Lausanne, Switzerland, January 24, 2020 - Almost two weeks ago France qualified for their fifth Olympic Games in Berlin and capped off what Kevin Tillie is calling the craziest week of his life. The 29-year-old French outside spiker not only played a pivotal role in his nation's qualification for Tokyo 2020, he also managed to attend the birth of his first child.
Lausanne, Switzerland, January 24, 2020 – The FIVB is delighted to announce the city of Zadar, Croatia as hosts of the 2020 Women’s Volleyball Challenger Cup. After an open and transparent bidding process which closed on December 18, 2019, Croatia becomes the next country to host the prestigious Volleyball Challenger Cup in 2020, after Peru hosted in 2018 and 2019. The competition will take place at the Krešimir Ćosić Hall from June 24-28, 2020.
Lausanne, Switzerland, January 24, 2020 – The FIVB Athletes’ Commission held fruitful discussions this week as the FIVB committed to supporting pivotal initiatives that will ensure even greater support is provided to athletes.
Lausanne, Switzerland, January 24, 2020 – Jess Mruzik was rewarded for her role in helping the USA win the Egypt 2019 FIVB Volleyball Girls’ U18 World Championship when she was named USA Volleyball's National Volleyball Player of the Year.
Montreux, December 2019 – 2019 year is celebrating a beautiful 34th edition which gathered 7 out of the best women’s volleyball teams and the national Swiss team in front of 10'000 spectators. The latter enjoyed the quality of the show and the atmosphere in the hall and in the public and restoration area with several food trucks and bars under a ball-shaped dome.
Lausanne, Switzerland, January 23, 2020 – Reigning FIVB Beach Volleyball world champions Sarah Pavan and Melissa Humana-Paredes have been rewarded for an outstanding 2019 by being named by Volleyball Canada as one of the two female senior Canadian teams for 2020.
Lausanne, Switzerland, January 23, 2020 – Evandro Goncalves recently took some time off from his busy schedule for an interview with the Brazilian Volleyball Confederation (CBV). A world champion in Vienna in 2017, Evandro will be in Doha, Qatar with Bruno Schmidt for the first 4-star event on the FIVB Beach Volleyball World Tour in 2020.
Turin, Italy, January 22, 2020 – After hosting the 2015 Men’s European Volleyball Championship Final and the 2018 FIVB Volleyball Men’s World Championship Finals, PalaAlpitour is ready to stage more world class volleyball: coach Blengini’s “Azzurri” await their five challengers for the 2020 VNL. Tickets will be available from February.