Volleyball Updates From Around the World

It was an exciting weekend for USA Volleyball this weekend!   In Florence, Italy, the USA Men’s Indoor National Team won the FIVB World League gold medal yesterday defeating the world’s No. 1 Brazil 3-1 (31-29,21-25,25-20,25-23). The only other time USA won World League was in 2008, the year they won the gold medal at…

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Gstaad and Canada US Team Wins

Phil Dalhausser and Sean Rosenthal made it a back-to-back FIVB Beach Volleyball Tour wins this past weekend when they won Gold at the Gstaad Grand Slam. In the gold medal match, Dalhausser and Rosenthal beat the Brazilians 2-0 (21-17, 21-17). “We keep getting better,” Rosenthal said, “When Phil can serve and block like that and…

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2 More Golds for the US in Stavanger

Sean Rosenthal and Phil Dalhausser won their first gold of the 2014 FIVB season, and April Ross and Kerri Walsh Jennings won their second gold in Stavanger, Norway this past weekend.   Rosenthal and Dalhausser took down Brazil’s Ricardo Santos and Alvaro Filho, 21-16, 21-16. Ross and Walsh Jennings took the title beating Spain’s Liliana Fernandez…

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Tri Bourne and John Hyden Win Gold in Berlin

A HUGE congrats to Tri Bourne, 25, and John Hyden, 41, who won the gold at the FIVB Berlin Grand Slam this weekend! Also congrats to Ryan Doherty and Nick Lucena who won the silver medal!   Fun facts about the win in Berlin:   First time in FIVB history that all three medalists came…

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Checking in With the U.S. Men’s National Team

Halfway to Brazil. That may be hard to fathom, but this summer marks the midpoint of the quadrennial and the U.S. Men’s National Team—in many ways as young as you could imagine—seems to be in pretty good shape after getting off to a 7-1 start in World League play. For example, Taylor Sander, the young…

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Moscow medallists eye Berlin prizes as World Tour moves west

Moscow, Russia, June 15, 2014 – With the Moscow Grand Slam drawing to a close the stars of the FIVB Beach Volleyball World Tour will turn their attention to the Berlin Grand Slam that begins on June 17. The tournament is the sixth of seven Grand Slams in eight weeks and by the time they…

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Updates from around the world this weekend

It was an exciting weekend in the volleyball world.   In Long Beach, CA, the USA Men’s indoor national team competed against Russia for FIVB World League. Friday night, USA beat Russia in a close 5-set match, 25-17, 27-25, 20-25, 25-27, 15-12. They came back the next night in front of 5,000 fans and won…

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FIVB announces Rio 2016 Olympic Qualification System for beach volleyball

Lausanne, Switzerland, May 6, 2014 – The qualification process for beach volleyball at the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio has been updated to outline the tournaments eligible for points for the current Olympic cycle. The men’s and women’s beach volleyball events in 2016 will see 24 teams in each gender, with one place reserved for…

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FIVB World League USA vs. Russia and VOL-B-QUE

FIVB World League is coming to the U.S.!   On Friday and Saturday, June 6-7, 2014, the USA Men’s Indoor National Team will play Russia in the Walter Pyramid at Long Beach State. Both matches will begin at 7pm, and on Saturday starting at 12pm, there will be a tailgate party known as VOL-B-QUE III….

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Walsh and Ross clinch Fuzhou Open gold

Kerri Walsh (left) became the most successful women’s athlete in World Tour history after claiming the Fuzhou Open title on Sunday

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Shanghai again opens FIVB Beach Volleyball Grand Slam calendar

The FIVB Shanghai Grand Slam is the first of ten double gender Grand Slam events on the 2014 FIVB Beach Volleyball international calendar. The FIVB returns to China for the 17th-straight year with Dalian hosting the first women’s event in China in 1998 and Lianyungang hosting the first men’s event in 2004. Shanghai is hosting…

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2014 FIVB World Tour debuts with Fuzhou Open

Pre-season training is complete, several partnerships have been switched and others are re-confirmed, as the Fédération Internationale de Volleyball launches the 2014 FIVB Beach Volleyball World Tour this week in Fuzhou, China. The season-opening, double-gender, US$150,000 FIVB Fuzhou Open will see the men’s competition running Tuesday through Saturday, and women’s competition running Wednesday through Sunday….

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