FIVB press releases All en ©2014 FIVB Thu, 27 Nov 2014 04:21:56 GMT Thu, 27 Nov 2014 04:21:56 GMT OrdinaSoft RSS 2.0.10 builder, v1.0 Confederations announce qualification process for Beach Volleyball World Championships Lausanne, Switzerland, November 26, 2014 - A new qualification process has been put in place for the FIVB Beach Volleyball World Championships The Netherlands 2015, which will see the world's best men's and women's teams compete from June 26 to July 5. Wed, 26 Nov 2014 15:52:55 GMT Reception, Defence and Libero Seminar begins in Santo Domingo Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, November 26, 2014 - An international seminar focused on reception, defence and the libero position is currently taking place at the FIVB/NORCECA Regional Development Centre in Santo Domingo under the supervision of FIVB Instructor Juan Cartagena from Puerto Rico. Wed, 26 Nov 2014 15:13:43 GMT Haiti holds coach development course Port-au-Prince, Haiti, November 26, 2014 - Volleyball coaches in Haiti were provided with an opportunity to brush up on their skills at a seminar led by FIVB Instructor André Glaive, in association with the North, Central America &amp; Caribbean Confederation (NORCECA). Wed, 26 Nov 2014 10:55:29 GMT Mexico coach Ivan Contreras makes winning debut at Central American Games Cordoba, Mexico, November 25, 2014 - Mexico won their first match in the men's volleyball competition at the XXII Central American and Caribbean Games by beating Trinidad and Tobago in straight sets 3-0 (25-19, 25-18, 25-21) in what was coach Ivan Contreras's debut as head coach of the Mexican team.<br> Wed, 26 Nov 2014 09:18:27 GMT Baku 2015 European Games unveil official mascots Jeyran and Nar Baku, Azerbaijan, November 25, 2014 - The Baku 2015 European Games unveiled Jeyran and Nar as the official mascots for the inaugural sporting event. Inspired by Azerbaijani nature and heritage, Jeyran the Gazelle and Nar the Pomegranate symbolise both the country’s proud history and promising future. The pair will represent the first European Games around the world and feature on branding to promote the event. Tue, 25 Nov 2014 15:11:26 GMT France captain Toniutti joins Zenit Kazan Kazan, Russia, November 25, 2014 - Benjamin Toniutti, who captained France to fourth place at the FIVB Volleyball Men's World Championship Poland 2014, has joined Russian Superleague title-holders Zenit Kazan. Tue, 25 Nov 2014 12:04:13 GMT World League calendar for Groups 2 and 3 confirmed Lausanne, Switzerland, November 25, 2014 - The match schedule for Groups 2 and 3 of the 2015 FIVB World League has been confirmed for what is expected to be the biggest and best yet edition of the tournament with a record 32 teams participating in the competition for the first time. Tue, 25 Nov 2014 09:30:58 GMT 4th Asian Beach Games crown Indonesia and Kazakhstan Phuket, Thailand, November 24, 2014 - Indonesia successfully retained their men's title after producing a magnificent come-from-behind victory over Iran, while Varapatsorn Radarong and Tanarattha Udomchavee lost their crown on home soil to Kazakhstan in the 4th Asian Beach Games at Karon Beach on Sunday. Mon, 24 Nov 2014 23:14:55 GMT Argentina celebrate victories in Miramar Miramar, Argentina, November 24, 2014 - Argentina's men's and women's teams earned victories in Miramar to progress to the final qualifying phase for the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, when they will take on the other South American Continental Cup pool winners. Mon, 24 Nov 2014 18:05:56 GMT Teachers participate in technical seminar in Tunis Tunis, Tunisia, November 24, 2014 - A Technical Seminar for Teachers was held in Tunis from November 4-8, led by French FIVB Instructor Mr Eric Ngapeth. Mon, 24 Nov 2014 11:15:37 GMT Young players in Haiti attend VCP course in Port-au-Prince Port-au-Prince, Haiti, November 24, 2014 - A Volleyball Cooperation Programme (VCP) Young Players Course led by FIVB Instructor Mr André Glaive gathered 51 young athletes in the Haitian capital of Port-au-Prince from November 12-16. Mon, 24 Nov 2014 10:13:44 GMT Top seed prevail in Australian Grand Slam tour Sydney, Australia, November 22, 2014 – Australia’s top-ranked female beach volleyball team has underlined its class with a comprehensive straight-sets win in the opening round of the Australian Grand Slam tour at Manly Beach. Sun, 23 Nov 2014 10:15:55 GMT Thailand, Indonesia in final showdowns to defend their Asian Beach Games titles Phuket, Thailand, November 22, 2014 – Defending champions Indonesia and Thailand came a step closer to making it two-in-a-row in the 4th Asian Beach Games at Karon Beach on Saturday. Sun, 23 Nov 2014 06:51:55 GMT Thailand gets lucky in Asian Beach Games quarter-finals Phuket, Thailand, November 21, 2014 – Title-holders Indonesia and Thailand stormed their ways to the semi-finals of the 4th Asian Beach Games at Karon Beach. Sun, 23 Nov 2014 06:49:19 GMT National coaches' seminar closes in Algeria Setif, Algeria, November 19, 2014 – The Algerian Volleyball Federation organized a successful two-day coaches' seminar last week to discuss the most recent coaching and teaching trends under the new volleyball regulations. Sat, 22 Nov 2014 09:04:44 GMT Argentina's Olympic beach volleyball dream starts in Miramar Miramar, Argentina, November 20, 2014 – The Miramar South American Beach Volleyball double gender Continental Cup began Friday in Argentina, as part of the World Qualifier for The Olympic Games Rio 2016. Fri, 21 Nov 2014 19:12:13 GMT Ambassadors named for European Games include 19-year-old Jeyran Aliyeva Baku, Azerbaijan, November 21, 2014 - The organisers of the Baku 2015 European Games have announced the first eleven Azerbaijani athletes, including volleyball player Jeyran Aliyeva, who will become Ambassadors for the inaugural European Games. Fri, 21 Nov 2014 16:00:11 GMT Stars in Motion videos for men’s CEV Champions League second leg now released <font style="font-family: Verdana,Arial;" size="1"><span style="color: black; font-family: &quot;Verdana&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;; font-size: 7.5pt; font-weight: normal; mso-bidi-font-weight: bold;" lang="EN-US">Luxembourg, November 21, 2014&nbsp;- The second leg of the 2015 CEV DenizBank Volleyball Champions League - Men again brought plenty of exciting action to the courts of Europe.<span style="mso-spacerun: yes;"> </span>This week’s cream of the crop was captured in another set of Stars in motion videos that are now online for your enjoyment.</span></font> Fri, 21 Nov 2014 14:27:18 GMT Dominican Republic claim fourth consecutive gold medals at Central American and Caribbean Games Cordoba, Mexico, November 20, 2014 - The Dominican Republic claimed their fourth consecutive women’s volleyball gold medals at the Central American and Caribbean Games following a straight-sets 3-0 (25-19, 25-19, 25-19) victory over Puerto Rico at Arena Cordoba on Thursday. Fri, 21 Nov 2014 12:44:13 GMT British Virgin Islands host Level 1 Coaching Course Road Town, British Virgin Islands, November 21, 2014 - A six-day Level 1 Coaching Course was held in the British Virgin Islands from August 23-28, sponsored by the International Volleyball Federation (FIVB), the North, Central America and Caribbean Confederation (NORCECA) and the Virgin Islands Volleyball Association (VIVA). Fri, 21 Nov 2014 12:04:41 GMT