Volleyball

Olympic champions Russia get Volleyball World Championship campaign underway with win over Canada

By Emily Goddard

Russia outmanoeuvred Canada in straight sets at the Volleyball World Championship in Poland ©Poland 2014/FIVBOlympic champions Russia got their Volleyball Men's World Championship campaign underway with a straight sets win over Canada in Poland today.

Three-time champions Italy beaten by Iran on second day of Volleyball World Championships

By Gary Anderson

Iran caused the biggest upset on day two of the Volleyball World Championships with a win over Italy ©Getty ImagesIran caused the biggest shock on the second day of the International Volleyball Federation (FIVB) World Championships as they defeated three-time champions Italy 3-1 in Kraków.

Poland's World Championship opening win signals "new era" in volleyball

By Mike Rowbottom at Stadion Narodowy in Warsaw

FIVB President Dr Ary Graça has promised a "new era" in volleyball at the opening of the World Championships in Warsaw ©Getty ImagesA sell-out crowd of 70,000 in Poland's national football stadium here tonight to witness the opening match of the 2014 World Volleyball Championships between the hosts and Serbia after a lengthy, glitzy, pumped-up Opening Ceremony – an experience that the President of the International Volleyball Federation (FIVB), Dr Ary Graça, believes will prove a landmark for his sport.

FIVB volleyball World Championship trophies stolen from Rio car park

By Gary Anderson

The FIVB Men's World Championship trophy has been stolen while on display in Rio de Janeiro ©FIVBThe International Volleyball Federation (FIVB) has begun working on creating two new trophies after both the men's and women's indoor World Championship trophies were stolen from a Rio de Janeiro car park on Friday (August 22).

America shock Brazil to seal second FIVB World League title

By Paul Osborne

The US have won the 2014 FIVB World League title ©FIVBThe United States have won the International Volleyball Federation (FIVB) World League title after a shock victory over world number one ranked team, Brazil.

Construction for Exhibition Hall of Volleyball begins at sport's headquarters

By Danyal Khan

International Volleyball Federation President Dr Ary S. Graça was among those at the groundbreaking ceremony ©FIVBInternational Volleyball Federation (FIVB) President Dr Ary S. Graça has attended a ceremony at the headquarters of the governing body in Lausanne to mark the start of construction for the new Exhibition Hall of Volleyball.

FIVB World Tour event in Phuket cancelled due to growing political instability in Thailand

By Nick Butler

Political instability in Thailand has led to the cancellation of the FIVB World Tour event ©AFP/Getty ImagesContinuing political instability in Thailand has led to the cancellation of the Phuket leg of the International Volleyball Federation (FIVB) World Tour in October, and raises the possibility of November's Asian Beach Games also being affected. 

Korean Volleyball Association raided over embezzlement allegations

By Paul Osborne

The offices of the Korean Volleyball Association have been raided following allegations that executives have embezzled funds ©KVAMarch 10 - The Korean Volleyball Association (KVA) is the second office to be raided over allegations that executives have embezzled funds, as the ongoing investigation into alleged corruption in sport continues across South Korea.

Pools decided for 2014 FIVB Volleyball Women's World Championship in Italy

By Paul Osborne

The Drawing of the Lots for the 2014 FIVB Volleyball Women's World Championships took place at the Farnese Theatre in Parma today ©2014 FIVBMarch 10 - Russia will begin begin the defence of their title in Verona, after being drawn into Pool C for the 2014 International Volleyball Federation (FIVB) Women's World Championship.
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