Kazan, Russia, March 30, 2018. The organisers of the #CLF4Kazan, the ‘Volleyball party of the year’ due to take place in the Republic of Tatarstan on May 12-13, have unveiled the corporate identity and logo concept of the event that will crown the eventual winners of the 2018 CEV Volleyball Champions League – Men.
Saturday 31st of March 2018
Minsk, Belarus, March 30, 2018. Minchanka MINSK have claimed the Belarusian women’s national title at the end of a ‘short’ best-of-five championship series with Pribuzhie BREST. Earlier this season, Pribuzhie – whose roster consists primarily of members of the U19 women’s national team – had edged Zhemchuzhina Polesie MOZYR, the silver medallists from the 2016-2017 edition of the Belarusian national league, in the semis. Minchanka needed three matches only to retain their crown – and secure the fifth title in the history of the club from the Belarusian capital.
Wednesday 28th of March 2018
Tallinn, Estonia, March 28, 2018. SAAREMAA VC are the eventual winners of the Credit24 Champions League, aka Baltic League – after this very same team claimed the top honours from the regular season as well and thus hosted the Final Four tournament on Estonia’s largest island, Saaremaa. As SAAREMAA VC have been playing their first season at this level, it is obviously the first time they emerge as the best club across the Baltic countries.
Tuesday 27th of March 2018
Luxembourg, March 26, 2018. It was a truly historic weekend in the Austrian Alps where a scenic backdrop with many snowy peaks and the iconic Salzburg Snow Space Arena provided the ideal stage for the delivery of the first-ever CEV Snow Volleyball European Championship. The competition featuring 24 teams per gender from as many as 18 countries ended on Sunday in ideal weather conditions as teams from Russia and Lithuania claimed the top honours from the men’s and women’s competition before a raucous, record-breaking crowd for this still young, yet extremely fresh and energetic sport.
Tuesday 27th of March 2018
Wagrain-Kleinarl, Austria, March 25, 2018. The recently crowned 2018 ‘Kings of the Snow’, Russia’s Ruslan Daianov and Taras Myskiv, added on Sunday another distinction to their resume – as they became the first-ever European Snow Volleyball champions at the real birthplace of this sport, the Austrian ski resort of Wagrain-Kleinarl. Daianov and Myskiv achieved this remarkable feat after dropping only one set in the six matches they contested in the Austrian Alps, crowning their quest for gold with a 3-0 victory (14-12, 17-15, 11-9) in the gold medal match with Germany’s Jonas Schröder and Paul Becker. Lithuania had a fabulous day in Wagrain since Arnas Rumsevicius and Lukas Kazdailis added men’s bronze to the gold medal won by Ieva Dumbauskaite and Monika Povilaityte in the women’s competition.