FIVB press releases http://www.fivb.org All en ©2014 FIVB press@fivb.org webmaster@fivb.org Fri, 25 Jul 2014 09:02:42 GMT Fri, 25 Jul 2014 09:02:42 GMT OrdinaSoft RSS 2.0.10 builder, v1.0 http://www.rssboard.org/rss-specification Mexico to stage first weekend of FIVB World Grand Prix Pool Q matches http://www.fivb.org/viewPressRelease.asp?No=47573&Language=en Mexico City, Mexico, July 25, 2014. – The Mexican National Volleyball Federation held a press conference earlier this week to announce that Mexico City will host Pool Q preliminary round matches as the 2014 FIVB World Grand Prix kicks off on July 25 at the Olympic Gymnasium Juan de la Barrera. http://www.fivb.org/viewPressRelease.asp?No=47573&Language=en Fri, 25 Jul 2014 09:55:59 GMT ‘Egypt only lacks one out of three S’s to make beach volleyball work’ http://www.fivb.org/viewPressRelease.asp?No=47571&Language=en Larnaka, Cyprus, July 25, 2014 – Egypt only lacks one out of the three S’s to make beach volleyball work, says Egypt U21 coach and former player Ahmed Atta. “We have Sun, Sea, but unfortunately not the Sponsors yet.” http://www.fivb.org/viewPressRelease.asp?No=47571&Language=en Fri, 25 Jul 2014 08:27:13 GMT 24 Men’s teams set for Long Beach single-elimination rounds http://www.fivb.org/viewPressRelease.asp?No=47569&Language=en Long Beach, Calif., July 24, 2014 — Let’s play three seemed to be the word of the day Thursday as the world’s best men’s teams completed the last two of three pool play matches at the double-gender ASICS World Series of Beach Volleyball, a US$1,000,000 FIVB Grand Slam. http://www.fivb.org/viewPressRelease.asp?No=47569&Language=en Fri, 25 Jul 2014 06:11:52 GMT Women’s field reduced to 24 for single-elimination rounds in Long Beach http://www.fivb.org/viewPressRelease.asp?No=47561&Language=en Long Beach, Calif., July 24, 2014 — Emerging from two days and three rounds of round-robin pool play Thursday, 24 women’s teams have earned a spot in the single-elimination rounds that start Friday at the double-gender ASICS World Series of Beach Volleyball, a US$1,000,000 FIVB Grand Slam. The second-year event is being held through Sunday in Long Beach, Calif. http://www.fivb.org/viewPressRelease.asp?No=47561&Language=en Fri, 25 Jul 2014 04:46:58 GMT Main draw of the FIVB U21 World Championships on its way http://www.fivb.org/viewPressRelease.asp?No=47552&Language=en Larnaka, Cyprus, July 24, 2014 - The first two rounds of pool play at the FIVB Beach Volleyball U21 World Championships in Larnaka on Thursday brought forth a major upset in the women’s competition. Last year’s U21 champions Kociolek and Gruszscynska from Poland lost their opening match to German qualifiers Glenzke and Schreiber. http://www.fivb.org/viewPressRelease.asp?No=47552&Language=en Thu, 24 Jul 2014 21:32:50 GMT Pressure gets to U21 title defenders Kociolek/Gruszczynska http://www.fivb.org/viewPressRelease.asp?No=47549&Language=en Larnaka, Cyprus, July 24, 2014 - Everybody expects Poland’s Katarzyna Kociolek and Jagoda Gruszscynska to win another gold medal at the FIVB Beach Volleyball U21 World Championships. All this pressure got to them as they lost their opening match on Thursday in Larnaka. http://www.fivb.org/viewPressRelease.asp?No=47549&Language=en Thu, 24 Jul 2014 19:43:17 GMT Beach Volleyball under the Big “T.O.P.” http://www.fivb.org/viewPressRelease.asp?No=47548&Language=en Long Beach, Calif., July 24, 2014 - The US$1-million ASICS World Series of Beach Volleyball is “Beach Volleyball under the Big Top - Tour, Other Organized Opportunities and Performances.” http://www.fivb.org/viewPressRelease.asp?No=47548&Language=en Thu, 24 Jul 2014 18:21:54 GMT World Grand Prix statistical preview: Brazil eye back-to-back titles http://www.fivb.org/viewPressRelease.asp?No=47459&Language=en Lausanne, Switzerland, July 24, 2014 – Defending champions Brazil aim for back-to-back championship triumphs, while China and Japan maintain their perfect participation records in the 22nd edition of the FIVB World Grand Prix. http://www.fivb.org/viewPressRelease.asp?No=47459&Language=en Thu, 24 Jul 2014 18:04:39 GMT Brazil’s Andre and Vinicius take lead in tough pool at U21 World Championships http://www.fivb.org/viewPressRelease.asp?No=47545&Language=en Larnaka, Cyprus, July 24, 2014 - Brazil’s Andre Loyola Stein and Vinicius Rezende Costa Freitas put their mark down with two straight wins on the first day of main draw at the FIVB Beach Volleyball U21 World Championships in Larnaka. http://www.fivb.org/viewPressRelease.asp?No=47545&Language=en Thu, 24 Jul 2014 17:43:05 GMT 2014 FIVB World Grand Prix Media Guide online http://www.fivb.org/viewPressRelease.asp?No=47518&Language=en Lausanne, Switzerland, July 24, 2014 - The official 2014 FIVB Volleyball World Grand Prix Media Guide is now available. http://www.fivb.org/viewPressRelease.asp?No=47518&Language=en Thu, 24 Jul 2014 17:38:15 GMT Volunteers: 40 still missing in Trieste http://www.fivb.org/viewPressRelease.asp?No=47543&Language=en Trieste, Italy, 24 luglio, 2014 - Behind a big event there are fine professionals equipped to organize any event to perfection, but without a team of volunteers prepared numerically and qualitatively, no sporting event of international event may be able to better. http://www.fivb.org/viewPressRelease.asp?No=47543&Language=en Thu, 24 Jul 2014 17:22:40 GMT Peru intensify workouts ahead of World Grand Prix http://www.fivb.org/viewPressRelease.asp?No=47542&Language=en Lima, Peru, July 24, 2014 - Peru's women's volleyball team, coached by Natalia Malaga, have intensified their training schedule at the "El Olivar" Training Centre in Lima city. In their third appearance in the World Grand Prix, the new Peruvian team, led by junior player Angela Leyva, will hope to improve on their performances in 1994 and 2011. http://www.fivb.org/viewPressRelease.asp?No=47542&Language=en Thu, 24 Jul 2014 17:16:37 GMT Kazakhstan bring in experience for World Grand Prix opening weekend in Almaty http://www.fivb.org/viewPressRelease.asp?No=47541&Language=en Almaty, Kazakhstan, July 24, 2014 – Hosts Kazakhstan will come in as the most experienced team in Pool P when the FIVB Volleyball World Grand Prix starts on July 25 at the Baluan Sports and Culture Palace. http://www.fivb.org/viewPressRelease.asp?No=47541&Language=en Thu, 24 Jul 2014 16:50:41 GMT Argentina prepare for first weekend of World Grand Prix http://www.fivb.org/viewPressRelease.asp?No=47508&Language=en Carolina, Puerto Rico, July 24, 2014 - Argentina's women's team "Las Panteras" have arrived in Puerto Rico, where they will play the first weekend of the Preliminary Round of the FIVB World Grand Prix 2014. Coach Guillermo Orduna's team are ready for their fourth consecutive participation in the premier annual event for women's national teams. http://www.fivb.org/viewPressRelease.asp?No=47508&Language=en Thu, 24 Jul 2014 16:49:08 GMT Five teams make their debuts as record-breaking FIVB World Grand Prix gets underway http://www.fivb.org/viewPressRelease.asp?No=47504&Language=en Lausanne, Switzerland, July 24, 2014 - The 22nd FIVB World Grand Prix kicks off with 24 matches and features five debutants making their very first appearances in the prestigious competition. The biggest annual tournament in the ladies game is smashing all the records in 2014, with the thrill of world-class volleyball stretching over all continents of the globe. http://www.fivb.org/viewPressRelease.asp?No=47504&Language=en Thu, 24 Jul 2014 16:00:20 GMT Montenegro win first round of European League finals http://www.fivb.org/viewPressRelease.asp?No=47506&Language=en Thessaloniki, Greece, July 24, 2014 - Greece were only two points away from claiming the first round of the 2014 CEV Volleyball European League – Men finals as the score stood at 23 all in the fourth set, but Montenegro completed a fabulous comeback to claim a 3-2 away victory (25-18, 22-25, 19-25, 25-23, 15-6) ahead of the return match 20.00 local time on Saturday, July 26, in Budva. http://www.fivb.org/viewPressRelease.asp?No=47506&Language=en Thu, 24 Jul 2014 15:27:35 GMT World Grand Prix: Bigger and better than ever http://www.fivb.org/viewPressRelease.asp?No=47503&Language=en Lausanne, Switzerland, July 24, 2014 - The 22nd edition of the most prestigious annual volleyball competition for ladies starts this week with 28 teams from all corners of the globe participating. Kenya, one year after Algeria’s debut, are set to become only the second African team in the history of the competition. Belgium, Croatia, Mexico and Australia will also be making their first appearances in the FIVB World Grand Prix. http://www.fivb.org/viewPressRelease.asp?No=47503&Language=en Thu, 24 Jul 2014 15:05:20 GMT 1986: USA bring a halt to East European dominance http://www.fivb.org/viewPressRelease.asp?No=47500&Language=en Lausanne, Switzerland, July 24, 2014 - The FIVB Men’s World Championship had been held ten times and East European teams had emerged victorious on ten occasions. This run finally came to an end in 1986 - appropriately at the birthplace of the FIVB in Paris, France - and the changing of the guard came courtesy of a first title for the USA. http://www.fivb.org/viewPressRelease.asp?No=47500&Language=en Thu, 24 Jul 2014 12:37:05 GMT China and Japan to meet in 17th Asian Women’s U19 Volleyball Championship final http://www.fivb.org/viewPressRelease.asp?No=47510&Language=en Taipei, Chinese Taipei, July 24, 2014 - China and Japan remained unbeaten to play the final of the 17th Asian Women’s U19 Volleyball Championship after victories against Korea and Thailand respectively. The finalists have also booked berths at next year’s FIVB Women's U20 World Championship, while the 3rd berth from Asia will go to the winner of the bronze medal match between Korea and Thailand. http://www.fivb.org/viewPressRelease.asp?No=47510&Language=en Thu, 24 Jul 2014 12:08:43 GMT Paraguay’s Michelle: from shy World Champ debutant to leader in the field http://www.fivb.org/viewPressRelease.asp?No=47517&Language=en Larnaka, Cyprus, July 24, 2014 - In 2013 a very shy and timid Michelle Valiente Amarilla made her debut at the FIVB Beach Volleyball World Championships in Poland at the age of 15. Now, one year later at the U21 World Championships in Larnaka, the Paraguayan girl transformed into a fearless leader in the field with a vast array of shots. http://www.fivb.org/viewPressRelease.asp?No=47517&Language=en Thu, 24 Jul 2014 11:16:51 GMT