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Three-time Olympian Ignaczak to reinforce London's Polonia

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Lausanne, Switzerland, March 11, 2017 - In what has been dubbed 'volleyball transfer of the century in England' Polonia Volleyball of London have signed on three-time Olympian and 2014 FIVB World Championship gold medallist Krzysztof Ignaczak, the club officially announced today.

NCAA: Top MPSF teams, No. 1 Ohio State keep winning

There were no upsets Friday, but some NCAA men’s Division I-II results that got your attention. Top-ranked Ohio State hit.548 in a quick sweep over UC San Diego as the Tritons hit.094. The top three teams in the MPSF all won in sweeps. Penn State had the night off but moved back into […]

Ponce to host Puerto Rican League All-Star Game

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Ponce, Puerto Rico, March, 9, 2017 – Puerto Rican Volleyball Federation president Dr. Cesar Trabanco announced on Tuesday that the city of Ponce will host the 16th edition of the women’s All-Star Game at Salvador Dijols Pavilion on April 2.

The King has left the building... and come back!

2 weeks agoSports / Volleyball : FIVB

Disentis, Switzerland, March 10, 2017 - During the week after the 2017 CEV Snow Volleyball European Tour stop in Spindleruv Mlyn, some shocking news appeared in the Polish media. The King of the Snow was putting an end to his career. Renowned Polish player Michal Matyja had made the announcement on his Facebook page...

Japan and China remain only unbeaten teams at Asian Girls' U18 Championship

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Chongqing, China, March 9, 2017 - Hosts China and title-holders Japan continued their winning runs at the “SMM” 11th Asian Girls’ U18 Volleyball Championship at the Chongqing No.8 Secondary School Gymnasium on Thursday, with the former surviving a sturdy challenge from Thailand and the latter defeating Korea in straight sets.

NCAA: USC sweeps Lewis, big busy beach weekend ahead

Going West might mean going broke for the fifth-ranked Lewis men. They lost again Thursday, this time to No. 14 USC a day after losing at No. 7 UCLA. In the only other NCAA men’s Division I-II matches Thursday, Belmont Abbey swept North Greenville in Conference Carolinas and NJIT of the EIVA swept visiting Coker. […]

Giba hails forthcoming World League spectacular

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Lausanne, Switzerland, March 9, 2017 – Brazilian volleyball legend and FIVB Players’ Commission president Gilberto ‘Giba’ Godoy Filho is eagerly awaiting the latest volleyball spectacular to take place in his home country of Brazil.

NCAA men: No. 7 UCLA thumps No. 5 Lewis, UCSB, UCI win

In what seemed like a must-win non-conference match with serious NCAA at-large considerations at stake for both teams on Wednesday, No. 7 UCLA of the MPSF beat visiting No. 5 Lewis of the MIVA. It was one of three matches on the NCAA men’s Division I-II slate Wednesday, all involving MPSF teams, as No. 15 […]

World League to provide latest in iconic venues for volleyball and beach volleyball

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Lausanne, Switzerland, March 9, 2017 - Home to Clube Atlético Paranaense, the Arena da Baixada, the football stadium which will host the 2017 FIVB Volleyball World League Finals in Curitiba, Brazil from July 4-8 is the latest in a string of iconic venues that have hosted some incredible volleyball and beach volleyball events over the years.

Asian Girls’ U18 Championship leaders keep unbeaten records

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Chongqing, China, March 8, 2017 – Powerhouses Japan, Thailand, Korea and hosts China logged straight-set wins in the playoff round to keep their unbeaten records in the 11th Asian Girls’ U18 Volleyball Championship at Chongqing No. 8 Secondary School Gymnasium on Wednesday.

Video: Japan win gold at Tokyo 1964 Olympic Games

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Lausanne, Switzerland, March 9, 2017 – Watch Japan’s historic victory at the Tokyo 1964 Olympic Games, when volleyball was first added to the Olympic programme.

Mauritian women's team, coach honoured at sports awards

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Lausanne, Switzerland, March 6, 2017 – Beach volleyball took home two of the major prizes at the Mauritius National Sports Awards on March 3.

International Women’s Day important as volleyball strives to become the number one family sport in the world - President Graca

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Lausanne, Switzerland, March 8, 2017 – FIVB Executive Vice-Presidents Marta Eugenia Centeno O. De Sajche and Bouchra Hajij helped celebrate International Women’s Day by the attending the three-day International Federation Women in Leadership Roles Forum in Lausanne from March 6-8.

Birthday girl postpones celebrations to Disentis

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Prague, Czech Republic, March 8, 2017 - It is International Women’s Day and for Czech female snow volleyball player Michaela Knoblochova it is also her birthday. But between studies, work and her upcoming trip to Disentis she has no time to celebrate either of these occasions.

Cayman Islands launches first coaching course of 2017

2 weeks agoSports / Volleyball : FIVB

Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands, March 6, 2017 – The FIVB and the Cayman Islands Volleyball Federation (CIVF) successfully organised the first course of the year – an FIVB Level I Coaches Course – from March 1 to 5 at the Lion’s Centre on Grand Cayman.

Powerhouse teams dominate pool play at Asian Girls’ U18 Championship

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Chongqing, China, March 7, 2017 – Powerhouse teams China, Japan, Thailand and Korea came out on top of pool play with unbeaten records in the 11th Asian Girls’ U18 Volleyball Championship at Chongqing Eighth Middle School Gymnasium.

No. 5 Lewis men excited about tough West Coast swing

The 2016 Lewis University men’s team was relatively young. But this group of youngsters got its hands on the secret sauce that helps make age much less of a factor on the court — experience. A year older now, Lewis finds itself 15-3 overall and ranked No. 5 in the country heading into an important West […]

South America ready for first beach volleyball Grand Slam

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Lausanne, Switzerland, March 8, 2017 – South American beach volleyball is counting down the hours until the start of the first eight-team Grand Slam of the season at La Florida resort in Rosario, Argentina.

Swatch FIVB World Tour Finals head to home of Olympic champions: Hamburg!

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Lausanne, Switzerland, March 8, 2017 - The grand finale of the 2017 international beach volleyball season, the Swatch Beach Volleyball FIVB World Tour Finals, will be heading to the home of reigning women’s Olympic champions this summer.

Snow festival set to hit the Austrian Alps

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Lausanne, Switzerland, March 7, 2017 – The Austrian Alps will come alive with a five-day festival of snow volleyball when the fourth stage of the CEV Snow Volleyball Tour arrives in Wagrain-Kleinarl.

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