IOC Releases Schedule for 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games
Loretta Race contributed to this report. On the day Tokyo 2020 organizers announced that new Olympic venues’ construction is on track,…
Lincoln Alexander Williams of Australia Lands in Poland
MKS Będzin has signed Lincoln Alexander Williams for the upcoming season. Williams played for Rhein-Main Volleys in the German Bundesliga last year.
Serbia, Brazil Move Into VNL Final Six, Poland/Italy Waiting
Five of the six spots in the Final Six are booked as Brazil and Serbia claimed their tickets to France with wins on Saturday.
Brazil Edges Poland, Claims Final Six Spot; Argentina Wins in 4
Five of the six Argentine starters scored in double digits as the team garnered its third win of VNL play against home-standing Australia. Brazil secure its spot in the VNL Final Six with a four-set win over fellow contender Poland with help from a 19-kill effort by Evandro Guerra.
FIVB Women’s Challenger Cup: Bulgaria Wins Pool B; Peru Advances to Semis as Well
Bulgaria won Pool B over Puerto Rico, although both advance, while Peru will join Colombia from Pool A in the semifinals.
Poland, Brazil Bounce Back with Sweeps to Open #VNL Week 5
Even with top scorers Artur Szalpuk and Bartosz Kwolek on the bench for most of the match, Poland snapped its three-match losing skid with a sweep of Argentina. Wallace DeSouza scored a match-high 16 points and had help from Lucas Loh and Lucas Saatkamp in leading Brazil to a sweep of Australia, ending a three-match skid.
#VNL Pool Preview: Brazil, Poland, Argentina, Australia
Australia is the only team of the three coming into the week on a victory, having found its stride, going 3-0 in South Korea, while the rest of the Pool 17 teams are looking to snap three-match losing streaks.
Winner of FIVB Men’s/Women’s Challenger Cups to Earn Bid to 2019 #VNL
An adjustment to the rule will have the winners of the Challenger Cup go directly to the 2019 Volleyball Nations League.
FIVB Women’s Challenger Cup: Colombia Surprises Peru; Bulgaria Wins 3-0
Colombia blocked host-nation Peru into submission as they and Bulgaria earned opening day sweeps.
France, USA Lead #VNL Standings After Week 4
The battle for the Final Six is very much alive with only four teams mathematically eliminated: Iran (4-7), Argentina (2-10), China (2-10) and South Korea (1-11).