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May 5, 2018
JAPAN, SPAIN, PARAGUAY REACH WOMEN’S SEMIFINALS IN MANILA

Japan’s Ayumi Kusano/Takeshi Nishibori and Sakurako Fujii/Shinako Tanaka, Spain’s Maria Belen Carro/Paula Soria and Paraguay’s Erika Bobadilla/Michelle Valiente reached the women’s semifinals of the FIVB Beach Volleyball World Tour Manila Open on Saturday. Take/Kusano and Sakurako/Tanaka advanced to the semifinals of the Manila Open in contrasting styles, with the former securing their spot with a…

May 5, 2018
FOUR COUNTRIES REPRESENTED IN PHNOM PENH SEMIS

Pairs from Germany, New Zealand, Japan and Russia are through to the semifinals of the Anchor International Beach Volleyball Carnival Phnom Penh 2018 FIVB World Tour two-star event after Saturday’s action in the Cambodian capital. Phnom Penh Main Draw results and schedule. Of the three German sides who so fully dominated the qualifiers and Main…

May 5, 2018
AUSTRIAN YOUNGSTERS LEAD WAY INTO MERSIN SEMIS

Katharina Schutzenhofer and Lena Plesiutschnig remain on course for their best FIVB Beach Volleyball World Tour finish when they reached the Mersin 3-Star semifinals on Saturday. The Austrian pair needed to be at their best over three sets to defeat the Netherlands’ Julien Sinnema and Laura Bloem 2-1 (23-21, 18-21, 15-13), and had to hold…

May 5, 2018
FIVB Board of Administration Meeting Concludes in Egypt

President Dr. Ary S. Graça F° brought the FIVB Board of Administration meeting to a close today following discussions on a range of calendar and commission proposals. Different aspects from all disciplines, including volleyball, beach volleyball and snow volleyball were debated. The Board also heard the latest plans for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games. Tokyo…

May 5, 2018
Final Series in Santo Domingo stretched to decisive match

Lisvel Eve and Prisilla Rivera blasted 25 and 21 points, respectively, to lead Caribeñas to an emotional five-set victory 3-2 (25-14, 25-17, 23-25, 25-27, 15-12) over Cristo Rey on Friday night.   The victory of Caribeñas forced a fifth and decisive contest on Sunday in the best-of-five final series of the Women’s Volleyball Superior League…

May 5, 2018
Mireya Luis elected vice president of FIVB

The legendary Cuban former player Mireya Luis has been unanimously elected executive vice president of the International Volleyball Federation (FIVB) following a proposal submitted by the president of the entity, Dr. Ary S. Graça F°. Luis was proposed by NORCECA President Cristobal Marte Hoffiz, to fill the vacancy in the confederation quota created by the…

May 5, 2018
Brazil, Latvia, Spain & USA men’s teams net Huntington Beach Open quarterfinal berths

Beach Volleyball teams from Brazil, Latvia, Spain and the United States gained spots in the men’s quarterfinal round Friday after posting two wins each at this week’s FIVB World Tour event at the Huntington Beach Pier courts. “Roaring” into the quarter-finals with the biggest wins Friday were Aleksandrs “The Lion King” Samoilovs and Janis “Simba”…

May 5, 2018
ABCs of Beach Volleyball advance to Huntington Beach Open women’s quarterfinals

American, Brazilian and Canadian women’s teams are the first pairs to advance to the quarterfinals of this week’s FIVB World Tour event after posting two victories each Friday at the US$300,000 Huntington Beach Open. Americans Sara Hughes/Summer Ross paced the host country effort Friday and are joined in the quarterfinals of the winner’s bracket by…

May 5, 2018
It’s tie-break time in Bucharest!

The Final Four of the 2018 CEV Volleyball Champions League – Women in Bucharest is now underway with a spectacular first semifinal. Reigning champions VakifBank ISTANBUL from Turkey won the first two sets against Imoco Volley CONEGLIANO from Italy, before their opponents struck back to win the next two and prompt a decisive tie-breaker. The…

April 27, 2018
Erzeni celebrate first Albanian men’s national league title in two decades

After nearly two decades of waiting, Erzeni claimed the top honours from the Albanian men’s Volleyball national league. The team from the small town of Shijak beat Partizani in the championship series, after two weeks of dramatic and very exciting matches. Erzeni won three out of four matches, but the two teams played as many…

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