FIVB press releases All en ©2015 FIVB Tue, 01 Dec 2015 07:36:13 GMT Tue, 01 Dec 2015 07:36:13 GMT OrdinaSoft RSS 2.0.10 builder, v1.0 Czech duo end 2015 on high with winter gold Pelhrimov, Czech Republic, November 30, 2015 – Marketa Slukova and Barbora Hermannova continued their strong end to 2015 by winning gold at that first ever Middle European Beach Volleyball Winter Championship at the Beachwell Arena. Mon, 30 Nov 2015 22:08:16 GMT The Daily Dig: November 30 Lausanne, Switzerland, November 30, 2015 - All the latest news and views from the volleyball world. Mon, 30 Nov 2015 18:37:16 GMT From courtside assistant at London 2012 to professional player in Belgium – The fairy tale of middle blocker Sonny Chaney Antwerp, Belgium, November 27, 2015 - A few weeks ago Sonny Chaney made his debut in the European Cups playing for Belgium’s Topvolley Callant Antwerp in the first round of the 2016 CEV Volleyball Cup – Men.<br> Mon, 30 Nov 2015 16:20:03 GMT Konovalova passes away Lausanne, Switzerland, November 30, 2015 - USSR and Dinamo Moscow legend Lilia Konovalova (nee Kalenik) has passed away at the age of 83, the Russian Volleyball Federation announced today. Mon, 30 Nov 2015 15:40:13 GMT Best of 2015 - Solid Srecko Serbia’s supreme blocking machine Lausanne, Switzerland, November 30, 2015 - At just 23 it is hard to imagine Srecko Lisinac as a veteran of the Serbian men’s team, but his performance at the FIVB Volleyball World League Finals Rio 2015 - where he claimed the best blocker prize - cemented his place as one of his country’s vital cogs. Mon, 30 Nov 2015 11:17:25 GMT From the clubs: Russian Cup gets serious Lausanne, Switzerland, November 30, 2015 - The Final Four of the Russian Cup was one of many highlights from the world of club volleyball last week. Find out what happened across the globe. Mon, 30 Nov 2015 08:42:40 GMT AVC Eastern/South-eastern Referees Seminar held in Kaohsiung Kaohsiung, Chinese Taipei, November 28, 2015 – An AVC Eastern/ South-eastern Chairman and Secretary of Referee Committee Seminar was held at the weekend in Kaohsiung, Chinese Taipei, with 15 persons taking part. Sun, 29 Nov 2015 16:37:23 GMT Brazil’s Lucas fine-tunes game in Italy ahead of hectic 2016 calendar Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, November 28, 2015 – Brazilian middle blocker Lucas Saatkamp has enough time to fine-tune his game ahead of the hectic 2016 season for the national team, as he plays his first season abroad with compatriot Bruno Rezende in club team Modena in the Italian League. Sun, 29 Nov 2015 07:57:45 GMT Dutch, Belgian women's teams to play Olympic warm-ups Lausanne, Switzerland, November 26, 2015 – The Netherlands and Belgium, who will both play in the European Olympic Qualification Tournament that starts on January 4, will play two warm-up matches against each other at the end of the year. Sat, 28 Nov 2015 14:12:16 GMT USA teams enjoy short break before focus turns to Rio qualification Colorado Springs, USA, November 28, 2015 – USA’s beach volleyball players will enjoy a month’s break before they resume training for the continuation of the 2015-16 FIVB Beach Volleyball World Tour and qualification for the Rio de Janeiro 2016 Olympic Games. Sat, 28 Nov 2015 10:36:00 GMT France begin World League defence in Sydney Lausanne, Switzerland, November 27, 2015 – France will begin the defence of their FIVB Volleyball World League title in Sydney, where they will take on Australia, Italy and Belgium. Fri, 27 Nov 2015 18:03:20 GMT 2016 World Grand Prix Group 1 match schedule released Lausanne, Switzerland, November 27, 2015 – Following the announcement of the 2016 FIVB Volleyball World Grand Prix Finals hosts in early November, the match schedule for Group 1 has been released. Fri, 27 Nov 2015 18:00:00 GMT VOTE: Who ruled the block party? Lausanne, Switzerland, November 27, 2015 – It was all about the block party for this week’s vote. But who ruled at the net for you? Fri, 27 Nov 2015 15:53:47 GMT Poland confirm squad for European Olympic qualifiers Warsaw, Poland, November 27, 2015 - The Volleyball Federation of Poland has confirmed coach Stephane Antiga's selection of players for the men's European Olympic qualification tournament which will take place in Berlin, Germany from January 5 to 10. Fri, 27 Nov 2015 11:36:26 GMT Fiji Volleyball Federation receives Peace and Sport award Lausanne, Switzerland, November 27, 2015 - The Fiji Volleyball Federation won the Peace and Sport Federation of the Year award in Monaco on Thursday. The award was received on behalf of the Fiji Volleyball Federation by FIVB Board of Administration Member Mr Renato Arena. Fri, 27 Nov 2015 09:33:02 GMT #ThrowbackThursday: Sights and sounds of 1986 Lausanne, Switzerland, November 26, 2015 - Karch Kiraly may have led USA to the FIVB Volleyball Women's World Championship Italy 2014, but almost three decades earlier the volleyball legend was busy helping his country etch their name on the trophy for the first time at the 1986 edition in Paris. Thu, 26 Nov 2015 15:56:59 GMT Level 1 Volleyball Coaching Course being held in Somalia Mogadishu, Somalia, November 20, 2015 – As part of the developmental programmes funded by the Olympic Solidarity, Somalia is benefiting from a Level 1 Volleyball Coaching Course which is being conducted by two FIVB international instructors. Thu, 26 Nov 2015 15:56:10 GMT Hamburg to host German Grand Slam in June 2016 Lausanne, Switzerland, November 25, 2015 - The FIVB is pleased to announce that Hamburg, Germany will welcome an FIVB Beach Volleyball Word Tour Grand Slam event from June 7 through to June 12, 2016. Wed, 25 Nov 2015 17:41:21 GMT VOTE: Block party! Lausanne, Switzerland, November 25, 2015 - Brazil's Juciely Barreto and USA's Maxwell Holt were defensive walls for their teams during the FIVB Volleyball World League and World Grand Prix. But who led the block party? Vote now. Wed, 25 Nov 2015 11:00:25 GMT China welcomes FIVB vision Beijing, China, November 24, 2015 - FIVB Secretary General Fernando Lima and senior FIVB representatives met with the Chinese Olympic Committee (COC) and China Volleyball Association (CVA) in Beijing on Tuesday to discuss volleyball in China and the International Volleyball Federation's strategic goal to make volleyball the no.1 family entertainment sport in the world. Tue, 24 Nov 2015 23:29:06 GMT