Ra’anana, Israel, October 3, 2013. 2014 FIVB Volleyball World Championship - Women. On Thursday hosts Israel and Switzerland claimed their second straight victory at the second round qualifier taking place in Ra’anana and where three spots are at stake to make it to the third and last stage of the qualification process for next year’s FIVB Women’s Volleyball World Championship coming up in early January 2014. Israel edged Montenegro in straight sets (25-15, 25-19, and 25-20) while Switzerland needed a tie-break for a come-from-behind victory over Hungary (23-25, 25-19, 19-25, 25-19, and 15-9). In the other match of the day, after losing to Switzerland on Wednesday, Greece got back on track routing Latvia in straight sets (25-23, 25-20, and 25-21) to keep alive their chances to finish among the top three of the tournament.
Friday 4th of October 2013
Almere, Netherlands, October 2, 2013. 2014 FIVB Volleyball World Championship - Men. The national teams of the Netherlands, Sweden, and Belarus all caught a good start of their campaign at the second round qualifier for the FIVB Men’s Volleyball World Championship Poland 2014 as they cruised to straight wins over Israel, Romania and Ukraine on the opening day of the tournament. The top three at the end of the round robin that is set to continue until this coming Sunday at Topsport Centre in Almere will make it to the third and last stage of the qualification process coming up in early January 2014.
Tuesday 1st of October 2013
Copenhagen, Denmark, September 29, 2013. 2013 CEV VELUX Volleyball European Championship - Men. After ten days filled up with world-class Volleyball, on Sunday evening as Parken stadium was returning to its ordinary appearance, it was time to draw the line at the end of a memorable 2013 CEV VELUX EuroVolley co-hosted by Denmark and Poland. “We are extremely happy with what these countries have achieved and with what they have done for the good of our sport” said CEV President André Meyer while addressing the guests in attendance at the closing dinner. “I have also had the opportunity to talk to Crown Prince Frederik and he was very proud of what the Danish people have done in the last couple of years and especially through the past 10 days for this Championship”.
Sunday 29th of September 2013
Copenhagen, Denmark, September 29, 2013. 2013 CEV VELUX Volleyball European Championship - Men. On Sunday Russia emulated what Serbia had done two years ago with the men’s national team following their countrywomen who had won European gold two weeks ago in Berlin to win the final match of the 2013 CEV VELUX EuroVolley at Parken stadium. After losing their first game in preliminary pool D to Germany, Russia had a clean run all the way to yet another gold medal as they beat Italy 3:1 (25-20, 25-22, 21-25, and 25-17) to follow up on their previous success at the 2012 London Olympics and at this year’s World League Finals. That was also the first title for Russia since the dissolution of the Soviet Union that had finished first in their last appearance under this denomination back in 1991. With this success, Russia also got the right to represent Europe at the FIVB Volleyball World Grand Champions Cup scheduled for this coming November in Kyoto and Tokyo, Japan.
Friday 27th of September 2013
Copenhagen, Denmark, September 27, 2013. CEV President André Meyer opened on Friday morning the annual CEV General Assembly by addressing a very emotional speech to the representatives of 53 national federations as well as to the many illustrious guests – including FIVB President Dr. Ary Graça F°, the Lord Mayor of Copenhagen, Frank Jensen, and the CEO of Sport Event Denmark, Lars Lundov – that were also in attendance.