Volleyball

Woman arrested in Iran for watching volleyball freed on bail

By Duncan Mackay

Ghoncheh Ghavami, arrested for attending an FIVB World League match in Iran, has been released on bail from jail in Tehran ©FacebookA woman jailed for watching an International Volleyball Federation (FIVB) World League match in Iran has been released from prison on bail, her family have revealed.

Sports Minister convenes emergency meeting of Polish Volleyball Federation to discuss corruption scandal

By Nick Butler

Sports and Tourism Minister Andrzej Biernat has called for an Extraordinary General Meeting of the Polish Volleyball Federation Andrzej Biernat has called for an Extraordinary General Meeting of the Polish Volleyball Federation Andrzej Biernat has called for an Extraordinary General Meeting of the Polish Volleyball Federation Andrzej Biernat has called for an Extraordinary General Meeting of the Polish Volleyball Federation ©TwitterPolish Sports and Tourism Minister Andrzej Biernat has called for an Extraordinary General Meeting of the Polish Volleyball Federation (PZPS) following the arrest of the body's President over corruption allegations.

Polish volleyball head arrested over World Championship corruption allegations

By Nick Butler

Mirosław Przedpełski pictured attending the World Championships in Poland ©FIVBA recommendation that the President and vice-president of the Polish Volleyball Federation (PZPS) be removed from their positions has been made by the body's Executive Committee, following their involvement in a corruption scandal. 

Iran lose right to host 2015 Boys' Under-19 World Volleyball Championships as FIVB get tough over ban on women

By Duncan Mackay

Iran Volleyball FederationIran has been stripped of the right to host the 2015 International Volleyball Federation (FIVB) Boys' Under-19 World Championships, it was revealed today. 

Exclusive: FIVB promise not to award any more events to Iran until ban on women lifted

By Nick Butler 

Human Rights Watch has called on the FIVB to take further action to protect Ghoncheh Ghavami ©Getty ImagesThere will be no events awarded to Iran by  the International Volleyball Federation (FIVB) until Ghoncheh Ghavami is released from prison and a ban on women attending matches is lifted, it has been revealed. 

Woman jailed for watching volleyball match should not be a political issue, claims Sheikh Ahmad

By Nick Butler at the InterContinental Hotel in Bangkok

Sheikh Ahmad Al Fahad Al Sabah outlined how other cultures must always be respected when considering the Iranian stance ©AFP/Getty ImagesAssociation of National Olympic Committees (ANOC) President Sheikh Ahmad Al Fahad Al Sabah has claimed different cultures must be respected when considering the woman jailed for a year after attending an International Volleyball Federation (FIVB) World League match in Iran. 

United Nations demand explanation from Iran over arrest of woman for attending FIVB World League match in Tehran

By Paul Osborne at the Aspire Dome in Doha

Wifried Lemke wrote to the Iranian embassy in Geneva following the arrest of British-Iranian citizen Ghoncheh Ghavami ©DohaGOALS ForumWilfried Lemke, special adviser of the secretary general of the United Nations on Sport for Development and Peace, has demanded an explanation from the Iranian Government in Geneva on the imprisonment of British-Iranian citizen Ghoncheh Ghavami, he revealed here.

Woman jailed for attending FIVB World League match in Iran resumes hunger strike

By Nick Butler

Ghoncheh Ghavami has embarked on a second hunger strike in order to draw attention to her sentence ©Change.orgGhoncheh Ghavami, the British-Iranian woman sentenced to a year in jail for attempting to attend a volleyball match, is again refusing either food or liquids to draw attention to her plight.

Brother of woman jailed for attending volleyball match in Iran claims she was let in by authorities

By Daniel Etchells

Iman Ghavami insists his sister has not broke the law ©TwitterThe brother of British-Iranian woman Ghoncheh Ghavami, reportedly given a year's jail sentence for attending an International Volleyball Federation (FIVB) World League match in Tehran in June, has claimed that she did not force her way into the stadium and was allowed to enter by the authorities. 
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