FIVB press releases All en ©2020 FIVB Tue, 26 May 2020 17:15:04 GMT Tue, 26 May 2020 17:15:04 GMT OrdinaSoft RSS 2.0.10 builder, v1.0 FIVB mourns passing of Katsumi Wakao Lausanne, Switzerland, May 26, 2020 – The FIVB is deeply saddened to learn of the passing of Mr Katsumi Wakao, who dedicated much of his life to promoting our beloved sport of volleyball. Tue, 26 May 2020 13:38:31 GMT FIVB launches Athletes’ Relief Support fund Lausanne, Switzerland, May 26, 2020 – The FIVB today launched its Athletes’ Relief Support fund to provide short-term assistance to professional volleyball and beach volleyball players who have been affected financially by the global coronavirus pandemic. Tue, 26 May 2020 11:05:00 GMT Jonas at 41 Solingen, Germany, May 26, 2020 – It has been almost eight years since Jonas Reckermann has played in a competitive beach volleyball event, but the German Olympic champion still follows the game working as a television announcer and camp instructor with his gold medal winning partner Julius Brink. Tue, 26 May 2020 09:30:00 GMT Marlon Yant leads Cubans moving to European clubs Lausanne, Switzerland, May 26, 2020 – Several members of the Cuban men’s national team will be playing for new clubs next season. At least five of the players who represented the country at the NORCECA Olympic Qualifier last January will play in Europe after transfers were recently announced. Tue, 26 May 2020 08:00:00 GMT Zenit Kazan back to work Kazan, Russia, May 26, 2020 – 2019 FIVB Volleyball Club World Championship bronze medallists Zenit Kazan are back in training after the long break prompted by the coronavirus pandemic. The team that also won the men’s Russia Cup and Superliga silver this past season got together for an outdoor session on Friday, wearing masks and gloves and following social distancing rules. Tue, 26 May 2020 00:00:34 GMT Player of the Week: Simone Giannelli Lausanne, Switzerland, May 25, 2020 - Simone Giannelli may be one of the youngest volleyball stars around, but it's already been more than half a decade since he started orchestrating both his club of Trentino and the Italian national team in their numerous achievements. Mon, 25 May 2020 21:41:45 GMT Don't miss Melissa Humana-Paredes on Facebook Live Lausanne, Switzerland, May 25, 2020 - Canadian world champion Melissa Humana-Paredes was live on Facebook to answer your questions and discuss life as a professional beach volleyball athlete. Mon, 25 May 2020 11:45:22 GMT Team of the Week: Tri Bourne and Trevor Crabb Lausanne, Switzerland, May 24, 2020 - Naia Bourne crawled up the stairs the other day. Three of them, anyway. This may not sound the least bit spectacular to you, but for at least two people in the world, it was a momentous occasion for the young daughter of a beach volleyball player and an actress. Sun, 24 May 2020 17:38:29 GMT This week on YouTube: Lang Ping guides China at 2015 World Cup Lausanne, Switzerland, May 24, 2020 - Full match replays return this week with highlights from China's victorious run at the 2015 FIVB Volleyball World Cup. Watch as legendary coach Lang Ping guides her players in their matches against USA, Korea, the Dominican Republic, Russia and Japan. Sun, 24 May 2020 14:21:33 GMT Reckermann & 26 golds highlight May 24-30 in World Tour history Lausanne, Switzerland, May 24, 2020 - Twenty individuals have captured an Olympic beach volleyball gold medal and Jonas Reckermann is one of the Summer Games podium-toppers who will be celebrating a birthday this week as the German teamed with Julius Brink to capture the title in 2012 at London. Sun, 24 May 2020 00:10:00 GMT Graudina and Kravcenoka aiming to continue improvement Lausanne, Switzerland, May 23, 2020 – Tina Graudina and Anastasija Kravcenoka are refusing to bask in their progress despite enjoying a breakthrough year in 2019. Sat, 23 May 2020 11:47:25 GMT Watch World Championship match replays on YouTube Lausanne, Switzerland, May 23, 2020 - This week's full match replays focus on highlights from the 2019 FIVB Beach Volleyball World Championships in Hamburg, Germany. Sat, 23 May 2020 11:08:28 GMT Get out your pencils, crayons and felt tip pens Lausanne, Switzerland, May 23, 2020 - Reach for your pencils, crayons, felt tips, water colours or whatever you have at hand. It's time to get creative and add your imagination to this image of one of your favourite volleyball stars. Sat, 23 May 2020 11:06:32 GMT Agustin Loser continues moving fast on and off the court Mendoza, Argentina, May 23, 2020 – Agustin Loser might sometimes think his career is moving in fast forward. From representing Argentina at the 2015 FIVB Volleyball U19 World Championships to helping his country qualifying for the Tokyo Olympics, the 22-year-old middle blocker has experienced a lot in his very first years playing professionally. Sat, 23 May 2020 02:07:25 GMT Kingsley Tay on a mission to win Singapore’s first medal in beach volleyball Lausanne, Switzerland, May 22, 2020 – Kingsley Tay launched his athletic quest in volleyball but is now hoping to go one step further by earning Singapore its first medal in beach volleyball. Fri, 22 May 2020 10:11:13 GMT Volkov and Biryukov lead transfers in Russia Moscow, Russia, May 22, 2020 – Big names of former national team players appeared in confirmed transfer market news in Russia this week. Legendary Alexander Volkov returns to Zenit Kazan, while Denis Biryukov heads back to Dinamo-LO Leningrad Oblast. Fri, 22 May 2020 01:40:35 GMT Athletes training at home and gradually transitioning to new normal Lausanne, Switzerland, May 22, 2020 – Athletes are gradually working their way back to normal - the new normal. Fri, 22 May 2020 01:39:25 GMT Kim's personal take on Haikyu!! Lausanne, Switzerland, May 21, 2020 - Korea superstar Kim Yeon Koung has taken to YouTube again to present her own personal take on an animated clip of the highly popular Haikyu!!, as she explores the actions featured and explains how things would work in real-life volleyball. Thu, 21 May 2020 17:00:00 GMT Egonu extends deal at Imoco Volley Conegliano Conegliano, Italy, May 21, 2020 – Imoco Volley Conegliano fans were given a boost with the news that Paola Egonu has signed a contract extension with the club that guarantees she will wear yellow and blue for the 2020-21 season. Thu, 21 May 2020 02:00:00 GMT Krasilnikov: I’ll build a court and teach my neighbours how to play Saint Petersburg, Russia, May 21, 2020 – “If this continues for long, I’ll build a court and teach my neighbours how to play,” reigning world champion Viacheslav Krasilnikov joked to say how much he misses beach volleyball. Thu, 21 May 2020 01:59:00 GMT