300+ young players join All-Russian Beach Volleyball Kids Festival

Sunday 26th of June 2016
300+ young players join All-Russian Beach Volleyball Kids Festival

Saint Petersburg, Russia, June 26, 2016. The beach situated right at the feet of the iconic ancient Kremlin of Veliky Novgorod played host from June 24 to 26 to the second edition of the All-Russian Beach Volleyball Kids Festival. The event was organised by the North-West Volleyball Federation of Russia with the support of the All-Russian Volleyball Federation and the Sports Department of the Novgorod Region. 

Azerbaijan beat Greece once more to move on to European League finals

Sunday 26th of June 2016
Azerbaijan beat Greece once more to move on to European League finals

Baku, Azerbaijan, June 26, 2016. On Sunday Azerbaijan claimed also the re-match of their semi-final with Greece by 3-1 (25-22, 9-25, 25-15, 25-16) to progress to the finals of the 2016 CEV Volleyball European League – Women and play rookies Slovakia in the last stage of the competition.

Azerbaijan win first-round of European League semis with Greece

Saturday 25th of June 2016
Azerbaijan win first-round of European League semis with Greece

Baku, Azerbaijan, June 25, 2016. On Saturday Azerbaijan claimed the first round of their 2016 CEV Volleyball European League – Women semi-final cruising to a 3-1 home victory over Greece (25-23, 25-21, 23-25, 25-19). The re-match will follow on Sunday, June 26, again in Baku.

High-ranking sports officials visit FIVB Coaches Course in Baku

Friday 24th of June 2016
High-ranking sports officials visit FIVB Coaches Course in Baku

Baku, Azerbaijan, June 24, 2016. While a FIVB Coaches Course Level II is currently taking place in Baku, an official meeting was organised on Friday at the Development Centre in Azerbaijan’s capital which was attended by the country’s National Olympic Committee (NOC) President, Mr Chingiz Huseynzade, the chairman of the Council for Youth and Sports of the city of Baku, Ragif Abbasov, the Vice President of the Azerbaijan Volleyball Federation (AVF), Faig Garayev, AVF Secretary General Elshan Ismayilov and the Vice President of the Azerrail Volleyball club, Vasila Abulova. 

Ukraine cause next sensation, edge Austria to play Netherlands in women’s final

Friday 24th of June 2016
Ukraine cause next sensation, edge Austria to play Netherlands in women’s final

Stavanger, Norway, June 24, 2016. Valentyna Davidova and Ievgeniia Shchypkova added another chapter to their fairy tale at the 2014-2016 CEV Beach Volleyball Continental Cup Final in Stavanger by securing Ukraine’s progression to the ‘grand finale’ of the tournament taking place in what is known as Norway’s Beach Volleyball capital. On Saturday Ukraine will play The Netherlands for the much desired and coveted ticket to this summer’s Rio 2016 Olympics. Austria and the Czech Republic will play for third place but no matter what the result will be, both teams will be travelling to Sochi in two weeks’ time to contest the FIVB World Continental Cup Olympic Qualification on July 6-10. No Beach Volleyball team from Ukraine has ever competed at the Olympics since the sport was added to the programme in 1996, so the Ukrainian ladies will be trying to achieve something truly historic when they contest the final with the ‘Oranjes’ on Saturday.