Egypt Wants To Host Elite-Level FIVB Beach Volleyball Events

FIVB’s President Ary Graça and several other volleyball authorities recently held a meeting with Egyptian politicians ahead of the FIVB Executive Committee and Board of Administration summits. The main topic of discussion was the development of volleyball and beach volleyball in Egypt. During the meeting, Egyptian authorities expressed their interest in hosting a high-level FIVB …

German Duo Thole/Wickle Wins Goteborg CEV Satellite Indoor Tournament

The Swedish town of Goteborg just hosted the last CEV Beach Volleyball indoor event of the 2018 season. The city, which claims the world’s largest indoor Beach Volleyball arena (at 6.300 square meters), brought together 24 teams from 14 European countries. German duo Julius Thole and Clemens Wickle came out victorious by downing Austria’s pair …

Zenit Kazan Applies To Host Champions League Final 4

Current three-times champion, and heavy favorites to 4-peat, Zenit Kazan has just solicited CEV to host the Final 4 of this year’s Champions League, according to Rt-online.ru. Although one of the most successful teams in Europe, Zenit Kazan never hosted the final phase of the competition before. The last three editions of the competition’s Final …

Italian National Teams Present 2018 Slate

In addition to acting as co-host of the 2018 men’s world championships (Sept. 9-30) and prepping its women’s team for the world championships in Japan (Sept. 29 – Oct. 20), the Italian national teams have a busy slate ahead. The teams also will make their debuts in the newly minted Volleyball Nation’s League, but first …

Saaremaa VC Wins Baltic Champions League For The First Time

Estonia’s Saaremaa VC is the winner of the Baltic Champions League, which crowns the best team across the Baltic countries. The Final Four of the tournament was played in Saaremaa, and hosted 3 teams from Estonia and 1 from Latvia. The finals was played in front of almost 2,000 thousand fans. In the title-deciding match, …

(PHI) University Of The East’s Women’s and Men’s Coaches Resign

Both the women’s and men’s volleyball head coaches at the University of the East (UE) stepped down from their posts, according to Spin.ph. Francis Vicente, the women’s head coach, and also the current head coach of the Philippines women’s national team, had a pretty abysmal 2-42 record during his three years with the program. He …

Minas Continues Its Way Up The Standings, Beats Sesi – SL Recap #16

2017-2018 BRAZILIAN MEN’S SUPERLIGA 10/14 – 03/17 – Regular Season Official League Site Teams Schedule Power Rankings Round 1; Round 2; Round 3; Round 4; Round 5; Round 6; Round 7; Round 8; Round 9; Round 10; Round 11 Round 12; Round 13; Round 14; Round 15 Last week, our recap hinted at the fact that Minas was shaping up into a …

“Our Dream Of Fighting For The Title Is Gone Now” – BB’s Emilia Mucha

Before the Polish female league 2017-18 season started, Poland’s Bielsko-Biała was thought to have a competitive team that could make it to the competition’s semifinals and fight for medals. Reality turned out to be otherwise, as the team now sits in 8th place with a 9-13 record. Things only got worse this week, after the …

Italy Is Completely Dominating Club Volleyball

Lately, it has been very easy to be an Italian volleyball fan. Its national team won the 2017 FIVB Girls’ U18 World Championship, it’s Boys’ U18 team just qualified for CEV’s U18 European Championship Final 4 a round in advance, Bunge Ravenna won the 2018 Challenge Cup, Perugia and Civitanova clinched Men’s Champions League Final …

Ivan Zaytsev Part of Book Writing Competition for Italian Schools

Italian outside hitter Ivan Zaytsev is one of eight athletes involved in a book writing competition for school children in Italy. Each of the involved athletes from eight different sports came up with a quote and the beginning of a hypothetical story. The classes then took over, writing a fantasy story based on the theme. …