International Volleyball

IOC Athletes’ Commission To Organize Biggest-Ever International Athletes Forum in April 2019

The IOC Athletes’ Commission is set to invite the largest ever contingent of international athlete representatives to Lausanne, Switzerland, from 13 to 15 April 2019 for the bi-annual IOC International Athletes’ Forum.

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5-Time U.S. Olympian Dani Scott Severely Injured in Stabbing

Scott’s sister, Stefanie Vallery, was killed in the attack.

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Five Legends Enshrined Into International Volleyball Hall of Fame

Hiroshi Toyoda (Japan), Evgeniya Artamonova Estes (Russia), Bas van de Goor (Netherlands), Gilberto “Giba” Godoy Filho (Brazil) and Hugh McCutcheon (New Zealand) were recognized in the 33rd annual enshrinement ceremony of the International Volleyball Hall of Fame.

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Pat & Sharkie Zartman, Ann Davenport Selected for SCIVBHOF Lifetime Service Award

Pat and Sharkie Zartman, long-time residents in the South Bay area, and Ann Davenport, the long-time Regional Commissioner for the Southern California Volleyball Association (SCVA), have been selected as the 2019 Southern California Indoor Volleyball Hall of Fame (SCIVBHOF) Lifetime Service Award winners.

Earvin Ngapeth And Matt Anderson Share The Court For The First Time As Zenit Kazan Beats Kemerovo 3-1

Russia’s top dogs came out with wins this weekend as Zenit St. Petesburg, Belgorod, Zenit Kazan, and Lokomotiv Novosibirsk gave their opponents no chances at success. However, it’s the brave Fakel Novy Urengoy team who is leading the standings at this early stage of the season

10 Americans Suit Up For First Round Of Italian Lega Volley – Defending Champs Conegliano Starts Out Strong

The world’s premier female volleyball domestic tournament started with a bang in Italy

Defending Champs Cruzeiro Shocked In Superliga’s Opening Round

One of the toughest male volleyball domestic leagues in the world has kicked off its competition this weekend

“Does The FIVB Want A Cabaret For African And Asian Players?” – Polish Volleyball Community Still Livid About 2020 Olympics Qualification Criteria

Recent reports in the Polish media have shown that the fire regarding the issue has not yet died out.

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Current PlusLiga Champions Skra Signs Cuban Middle Blocker David Rodriguez

With the recent injury to Patryk Czarnowski, Poland’s current champion Skra Belchatow has decided to play it safe and has announced in its official website the signing of David Rodriguez to its squad

IOC Member Khunying Leeswadtrakul Greatly Praises The FIVB’s Efforts In Promoting Volleyball

The FIVB can only win by keeping the IOC as a strategic partner, specially now that the volleyball institution is getting some major criticism regarding its Olympic qualifying criteria

Japan’s Women’s Coach Kumi Nakada Optimistic About Team’s Chances At The Olympics After Respectable WCH Run

The Japanese women’s volleyball team was once the sport’s strongest powerhouse

Bojana Milenkovic Undergoes Surgery In Italy, Replaced In Scandicci By USA’s Regan Scott

At Scandicci, Scott will join a team that finished its 2017/18 regular season in second place, sporting a 18-4 record.

Martha Revuelta Optimistic About Mexico’s Beach Volleyball Future

The Mexican east-coast city of Chetumal is currently hosting a 3 star FIVB World Tour event that bears its name. In it, Mexican fans were able to see the country’s new faces of beach volleyball. Mexico fielded four teams for the event, and six of its eight athletes, all under 20 years of age, made their international debuts.

Galindo Sisters Hope To Take Colombia To Tokyo 2020 Beach Competition

The Galindo sisters are by far the most successful Colombian beach pair duo in FIVB’s World Tour

After Partner’s Retirement, Czech Republic’s Michala Kvapilova Ready To Start World Tour Ranking Climb From The Bottom

It now has been two years since Czech Republic’s Michala Kvapilova made the switch from the indoor game to the beach.

Plamen Konstantinov is Out as Head Coach of Bulgarian Men’s National Team

The move comes after the team finished 11th at the World Championships in 2018 that they co-hosted with Italy.

“I Did Not Have Enough Help From The Coach In The Games” – Russia’s Irina Koroleva After Her Team’s Worst Ever WCH Finish

There is no doubt in anyone’s mind that Russia’s recent 8th place finish at the FIVB WCH was beyond disappointing

“Bidding To Host The Olympic Qualification Tournaments Starts At 500k USD” – FIVB boardmember Miroslaw Przedpelski

The qualification system for the indoor volleyball tournament at the 2020 Olympic Games has been confirmed by the FIVB recently and it has drawn heavy criticism from teams around the world.

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