Ukraine and Greece claim silver and bronze at 1-Star event in Malaysia

Monday 15th of April 2019
Ukraine and Greece claim silver and bronze at 1-Star event in Malaysia

Langkawi, Malaysia, April 15, 2019. Two European teams made it to the women’s podium of the FIVB Beach Volleyball World Tour 1-Star event in Langkawi where Lara Dykstra and Cassie House of the United States won their second straight title from the circuit. 

Jana Kulan sets all-time record scoring 60 points in V.League Final Miscellaneous

Sunday 14th of April 2019
Jana Kulan sets all-time record scoring 60 points in V.League Final  Miscellaneous

Tokyo, Japan, April 14, 2019. Azerbaijan’s Jana Kulan set a world record for the most points scored in one single match on Saturday – and yet she could not help Toray Arrows claim the Japanese V.League crown as they lost at the Golden Set to titleholders Hisamitsu Springs. Kulan scored an amazing 60 points in the match to improve on the previous record set by another Azerbaijani player, Polina Rahimova, with 58. 

Russia sweep top honours at final Snow Volleyball European Tour stop

Sunday 14th of April 2019
Russia sweep top honours at final Snow Volleyball European Tour stop

St. Anton, Austria, April 14, 2019. Russia – yet again – swept the top honours at the last stop of the CEV Snow Volleyball European Tour 2019, which ended on Sunday in St. Anton after some 15 cm of snow had fallen overnight. The season close coincided with the crowning of the 2019 ‘Queen and King of the Snow’, with Olga Motrich claiming the women’s title, while three Russian players – Pavel Rakusov, Yury Bogatov and Nikita Kuzmin – shared the men’s accolade. Russia took 17 out of 24 medals available in this year’s European Tour. Turkey (one silver, one bronze), Poland (one silver) Lithuania (two bronze medals) and Czech Republic (with one bronze to their name) were the only European nations capable of coping with Russia’s supremacy – while USA won gold with their women’s team at the first stop held in Moscow back in December. 

Pre-favourites secure semi-final spots at final stop of European Tour

Saturday 13th of April 2019
Pre-favourites secure semi-final spots at final stop of European Tour

St. Anton, Austria, April 13, 2019. Russia 2 with Vsevolod Bobrikov, Vladislav Mikhalev, Vadim Smorchkov and reigning European champion Ruslan Daianov became the first men’s team to qualify for the semi-finals at the last stop of the CEV Snow Volleyball European Tour 2019 in St. Anton. The team of Piotr Groszek, Karol Szczepanik and Marcin Konpa from Poland has also secured a spot among the top four of the competition held in the Austrian Alps.

Shine Ceremony marks 100 days to go to Baku 2019 European Youth Olympic Festival

Friday 12th of April 2019
Shine Ceremony marks 100 days to go to Baku 2019 European Youth Olympic Festival

Rome, Italy, April 12, 2019. The Flame of Peace for the Baku 2019 European Youth Olympic Festival (EYOF) was lit today in Rome at an elaborate Shine Ceremony held at the Ara Pacis Augustae, a monument built by Emperor Augustus to celebrate peace throughout the Roman Empire.