FIVB press releases http://www.fivb.org All en ©2016 FIVB press@fivb.org webmaster@fivb.org Fri, 27 May 2016 16:29:07 GMT Fri, 27 May 2016 16:29:07 GMT OrdinaSoft RSS 2.0.10 builder, v1.0 http://www.rssboard.org/rss-specification Daily Dig - May 27: Moscow GS reaches the business end http://www.fivb.org/viewPressRelease.asp?No=61242&Language=en Lausanne, Switzerland, May 27, 2016 - All the latest news and views from the volleyball world. http://www.fivb.org/viewPressRelease.asp?No=61242&Language=en Fri, 27 May 2016 23:55:24 GMT Brazilian & American pairs headline Moscow women’s “elite 8” http://www.fivb.org/viewPressRelease.asp?No=61435&Language=en Moscow, Russia, May 27, 2016 - Two top-seeded pairs with Moscow Grand Slam gold medals to their credit lead eight women’s teams into the quarter-finals of this week’s FIVB World Tour stop in the Russian capital after winning “Sweet 16” matches here Friday afternoon at the Vodny Stadium Beach Sports Centre. http://www.fivb.org/viewPressRelease.asp?No=61435&Language=en Fri, 27 May 2016 17:10:20 GMT Guidetti leading the Netherlands to something good http://www.fivb.org/viewPressRelease.asp?No=61434&Language=en Lausanne, Switzerland, May 27, 2016 – There aren’t many teams who would relish facing the Netherlands, but will the Dutch ladies live up to their promise this time? http://www.fivb.org/viewPressRelease.asp?No=61434&Language=en Fri, 27 May 2016 16:48:28 GMT Complacency no issue for World League champs France http://www.fivb.org/viewPressRelease.asp?No=61433&Language=en Tokyo, Japan, May 27, 2016 – France coach Laurent Tillie says his side will not fall victim to complacency when they begin their Men’s World Olympic Qualification Tournament campaign in Tokyo, Japan on Saturday. http://www.fivb.org/viewPressRelease.asp?No=61433&Language=en Fri, 27 May 2016 16:09:16 GMT Good start key for Santilli's Volleyroos http://www.fivb.org/viewPressRelease.asp?No=61432&Language=en Tokyo, Japan, May 27, 2016 – Australia coach Roberto Santilli is targeting a strong start against Asian rivals Iran when they begin the Men’s World Olympic Qualification Tournament in Tokyo, Japan on Saturday. http://www.fivb.org/viewPressRelease.asp?No=61432&Language=en Fri, 27 May 2016 15:50:01 GMT Russia on the rise http://www.fivb.org/viewPressRelease.asp?No=61407&Language=en Lausanne, Switzerland, May 27, 2016 - Twelve teams will compete to qualify for the FIVB Volleyball World Grand Prix Group 1 Finals in Bangkok, Thailand from July 6 to 10. As the competition approaches, we feature Russia in the 11th of a 12-part series. http://www.fivb.org/viewPressRelease.asp?No=61407&Language=en Fri, 27 May 2016 15:23:25 GMT Champions League set to be pan-European extravaganza http://www.fivb.org/viewPressRelease.asp?No=61430&Language=en Luxembourg, May 27, 2016 – The 2017 edition of the CEV Volleyball Champions League is set to be a record-breaking, pan-European and historic event with 36 men’s and 30 women’s teams from as many as 29 countries due to feature. http://www.fivb.org/viewPressRelease.asp?No=61430&Language=en Fri, 27 May 2016 14:55:59 GMT Italian eliminates idol http://www.fivb.org/viewPressRelease.asp?No=61422&Language=en Moscow, Russia, May 27, 2016 - Paolo Nicolai “idolizes” Phil Dalhausser, but the Italian and his partner Daniel Lupo had the upper hand over the American Olympian here Friday in a mid-day match at the US$800,000 Moscow Grand Slam where second team from the southern European country advanced to the second-round elimination play http://www.fivb.org/viewPressRelease.asp?No=61422&Language=en Fri, 27 May 2016 14:09:44 GMT Coaches pick France and Poland as top contenders at men’s Olympic qualifiers http://www.fivb.org/viewPressRelease.asp?No=61431&Language=en Tokyo, Japan, May 27, 2016 – All foreign teams and the local contingent are all fired up to race for the four available slots for the top ranked Asian squad and the top three ranked teams at the Men’s World Olympic Qualification Tournament in Tokyo. http://www.fivb.org/viewPressRelease.asp?No=61431&Language=en Fri, 27 May 2016 13:32:56 GMT Cuba win Pan Am title with dramatic victory http://www.fivb.org/viewPressRelease.asp?No=61421&Language=en Mexico City, Mexico, May 27, 2016 – Cuba pulled off a dramatic comeback victory in five sets over Argentina to claim the gold medal of the Men’s Pan American Cup at Juan de la Barrera Gymnasium on Thursday. http://www.fivb.org/viewPressRelease.asp?No=61421&Language=en Fri, 27 May 2016 12:55:12 GMT Russian beach volleyball player Alexander Likholetov likes to go ‘down under’ http://www.fivb.org/viewPressRelease.asp?No=61420&Language=en Moscow, Russia, May 27, 2016 – Russian beach volleyball player Alexander Likholetov shows us around in Moscow. One of his favourite spots in the Russian capital is the Metro, which is famous for it’s art, decorations and statues. http://www.fivb.org/viewPressRelease.asp?No=61420&Language=en Fri, 27 May 2016 12:34:38 GMT Beach action heating up in Moscow http://www.fivb.org/viewPressRelease.asp?No=61419&Language=en Moscow, Russia, May 27, 2016 - Although it was only the first-round of elimination at the US$800,000 Moscow Grand Slam here Friday morning, the competition was intense with two pairs suffering setbacks in their bids to earn in their country’s second berth in the Rio 2016 Olympic Games while one tandem helped secure their spot for the Copacabana quadrennial. http://www.fivb.org/viewPressRelease.asp?No=61419&Language=en Fri, 27 May 2016 11:34:52 GMT Road to Rio live from Tokyo http://www.fivb.org/viewPressRelease.asp?No=61417&Language=en Tokyo, Japan, May 27, 2016 – The road to Rio will continue in Tokyo, Japan on Saturday with the Men’s World Olympic Qualification Tournament commencing, and fans from around the world can catch all the action live online. http://www.fivb.org/viewPressRelease.asp?No=61417&Language=en Fri, 27 May 2016 10:35:03 GMT Moscow GS to reach conclusion live on FIVB YouTube http://www.fivb.org/viewPressRelease.asp?No=61416&Language=en Moscow, Russia May 27, 2016 – The second FIVB Beach Volleyball World Tour Grand Slam of the year will conclude in Moscow this weekend, with the action due to be streamed live on the FIVB’s YouTube channel. http://www.fivb.org/viewPressRelease.asp?No=61416&Language=en Fri, 27 May 2016 10:25:12 GMT Brazil conclude successful Slovenian series http://www.fivb.org/viewPressRelease.asp?No=61418&Language=en Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, May 27, 2016 - The Brazilian men's team brought an end to a successful series of friendlies against Slovenia on Thursday, including three wins and a draw. The fourth match was played over four sets, with each team claiming two (25-16, 24-26, 25-17 and 20-25). http://www.fivb.org/viewPressRelease.asp?No=61418&Language=en Fri, 27 May 2016 10:18:12 GMT Tervaportti and new-look Finland prepare World League http://www.fivb.org/viewPressRelease.asp?No=61415&Language=en Lausanne, Switzerland, May 27, 2016 - Head coach Tuomas Sammelvuo will lead a renewed team in FIVB Volleyball World League Group 2 as Finland participate in their 11th consecutive edition. http://www.fivb.org/viewPressRelease.asp?No=61415&Language=en Fri, 27 May 2016 10:00:22 GMT Brazil to meet Dominican Republic ahead of crucial season http://www.fivb.org/viewPressRelease.asp?No=61414&Language=en Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, May 27, 2016 – The Brazil women’s team will take on the Dominican Republic on Friday in their first match of the year as the world No.3 prepare for the FIVB Volleyball World Grand Prix and Rio 2016 Olympic Games. http://www.fivb.org/viewPressRelease.asp?No=61414&Language=en Fri, 27 May 2016 09:45:31 GMT Grinding for Gold starts Friday morning in Moscow http://www.fivb.org/viewPressRelease.asp?No=61413&Language=en Moscow, Russia, May 27, 2016 - The opening elimination rounds here Friday for men and women in the US$800,000 Moscow Grand Slam has produced interesting match ups as the FIVB World Tour event grinds towards its conclusion Sunday at the Vodny Stadium Beach Sports Centre. http://www.fivb.org/viewPressRelease.asp?No=61413&Language=en Fri, 27 May 2016 06:56:05 GMT Daily Dig - May 26: Moscow Grand Slam continues, Olympic qualifiers build up in Japan http://www.fivb.org/viewPressRelease.asp?No=61241&Language=en Lausanne, Switzerland, May 26, 2016 - All the latest news and views from the volleyball world. http://www.fivb.org/viewPressRelease.asp?No=61241&Language=en Thu, 26 May 2016 23:53:01 GMT Canadian Copacabana Challenge? http://www.fivb.org/viewPressRelease.asp?No=61412&Language=en Moscow, Russia, May 26, 2016 - Is it really a rivalry between the two teams to see which tandem will represent Canada in the men’s Beach Volleyball competition at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games or will the North American country have two entries into the Copacabana quadrennial? http://www.fivb.org/viewPressRelease.asp?No=61412&Language=en Thu, 26 May 2016 18:51:54 GMT