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.
Thursday 26th of September 2013
Gdansk, Poland, September 26, 2013. 2013 CEV VELUX Volleyball European Championship - Men. After finishing on top of the charts in Pool B, France could eventually not make the semis of the 2013 CEV VELUX EuroVolley following their defeat on Wednesday evening to 2012 Olympic champions Russia. The “Bleus” did still finish their campaign in fifth place thereby qualifying for the next edition coming up in two years in Bulgaria and Italy.
Wednesday 25th of September 2013
Gdansk, Poland, September 24, 2013. 2013 CEV VELUX Volleyball European Championship - Men. Bulgaria upset more than 6,000 fans at ERGO Arena in Gdansk as the fourth-ranked side from last year’s Olympics and the 2013 FIVB World League beat hosts Poland in the Playoff round of the 2013 CEV VELUX EuroVolley. Bulgaria stormed back from two sets down to win at the tie-break (22-25, 22-25, 25-21, 26-24, and 18-16) and play Germany in the 1/4 finals in a remake of their clash from this past Saturday in Gdynia. The only 22-year old Grzegorz Bociek, the rising star of Polish Volleyball, ended up scoring 26 points but that was not enough for the local heroes to make it to the next round.