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Dinamo Kazan finish 2016 with women's Russian Cup title

2 weeks agoSports / Volleyball : FIVB

Lausanne, Switzerland, December 28, 2016 - For the third time in their history and first since 2012, Dinamo Kazan claimed the Russian Cup 'Givi Akhvlediani' title Wednseday evening at home in the Tatarstan capital after sweeping Dinamo Moscow in four sets in the final to finish 2016 on a high.

Chinese star Zhu Ting vows to be 'stronger'

2 weeks agoSports / Volleyball : FIVB

Beijing, China, December 28, 2016 – Chinese star outside spiker and Olympic champion Zhu Ting vowed to become stronger in the upcoming new year, as the volleyball prodigy was selected among the world’s top 10 athletes of 2016 by Xinhua News Agency on Tuesday.

Rio 2016: Germans rule for women’s gold

2 weeks agoSports / Volleyball : FIVB

Lausanne, Switzerland, December 28, 2016 - Looking back on the women’s competition on Copacabana Beach with its iconic venue, the Fédération Internationale de Volleyball (FIVB) will long recall the record-setting Rio 2016 Olympic Ga...

Tribute to Tetyukhin on Belgorod TV after spectacular year

2 weeks agoSports / Volleyball : FIVB

Lausanne, Switzerland, December 28, 2016 - Belgorod TV Channel "Mir Belogorya" (Belgorod World) has paid special tribute to Russia National Team captain Sergey Tetyukhin - one of the most famous citizens of the "White City" since he moved there as a teenager from his birthplace in Uzebekistan - in the latest edition of the programme 'Compatriots'.

Gambia federation visits Dream Project centres

2 weeks agoSports / Volleyball : FIVB

Banjul, Gambia, December 27, 2016 – Gambia Volleyball Federation inspected three of the four Africa Dream Project centres in Banjul, Brikama and Farafenni over the weekend.

Top 5 most-read 2016 stories from the new VolleyballMag.com

There were some really good stories before then, but we decided since we launched the new VolleyballMag.com website on August 1, we’d start there. So what were the most-read VBM stories from August 1 to now? Well, since Ed Chan and I bought the old Volleyball magazine and converted it to a daily online publication, we’re […]

Rio 2016: Brazil celebrates its Olympic winners and Serginho takes centre stage

3 weeks agoSports / Volleyball : FIVB

Lausanne, Switzerland, December 27, 2016 - On the day of the closing ceremony, it was the grand finale of the Rio Olympic Games and one of the most emotional moments of those incredible 17 days for the hosts: Brazil’s volleyballers won the long-awaited Olympic gold medal in the volleyball temple that is the Maracanãzinho.

China, Germany, Barbara on AIPS 2016 Awards shortlist

3 weeks agoSports / Volleyball : FIVB

Lausanne, Switzerland, December 27, 2016 - Rio 2016 Olympic gold medallists China and Laura Ludwig / Kira Walkenhorst of Germany, plus Brazil beach volleyball superstar Barbara Seixas are amongst the nominees for the AIPS (International Sports Press Association) 'Athletes of the Year' Awards.

Europe looks ahead to an exciting year of beach volleyball

3 weeks agoSports / Volleyball : FIVB

Luxembourg, December 23, 2016 – European beach volleyball fans can already start looking forward to an exciting 2017 CEV Beach Volleyball season with the major highlight coming up in August when Latvia’s most popular seaside resort, Jurmala, will be hosting the CEV Beach Volleyball European Championship Final crowning the new “Kings and Queens” of the beach.

Brazilian Antonio Rizola is new Colombia women's coach

3 weeks agoSports / Volleyball : FIVB

Lausanne, Switzerland, December 26, 2016 – Colombia’s women’s team will have a fresh start in 2017 with a new coach: Brazilian Antonio Rizola, who has been charged with directing the team towards the 2018 FIVB World Cup and the Tokyo Olympics in 2020.

Kenya working to raise the level of beach volleyball

3 weeks agoSports / Volleyball : FIVB

Lausanne, Switzerland, December 26, 2016 – Kenya has never had a professional beach volleyball player, prompting the Kenya Volleyball Federation to encourage schoolchildren to take up the sport as part of the federation’s strategy to professionalise the game, The Star newspaper has reported.

Maldives takes over AVC Qualification Tournament

3 weeks agoSports / Volleyball : FIVB

Lausanne, Switzerland, December 26, 2016 – The Maldives will be the host country for the 2018 FIVB Women’s World Volleyball Championship Qualification Tournament for the AVC Central Zone that will take place from January 27 to 29.

Pomi and Lube retain leads in Italian Leagues

3 weeks agoSports / Volleyball : FIVB

Lausanne, Switzerland, December 26, 2016 - Reigning European champions and 2016 FIVB World Championship runners-up Pomi Casalmaggiore finished he first half of the Regular Season atop the standings of the Italian women's A1 League after a hard-earned five-set win over Metalleghe Montichiari, Monday evening.

Guidetti parts ways with The Netherlands to spend time with daughter

3 weeks agoSports / Volleyball : FIVB

Lausanne, Switzerland, December 26, 2016 - After two short years and some incredible achievements with the women's National Team of The Netherlands, Giovanni Guidetti is departing the programme to spend more ime with his family, the Dutch Volleyball Federation NeVoBo announced oday.

Georgia hires LMU’s Black, Arizona State promotes Tomasevic

Two major coaching openings were filled recently when Georgia hired Tom Black away from Loyola Marymount and Arizona State stayed in house and promoted assistant coach Sanja Tomasevic. That leaves Division I openings that include LMU,...Show More Summary

Bahrain ready to host Boys’ U19 World Championship

3 weeks agoSports / Volleyball : FIVB

Manama, Bahrain, December 25, 2016 – Assistant secretary general of the Supreme Council for Youth and Sports (SCYS) and general secretary of the Bahrain Olympic Committee (BOC), Abdulrahman Sadiq Askar, assured Bahrain’s readiness to host the FIVB Volleyball Boys’ U19 World Championship, which will take place in the cities of Riffa & Isa Town from August 18 to 27.

2017 Club Worlds hosts end year with Empress' Cup title

3 weeks agoSports / Volleyball : FIVB

Lausanne, Switzerland, December 26, 2016 - For the fifth year running Hisamitsu Springs have won the Empress's Cup after sweeping Hitachi Rivale 3-0 (25-16, 25-18, 25-17) in the final, Sunday evening in Tokyo. The success comes just a few months before Hisamitsu Springs host the 2017 FIVB Women's Club World Championship in Kobe, 8-14 May.

Rio 2016: Lang Ping and China earn place in history books

3 weeks agoSports / Volleyball : FIVB

Lausanne, Switzerland, December 26, 2016 - More than a quarter of a year after winning gold at the Rio Olympics, that historic success is still occupying China’s golden volleyball legend “Jenny” Lang Ping.

Marko Ivovic reminisce on 2016 feats

3 weeks agoSports / Volleyball : FIVB

Belgrade, Serbia, December 24, 2016 – Marko Ivovic was selected as 2016’s best volleyball player in Serbia, after leading his country to its first-ever FIVB Volleyball World League.

Serbian federation honours best players and coaches in 2016

3 weeks agoSports / Volleyball : FIVB

Belgrade, Serbia, December 23, 2016 – Tijana Boskovic and Marko Ivovic were among the top winners that were honoured by the Volleyball Federation of Serbia at the traditional New Year’s cocktail at Belgrade Hotel Metropol on Friday.

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