FIVB press releases All en ©2017 FIVB Mon, 23 Jan 2017 06:53:50 GMT Mon, 23 Jan 2017 06:53:50 GMT OrdinaSoft RSS 2.0.10 builder, v1.0 Fort Lauderdale Major Features “Full-Field” Fort Lauderdale, Fla., USA. January 23, 2017 - With the international Beach Volleyball community returning here next month for a SWATCH Major Series stop at Fort Lauderdale Beach Park (February 7-12), the competition will feature south Florida’s first full-field FIVB event since January 1994 when South Beach in Miami hosted a World Tour tournament. Sun, 22 Jan 2017 23:28:22 GMT Favourites victorious in women's club leagues Lausanne, Switzerland, January 22, 2017 - Pomi Casalmaggiore remained at the top of the standings in Italy's women's Samsung Gear A1 League after Samanta Fabris scored 22 points in three sets to lead them to a 3-0 (25-23, 25-22, 25-16) sweep of Saugella Team away in Monza. Sun, 22 Jan 2017 22:50:50 GMT Taubate take first prize of 2017 in Brazil in star-studded final Lausanne, Switzerland, January 22, 2017 - Funvic Taubate claimed the first title of the year in Brazil, when they thrashed Sesi Sao Paulo 3-0 (25-18, 25-21, 30-28) in the final of the men's Banco do Brasil Cup this weekend in Campinas. It was the second cup title in their history, after that of 2015. Sun, 22 Jan 2017 20:45:05 GMT FIVB and leagues wrap up historic meeting in Lausanne Lausanne, Switzerland, January 20, 2017 – FIVB President Dr. Ary S. Graca F° and FIVB staff completed an historic two-day meeting on Friday with representatives from eight of the top volleyball leagues in the world at the FIVB headquarters in Lausanne, Switzerland where fruitful discussions were held concerning the international long-term volleyball calendar and the creation of real value for the sport by maximizing the promotion of volleyball and its stars around the world. Fri, 20 Jan 2017 17:00:00 GMT Olympic champs lead the Fort Lauderdale field Lausanne, Switzerland, January 20, 2017 – Three of the Rio 2016 Olympic champions will be in action when the 2017 FIVB Beach Volleyball World Tour begins with the Fort Lauderdale Major Series on February 7. Fri, 20 Jan 2017 15:00:00 GMT Minas Gerais to host South America Club Championships Lausanne, Switzerland, January 20, 2017 – South America’s leading club teams will be heading to Minas Gerais when the Brazilian state hosts the men’s and women’s South American Club Championships. Fri, 20 Jan 2017 10:30:16 GMT Kerri Walsh Jennings eyes Tokyo 2020 Lausanne, Switzerland, January 20, 2017 – The United States’ Kerri Walsh Jennings has opened up to playing at a sixth Olympic Games at Tokyo 2020, following her bronze medal win at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games with partner April Ross. Fri, 20 Jan 2017 07:10:55 GMT Japan captain Kimura honoured at Japan Sports Awards Tokyo, Japan, January 19, 2017 – Japan volleyball captain Saori Kimura has been honoured at the Yomiuri Shimbun’s 66th Japan Sports Awards. Fri, 20 Jan 2017 05:15:41 GMT Kenya gear up for busy season Nairobi, Kenya, January 19, 2017 – Kenya are poised for a good run in the 2017 season. Their schedule serves off in March with the 2017 Kenya Volleyball Federation (KVF) League. Thu, 19 Jan 2017 23:59:59 GMT Favourites close in on Club Worlds ticket as Champions League heats up Lausanne, Switzerland, January 19, 2017 - Defending champions Zenit Kazan remain on track for their third European Champions League title and a direct ticket to the 2017 FIVB Men's Club World Championship at the halfway point of the top club competition in Europe. Thu, 19 Jan 2017 22:56:03 GMT CAVB Zone 3 representatives meet in Abidjan Abidjan, Ivory Coast, January 19, 2017 - African Volleyball Confederation (CAVB) President Dr. Amr Elwani attended a CAVB Zone 3 meeting held in Abidjan, Cote d’Ivoire to discuss activities in the area in 2017, including the competition calendar. Thu, 19 Jan 2017 20:38:47 GMT Alison and Bruno ready to start season with show of strength in Fort Lauderdale Lausanne, Switzerland, January 19, 2017 – Alison Cerutti and Bruno Schmidt are ready to put their perfect year behind them with the start of the 2017 FIVB Beach Volleyball World Tour edging ever closer. Thu, 19 Jan 2017 16:17:42 GMT Groundbreaking meeting as FIVB & national leagues discuss international volleyball calendar & future of volleyball Lausanne, Switzerland, January 19, 2017 – The international volleyball calendar will be the focus of discussions as representatives from the top leagues in the world are gathered for the first time at a two-day workshop at the FIVB headquarters in Lausanne on Thursday and Friday. Thu, 19 Jan 2017 12:19:34 GMT Beijing 2008 Olympic gold medallist Scott Touzinsky retires Lausanne, Switzerland, January 19, 2017 - Beijing 2008 Olympic gold medallist Scott Touzinsky of USA announced his retirement from the sport, USA Volleyball reports. Thu, 19 Jan 2017 11:34:32 GMT #TBT: Watch Cuba win their third Olympic gold Lausanne, Switzerland, January 19, 2017 – Watch Cuba’s epic Olympic winning moment as they captured their third consecutive gold medal in the Sydney 2000 final, beating Russia (25-27, 32-34, 25-19, 25-18, 15-7). Thu, 19 Jan 2017 06:55:14 GMT 2017-2020 Official Rules available for download Lausanne, Switzerland, January 18, 2017 – The 2017-2020 Official Volleyball Rules and Official Beach Volleyball Rules and the Referees’ Official Hand Signals are now available to download. Wed, 18 Jan 2017 19:27:20 GMT Backhaus named Germany women’s beach coach Lausanne, Switzerland, January 18, 2017 – Tilo Backhaus has been given the job of ensuring that Germany’s female beach volleyball players build on their recent success after he was appointed as coach for the women’s beach volleyball programme. Wed, 18 Jan 2017 17:32:52 GMT Hill shows value of open try-outs, as springboard to glittering career Lausanne, Switzerland, January 18, 2017 – Kim Hill is one player who knows all about the U.S. Women’s National Team Open Try-outs, which are set to take place from March 3-5 and for which the online registration is already open. Wed, 18 Jan 2017 16:17:54 GMT Rio honours Olympic medallists with Wall of Champions Lausanne, Switzerland, January 18, 2017 – The Rio 2016 Wall of Champions honours the medallists at last year's Summer Games. Unveiled by Rio de Janeiro mayor Eduardo Paes in December, it stands proudly at the Barra Olympic Park.<br> Wed, 18 Jan 2017 15:43:54 GMT Australia and Japan enhance volleyball relationship ahead of Tokyo 2020 Canberra, Australia, January 18, 2017 - Volleyball Australia and the Japan Volleyball Association have held talks to look at cementing their relationship ahead of the Tokyo 2020 Olympics. Wed, 18 Jan 2017 06:00:00 GMT