FIVB press releases All en ©2020 FIVB Tue, 07 Jul 2020 15:05:40 GMT Tue, 07 Jul 2020 15:05:40 GMT OrdinaSoft RSS 2.0.10 builder, v1.0 FIVB President: “Our progress and innovation will not slow down” Lausanne, Switzerland, July 7, 2020 – FIVB President Dr Ary S. Graça F° today spoke with the global Volleyball Family on the success of the FIVB’s digital strategy and expressed his commitment to building on the progress that has been made. Tue, 07 Jul 2020 11:45:00 GMT Gaila Gonzalez working on her potential Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, July 7, 2020 – Step by step Gaila Gonzalez is making her way into the starting lineup of the Dominican Republic women’s national team now and has become an important piece of the squad. Tue, 07 Jul 2020 08:30:47 GMT Ilya Leshukov keen to return to action Ekaterinburg, Russia, July 7, 2020 – Ilya Leshukov, a member of the second highest ranked Russian men’s beach volleyball pair, was the guest star of a fun series of interviews called #Sborniki (#Сборники in Russian, which translates to #NationalTeamers), run on the @RUSVolleyTeam social media channels dedicated to the Russian national teams. Tue, 07 Jul 2020 08:15:16 GMT Team of the Week: Marco and Esteban Grimalt Lausanne, Switzerland, July 6, 2020 – At some point in the future, the history of beach volleyball in Chile will be divided into two parts: before and after Marco and Esteban Grimalt. Mon, 06 Jul 2020 10:18:22 GMT Player of the Week: Ding Xia Lausanne, Switzerland, July 6, 2020 - Ding Xia has been setting up China for triumphs for over half a decade, helping her team's top scorers bring the points and keeping opponents guessing where the next attack is coming from. Mon, 06 Jul 2020 10:15:08 GMT Ding Xia stars in YouTube volleyball replays Lausanne, Switzerland, July 5, 2020 - China's setter Ding Xia, the next FIVB Player of the Week, is also the star of this week's YouTube replays. Sun, 05 Jul 2020 16:01:12 GMT Watch: Vienna 2017 finals and bronze medal matches Lausanne, Switzerland, July 5, 2020 - All four medal matches for both genders of the 2017 FIVB Beach Volleyball World Championship feature as  the full match replays continue across the FIVB channels this week. Sun, 05 Jul 2020 16:00:26 GMT Krasilnikov & Stoyanovskiy World Championship victory highlights this week in 2019 Lausanne, Switzerland, July 5 - Tuesday marks the first anniversary of Viacheslav Krasilnikov and Oleg Stoyanovskiy's gold medal performance at last year's FIVB Beach Volleyball World Championships in Germany where the Russian pair captured their country's first of two major titles in 2019. Sun, 05 Jul 2020 00:10:05 GMT Tasha Mae boosting Malaysia’s volleyball passion Lausanne, Switzerland, July 4, 2020 – Malaysian beach volleyball player Tasha Mae is leading a movement that aims to renew her country’s competitive spirit in the sport. Sat, 04 Jul 2020 11:00:00 GMT Poland reopens for women's national team with international friendlies Lausanne, Switzerland, July 3, 2020 - Poland has reopened following lockdown for its women's national team, hosting the Czech Republic for two friendly internationals in the city of Walbrzych, played under strict health protocols. Fri, 03 Jul 2020 16:18:08 GMT Williams’ work-life balancing act Lausanne, Switzerland, July 3, 2020 – Juggling a sports career and family life can be challenging, but being able to balance both has been a great accomplishment for Australian opposite spiker Lincoln Williams who has a great support system of family, friends and co-workers at the federation. Fri, 03 Jul 2020 09:31:44 GMT Olympians recall first encounter with volleyball Lausanne, Switzerland, July 3, 2020 – We asked the people on Instagram to share the first time they played volleyball, and the fans and some players responded with great enthusiasm. Fri, 03 Jul 2020 08:43:20 GMT Russian Superligas set for 2020-2021 season Moscow, Russia, July 2, 2020 – Russian Superliga 2020-2021 will feature 14 teams in each gender, according to a recent decision by the national federation, which finalised the format of the upcoming season. Thu, 02 Jul 2020 09:31:03 GMT Anders Mol at 23 Stavanger, Norway, July 2, 2020 - Anders Mol, who celebrates his 23rd birthday today, and Christian Sorum are the “darlings” of the sport as the Beach Volleyball Vikings have captured 10 FIVB Beach Volleyball World Tour and two European Championship gold medals since playing their first event together in August 2016 at Klagenfurt, Austria. Thu, 02 Jul 2020 09:30:06 GMT Team of the Week: Claes and Sponcil (Part 2) Lausanne, Switzerland, July 2, 2020 - Casey Patterson was one of dozens of athletes on the double-decker bus traveling from the hotel to the competition site in Qinzhou, China, host of a three-star in the early fall of 2018. Like most athletes, he was quiet, lost in that pre-match world to which athletes go prior to competition. Thu, 02 Jul 2020 09:19:39 GMT Stoyanovskiy on improving and the world's best blockers Moscow, Russia, July 2, 2020 - World champion Oleg Stoyanovskiy opened up on who he thinks are the best blockers in the world and what he is doing to prepare himself for a return to the sand. Thu, 02 Jul 2020 09:15:00 GMT Bulgaria embark on quest for successful 2021 season Sofia, Bulgaria, July 1, 2020 – The players of the Bulgarian men’s national team are excited to be back in the gym and resume training for the 2021 season, which is set to start as early as January. Wed, 01 Jul 2020 10:38:49 GMT Maggie Kozuch: From Champions League winner to World Tour Finals gold medallist Lausanne, Switzerland, July 1, 2020 - Maggie Kozuch is one of only a very few players in the world to have enjoyed the highest level of success in both indoor and beach volleyball. Wed, 01 Jul 2020 09:29:03 GMT FIVB President: Beach volleyball return will charm us with “inspiring action and grace” Lausanne, Switzerland, June 30, 2020 – The FIVB President Dr Ary S. Graça F° today addressed the Volleyball Family in his latest video message to discuss the work being done to ensure the safe and strong return of beach volleyball. Tue, 30 Jun 2020 10:51:55 GMT Vicky Mayer ready to be Argentina’s young leader Lausanne, Switzerland, June 30, 2020 – Anyone watching Argentina’s women’s national team during the 2019 international season probably imagined setter Victoria ‘Vicky’ Mayer had been with the South Americans for a while despite her obvious young age. Tue, 30 Jun 2020 07:43:37 GMT