Volleyball

Beach volleyball makes Manly Beach return after two-year absence

By Paul Osborne

Manly Beach will host the opening round of the Australian Beach Volleyball Grand Tour ©Getty ImagesManly Beach in Sydney will once again become a host venue for the Australian Beach Volleyball Tour following two years of contractual disputes.

Woman arrested in Iran for attending FIVB World League match faces at least one more week in jail

By Duncan Mackay

British-Iranian law student Ghoncheh Ghavami faces at least another week in jail following her arrest for attending a volleyball match in Tehran ©FacebookGhoncheh Ghavami, the London law student imprisoned in Iran after attending an International Volleyball Federation (FIVB) World League match, has been remanded in court for at least another week following a 90-minute trial.

IOC and FIVB letters calling for release of woman jailed in Iran for attending volleyball match ignored

By Nick Butler in Milan

The FIVB have called for Ghoncheh Ghavami to be released from prison ©TwitterLetters from the International Olympic Committee (IOC) and the International Volleyball Federation (FIVB) pleading for law student Ghoncheh Ghavami to be released from prison in Iran after she was arrested for attending a volleyball match have so far gone unanswered. 

United States overcome Chinese to win first Volleyball Women's World Championship title

By Nick Butler at the Mediolanum Forum in Milan

The US team on the way to a historic World Championship victory over China ©AFP/Getty Images"Born in the USA" rang around the Mediolanum Arena here tonight as the United States broke a 62-year duck by defeating China 3-1 to win their first ever International Volleyball Federation Women's World Championship final.

FIVB signs deal with Rosetta Stone to teach English to referees

By Nick Butler at the Mediolanum Forum in Milan

 FIVB President Ary S Graça was joined in Milan by Rosetta Stone representative Sabine Schnorr ©FIVBLanguage learning software company Rosetta Stone have been appointed by the International Volleyball Federation (FIVB) to help all referees and staff become proficient in speaking English, it was announced here today.

Ruthless Chinese break Italian hearts at Volleyball Women's World Championship

By Nick Butler at the Mediolanum Forum in Milan

China celebrate following their victory over Italy ©AFP/Getty ImagesA clinical performance by China silenced the home crowd here this evening as they beat the host nation 3-1 to set up an International Volleyball Federation Women's World Championship final against United States, who were equally impressive in beating Brazil 3-0.

China and United States reach Volleyball Women's World Championship semi-finals

By Nick Butler in Milan

Italy celebrate a victory that knocked Russia out of the World Championships ©Getty Images for FIVBChina and United States qualified for the semi-finals of the International Volleyball Federation Women's World Championship after the two teams that will join them in the last four, Brazil and Italy, each won in the Mediolanum Forum here this evening. 

Exclusive: FIVB urges Iranian President to "reconsider" jailing of woman for attending volleyball match

By Nick Butler in Milan

Ghoncheh Ghavami has been detained in Evin Prison for more than 100 days after attending a men's volleyball match in Iran ©Change.orgA letter has been sent by the International Volleyball Federation (FIVB) to Iranian President Hassan Rouhani urging him to "reconsider the decision" to imprison Ghoncheh Ghavami, the 25-year-old who violated the ban on women attending volleyball matches in the Islamic country.

First semi-finalists confirmed for Volleyball Women's World Championship

By Zjan Shirinian

Hosts Italy are through to the semi-finals of the International Volleyball Federation Women's World Championship ©Getty Images for FIVBBrazil and Italy are through to the semi-finals of the International Volleyball Federation Women's World Championship without even stepping on the court.
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