FIVB press releases All en ©2020 FIVB Tue, 22 Sep 2020 07:14:32 GMT Tue, 22 Sep 2020 07:14:32 GMT OrdinaSoft RSS 2.0.10 builder, v1.0 UPCN back to work as Argentinean League takes shape San Juan, Argentina, September 22, 2020 – Volleyball clubs in Argentina are taking the first steps towards returning to the courts in the country and seven-time national champions UPCN Voley are leading the way as the San Juan-based team has restarted training. Tue, 22 Sep 2020 08:00:00 GMT Player of the week: Yuki Ishikawa Lausanne, Switzerland, September 21, 2020 - Yuki Ishikawa made his debut with Japan’s national team at the 2014 Asian Games, at the young age of 18. His outstanding court sense, athleticism and refined technique catapulted him into the volleyball limelight and secured his place as one of the most dependable players in the Japanese squad. Mon, 21 Sep 2020 09:00:00 GMT Anders Mol: I don't think we realize what we have achieved Jurmala, Latvia, September 21, 2020 - If there were a year that something strange were going to happen in the European Championships, this would have been the one. It would have been for very different reasons between the men and the women, but still: everything about 2020, both on and off the beach, has favoured the unusual. Mon, 21 Sep 2020 08:42:11 GMT Rebecca & Ana Patricia victorious as Brazilian circuit restarts Saquarema, Brazil, September 21, 2020 – The six months of inactivity caused by the suspension of play around the world seemed to have not impacted Rebecca Cavalcanti and Ana Patricia Ramos at all as they returned to the sand in great form winning the opening event of the 2020-2021 Brazilian beach volleyball circuit this weekend in Saquarema. Mon, 21 Sep 2020 08:00:00 GMT Norwegian and Swiss duos claim European crowns Jurmala, Latvia, September 20, 2020 – Anders Mol and Christian Sorum, and Joana Heidrich and Anouk Verge-Depre showed that they are the best in Europe when they won the men’s and women’s CEV European Championships gold medal matches at Jurmala Beach on Sunday. Sun, 20 Sep 2020 22:20:13 GMT 38 points from Parubets not enough to prevent major upset in Russia Ekaterinburg, Russia, September 20, 2020 – The first leg of the women’s 2020-2021 Superliga in Russia would have gone by without any surprises, if it weren’t for the sensational upset newly-promoted Lipetsk delivered at Uralochka-NTMK Ekaterinburg despite a smashing 38 points by Kseniia Parubets. Sun, 20 Sep 2020 19:17:20 GMT Nouh Al-Jalbubi: Sand and success Lausanne, Switzerland, September 20, 2020 – Nouh Al-Jalbubi carries Omani pride with passion and drive into world beach volleyball, a decade on from the country’s hosting of the Asian Beach Games in the capital city of Muscat. Sun, 20 Sep 2020 18:00:00 GMT Olympic highlights for this week in history Lausanne, Switzerland, September 20, 2020 - Memorable beach volleyball moments featuring Olympic competition and qualification highlight this week in history for the September 20-26 time period. Sun, 20 Sep 2020 10:00:00 GMT New European women’s champions set to be crowned Jurmala, Latvia, September 19, 2020 – There will be a new European women’s champion team when Joana Heidrich and Anouk Verge-Depre take on Cinja Tillmann and Kim Behrens in the CEV European Championships gold medal match at Jurmala Beach on Sunday having won their semifinals on Saturday. Sat, 19 Sep 2020 23:59:56 GMT Full steam relaunch for Italian women's league Lausanne, Switzerland, September 19, 2020 - Thirteen teams are all lined up this weekend to celebrate the relaunch of what is arguably the top women's national club competition in the world, as the 2020-21 season kicks off in Italy with the start of the Women's A1 League. Sat, 19 Sep 2020 03:00:00 GMT Bruno leads Taubate to victory on club debut Taubate, Brazil, September 19, 2020 – Brazil national team captain Bruno Rezende had a promising debut with new club Taubate Funvic as the 34-year-old setter led the reigning Superliga champions to a comfortable win in their first match of the 2020 Paulista Championship on Friday evening. Sat, 19 Sep 2020 01:00:00 GMT Makroguzova and Kholomina aiming for new Jurmala joy at Euro Champs Jurmala, Latvia, September 18, 2020 – Nadezda Makroguzova and Svetlana Kholomina remain on course for more success on Jurmala Beach after they reached the CEV European Championships women’s quarterfinals on Friday. Fri, 18 Sep 2020 23:59:00 GMT Spotlight on Turkey in Volleyball World YouTube replays Lausanne, Switzerland, September 18, 2020 - Turkey's top matches in the 2016 and 2017 FIVB World Grand Prix feature this weekend in the Volleyball World YouTube replays, highlighting the country's top players against some of the best of the rest of the world. Fri, 18 Sep 2020 18:00:00 GMT Star-studded women’s Superliga set to begin in Russia Moscow, Russia, September 18, 2020 – With the first two matches scheduled on Friday, the new season in the women’s Superliga of Russia is set to get underway. A number of Russian and foreign stars are ready to shine in the battles for the national crown. Fri, 18 Sep 2020 11:35:09 GMT Beach volleyball full match replays return with 2018 World Tour Finals Lausanne, Switzerland, September 18, 2020 - Three matches from the 2018 FIVB Beach Volleyball World Tour Finals feature as beach volleyball full match replays across the FIVB channels this weekend. Fri, 18 Sep 2020 09:00:00 GMT August Highlights: Revisit last month's top stories Lausanne, Switzerland, September 18, 2020 - Volleyball fans across the world follow what's happening globally in the sport - and here's a look back at what was trending in August. Fri, 18 Sep 2020 08:00:00 GMT FIVB announces cancellation of FIVB Volleyball Club World Championships 2020 Lausanne, Switzerland, September 17, 2020 – The FIVB has announced the cancellation of the FIVB Volleyball Club World Championships 2020 following the decision of the FIVB Board of Administration. Thu, 17 Sep 2020 11:03:35 GMT Qualification process for 2021 FIVB Volleyball Age Group World Championships updated Lausanne, Switzerland, September 17, 2020 – The FIVB Board of Administration has approved the updates to the qualification processes for the 2021 FIVB Volleyball Age Group World Championships. Thu, 17 Sep 2020 10:55:58 GMT Chileans ecstatic about first women's World Tour medal Santiago, Chile, September 17, 2020 – After earning their spot in the men's beach volleyball elite over the last decade, Chile made a significant step towards accomplishing the same among the women last weekend when the country won its first-ever FIVB Beach Volleyball World Tour medal with a female team. Thu, 17 Sep 2020 09:00:00 GMT King Of The Court Breer taking 'good vibes' into European Championship Jurmala, Latvia, September 16, 2020 - King Of The Court hero Florian Breer is hoping that he and Marco Krattiger can take their ‘good vibes’ from their victory in Utrecht into the CEV European Championships in Jurmala this week. Wed, 16 Sep 2020 23:00:00 GMT