FIVB press releases All en ©2015 FIVB Fri, 30 Jan 2015 20:13:42 GMT Fri, 30 Jan 2015 20:13:42 GMT OrdinaSoft RSS 2.0.10 builder, v1.0 Diamond to head TV and New Media Commission Lausanne, Switzerland, January 30, 2015 - FIVB President Dr. Ary S. Graça F° confirmed Mr Peter Diamond as the new TV and New Media Commission President at a meeting on Friday. Mr Diamond replaces Mr Fernando Lima, who has taken on the role of FIVB General Secretary. Fri, 30 Jan 2015 17:09:17 GMT Laura Ludwig: The Unstoppable Lausanne, Switzerland, January 30, 2015 - Beach volleyball star Laura Ludwig is enjoying something of a new start. She and her old partner Kira Walkenhorst are back together and preparing hard for their comeback. Fri, 30 Jan 2015 16:13:14 GMT CEV confirms line-up for 2015 European League Luxembourg, January 30, 2015 - The 2015 edition of the CEV Volleyball European League will continue the success story of the competition established back in 2004 as 12 men’s and six women’s national teams play for the highest honours with the eventual winners claiming the right to join the 2016 FIVB Volleyball World League and FIVB Volleyball World Grand Prix, respectively. Fri, 30 Jan 2015 14:42:23 GMT Video: Marouflakrani makes immediate impact Lausanne, Switzerland, January 30, 2015 - Watch 2014 FIVB Volleyball World League Best Setter Mir Saeid Marouflakrani as he helps Zenit Kazan to victory on his debut in the 2015 CEV DenizBank Volleyball Champions League. Fri, 30 Jan 2015 14:38:23 GMT Italy coaches given vote of confidence Rome, Italy, January 30, 2015 - Mauro Berruto and Marco Bonitta were confirmed as coaches of Italy's men's and women's national teams at a meeting held by the Italian Volleyball Federation earlier this week. Bonitta led the Italian women to fourth place at the FIVB Volleyball Women's World Championship Italy 2014, while Berruto guided Italy's men to bronze at the 2014 edition of the FIVB Volleyball World League. Fri, 30 Jan 2015 10:35:52 GMT RC Cannes' American international Faucette on song Cannes, France, January 29, 2015 - Type American volleyball player Juliann Faucette’s name into YouTube’s search engine and listen to her sing some of her favourite songs, including Alicia Keys’ Girl on Fire, which she sang to an enthusiastic audience at an all-star game in Italy. Thu, 29 Jan 2015 17:15:24 GMT Berlin Recycling Volleys and Chemik Police to host Champions League Final Four tournaments Luxembourg, January 29, 2015 - Berlin Recycling Volleys and Chemik Police will host the men’s and women’s Final Four tournaments that will provide the absolute climax for a record-breaking 2015 edition of the CEV DenizBank Volleyball Champions League, in late March and early April. The venues of the Finals were announced on Thursday morning by CEV President André Meyer, shortly before a draw was held for the playoffs. Thu, 29 Jan 2015 16:36:19 GMT Olympic volleyball tickets score big hit Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, January 29, 2015 - Inquiries about tickets for the volleyball tournament at the Rio Olympics in 2016 indicate just how popular the sport will be at next year's showpiece. Rio 2016 Executive Director of Communications Mario Andrada said 27% of the ticketing website's users had registered an interest in volleyball, putting the sport ahead of other popular events including football, swimming and athletics. Thu, 29 Jan 2015 13:24:38 GMT Medical Commission reviews work in progress Lausanne, Switzerland, January 28, 2015 – The International Volleyball Federation’s Medical Commission reviewed work in progress at a meeting at the headquarters of the FIVB in Lausanne on Wednesday. Wed, 28 Jan 2015 15:38:45 GMT Italy launches indoor beach volleyball championship Rome, Italy, January 28, 2015 - The Italian Federation launched an indoor beach volleyball competition in December, which will give Italian athletes an opportunity to play year-round. The new event is the ideal continuation of the summer circuit, which has been the most important competition for Italy's beach volleyball athletes over its last 21 editions. Wed, 28 Jan 2015 12:18:30 GMT Bansley and Pavan know hard work is the key to success Toronto, Canada, January 28, 2015 - Canada's top beach volleyball players are preparing for what promises to be a busy year and national coach Steve Anderson believes they certainly have the talent. Wed, 28 Jan 2015 10:20:21 GMT Russia, Poland and Italy lead the way as Champions League playoffs near Luxembourg, January 27, 2015 - As many as 84 matches have been played since early November when the 2015 edition of the CEV DenizBank Volleyball Champions League – Men got underway. The competition winners will qualify for the FIVB Volleyball Men's Club World Championship, which will take place from May 5-10 in Brazil. Wed, 28 Jan 2015 10:08:16 GMT Gira-Praia programme sees four new centres set up in Portugal Faro, Portugal, January 28, 2015 - The Gira-Praia development programme is an initiative by the Portuguese Volleyball Federation (FPV) which has seen four new training centres set up in the region of the Algarve, in the south of the country. Venues in the cities of Faro, Albufeira, Lagos and Portimão will act as nurseries for tomorrow’s high-performance athletes. Wed, 28 Jan 2015 09:18:42 GMT President Graça: "Development is my first goal" Lausanne, Switzerland, January 27, 2015 - FIVB President Dr. Ary S. Graça F° asked members of the Development Commission to help grow the popularity of volleyball globally as he opened a two-day meeting at the headquarters of the International Volleyball Federation (FIVB) in Lausanne on Monday and Tuesday. Tue, 27 Jan 2015 17:00:27 GMT Gambia and Senegal move into next round in CAVB Continental Cup Zone 2 Dakar, Senegal, January 27, 2015 - Hosts Senegal and Gambia's up-and-coming men's and women's teams progress to the second phase of the CAVB Continental Cup after the two countries took the top two places at a Zone 2 Pool 2 competition held in Dakar, Senegal this weekend. Tue, 27 Jan 2015 16:30:53 GMT Tactical tweaks help Pedro and Evandro to win in Forteleza Forteleza, Brazil, January 27, 2015 – Pedro Salgado and Evandro Goncalves showed that they have the potential to make an impression on the FIVB Beach Volleyball World Tour after they won their first title together when they defeated Alison Cerutti and Gustavo Carvalhaes to win the Forteleza leg of the Brazil Beach Volleyball Tour. Tue, 27 Jan 2015 16:07:50 GMT Larissa and Talita continue winning ways in Fortaleza Forteleza, Brazil, January 27, 2015 – Larissa Franca and Talita Antunes showed that they are likely to be among the leading pairs during the upcoming 2015 FIVB Beach Volleyball World Tour by winning the Forteleza leg of the Brazil Beach Volleyball Tour. Tue, 27 Jan 2015 13:46:13 GMT Humana-Paredes says Top Rookie award is "truly an honour" Ottawa, Canada, January 27, 2015 – Canada’s Melissa Humana-Paredes said it was "truly an honour" to receive the FIVB’s Top Rookie award for her first year on the FIVB Beach Volleyball World Tour circuit. Partnering Taylor Pischke, she claimed fifth at the FIVB Beach Volleyball World Tour Sao Paulo Grand Slam and bronze at the FIVB Beach Volleyball Under-23 Championships in Poland. Tue, 27 Jan 2015 12:44:04 GMT Diouf among nominees for Italian Sportrait Awards Rome, Italy, January 27, 2015 - Valentina Diouf and Italy's team at the FIVB Volleyball Women's World Championship Italy 2014 are among the nominees for the 2015 Italian Sportrait Awards. The award gives sports fans across the country an opportunity to vote for the athletes which have inspired them the most over the last twelve months. Tue, 27 Jan 2015 11:31:03 GMT Antiga calls up Poland's stars of tomorrow Warsaw, Poland, January 27, 2015 - Poland men’s national team coach Stéphane Antiga has invited fifteen promising young athletes from Poland’s top leagues to participate in a training session at facilities in Spala. Antiga led the competition hosts to victory at the FIVB Men’s Volleyball World Championship Poland 2014 and will hope to equal that success in the FIVB Volleyball World League later this year. Tue, 27 Jan 2015 10:38:30 GMT