Lausanne, Switzerland, October 24, 2014 — Completing a two-week break during the final phase of the season, the Fédération Internationale de Volleyball (FIVB) pauses to look back on some of the significant stats from its 2014 US$9.6 million FIVB Beach Volleyball World Tour. Following this two-week hiatus, the FIVB returns to action on the sand in Argentina with the double-gender US$150,000 FIVB Paraná Open on October 28-November 2.
Capitol Hill, Northern Marianas, October 24, 2014 – The year 2014 was a breakthrough one on the Northern Mariana Islands in terms of development, with the small Pacific island holding three separate Cool Volley events to help introduce new youngsters to the sport.
Manama, Bahrain, October 24, 2014 – Hosts Bahrain booked their place in the final four of the Asian U20 Men’s Championship in front of their home fans on Thursday but defending champions Japan will play no further part in the tournament after being stunned by Korea.
Ouagadougou, Burkina, October 23, 2014 – A Referees Course was successfully completed in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso in September in the framework of the CAVB’s Development Strategic Planning to help increase the number of referees in the West African country.
Lausanne, Switzerland, October 22, 2014 – Former USA libero Stacy Sykora was on hand for the FIVB at the 2014 FIVB Volleyball Women’s World Championships providing expert insight and analysis. The Olympic silver medallist and two-time World Grand Prix winner gives her thoughts on the tournament as a whole, including USA’s historic first title.
Antalya, Turkey, October 22, 2014 - CEV President André Meyer began a very busy week for Europe’s volleyball family on Wednesday as he chaired a meeting of the CEV Executive Committee at the Kempinski Hotel - The Dome in Antalya, Turkey.
Lausanne, Switzerland, October 22, 2014 – It had been 16 years since China last stepped foot on the podium at the FIVB Volleyball Women’s World Championship, but their success at Italy 2014 earlier this month offers much encouragement for coach and volleyball legend Jenny Lang Ping and the young stars now under her guidance.
Moscow, Russia, October 21, 2014 - Russian star Sergey Grankin has been inducted into the elite Sergey Tetyukhin Club, whose members have at least 200 official caps with the men’s national team, after it was confirmed he reached the historic milestone in the fifth-place playoff at the 2014 FIVB Volleyball Men’s World Championship in Poland.
Lausanne, Switzerland, October 22, 2014 - With the benefit of hindsight, it is now clear just how important Mariusz Wlazly’s return from injury ahead of the FIVB Volleyball Men’s World Championship was. His contribution to his team’s World Championship success was recognised when he received the Best Opposite and Most Valuable Player awards from the hands of FIVB President Dr. Ary S. Graça F°.