FIVB press releases All en ©2014 FIVB Sat, 25 Oct 2014 23:32:20 GMT Sat, 25 Oct 2014 23:32:20 GMT OrdinaSoft RSS 2.0.10 builder, v1.0 Iran stuns China for Asian Men's U20 gold <font style="font-family:Verdana,Arial" size="1">&nbsp;</font>Iran pulled off a stunning straight-set victory over China to take gold at the 17th Asian U20 Men’s Volleyball Championships in Bahrain. Sat, 25 Oct 2014 22:44:19 GMT 2014 Fair Play Award presented to Romanian Beach Volleyballers Ordean and Melniciuc Antalya, Turkey, October 25, 2014 - CEV President André Meyer presented on Saturday morning Romanian Beach Volleyball players Ioana-Alexandra Ordean and Adriana Melniciuc with the 2014 Fair Play Award. Sat, 25 Oct 2014 16:39:12 GMT CEV launches “Green Way” campaign Antalya, Turkey, October 25, 2014 - After the “Fair Play Volleyball Way” campaign that turned into one of the trademarks of CEV and its competitions throughout the past 12 months, CEV Marketing Advisor Zoran Avramovic presented on Saturday morning the innovative “Green Way” campaign which goes along with the introduction of the Mikasa MVA200CEV volleyball that was showcased for the first time last June at the European Volleyball Gala in Vienna. Sat, 25 Oct 2014 16:35:59 GMT CEV announces organisers of European Championships Antalya, Turkey, October 25, 2014 - To round out the programme of the XXXV CEV General the organisers of future European Championships on schedule for 2016 and 2017 were announced to the attendees of the summit held at the Kempinski Hotel – The Dome in Antalya, Turkey. If Poland will host the 2017 edition of the men’s tournament thereby continuing a tradition that has seen this country turn itself into a Volleyball “Mecca”, Azerbaijan and Georgia will add another chapter to the history of European Volleyball by hosting the 2017 women’s European Championship. Sat, 25 Oct 2014 16:31:59 GMT Volleyball heavyweights eye Asian U20 Championship gold The two most outstanding teams of the 17th Asian U20 Men’s Volleyball Championships lock horns Saturday to determine the 2014 gold medalist. Sat, 25 Oct 2014 11:15:38 GMT China, Iran claw their way to gold medal match It took all their skill and reputation for China and Iran to fight their way to Saturday’s gold medal match at the 17th Asian U20 Men’s Volleyball Championships in Bahrain. Sat, 25 Oct 2014 10:57:12 GMT CEV goes social, with new Twitter, Facebook accounts <font style="font-family:Verdana,Arial" size="1">&nbsp;</font>Antalya, Turkey, October 25, 2014. CEV goes social! Sat, 25 Oct 2014 10:18:43 GMT CEV and Mikasa extend their partnership for another four years Antalya, Turkey, October 24, 2014 - The European Volleyball Confederation and Mikasa Corporation announced on Friday the extension of their partnership for another four years, up to 2020. Fri, 24 Oct 2014 21:02:45 GMT CEV President reviews year of success for Europe’s Volleyball family Antalya, Turkey, October 24, 2014 - After delivering an emotional opening speech to the 48 national federations in attendance at the XXXV CEV General Assembly in Antalya, CEV President André Meyer recapped facts and figures of the last 12 months with an activity report that testified the many accomplishments of Europe’s Volleyball family over the last year. Fri, 24 Oct 2014 20:34:17 GMT CEV President opens XXXV General Assembly in Antalya Antalya, Turkey, October 24, 2014 - CEV President André Meyer opened the XXXV CEV General Assembly on a sunny Friday afternoon at the Kempinski Hotel - The Dome in Antalya with 48 national federations in attendance, six represented by proxy and one observer to account for all 55 of the CEV members. As Turkey’s most popular holiday destination is playing host to this year’s summit of Europe’s Volleyball family, Mr Meyer delivered an emotional speech marking his thirteenth year at the helm of the European Confederation. Fri, 24 Oct 2014 20:06:00 GMT TALKIN’ STATS: 2014 FIVB Beach Volleyball World Tour—Oct. 24 Lausanne, Switzerland, October 24, 2014 — Completing a two-week break during the final phase of the season, the Fédération Internationale de Volleyball (FIVB) pauses to look back on some of the significant stats from its 2014 US$9.6 million FIVB Beach Volleyball World Tour. Following this two-week hiatus, the FIVB returns to action on the sand in Argentina with the double-gender US$150,000 FIVB Paraná Open on October 28-November 2. Fri, 24 Oct 2014 17:15:32 GMT Northern Marianas turn to Cool Volley for growth Capitol Hill, Northern Marianas, October 24, 2014 – The year 2014 was a breakthrough one on the Northern Mariana Islands in terms of development, with the small Pacific island holding three separate Cool Volley events to help introduce new youngsters to the sport. Fri, 24 Oct 2014 16:36:17 GMT Four qualify for U21 World Championship at Asian U20s Manama, Bahrain, October 24, 2014 – Hosts Bahrain booked their place in the final four of the Asian U20 Men’s Championship in front of their home fans on Thursday but defending champions Japan will play no further part in the tournament after being stunned by Korea. Fri, 24 Oct 2014 11:31:50 GMT CEV BoA sends message of unity and cohesion on eve of XXXV General Assembly Antalya, Turkey, October 23, 2014 - The tone for the XXXV CEV General Assembly was set during the CEV Board of Administration on Thursday one day ahead of the main event in Antalya, Turkey. Thu, 23 Oct 2014 19:41:40 GMT CAVB Referees Course ends in Burkina Faso Ouagadougou, Burkina, October 23, 2014 – A Referees Course was successfully completed in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso in September in the framework of the CAVB’s Development Strategic Planning to help increase the number of referees in the West African country. Thu, 23 Oct 2014 17:34:52 GMT "World champs show volleyball is still growing" says Sykora Lausanne, Switzerland, October 22, 2014 – Former USA libero Stacy Sykora was on hand for the FIVB at the 2014 FIVB Volleyball Women’s World Championships providing expert insight and analysis. The Olympic silver medallist and two-time World Grand Prix winner gives her thoughts on the tournament as a whole, including USA’s historic first title. Thu, 23 Oct 2014 09:38:09 GMT ExCom meeting opens busy week for CEV Antalya, Turkey, October 22, 2014 - CEV President André Meyer began a very busy week for Europe’s volleyball family on Wednesday as he chaired a meeting of the CEV Executive Committee at the Kempinski Hotel - The Dome in Antalya, Turkey. Wed, 22 Oct 2014 18:52:33 GMT “Iron Hammer” takes heart from encouraging new start Lausanne, Switzerland, October 22, 2014 – It had been 16 years since China last stepped foot on the podium at the FIVB Volleyball Women’s World Championship, but their success at Italy 2014 earlier this month offers much encouragement for coach and volleyball legend Jenny Lang Ping and the young stars now under her guidance. Wed, 22 Oct 2014 16:21:28 GMT Grankin inducted into elite Sergey Tetyukhin Club Moscow, Russia, October 21, 2014 - Russian star Sergey Grankin has been inducted into the elite Sergey Tetyukhin Club, whose members have at least 200 official caps with the men’s national team, after it was confirmed he reached the historic milestone in the fifth-place playoff at the 2014 FIVB Volleyball Men’s World Championship in Poland. Wed, 22 Oct 2014 14:01:53 GMT MVP award crowns Wlazly's persistence Lausanne, Switzerland, October 22, 2014 - With the benefit of hindsight, it is now clear just how important Mariusz Wlazly’s return from injury ahead of the FIVB Volleyball Men’s World Championship was. His contribution to his team’s World Championship success was recognised when he received the Best Opposite and Most Valuable Player awards from the hands of FIVB President Dr. Ary S. Graça F°. Wed, 22 Oct 2014 11:18:31 GMT