FIVB press releases All en ©2014 FIVB Thu, 24 Apr 2014 04:24:26 GMT Thu, 24 Apr 2014 04:24:26 GMT OrdinaSoft RSS 2.0.10 builder, v1.0 VCP Coaches Level 1 Course hosted in Ghana Lausanne, Switzerland, April 23, 2014 – Course Expert Blaise Mayam Reniof oversaw the VCP Coaches Level 1 Course organised by the Ghana Volleyball Association, the FIVB and the Ghana National Sports Authority from Monday to Wednesday. He expressed his profound satisfaction with the facilities made available for the duration of the programme. Wed, 23 Apr 2014 17:28:14 GMT Georg Grozer: The man with the hammer Lausanne, Switzerland, April 23, 2014 - In the lead up to the men’s and women’s volleyball World Championships in Poland and Italy respectively, will be showcasing an international volleyball star each week. The series begins with Germany's spiker Georg Grozer. Wed, 23 Apr 2014 16:56:15 GMT Mladost Marina wins dramatic championship series in Croatia <font face="Verdana" size="1">Kastela, Croatia, April 23, 2014 - Mladost Marina Kastela has become the 2014 men’s volleyball champion of Croatia.&nbsp; It triumphed with its third consecutive title upon winning the crucial fifth match of the dramatic best-of-five championship series against HAOK Mladost Zagreb.</font> Wed, 23 Apr 2014 16:29:31 GMT Plavins and Solovejs upset defending champs in Fuzhou Fuzhou, China, April 23, 2014 - Martins Plavins with new partner Aleksandrs Solovejs came from one set down to beat defending champions Philip Dalhausser and Sean Rosenthal from USA in men's Main Draw pool play at the FIVB Beach Volleyball Fuzhou Open on Wednesday. Wed, 23 Apr 2014 15:41:35 GMT Hatinova wins 3 titles in a row from 3 different countries and says good-bye <font face="Verdana" size="1">Bratislava, Slovakia, April 23, 2014 - She finished the last three seasons with championship titles from three different countries and then she said "it is enough."</font> Wed, 23 Apr 2014 15:25:05 GMT Sada Cruzeiro to begin title defence against Guaynabo Mets Lausanne, Switzerland, April 23, 2014 – Sada Cruzeiro, defending Club World Champions from Brazil, will take on Puerto Rico’s Guaynabo Mets in the first Pool A match of the FIVB Volleyball Men’s Club World Championship when the competition gets under way at the Mineirinho Stadium in Belo Horizonte, Brazil on May 5. Wed, 23 Apr 2014 14:42:54 GMT NORCECA donates playing surface to Honduras Tegucigalpa, Honduras, April 23, 2014 – A new volleyball synthetic floor donated by NORCECA Confederation has been installed at the National Olympic Village by the Honduran Volleyball Federation. Wed, 23 Apr 2014 14:37:39 GMT Lokomotiv Kharkiv wins Ukrainian title again <p><font size="1" style="font-family: Verdana,Arial;">Kharkiv, Ukraine, April 23, 2014 - Lokomotiv Kharkiv won its sixth consecutive and fourteenth overall in history national volleyball title of Ukraine.</font></p> Wed, 23 Apr 2014 14:22:10 GMT Laboureur and Sude storm into Fuzhou women's Main Draw Fuzhou, China, April 23, 2014 - Top seeded qualifiers Chantal Laboureur and Julia Sude of Germany brushed aside Becchara Palmer and Zina Stone from Australia 2-0 (21-17, 21-11) to progress into the women's Main Draw at the FIVB Beach Volleyball Fuzhou Open on Wednesday. Wed, 23 Apr 2014 13:16:13 GMT Danish men’s and women’s volleyball champions crowned <font size="1" style="font-family: Verdana,Arial;">Broendby, Denmark, April 23, 2014 - After one of the most exciting and unpredictable final series in many years, Marienlyst Odense can now call themselves ?????-time Danish men’s volleyball champions</font> Wed, 23 Apr 2014 11:30:22 GMT Antigua pouch Boys' ECVA Youth title St John’s, Antigua, April 22, 2014 - Antigua and Barbuda was taken the distance by Grenada, but came away winners of the boys category of the Eastern Caribbean Volleyball Association (ECVA) Youth Championships. Tue, 22 Apr 2014 18:50:31 GMT St Lucia steers course to win ECVA Girls' Youth Championships St John’s, Antigua, April &nbsp;22, 2014 - St Lucia extended their undisturbed stretch of wins by taking the &nbsp;title match in the female segment of the Eastern Caribbean Volleyball Association (ECVA) Youth Championships. Tue, 22 Apr 2014 18:40:57 GMT Rodriguez and Haddock going for a triple in Cayman Islands Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands, April 22, 2014 – The sixth edition of the double-gender Cayman Islands Beach Volleyball Tournament marks the start of the 2014 NORCECA Circuit at Seven Mile Beach of Grand Cayman on Friday. Tue, 22 Apr 2014 18:30:08 GMT Walkenhorst and Ludwig aiming to take final step Berlin, Germany, April 22, 2014 – With the 2014 FIVB Beach Volleyball World Tour getting underway this week one team is hoping to use it as a way to build on the success of their opening season together. Tue, 22 Apr 2014 18:05:19 GMT World League accreditation process open to media Lausanne, Switzerland, April 22, 2014 – Accreditation for the Intercontinental Round of the FIVB World League is now open on the FIVB’s Media Club platform. Tue, 22 Apr 2014 17:37:35 GMT German pair Laboureur and Sude top seeds at Fuzhou Open Women's Qualification Tournament Fuzhou, China, April 22, 2014 - Chantal Laboureur and Julia Sude of Germany were named top seeds for the women's Qualification Tournament at the FIVB Beach Volleyball Fuzhou Open following Tuesday's technical meeting. Tue, 22 Apr 2014 17:01:00 GMT Doprastav claims third Slovakian title in history <font size="1" style="font-family: Verdana,Arial;">Bratislava, Slovakia, April 22, 2014 - The women´s volleyball team of Doprastav Bratislava became champion of the Slovakian Extraliga for the third time in history.&nbsp; The team from the banks of the river Danube won the final series against city archrivals Slavia Ekonomicka Univerzita Bratislava by three victories to one.</font> Tue, 22 Apr 2014 16:30:21 GMT Rabita wins sixth consecutive Azerbaijani title <font size="1" style="font-family: Verdana,Arial;">Baku, Azerbaijan, April 22, 2014 - Rabita Baku did it again!&nbsp; The squad around head coach Eldar Yusubov has won the club’s sixth consecutive title in Azerbaijan</font> Tue, 22 Apr 2014 11:49:15 GMT Salvetti/Daguerre lead eight teams into men's Main Draw at FIVB Beach Volleyball Fuzhou Open Fuzhou, China, April 22, 2014 - Back-to-back qualification tournament wins from France's Yannick Salvetti and Jean-Baptiste Daguerre, including a hard-fought three-set victory over top seeded qualifiers Vitor Felipe and Evandro Oliveira of Brazil, secured them a spot in the men's Main Draw at the FIVB Beach Volleyball Fuzhou Open on Tuesday. Tue, 22 Apr 2014 11:38:34 GMT Vital Heynen aims to win a medal in the next three years Lausanne, Switzerland, April 22, 2014 – Germany coach Vital Heynen shares his outlook on his team in the FIVB Volleyball World League and the FIVB Volleyball Men’s World Championship, and his high hopes for his team in the next three years – to win a medal. Tue, 22 Apr 2014 08:21:48 GMT