Charges dropped against woman arrested in Iran for watching volleyball

By Emily Goddard

The charges against British-Iranian Ghoncheh Ghavami have been dropped ©Change.orgAll further charges have been dropped against the British-Iranian woman who was arrested for watching a volleyball match in Iran last year, but she must stay in the country until late next year.

World League Group 1 Finals to double as Rio 2016 volleyball test event

By Michael Pavitt

The Maracanazinho will stage the Group 1 Finals ©AFP/Getty ImagesThis year's Volleyball World League Group 1 Finals will be played at the Maracanãzinho in Rio de Janeiro from July 15 to 19, it has been announced. 

FIVB strikes deal with Beach Major Company as Swatch returns as Major Series sponsor

By Emily Goddard

Gstaad will be one of three Major Series events in 2015 ©FIVBThe International Volleyball Federation (FIVB) has signed two major deals today, with Beach Major Company coming on-board to further boost beach volleyball's entertainment offering, while Swatch returns to the discipline as the title sponsor for the Major Series.

European Volleyball Confederation launches new mobile app

By Daniel Etchells

The European Volleyball Confederation has launched a new mobile app ©CEVThe European Volleyball Confederation (CEV) has unveiled a new mobile app, allowing users to keep up to date with the sport on the continent wherever they are.

Cairo to host 2015 African Women's Club Volleyball Championships

By Liam Morgan

The African Volleyball Confederation have announced the 2015 African Womens Club Championship will take place in CairoThe 2015 African Women's Club Volleyball Championship will be held in Egyptian capital Cairo, it has been announced.

Brazilian takes up role as first International Volleyball Federation secretary general

By Nick Butler

Fernando Lima has begun his work as the first secretary general of the International Volleyball Federation ©FIVBFernando Lima has begun his duties as the first International Volleyball Federation (FIVB) secretary general, a new post designed to reflect the body's rapid growth and modernisation.

Foreign women to be allowed to attend volleyball matches in Iran

By Nick Butler

A female Iranian supporters watches her team enjoy unprecedented success at the 2014 World Volleyball Championships in Poland ©Getty ImagesIranian officials have offered a partial olive branch to their critics by allowing foreign women to attend matches at this summer's Asian Volleyball Championships, although local females will remain banned.

Volleyball England secure £1 million funding over past 18 months to help sport's development

By Paul Osborne

Volleyball England has received £1 million of funding ©Volleyball EnglandVolleyball England has secured £1 million ($1.57 million/€1.27 million) of external funding which will be spread across the clubs, members and the wider volleyball community, and help build a new beach volleyball centre in Oxford.

Rio 2016 volleyball test event in doubt after corruption allegations involving FIVB President

By Nick Butler

Ary S Graça has consistently denied all allegation concerning his time at the Brazilian Volleyball Confederation ©Getty ImagesInternational Volleyball Federation (FIVB) President Ary S Graça has strongly denied allegations that he illegally channeled funds to family and friends between 2010 and 2013 while he was head of the Brazilian Volleyball Confederation (CBV).
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