FIVB press releases All en ©2016 FIVB Tue, 26 Jul 2016 19:50:37 GMT Tue, 26 Jul 2016 19:50:37 GMT OrdinaSoft RSS 2.0.10 builder, v1.0 A1 Major Klagenfurt men’s play opens with country quota matches Klagenfurt, Austria, July 26, 2016 - Fourteen teams from four nations vied for six spots for Wednesday’s qualifier here Tuesday as the men’s A1 Major Klagenfurt opened with eight country quota matches on the Beach Volleyball courts at the University of Klagenfurt. Tue, 26 Jul 2016 19:09:53 GMT Italians best French in A1 Major Klagenfurt battle of American collegiate standouts Klagenfurt, Austria, July 26, 2016 - With eight teams from seven countries advancing to the women’s Main Draw at the US$800,000 A1 Major Klagenfurt here Tuesday, one of the featured qualifying matches pitted collegiate All-Americans Rebecca Diane Perry of Italy against Alexandra Jupiter of France. Tue, 26 Jul 2016 17:52:45 GMT Stars of Rio: Nataliya Goncharova Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, July 26, 2016 – If Russia are to make a run at Olympic Gold in Rio, they will need their talismanic scorer Nataliya Goncharova to be firing on all cylinders. Tue, 26 Jul 2016 17:38:21 GMT Celebrating the chase to Copacabana for Austrians Doppler & Horst Klagenfurt, Austria, July 26, 2016 - Two years of piling up Olympic points were over and Alexander Horst and Clemens Doppler could finally celebrate that the chase was over following the smart Major Hamburg in June. Tue, 26 Jul 2016 16:48:57 GMT Copacabana welcomes newest attraction as Olympic beach volleyball venue opens Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, July 26, 2016 – The Rio 2016 Olympic Games are now just 10 days away but the beach volleyball venue on the iconic Copacabana is ready to welcome the world’s top athletes. Tue, 26 Jul 2016 16:38:24 GMT Stars of Rio: Larissa Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, July 26, 2016 - Already a legend for her work with Juliana Felisberta da Silva as the 2011 world champions and 2012 Olympic bronze winners, Larissa França has one gold medal that has eluded her, and she will be looking to fix that on the sands of Copacabana with Talita Antunes this August. Tue, 26 Jul 2016 10:34:06 GMT Klagenfurt is truly the capital of beach volleyball Klagenfurt, Austria, July 25, 2016 - The legend of Klagenfurt in the beach volleyball world grows year by year. Since the tournament’s debut on the FIVB Beach Volleyball World Tour in 1997, players have called it their favourite event of the year. Mon, 25 Jul 2016 22:05:45 GMT A missed hurdle at A1 Major Klagenfurt Monday Klagenfurt, Germany, July 25, 2016 - Although Katrin Holtwick and Ilka Semmler are not track athletes, the two veteran German beach volleyball players failed to clear a hurdle here Monday at the A1 Major Klagenfurt as the German pair was trying to protect their spot as one of two tandems from their country headed to Canada in September for the Swatch FIVB World Tour Finals. Mon, 25 Jul 2016 17:09:17 GMT Stars of Rio: Matt Anderson Rio de Janeiro, July 25, 2016 – Matt Anderson may have been the youngest player on the USA London 2012 Olympic Games team roster, but he comes into Rio 2016 as one of the lynchpins of the side. Mon, 25 Jul 2016 17:03:02 GMT Molina set to join PSL Manila squad for Club World Champs Manila, Philippines, July 25, 2016 – Petron’s Frances Molina has been named as the sixth star to join the Philippine Superliga (PSL) Manila team for the FIVB Volleyball Women’s Club World Championship at the Mall of Asia Arena from October 18 to 23. Mon, 25 Jul 2016 16:14:30 GMT Schedule for Swatch Beach Volleyball FIVB World Tour Finals revealed Toronto, Canada, July 25, 2016 – The full schedule of the Swatch Beach Volleyball FIVB World Tour Finals has been released after the Canadian city of Toronto was announced as the hosts. Mon, 25 Jul 2016 15:46:56 GMT Stars of Rio: Kerri Walsh Jennngs Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, July 25, 2016 – It appears that three consecutive gold medals is not enough for the ebullient and hyper-competitive Kerri Walsh Jennings and she and April Ross will be among the favourites to claim gold on Copacabana during Rio 2016. Mon, 25 Jul 2016 15:38:18 GMT Polish legends give their view on Poland's Olympic chances Lausanne, Switzerland, July 25, 2016 – Poland are heading to the Olympics in Rio de Janeiro as world champions but their Olympic year so far hasn’t been an unqualified success. Mon, 25 Jul 2016 15:25:30 GMT Stars of Rio: Karsta Lowe Lausanne, Switzerland, July 24, 2016 - As USA get ready to head south to Rio for the 2016 Olympic Games and that gold medal which still eludes them, Karsta Lowe and her teammates are focusing on the present and preparing for the next step, which is actually travelling to Rio. Sun, 24 Jul 2016 23:25:07 GMT Stars of Rio: Maret Grothues-Balkestein Lausanne, Switzerland, July 23, 2016 - The Netherlands captain Maret Grothues-Balkestein is looking forward to hard work in preparation for Rio 2016, but is enjoying every momement, as her team gets ready to take on Korea for some friendly matches before taking off for the 'Cidade Maravilhosa'. Sat, 23 Jul 2016 21:35:52 GMT Klagenfurt to host final FIVB World Tour stop before Olympics Klagenfurt, Austria, July 23, 2016 - For the fourth-straight quadrennial, the Klagenfurt stop on the FIVB Beach Volleyball World Tour will host the final international beach volleyball event prior to the Olympic Games. Sat, 23 Jul 2016 17:52:47 GMT Veteran champions praise modern changes in volleyball Lausanne, Switzerland, July 22, 2016 – Volleyball’s scoring and rules have changed dramatically over the years, with recent innovations under FIVB President Dr. Ary S. Graça F° underlining his vision of improving technology in the sport. Fri, 22 Jul 2016 16:28:19 GMT FIVB World Tour in Austria for $800,000 A1 Major Klagenfurt Lausanne, Switzerland, July 22, 2016 — Following two weeks away from competition for the Fédération Internationale de Volleyball (FIVB), the final Olympic preparations on the 2016 FIVB Beach Volleyball World Tour conclude along with the remaining stops on this season’s international tour. The 2016 FIVB World Tour continues starting Monday in Austria at the immensely popular double-gender $800,000 A1 Major Klagenfurt. Fri, 22 Jul 2016 15:58:10 GMT Santiago gets boost as she receives fifth golden ticket Manila, Philippines, July 22, 2016 – Alyja Daphne Santiago of Foton has been named as the fifth member of the PSL All Star team that will compete in the FIVB Volleyball Women’s Club World Championship from October 18-23. Fri, 22 Jul 2016 15:23:35 GMT Celebrate two decades of Olympic beach volleyball with two weeks until Rio 2016 Lausanne, Switzerland, July 22, 2016 – Beach volleyball was first welcomed into the Olympic family almost 20-years ago to the day, with the first match taking place on July 23 at Atlanta 1996. Fri, 22 Jul 2016 12:17:22 GMT