Felix Koslowski Takes Over As German Women’s National Team Coach

After taking the interim position for the German women’s national team, Felix Koslowski is offered a full-time position with the team. The team has a busy 2017 schedule including the qualifications for the 2018 FIVB Volleyball Women’s World Championship in Japan, the FIVB World Grand Prix and the European Championships. As well as his workd …

Poland Upsets Olympic Champions Brazil 3-2 to Open 2017 World League

2017 FIVB World League June 2nd-July 8th, 2017 Tournament site Results Pool A1 Pesaro, Italy Editor’s Note: While teams are divided into 4-team pools for pragmatic reasons on each of the 3 weekends of the tournament, each teams’ record goes into a single table to determine who advances to the knockout stages. The pool standings …

Vernon, Gyimah Bring High-Flying Offense to Canadian Men’s U21 Team

Volleyball Canada has announced its 2017 Men’s Junior National Team roster that will compete at the 2017 U21 Pan American Cup that will be hosted in Fort McMurray, Alberta from May 16-21. The team will converge at the national center in Gatineau at the Centre Sportif in preparation for the event. 12 of the 14 …

Tickets on Sale for Canadian-Hosted Women’s Grand Prix Matches

Tickers are now on sale for the 6 matches of the Richmond, British Columbia, Canada site of the FIVB Women’s Grand Prix. The event will take place in the Richmond Olympic Oval, which played host to speed skating at the 2010 Winter Olympic Games, from July 21-23. Teams playing in the Richmond pool: Canada – …

Scene Setter: Pesaro, Italy Hosts Pool A1 at the World League

2017 FIVB WORLD LEAGUE June 2nd-July 8th, 2017 Tournament site Results Pool A1 Pesaro, Italy Pesaro, Italy is this week playing host to what is arguably the most power-packed stop of the entire 2017 World League series. Pool A1, as it’s called, includes the defending Olympic champions Brazil, the defending Olympic silver medalists Italy, the …

Cuba Yoandry Leal Cleared for Brazil; Poland Still Waits for Leon

The FIVB Executive Committee is meeting this week in Marrakesh, Morocco, with major news and announcements are expected – including a rumored proposal to change the organization’s name altogether. The first information to come out is that of 13 approved requests for players to change nationalities – 11 indoors and 2 on the beach. These players …

Slovenia, Belgium Cruise, Portugal Outlasts Israel in Pool C

2018 FIVB World Championship – Men’s European Qualifier May 23 to June 4 Results A pair of sweeps put Belgium and the home team Slovenia in the driver’s seat at 2-0 after two days of competition in Pool C in Ljubljana on Thursday. Portugal also outlasted Israel in four sets to round out the day’s …

USA to host Brazil for two USAV Cup International matches

The #2 USA men’s national team is set to host #1 Brazil for two matches as part of the USAV Cup International. These contests will be played in Hoffman Estates, Illinois at the Sears Centre Arena on August 18 and 19. In the 2016 Olympics, USA was one of two teams that beat host Brazil, …

Russian Men’s Volleyball Maintain 2012 Olympic Gold, Cleared Of Doping

After allegations were raised about the Russian men’s volleyball team doping in the 2012 Olympics, where the team won the gold medal, tests came back negative for any banned performance enhancing drugs. “All doping samples were provided at that time and no questions were raised,” said Igor Kazikov, the head of a department with the …

Rexona Sesc Earns Fifth Straight Brazilian Superleague Title

Rexona Sesc Rio de Janeiro remain the Brazilian champions with a 3-2, (25-19, 22-25, 25-22, 18-25, 15-6) victory over Volei Nestle Osasco. In front of almost 13,000 fans Rexona earned their 12th overall and fifth straight Brazilian Superleague. The match went back and forth, with Osasco not giving up and making things interesting by tying …