FIVB press releases All en ©2020 FIVB Thu, 09 Apr 2020 23:49:24 GMT Thu, 09 Apr 2020 23:49:24 GMT OrdinaSoft RSS 2.0.10 builder, v1.0 Full match replays - Get the weekend programme Lausanne, Switzerland, April 9, 2020 - Full match replays continue this week across the FIVB’s channels. Join us on the Volleyball World and Beach Volleyball World YouTube channels and on Facebook for daily streams. Thu, 09 Apr 2020 23:00:00 GMT FIVB promotes clean sport on Play True Day Lausanne, Switzerland, April 9, 2020 – Today the FIVB celebrates Play True Day as the organisation reiterates its commitment to clean sport. Thu, 09 Apr 2020 15:00:00 GMT Former Japanese Olympian Kana Oyama gives back to volleyball Tokyo, Japan, April 9, 2020 - Kana Oyama first came onto the international volleyball scene in 2002 with the FIVB Volleyball Women’s World Championship in Germany. As a high schooler at Seitoku Gakuen (now Shimokita Seitoku High School), she was a reserve for the Japanese women’s national team in that tournament. Thu, 09 Apr 2020 14:00:00 GMT Mendez proud of Argentina’s past, excited about future Buenos Aires, Argentina, April 9, 2020 – Just a few weeks ago, Marcelo Mendez expected to be starting preparations for his second season at the helm of Argentina’s men’s national team, one that would include the Tokyo Olympics and the FIVB Volleyball Nations League. The coronavirus pandemic changed his plans, but the coach is looking to the future. Thu, 09 Apr 2020 12:00:00 GMT Kiara the volley dog helping Beach Vikings stay in shape Lausanne, Switzerland, April 8, 2020 – Kiara the volley dog has become a social media sensation in recent weeks as her appearances training with members of the Norway beach volleyball team have gone viral. Wed, 08 Apr 2020 23:59:00 GMT Bruno pens farewell message to Lube Civitanova Civitanova, Italy, April 8, 2020 – Bruno Rezende’s victorious stint at Italy’s Cucine Lube Civitanova is coming to an end as the experienced Brazilian setter wrote a farewell message to the club and the country on his Instagram account. Wed, 08 Apr 2020 23:58:16 GMT Blengini hopes young guns can take their chance Rome, Italy, April 8, 2020 – Italy men’s coach Gianlorenzo Blengini has called on Italy’s young players to take advantage of the extra year that they will have to prepare for the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020. Wed, 08 Apr 2020 16:00:00 GMT Cuba legend Mireya Luis reaches out with messages of hope Lausanne, Switzerland, April 7, 2020 - A three-time Olympic gold medallist with Cuba, Mireya Luis has reached out through social media to send the world a message of hope and strength in these uncertain times. Tue, 07 Apr 2020 12:00:00 GMT Argentinean beach players remain active with the world on pause Rosario, Argentina, April 7, 2020 – Argentineans Julian Azaad, Nicolas Capogrosso, Leandro Aveiro and Bautista Amieva were among the beach volleyball players who were on the road when the coronavirus pandemic quickly escalated around the world last month. The South Americans, however, have managed to keep their training routines on track after their return home. Tue, 07 Apr 2020 10:00:00 GMT Player of the Week: Annie Drews Lausanne, Switzerland, April 6, 2020 - From the heart of USA's Midwest to international stardom, the story of Andrea 'Annie' Drews is what dreams are made of. Mon, 06 Apr 2020 23:50:00 GMT FIVB Beach Volleyball World Tour events in Gstaad and Espinho cancelled Lausanne, Switzerland, April 06, 2020 – In order to safeguard the health and wellbeing of the players, officials and fans during the ongoing global coronavirus pandemic, a joint decision has been taken by the FIVB and the event organisers to cancel the FIVB Beach Volleyball World Tour 5-star event scheduled for 7-12 July in Gstaad, Switzerland, and the 4-star event scheduled to be held on 15-19 July in Espinho, Portugal. Mon, 06 Apr 2020 16:00:16 GMT Lion King roars into 35th birthday Jurmala, Latvia, April 6, 2020 - With the international season on hold due to the coronavirus pandemic, the world's elite beach volleyball players are hunkered down at home with their families. Mon, 06 Apr 2020 10:30:00 GMT Key Russian internationals stay put Moscow, Russia, April 6, 2020 – Several members of the women’s national team of Russia have extended contracts with their current clubs. Mon, 06 Apr 2020 10:00:00 GMT This week in World Tour history - April 5-11 Lausanne, Switzerland, April 5, 2020 - Five Olympians celebrate their birthdays this week as the days in the first full week of April in 2020 also featured the first-ever FIVB Beach Volleyball World Tour event in Mexico 21 years ago in Acapulco. Sun, 05 Apr 2020 11:31:18 GMT Cuban Moreno loves Peruvian experience Havana, Cuba, April 5, 2020 – Eight years after her first contact with the game at the National School of Volleyball, Cuban Gretell Moreno has tasted the experience of playing in a foreign league, an experience the 22-year-old setter said was very positive. Sun, 05 Apr 2020 09:30:00 GMT Thailand’s Fab Five: Spotlight on Onuma Sittirak Lausanne, Switzerland, April 4, 2019 – The Fab Five have inspired a lasting revolution in Thailand bringing the volleyball culture to the forefront of their country's consciousness and raising their profile further on the world stage with their distinctive style and game. Sat, 04 Apr 2020 12:00:00 GMT Dominican Prisilla Rivera extends career Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, April 4, 2020 - Prisilla Rivera has changed her plans to retire from volleyball. The 35-year-old now aims to stay on for an additional year to help the Dominican Republic women's national team to success when they participate in the Olympic Games in Tokyo next year. Sat, 04 Apr 2020 01:00:00 GMT Karpol dynasty - 51 seasons at Uralochka and counting (Part 1) Ekaterinburg, Russia, April 3, 2020 – Nikolay Karpol’s 51 years as head coach of one team, Uralochka, is considered by many the world record in volleyball and even in all professional team sports. While the legendary specialist has been hinting at a possible oncoming retirement, the Karpol dynasty era at the glorious club from Ekaterinburg looks set to continue for years to come. Fri, 03 Apr 2020 16:03:55 GMT Zhu Ting’s story set to inspire future superstars Lausanne, Switzerland, April 3, 2020 – China’s Zhu Ting is one of eight international sporting stars to feature in a book aimed at inspiring young children to follow their sporting dream. Fri, 03 Apr 2020 09:30:00 GMT Weber departs from Club Bolivar to coach Taubate Buenos Aires, Argentina, April 3, 2020 – Javier Weber’s time at Club Bolivar Voley came to an end after 13 seasons as the former Argentinean player departed from the team to become the new head coach of Brazil’s EMS Taubate Funvic. Fri, 03 Apr 2020 09:00:00 GMT