FIVB press releases http://www.fivb.org All en ©2015 FIVB press@fivb.org webmaster@fivb.org Sat, 23 May 2015 15:23:20 GMT Sat, 23 May 2015 15:23:20 GMT OrdinaSoft RSS 2.0.10 builder, v1.0 http://www.rssboard.org/rss-specification LIVE - FIVB Volleyball World League Week 2 http://www.fivb.org/viewPressRelease.asp?No=52335&Language=en Lausanne, Switzerland, May 17, 2015 – Catch all of the action LIVE from the second weekend of the FIVB Volleyball World League 2015. http://www.fivb.org/viewPressRelease.asp?No=52335&Language=en Sun, 24 May 2015 22:48:01 GMT VIDEO: Spain’s Paula Soria Gutierrez and Angela Lobato Herrero reach quarterfinals http://www.fivb.org/viewPressRelease.asp?No=52353&Language=en Prague, Czech Republic, May 23, 2015 – Spain’s Paula Soria Gutierrez and Angela Lobato Herrero reached the quarterfinals of the FIVB Beach Volleyball Prague Open on Saturday with a hard fought 2-1 (21-11, 18-21, 10-15) win over USA’s Brittany Hochevar and Heather Lee McGuire. http://www.fivb.org/viewPressRelease.asp?No=52353&Language=en Sat, 23 May 2015 15:28:55 GMT VIDEO: Action footage from Brazilian win over Switzerland at Prague Open Saturday. http://www.fivb.org/viewPressRelease.asp?No=52352&Language=en <p><font size="1" style="font-family: Verdana,Arial;">Prague, Czech Republic, May 23, 2015 - Action footage from the elimination second-round match Saturday at the Prague Open between Eduarda Lisboa&nbsp;and Elize Maia of Brazil and the Swiss pair of Nicole Betschart&nbsp;and Nina Eiholzer.</font></p> http://www.fivb.org/viewPressRelease.asp?No=52352&Language=en Sat, 23 May 2015 14:46:42 GMT VIDEO: Finland's Lahti & Lehtonen net first FIVB World Tour "Elite 8" berth http://www.fivb.org/viewPressRelease.asp?No=52351&Language=en Prague, Czech Republic, May 23, 2015 - Finland's Taru Lahti and Riikka Lehtonen defeated Melissa Humana-Paredes and Taylor Pischke from Canada in two sets here Saturday at the Prague Open to advance to their first FIVB World Tour quarter-final. http://www.fivb.org/viewPressRelease.asp?No=52351&Language=en Sat, 23 May 2015 14:36:33 GMT Brazilians Seek Prague Open Podium Sweep http://www.fivb.org/viewPressRelease.asp?No=52350&Language=en Prague, Czech Republic, May 23, 2015 - Another podium sweep for Brazil on the FIVB World Tour is in the making as three women’s teams from the South American country captured opening elimination matches here Saturday at this week’s international Beach Volleyball event in the Czech Republic capital on the sands of Stvanice Stadium. http://www.fivb.org/viewPressRelease.asp?No=52350&Language=en Sat, 23 May 2015 14:21:09 GMT VIDEOS: Agatha & Seixas rally to defeat Austrians Saturday morning with action footage http://www.fivb.org/viewPressRelease.asp?No=52349&Language=en Prague, Czech Republic, May 23, 2015 - Second-seeded Agatha Bednarczuk and Barbara Seixas of Brazil won their opening match against an Austrian team here Saturday in the sixth annual Prague Open on the center court sand Stvanice Stadium. http://www.fivb.org/viewPressRelease.asp?No=52349&Language=en Sat, 23 May 2015 12:14:53 GMT VIDEO: USA's Jennifer Fopma and Summer Ross upset Argentina http://www.fivb.org/viewPressRelease.asp?No=52348&Language=en Prague, Czech Republic, May 23, 2015 - USA's new pair Jennifer Fopma and Summer Ross reached the quarter finals of the FIVB Beach Volleyball Prague Open on Saturday with an upset win over Argentina's Anna Gallay and Georgina Klug: 25-23 21-15. http://www.fivb.org/viewPressRelease.asp?No=52348&Language=en Sat, 23 May 2015 11:51:40 GMT Kazakhstan women trounce ailing Australia 3-0 in Asian Championship http://www.fivb.org/viewPressRelease.asp?No=52347&Language=en Tianjin, China, May 22, 2015 – Kazakhstan displayed its supremacy over troubled Australia to post a 3-0 (25-17, 25-14, 25-17) victory in Pool D of the preliminary round of the 18th Asian Senior Women’s Volleyball Championship at the TPJU Stadium on Friday. http://www.fivb.org/viewPressRelease.asp?No=52347&Language=en Sat, 23 May 2015 11:31:18 GMT USA and Canada grab top two slots in World Cup qualifier http://www.fivb.org/viewPressRelease.asp?No=52345&Language=en Detroit, USA, May 22, 2015 – USA and Canada earned their second victories to become the top two teams in the NORCECA Champions Cup at the Joe Louis Arena on Friday, rewarding them with an early decision to qualify for the FIVB Volleyball Men’s World Cup in Japan on September 8 to 23. http://www.fivb.org/viewPressRelease.asp?No=52345&Language=en Sat, 23 May 2015 09:24:46 GMT Venezuela and Argentina clinch World Cup berths http://www.fivb.org/viewPressRelease.asp?No=52344&Language=en Rio de Janeiro, May 22, 2015 – Argentina and Venezuela clinched berths in the FIVB Men’s World Cup on Friday by winning their semifinal matches in the South American qualifiers for the World Cup. http://www.fivb.org/viewPressRelease.asp?No=52344&Language=en Sat, 23 May 2015 05:56:18 GMT VIDEOS: Spain's Soria and Lobato talk about upsetting top-ranked Canadians with action http://www.fivb.org/viewPressRelease.asp?No=52342&Language=en Prague, Czech Republic, May 22, 2015 - Spain's Paula Soria Guitiérrez and Angela Lobato Herrero upset the top-ranked team on the FIVB World Tour with a two-set win over Jamie Broder and Kristina Valjas of Canada. http://www.fivb.org/viewPressRelease.asp?No=52342&Language=en Fri, 22 May 2015 19:14:20 GMT World Champs Beach Blog – 5 weeks to go http://www.fivb.org/viewPressRelease.asp?No=52340&Language=en The Hague, Netherlands, May 22, 2015 - The World Champs Beach Blog is your weekly update of news ahead of the FIVB Beach Volleyball World Championships The Netherlands 2015. http://www.fivb.org/viewPressRelease.asp?No=52340&Language=en Fri, 22 May 2015 17:41:28 GMT Prague Open Features Brazilian Beach Party http://www.fivb.org/viewPressRelease.asp?No=52338&Language=en Prague, Czech Republic, May 22, 2015 - It is a “Brazilian Beach Party” on the sands of Stvanice Stadium as three women’s Beach Volleyball pairs from the South American country captured pool titles here Friday to advance with five other teams to the second-round of elimination play in the FIVB World Tour event. http://www.fivb.org/viewPressRelease.asp?No=52338&Language=en Fri, 22 May 2015 17:12:52 GMT VIDEO: Americans post Prague Open elimination win Friday over Germany http://www.fivb.org/viewPressRelease.asp?No=52341&Language=en Prague, Czech Republic, May 22, 2015 - After posting a 2-1 pool play mark in the Prague Open, Summer Ross and Jennifer Fopma of the United States posted Prague Open elimination win Friday over Germany's Victoria Bieneck and Julia Grossner in two sets. http://www.fivb.org/viewPressRelease.asp?No=52341&Language=en Fri, 22 May 2015 17:09:02 GMT VIDEO: Kolocova & Slukova "Stayin' Alive" in Prague Open http://www.fivb.org/viewPressRelease.asp?No=52337&Language=en Prague, Czech Republic, May 22, 2015 - Despite losing in three sets to Riikka Lehtonen and Taru Lahti of Finland, defending Prague Open champions Kristyna Kolocova and Marketa Slukova remain in the competition and will play an Austrian team in a Friday afternoon elimination match. http://www.fivb.org/viewPressRelease.asp?No=52337&Language=en Fri, 22 May 2015 15:43:10 GMT Green House of Taste at World Championships http://www.fivb.org/viewPressRelease.asp?No=52336&Language=en The Hague, the Netherlands, May 22, 2015 - Visitors to The Hague venue at the FIVB Beach Volleyball World Championships The Netherlands 2015 will get the chance to taste fresh and healthy horticulture products from the Netherlands GREEN House of Taste. http://www.fivb.org/viewPressRelease.asp?No=52336&Language=en Fri, 22 May 2015 14:57:03 GMT VIDEOS: Finland’s Lehtonen/Lahti defeat defending champions & interviews http://www.fivb.org/viewPressRelease.asp?No=52334&Language=en Prague, Czech Republic, May 22, 2015 – Riikka Lehtonen and Taru Lahti upset the home crowd at the FIVB Beach Volleyball Prague Open on Friday. The Finnish pair defeated the defending champions and local favourites Kristyna Kolocova and Marketa Slukova 2-1 (21-18, 19-21, 15-12). http://www.fivb.org/viewPressRelease.asp?No=52334&Language=en Fri, 22 May 2015 14:38:17 GMT Eczacibasi VitrA sign promising youngster Boskovic http://www.fivb.org/viewPressRelease.asp?No=52333&Language=en Istanbul, Turkey, May 22, 2015 - Serbian prospect Tijana Boskovic has joined FIVB Volleyball Women’s Club World champions Eczacibasi VitrA Istanbul, with the 18-year-old the latest star to be swooped up by the Turkish club. http://www.fivb.org/viewPressRelease.asp?No=52333&Language=en Fri, 22 May 2015 14:28:46 GMT Tervaportti ready to catch up with Belgian friends http://www.fivb.org/viewPressRelease.asp?No=52332&Language=en Tampere, Finland, May 19, 2015 – Finland’s opening FIVB Volleyball World League match against Belgium will be particularly poignant for setter Eemi Tervaportti. http://www.fivb.org/viewPressRelease.asp?No=52332&Language=en Fri, 22 May 2015 14:09:59 GMT VIDEO: Prague Open = Canada Strong with Bansley & Pavan video feature http://www.fivb.org/viewPressRelease.asp?No=52331&Language=en Prague, Czech Republic, May 22, 2015 - Since the start of the women’s competition on the FIVB World Tour in 1992, the strongest teams from the NORCECA confederation came from the United States led by three-time Olympic gold medal winners Misty May-Treanor and Kerri Walsh Jennings. http://www.fivb.org/viewPressRelease.asp?No=52331&Language=en Fri, 22 May 2015 13:52:06 GMT