FIVB press releases All en ©2014 FIVB Sun, 20 Apr 2014 15:57:11 GMT Sun, 20 Apr 2014 15:57:11 GMT OrdinaSoft RSS 2.0.10 builder, v1.0 Watch: Drawing of Lots reviews capture excitement of FIVB World Championships Lausanne, Switzerland, April 20, 2014 – As the countdown continues to the most prestigious events in international volleyball, the FIVB invites fans to look back at the show-stopping excitement of the men and women’s Drawing of Lots. Sun, 20 Apr 2014 23:35:49 GMT Fuzhou gets ready for first FIVB beach volleyball event of the year Fuzhou, China, April, 20 2014 — The press conference of the FIVB Beach Volleyball World Tour Fuzhou Open 2014 took place Sunday at the Fuzhou Municipal Building, announcing Fuzhou is ready for the big beach volleyball gala. Sun, 20 Apr 2014 10:42:25 GMT Pepe magic helping Paraguay toward Nanjing dream Asuncion, Paraguay, April 20, 2014 – Paraguay’s boys and girls teams are beginning to dream of earning a place at the Nanjing 2014 Youth Olympic Games and it is all thanks to the help and guidance of a Brazilian. Sun, 20 Apr 2014 06:04:29 GMT Favourite teams start victorious at Women's African Club Championship Carthage, Tunisia, April 19, 2014 – Defending Champions Kenya Prisons, Algeria's GS Petroliers, hosts Carthage and favourites Kenya Pipeline started victorious on the opening day of the 2014 Women's African Club Championship held in Carthage, Tunisia on Saturday. Sat, 19 Apr 2014 23:41:54 GMT Tianjin, Taipei undefeated, Hisamitsu lead Pool A after day 3 of Asian Women’s Club Championship Nakhon Pathom, Thailand, April 19, 2014 – Bohai Bank Tianjin of China, Taipei and Hisamitsu Springs proved the strongest at day three of the “17th Princess Cup” Asian Women’s Club Volleyball Championship on Saturday. Sat, 19 Apr 2014 21:29:12 GMT Dr. Adityan remembered one year on Chennai, India, April 19, 2014 – A Memorial Hall has been inaugurated in memory of the former FIVB Honorary Executive Vice-President Sivanthi Adityan in his home town of Chennai, India on Saturday, one year on from his passing. Sat, 19 Apr 2014 12:04:31 GMT Fuzhou Open Q&A: Get to know China's beach volleyball stars Lausanne, Switzerland, April 19, 2014 – Get to know China’s beach volleyball stars with a special Q&amp;A opportunity on Facebook leading up to the first FIVB Beach Volleyball World Tour event of the season, the Fuzhou Open. Sat, 19 Apr 2014 09:43:34 GMT Birarelli eyes successful Club World Championship comeback Lausanne, Switzerland, April 19, 2014 – Trentino Volley will be making their sixth consecutive appearance at the FIVB Volleyball Club World Championship to be held from May 5 to 10 in Belo Horizonte, Brazil. Sat, 19 Apr 2014 05:29:38 GMT 2014 FIVB Beach Volleyball Media Guide now available Lausanne, Switzerland, April 19, 2014 - On the eve of the beginning of another dynamic international schedule on all five continents, the Fédération Internationale de Volleyball (FIVB) has announced that the 2014 FIVB Beach Volleyball Media Guide is now available online on the FIVB website. Sat, 19 Apr 2014 02:36:01 GMT 16 clubs compete for African queen's title Carthage, Tunisia, April 18, 2014 – Sixteen clubs will be competing for the 24th edition of the Women's African Club Championship due to start in Carthage, Tunisia on Saturday, with defending champions Kenya Prisons and runner up GS Petroliers of Algeria coming as heavy favourites. Fri, 18 Apr 2014 23:21:31 GMT Tianjin, Taipei enjoy second win in Asian Women’s Club Volleyball Championship Nakhon Pathom, Thailand, April 18, 2014 – Bohai Bank Tianjin of China and Taipei recorded their second win in the “17th Princess Cup” Asian Women’s Club Volleyball Championship on Friday, as devastating Hisamitsu Springs tore the Vietnamese defence into shreds with their exceptional attacks. Fri, 18 Apr 2014 20:36:10 GMT Top players on form for clubs ahead of World League Lausanne, Switzerland, April 18, 2014 – With just over a month away from the start of the FIVB Volleyball World League on May 23, a number of players likely to star in volleyball’s premier annual men's competition are on top form at club level. Fri, 18 Apr 2014 17:24:12 GMT Tsvetan Sokolov dreams of becoming Bulgaria's champion with Marek one day <font size="1" style="font-family: Verdana,Arial;">Dupnitsa, Bulgaria, April 18, 2014 - Bulgarian star Tsvetan Sokolov expressed his dream one day to return to Marek Union-Ivkoni Dupnitsa and win Bulgaria’s national title with the club that discovered him for big volleyball</font> Fri, 18 Apr 2014 16:30:41 GMT Tenth national title for Crvena Zvezda in Serbia <font size="1" style="font-family: Verdana,Arial;">Novi Sad, Serbia, April 18, 2014 - Crvena Zvezda Belgarde became the men’s volleyball champion of Serbia for the third time in a row and the tenth time overall in history, including the five titles of former Yugoslavia.</font> Fri, 18 Apr 2014 15:50:09 GMT Venezuelans back in tandem for Fuzhou Open Caracas, Venezuela, April 18, 2014 – Venezuela’s number one pair, and London 2012 Olympians, Igor Hernandez and Jesus Villafane will reunite on the court at the Fuzhou Open, the first tournament on the 2014 FIVB Beach Volleyball World Tour. Fri, 18 Apr 2014 10:41:08 GMT Favourites have field day at Asia Volleyball Women’s Club Championship Nakhon Pathom, Thailand, April 17, 2014 – The favourites all brushed off early mistakes en route to straight-set wins on the opening day of the "17th Princess Cup" Asian Women’s Club Volleyball Championship at the Nakhonpathom Municipality Gym on Thursday, with former four-time champions Bohai Bank Tianjin of China powering past hefty Zhetyssu of Kazakhstan in a hard-fought thriller. Thu, 17 Apr 2014 22:28:24 GMT Makowski announces Polish 22 player roster for the year ahead Warsaw, Poland, April 17, 2014 – Ahead of the FIVB World Grand Prix season, the coach of the national women’s team of Poland, Piotr Makowski, has announced his selection of 22 players for the year. Thu, 17 Apr 2014 19:17:29 GMT Thailand and Iraq claim gold at latest Asian Beach Volleyball Tour event Songkhla, Thailand, April 16, 2014 - Varapatsorn Radarong and Tanarattha Udomchavee made their host country proud on Wednesday when the Thailand 1 duo shattered Vanuatu's dreams of making it two victories in a row on Thai soil to capture the women's crown at the 15th Samila-Chang Asian Beach Volleyball Tournament, with Iraq 1's Rahman Raoufi and Bahman Salemiinjehboroun taking the men's title. Thu, 17 Apr 2014 17:59:46 GMT VolleyWorld reflects on a truly Italian affair with the Women’s World Championship Drawing of Lots Lausanne, Switzerland, April 16, 2014 – With less than a month to go until the start of this year’s volleyball season, VolleyWorld takes a look back at the Drawing of Lots for the FIVB Volleyball Women’s World Championship Italy 2014 – an important milestone on the road to one of the season’s most anticipated events. Thu, 17 Apr 2014 16:24:40 GMT England looks forward to hosting CEV Continental Cup tournament <font size="1" style="font-family: Verdana,Arial;">&nbsp;Loughborough, England, April 17, 2014 - Volleyball England is very pleased to announce that LeAF Academy in Bournemouth will host one of the pools in Round 1 of the 2014-2016 CEV Beach Volleyball Continental Cup.</font> Thu, 17 Apr 2014 15:28:35 GMT