FIVB press releases http://www.fivb.org All en ©2014 FIVB press@fivb.org webmaster@fivb.org Tue, 30 Sep 2014 18:05:39 GMT Tue, 30 Sep 2014 18:05:39 GMT OrdinaSoft RSS 2.0.10 builder, v1.0 http://www.rssboard.org/rss-specification Lang Ping: We are not perfect, but improving http://www.fivb.org/viewPressRelease.asp?No=49833&Language=en Bari, Italy, September 30, 2014 – Jenny Lang Ping led China to a perfect start at the 2014 FIVB Women’s Volleyball World Championship. Winning five matches in a row, they advanced to the second round as top finishers of pool D. http://www.fivb.org/viewPressRelease.asp?No=49833&Language=en Tue, 30 Sep 2014 19:09:02 GMT FIVB Women's World Championship - Day 8 - As It Happened http://www.fivb.org/viewPressRelease.asp?No=49828&Language=en Bari, Italy, September 30, 2014 - The top 16 teams in the world took another rest day and trained in preparation for the start of Round II, tomorrow. Our live commentary brought you everything as the day unfolded at the 2014 FIVB Volleyball Women's World Championship Italy 2014. http://www.fivb.org/viewPressRelease.asp?No=49828&Language=en Tue, 30 Sep 2014 18:13:31 GMT Kazakhstan confirmed as country's greatest ever sports team http://www.fivb.org/viewPressRelease.asp?No=49832&Language=en Verona, Italy, 30 September, 2014 – The evening Kazakhstan beat Thailand to proceed to the second round of the FIVB Women’s World Championship was not just a record for the country’s volleyball, which had never gone past the 17th position at a World Championship. It was also a major historic achievement for Kazakhstan’s team sports. http://www.fivb.org/viewPressRelease.asp?No=49832&Language=en Tue, 30 Sep 2014 16:36:44 GMT Introducing Round 2: Russia, USA, Turkey and Bulgaria seek a pass to the Final Six http://www.fivb.org/viewPressRelease.asp?No=49831&Language=en Modena, Italy, September 30, 2014 - For USA and Russia dreams of glory are allowed, while Bulgaria and Turkey will need four victories in straight sets to hope for a place in the Final Six. Dream and hope, confidence and desperation, will be at stake in Modena, the legendary venue for FIVB Volleyball Women’s World Championship Italy 2014. http://www.fivb.org/viewPressRelease.asp?No=49831&Language=en Tue, 30 Sep 2014 13:52:48 GMT For the respect of the country - Barbolini http://www.fivb.org/viewPressRelease.asp?No=49830&Language=en Trieste, Italy, September 30, 2014 - The Turkish national team is a squad that is improving rapidly. In Trieste, Turkey proved their strength with good results versus their Pool B contenders, including World No. 1 Brazil. http://www.fivb.org/viewPressRelease.asp?No=49830&Language=en Tue, 30 Sep 2014 11:24:49 GMT El Salvador hosts Cool Volley event in Chalchuapa http://www.fivb.org/viewPressRelease.asp?No=49829&Language=en Chalchuapa, El Salvador, September 30, 2014 - Over 700 children from the region of Chalchuapa participated in a Cool Volley celebration of volleyball at the El Modelo stadium. The event was organised by physical education teachers and sports instructors endorsed by the Volleyball Federation of El Salvador. http://www.fivb.org/viewPressRelease.asp?No=49829&Language=en Tue, 30 Sep 2014 09:31:48 GMT Thailand out, but drew fans from far and wide http://www.fivb.org/viewPressRelease.asp?No=49827&Language=en Verona, Italy, September 30, 2014 – Thailand left Italy on Tuesday morning after losing four of the first five matches, but the impression the team and their fans have made in Verona will remain. http://www.fivb.org/viewPressRelease.asp?No=49827&Language=en Tue, 30 Sep 2014 00:09:53 GMT Coaches in Trieste expect a close affair http://www.fivb.org/viewPressRelease.asp?No=49825&Language=en Trieste, Italy, September 29, 2014 - Pool E, in Bari and Trieste, will probably be a very close affair. There is no team on full points and only three points separate top-ranked China and fourth-ranked Japan, with Italy and the Dominican Republic in between. http://www.fivb.org/viewPressRelease.asp?No=49825&Language=en Mon, 29 Sep 2014 23:28:35 GMT 2014 FIVB Beach Volleyball World Tour update after 14 events http://www.fivb.org/viewPressRelease.asp?No=49824&Language=en Lausanne, Switzerland, September 29, 2014 — Following last week’s return to Brazil for the 28th consecutive year, the Fédération Internationale de Volleyball (FIVB) will now take a one-week break on the calendar of its 2014 FIVB Beach Volleyball World Tour. http://www.fivb.org/viewPressRelease.asp?No=49824&Language=en Mon, 29 Sep 2014 20:01:38 GMT Round 2 in a legendary venue: the PalaPanini of Modena http://www.fivb.org/viewPressRelease.asp?No=49823&Language=en Modena, Italy, September 29, 2014 - Nearly 50 years of top class tradition, two teams (one male, Modena Volley, and one female, Liu-Jo) in the Italian Superleague, 35 national titles combined, and almost 20 international cups. http://www.fivb.org/viewPressRelease.asp?No=49823&Language=en Mon, 29 Sep 2014 19:02:00 GMT FIVB Women's World Championship - Day 7 - As It Happened http://www.fivb.org/viewPressRelease.asp?No=49816&Language=en Bari, Italy, September 29, 2014 - Teams took a well-deserved rest today and some switched cities in preparation for Round II. Our live commentary brought you everything as the day unfolded at the 2014 FIVB Volleyball Women's World Championship Italy 2014. http://www.fivb.org/viewPressRelease.asp?No=49816&Language=en Mon, 29 Sep 2014 18:17:18 GMT Chinese teenager Yuan makes impressive debut at World Championship http://www.fivb.org/viewPressRelease.asp?No=49820&Language=en Bari, Italy, September 29, 2014 – Chinese teenager Yuan Xinyue has made an impressive World Championship debut during the first round pool D play here in Bari. http://www.fivb.org/viewPressRelease.asp?No=49820&Language=en Mon, 29 Sep 2014 15:26:18 GMT Rookie Plak setting records on and off the court http://www.fivb.org/viewPressRelease.asp?No=49819&Language=en Verona, Italy, 29 September, 2014 - She will play in Bergamo, Italy, for the next two years, but the local crowd has already started to know – and appreciate – her at the FIVB Women’s World Championship in Verona. Distinctive features: nearly 19 years old, a cascade of black curls and a background that has no precedent on the Netherlands team. http://www.fivb.org/viewPressRelease.asp?No=49819&Language=en Mon, 29 Sep 2014 13:17:24 GMT Vargas has memory to cherish http://www.fivb.org/viewPressRelease.asp?No=49818&Language=en Bari, Italy, September 29, 2014 – Teenager star spiker Melissa Teresa Vargas Abreu was not able to help the young team of Cuba record a win at the 2014 FIVB Women’s Volleyball World Championship before going home, but she will cherish the memory of playing in Bari, at the world's most prestigious volleyball tournament. http://www.fivb.org/viewPressRelease.asp?No=49818&Language=en Mon, 29 Sep 2014 11:45:50 GMT Sheilla: In the heart of Italian fans http://www.fivb.org/viewPressRelease.asp?No=49817&Language=en Trieste, Italy, September 29, 2014 - Sheilla De Paula Blassioli is talented and sincere. And she is ambitious: “I am sick and tired of winning the silver medal. It is my fourth World Championship and I want to win the title. It would be a fantastic conclusion of a wonderful cycle. Especially for me with this World Championship probably being the last one in my career." http://www.fivb.org/viewPressRelease.asp?No=49817&Language=en Mon, 29 Sep 2014 11:09:22 GMT Asian Games favourites show determination in men's tournament http://www.fivb.org/viewPressRelease.asp?No=49815&Language=en Incheon, Korea, September 28, 2014 – Hosts Korea annihilated India in a hotly-contested Pool E clash as powerhouse China produced a magnificent come-from-behind 3-1 victory over Kuwait in their Pool F encounter in the last eight teams of the 17th Asian Games men’s volleyball competition at the Songnim Gymnasium on Sunday. http://www.fivb.org/viewPressRelease.asp?No=49815&Language=en Mon, 29 Sep 2014 09:25:06 GMT First round concludes with thrilling matches across Italy http://www.fivb.org/viewPressRelease.asp?No=49813&Language=en Lausanne, Switzerland, September 28, 2014 – The FIVB Volleyball Women’s World Championship Italy 2014 confirmed the last four spots into the 16-team second round on Sunday with 12 matches in Rome (Pool A), Trieste (Pool B), Verona (Pool C) and Bari (Pool D). http://www.fivb.org/viewPressRelease.asp?No=49813&Language=en Mon, 29 Sep 2014 01:36:04 GMT Ma-Xia win beach volleyball gold at Asian Games http://www.fivb.org/viewPressRelease.asp?No=49812&Language=en Incheon, Korea, September 28, 2014 – China’s MA-XIA secured their first-ever Asian Games gold medal after a straight-sets win (21-12, 21-18) over UDOMCHAVEE-RADARONG of Thailand at the Songdo Global University Beach Volleyball Center. It is also the 100th gold medal of the China Delegation at the Incheon Asian Games. http://www.fivb.org/viewPressRelease.asp?No=49812&Language=en Mon, 29 Sep 2014 01:17:30 GMT First FIVB World Tour medal bittersweet for Italy's Menegatti/Orsi Toth http://www.fivb.org/viewPressRelease.asp?No=49811&Language=en Sao Paulo, Brazil, September 28, 2014 — It's hard to feel like something impressive has been achieved when you lose the gold medal match in a FIVB Grand Slam final 21-19 in the tiebreaker set, especially when you had match points, but that was the story of this week's FIVB Sao Paulo Grand Slam for Italy's silver medalists Marta Menegatti and Viktoria Orsi Toth. http://www.fivb.org/viewPressRelease.asp?No=49811&Language=en Mon, 29 Sep 2014 00:38:49 GMT Call brings old Brazilian friends back together on the beach http://www.fivb.org/viewPressRelease.asp?No=49810&Language=en Sao Paulo, Brazil, September 28, 2014 - In August this year Emanuel Rego decided it was time to make a call to an old friend called Ricardo Santos, because he thought it was time to write another chapter in an already impressive story, and at the FIVB Sao Paulo Grand Slam the story started to write itself. http://www.fivb.org/viewPressRelease.asp?No=49810&Language=en Sun, 28 Sep 2014 23:54:33 GMT