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African Nations Championships to double as World Championship qualifiers

1 hour agoSports / Volleyball : FIVB

Cairo, Egypt, May 26, 2017 – The CAVB Board of Administration, presided over by Dr. Amr Elwani, has decided to merge the 2017 African Nations Championships for both genders with the qualifiers for the 2018 FIVB World Championships.

Nothing decided as Euro qualifiers for World Champs heat up

2 hours agoSports / Volleyball : FIVB

Lausanne, Switzerland, May 26, 2017 - All six tickets up for grabs this week in the European qualifiers for the 2018 FIVB Men's World Championship remain available after all favourites continued their winning ways on Friday, but will settle matters on the last two days of action across the continent, Saturday and Sunday.

Pro beach so far: Brazil dominates, Phil and Nick stand out, plenty of intrigue

After FIVB Fort Lauderdale and FIVB Rio and AVP Huntington Beach and AVP Austin, what have we learned so far about the pro beach season? Let’s start with the international side. No. 1: Brazil is really, really good in February. In Fort Lauderdale in February, Brazil finished first, second, fifth, fifth, ninth on the women’s […]

FIVB President Graça proposes greater collaboration with USA Volleyball in stateside presentation

10 hours agoSports / Volleyball : FIVB

Minneapolis, USA, May 25, 2017 - As part of his visit to the USA this week, FIVB President Dr. Ary S. Graça F°yesterday presented his vision for the development of volleyball in the country to the USA Volleyball (USAV) Board of Directors and explained how the FIVB could assist with this development.??

2018 Men's World Championship Asian qualifiers: All you need to know

17 hours agoSports / Volleyball : FIVB

Lausanne, Switzerland, May 26, 2017 – Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan and Pakistan play off from May 26-28 in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan to see who advances to the second and final round of Asia qualifying on the road to the FIVB Volleyball Men’s World Championship that will take place in Italy and Bulgaria in 2018.

Russians seeking Moscow gold

17 hours agoSports / Volleyball : FIVB

Moscow, Russia, May 25, 2017 - With an international Beach Volleyball event returning here next week for 10th-straight season and 12th-time since the start of the sanctioned FIVB competition in 1987, host Russia will be looking for its fifth men’s and third women’s gold medals at a World Tour event featuring the planet’s “elite” competitors.

Kazakhstan, Thailand, Japan, China clinch opening days wins at Asian Women’s Club Championship

19 hours agoSports / Volleyball : FIVB

Ust-Kamenogorsk, Kazakhstan, May 25, 2017 – Home team Altay VC played in front of a sellout crowd at Boris Alexandrov Sports Palace with a gripping 3-2 (21-25, 25-22, 25-19, 17-25, 15-11) win over Taiwan Power of Chinese Taipei at the SMM 2017 Asian Women’s Club Samruk Kazyna Volleyball Championship on Thursday.

Japan retain Asian Eastern Zonal Men’s Championship title

19 hours agoSports / Volleyball : FIVB

Ulanbaataar, Mongolia, May 25, 2017 – Japan defended their title at the 2017 Asian Eastern Zonal Men’s Volleyball Championship on Friday, following their 3-1 (31-29, 16-25, 25-17, 27-25) win over Chinese Taipei.

Asian World Champs qualifiers kick off in Bishkek

yesterdaySports / Volleyball : FIVB

Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan, May 25, 2017 - The Asian qualifiers for the 2018 FIVB Men's World Championship get underway on Friday with Kyrgyzstan hosting Kazakhstan and Pakistan in Bishkek for a single ticket from the Central Zone to the continent's final round.

Contest for first World Champs ticket remains wide open

yesterdaySports / Volleyball : FIVB

Warsaw, Poland, May 25, 2017 - Though the hosts dropped a roller-coaster set to Slovakia, both Poland and Rio 2016 silver medallists Serbia are still on track for a Sunday head-to-head that barring any upsets on Saturday will determine the first ticket to the 2018 FIVB Women's World Championship.

World Champs qualifiers taking shape across Europe

yesterdaySports / Volleyball : FIVB

Lausanne, Switzerland, May 25, 2017 - Things being to shape up across Europe as action continued on Thursday with 18 matches in six qualification pools for as many tickets to the 2018 FIVB World Championship in Italy and Bulgaria.

Japan aim to defend Asian Eastern Zonal Championship title

yesterdaySports / Volleyball : FIVB

Lausanne, May 24, 2017 - Japan and Chinese Taipei will warm up for their 2017 FIVB World League campaigns by facing each other in the Asian Eastern Zonal Men’s Volleyball Championship gold medal match in Ulan Bator, Mongolia on Thursday.

President Graça hails “historic day” of meetings with USA Volleyball during USA visit

yesterdaySports / Volleyball : FIVB

Minneapolis, USA, May 24, 2017 - FIVB President Dr. Ary S. Graça F° has travelled to the U.S. this week to meet with USA Volleyball (USAV) and discuss innovative ways to take the sport to the next level. On Wednesday, he attended seven...Show More Summary

Lipscomb team headed to Malawi in Africa, but not for volleyball

In late spring and early summer we see quite a few NCAA teams head out of the country. Normally they go to Europe or Brazil and mix in great sightseeing and some quality volleyball. And then there’s Lipscomb. The team is on its way to Malawi, a small country in east Africa. While the Bison […]

“One hundred of Sri Lanka Volleyball” wins award

yesterdaySports / Volleyball : FIVB

Lausanne, Switzerland, May 25, 2017 – Susil Ranasinghe has been rewarded for his book “One Hundred Years of Sri Lanka Volleyball (1916-2016),” by winning The Most Outstanding Sports Publication of the Year in Sri Lanka.

2017 FIVB World Tour update after FIVB Rio 4-Star event

yesterdaySports / Volleyball : FIVB

Lausanne, Switzerland, May 24, 2017 — The FIVB held their seventh event of the 2017 FIVB Beach Volleyball World Tour calendar last week at the Rio de Janerio 4-Star event, as the Tour returned to Brazil.

Teams anticipate tough competition in Asian Women’s Club Championship

yesterdaySports / Volleyball : FIVB

Ust-Kamenogorsk, Kazakhstan, May 24, 2017 – Coaches of participating teams shared their outlook ahead of competition for the SMM 2017 Asian Women’s Club Samruk Kazyna Volleyball Championship at the Shiny River Hotel on Wednesday.

Serbia, Poland retain perfect record in World Champs qualifiers

2 days agoSports / Volleyball : FIVB

Warsaw, Poland, May 24, 2017 - Serbia and Poland retained perfect records in Pool B of the European qualifiers for the 2018 FIVB World Championship, after both scored straight-set wins on Day 2 in the Polish capital.

Hot favourites on track as European qualifiers for World Champs take off

2 days agoSports / Volleyball : FIVB

Lausanne, Switzerland, May 24, 2017 - All the top favourites opened heir campaigns for qualification to the 2018 FIVB Men's World Championship with wins Wednesday, as European qualifiers got underway with a total of 18 matches across six pools all over the continent.

Branagh to be Walsh Jennings’ partner in Porec

Kerri Walsh Jennings said earlier this month her first tournament of the 2017 pro beach season would be at FIVB Porec Major in Croatia June 27 to July 1. Now we know with whom she’ll be playing, because the tournament pairs have been listed. Walsh Jennings, the three-time Olympic beach gold-medalist who took bronze last […]

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