FIVB press releases All en ©2014 FIVB Fri, 24 Oct 2014 08:31:59 GMT Fri, 24 Oct 2014 08:31:59 GMT OrdinaSoft RSS 2.0.10 builder, v1.0 CAVB Referees Course ends in Burkina Faso Ouagadougou, Burkina, October 23, 2014 – A Referees Course was successfully completed in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso in September in the framework of the CAVB’s Development Strategic Planning to help increase the number of referees in the West African country. Thu, 23 Oct 2014 17:34:52 GMT "World champs show volleyball is still growing" says Sykora Lausanne, Switzerland, October 22, 2014 – Former USA libero Stacy Sykora was on hand for the FIVB at the 2014 FIVB Volleyball Women’s World Championships providing expert insight and analysis. The Olympic silver medallist and two-time World Grand Prix winner gives her thoughts on the tournament as a whole, including USA’s historic first title. Thu, 23 Oct 2014 09:38:09 GMT ExCom meeting opens busy week for CEV Antalya, Turkey, October 22, 2014 - CEV President André Meyer began a very busy week for Europe’s volleyball family on Wednesday as he chaired a meeting of the CEV Executive Committee at the Kempinski Hotel - The Dome in Antalya, Turkey. Wed, 22 Oct 2014 18:52:33 GMT “Iron Hammer” takes heart from encouraging new start Lausanne, Switzerland, October 22, 2014 – It had been 16 years since China last stepped foot on the podium at the FIVB Volleyball Women’s World Championship, but their success at Italy 2014 earlier this month offers much encouragement for coach and volleyball legend Jenny Lang Ping and the young stars now under her guidance. Wed, 22 Oct 2014 16:21:28 GMT Grankin inducted into elite Sergey Tetyukhin Club Moscow, Russia, October 21, 2014 - Russian star Sergey Grankin has been inducted into the elite Sergey Tetyukhin Club, whose members have at least 200 official caps with the men’s national team, after it was confirmed he reached the historic milestone in the fifth-place playoff at the 2014 FIVB Volleyball Men’s World Championship in Poland. Wed, 22 Oct 2014 14:01:53 GMT MVP award crowns Wlazly's persistence Lausanne, Switzerland, October 22, 2014 - With the benefit of hindsight, it is now clear just how important Mariusz Wlazly’s return from injury ahead of the FIVB Volleyball Men’s World Championship was. His contribution to his team’s World Championship success was recognised when he received the Best Opposite and Most Valuable Player awards from the hands of FIVB President Dr. Ary S. Graça F°. Wed, 22 Oct 2014 11:18:31 GMT VakifBank adds Super Cup glory Ankara, Turkey, October 21, 2014 – Turkish Ac?badem Volleyball League champions Vak?fBank added another title to their name on Tuesday as they clinched the Women’s Spor Toto Champions Cup with a straight sets (25-20, 25-18, 25-23) win over Teledünya Super Cup finalists Fenerbahçe Grundig in Ankara, Turkey. Wed, 22 Oct 2014 10:35:09 GMT Qatar, Taipei complete final eight at Asian U20 champs Manama, Bahrain, October 22, 2014 - Qatar and Chinese Taipei both picked up vital wins to complete the quarterfinal line-up at the 17th Asian Men’s U20 Volleyball Championship in Manama, Bahrain on Tuesday. Wed, 22 Oct 2014 09:55:25 GMT Myanmar hosts Technical Seminar Rangoon, Myanmar, October 20, 2014 – A Technical Seminar on Service, Reception and Spiking began in Rangoon, Myanmar on Monday with 32 coaches participating. Tue, 21 Oct 2014 15:16:21 GMT Coaches course completed in Chennai Chennai, India, October 21, 2014 – A Level II Coaches Course was successfully completed at the FIVB Regional Development Centre for Volleyball in Chennai, India on Monday. Tue, 21 Oct 2014 14:03:59 GMT Japan, Thailand bag crucial wins to reach Asian U20 quarterfinals Manama, Bahrain, October 20, 2014 – Reigning champions Japan and fellow east Asians Thailand ensured their place in the quarterfinal of the 17th Asian Men’s U20 Volleyball Championship on Monday as the tournament continued in Bahrain. Tue, 21 Oct 2014 10:24:00 GMT Peru win gold medal at U20 Final Four Cup Lima, Peru, October 20, 2014 – Peru gave their fans a reason to celebrate as their women’s junior national team clinched gold medal in the U20 Women’s Final Four Gatorade Cup with a 3-1 (25-19, 25-21, 17-25, 25-17) victory over Argentina at Eduardo Dibos Coliseum on Sunday. Mon, 20 Oct 2014 20:39:06 GMT International coaches course begins in Costa Rica San Jose, Costa Rica, October 20, 2014 – A Level I Coaches Course jointly organised by the Costa Rica Volleyball Federation together with the Dominican Republic Regional Development Volleyball Center is currently being held in San Jose, Costa Rica. Mon, 20 Oct 2014 17:58:10 GMT IRCC begins in Zimbabwe Harare, Zimbabwe, October 20, 2014 – Zimbabwe began an FIVB International Referee Candidates Course in Harare on Monday with 10 African countries represented. Mon, 20 Oct 2014 17:44:34 GMT Cameroon hosts Teachers VCP Yaoundé, Cameroon, October 20, 2014 – A Volleyball Cooperation Programme for Teachers began in Yaoundé, Cameroon on Saturday as the national federation aims to increase the number of people teaching volleyball in schools. Mon, 20 Oct 2014 17:35:00 GMT Tomis sets up U13 department in neighbouring city of Tulcea Constanta, Romania, October 20, 2014 – Romanian champions Tomis Constanta are continuing their search for the stars of the future after unveiling of a new department in the city of Tulcea. Mon, 20 Oct 2014 16:47:22 GMT Swedish women, Norwegian men take gold at U19 NEVZA Championships Ikast, Denmark, October 20, 2014 - Sweden’s women and Norway’s men were both triumphant at the 2014 U19 NEVZA Championships in Ikast, Denmark, last week. Mon, 20 Oct 2014 15:56:37 GMT "Unpredictable" World Championship impresses Zorzi Lausanne, Switzerland, October 20, 2014 – With the 2014 FIVB Volleyball Men's World Championships finishing just over a month ago, two time world champion and three-time World League winner Italy’s Andrea Zorzi shares his thoughts on a memorable tournament. Mon, 20 Oct 2014 12:44:51 GMT Japan beat hosts Thailand to retain Asian Girls’ U17 crown Nakhon Ratchasima, Thailand, October 19, 2014 – Japan successfully defended their Asian Girls’ U17 Volleyball Championship crown to win their sixth title in total and fifth in a row after brushing off hosts Thailand in a thrilling four-set final in Nakhon Ratchasima on Sunday. Mon, 20 Oct 2014 10:34:58 GMT China show dominance on third day of Asian U20 champs Manama, Bahrain, October 19, 2014 – China flexed their muscles as they easily defeated Korea while Chinese Taipei, Qatar, Thailand, India, Sri Lanka and Uzbekistan all registered wins on day three of the Asian U20 Men’s Championship in Bahrain on Sunday. Mon, 20 Oct 2014 10:11:21 GMT