 123,500 people play volleyball on Olympic Day in Latvia Riga, Latvia, September 23, 2016 - As many as 123,500 people in Latvia participated in the annual Olympic Day on Friday, which focused on volleyball. Fri, 23 Sep 2016 12:16:52 GMT At 34, Isabelle Forrer wraps up a glittering career Lausanne, Switzerland, September 23, 2016 - Isabelle Forrer, the beach volleyball player that has been carrying the Swiss flag high for well over a decade, calls it quits, wrapping up a career that has seen the medals flow in ever since her first international success in 2000 in Nuremberg. Fri, 23 Sep 2016 12:03:46 GMT 2016 FIVB Referees’ Evaluation meeting praises excellent work of volleyball referees Lausanne, Switzerland, September 23, 2016 - The 2016 FIVB Referees’ Evaluation Meeting, hosted at the FIVB headquarters in Lausanne on Friday, praised the inaugurual Rio 2016 Olympic Games Referee Preparation Seminars, which are part of FIVB President Dr. Ary S. Graça’s vision to continue to develop and improve all aspects of volleyball. Fri, 23 Sep 2016 10:36:03 GMT Change of guard for Venezuela's men's National Team after departure of Nacci Lausanne, Switzerland, September 22, 2016 - Venezuela's men's National Team will be led by a new coach ahead of their 2017 FIVB World League and 2018 FIVB World Championship qualification obligations after Italian Vincenzo Nacci's departure from the programme, the Venezuela Volleyball Federation (FVV) announced today. Thu, 22 Sep 2016 18:39:15 GMT “It’s been a long season” Toronto, Ontario, Canada, September 21, 2016 - Of the 24 teams who took their shot at winning the record US$100,000 at the SWATCH World Tour Finals this past week, there was one unanimous sentiment that each of the 48 participant expressed. Thu, 22 Sep 2016 03:21:50 GMT VIS Seminar begins in Tijuana Tijuana, Mexico, September 21, 2015 – The FIVB-NORCECA Regional Development Centre is hosting a Volleyball Information System Seminar (VIS) conducted by VIS Officer Diego Soler from Argentina. Soler recently worked as an Indoor Volleyball VIS Delegate during the Rio 2016 Olympic Games. Wed, 21 Sep 2016 23:54:47 GMT One month on, Rio in our hearts Lausanne, Switzerland, September 21, 2016 - One month after the Rio 2016 Olympic Games we look back at a true celebration of volleyball at the iconic Maracanãzinho Stadium. Wed, 21 Sep 2016 16:09:44 GMT China confirm Olympic supremacy with Asian Cup title Vinh Phuc, Vietnam, September 20, 2016 - A short month after dominating the Rio 2016 Olympic Games, powerhouse China underlined their supremacy over the SMM 5th AVC Cup for Women after demolishing Kazakhstan 3-0 (25-19 25-19 25-13) in a pulsating final showdown at the Vinh Phuc Gymnasium here on Tuesday. Tue, 20 Sep 2016 21:23:25 GMT Men's Club World Championship takes on Olympic flavour as rosters are unveiled Lausanne, Switzerland, September 20, 2016 – The FIVB Volleyball Men’s Club World Championship 2016 in Betim will feature some of the world's top players from October 18 to 23 with the rosters officially unveiled. Tue, 20 Sep 2016 15:11:41 GMT Development programme moves forward in August Lausanne, Switzerland, September 20, 2016 - The FIVB's development programme included eight courses in August, including four Volleyball Your Way (VBYW) Teachers Courses, two VBYW Level I Coaches Courses, a Level II Coaches Course in Palestine and a Level III Coaches Course in Tunisia. Tue, 20 Sep 2016 12:00:13 GMT