Bulgarians Guarantee That All Is Perfect With Organization Of FIVB WCH

The Bulgarian Volleyball Federation has recently announced that everything is going according to schedule in its organization for the 2018 FIVB Men’s World Championship, which the country will host jointly with Italy. In an announcement to the press, the organizing committee executive and former player Lubomir Ganev assured fans that the institution is fully coordinated …

Zaytsev Talks About How Family And Love Has Changed His Life

Ivan Zaytsev is perhaps Italy’s most famous active volleyball player. However, his erratic behavious hasn’t always made him the best role model in the eyes of the volleyball community. Even though he is certainly one of the best Italian players in his position, he was even ostracized from the Italian national team recently due to …

Evandro Gonçalves Is Playing Amid Mom’s Medical Treatment

Current World Champion Evandro Gonçalves and his partner Andre Loyola recently swept Olympic gold medalists Bruno Schmidt and Alison Cerutti in their championship match at Brazil’s national tour stop at João Pessoa. He then traveled to participate at the Fort Lauderdale Major stop of the 2018 FIVB Beach Volleyball World Tour, where despite putting on …

Trans Woman Forced To Play With Men In Amateur Beach Tournament

Transgender beach volleyball player Carol Lissarassa made headlines in 2017 when she partnered up with Olympic Bronze medalist Juliana Silva in an exhibition tournament. Since then, the continued playing in female tournaments, until this weekend, when she was prevented from taking part in a stage of Brazil’s Sesc Summer tournament among the women, and had …

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 …