Rookie Igtisadchi aiming high in first CL appearance

Thursday 17th of October 2013
Rookie Igtisadchi aiming high in first CL appearance

Baku, Azerbaijan, October 17, 2013. 2014 CEV DenizBank Volleyball Champions League - Women. After finishing second in the last edition of the Azerbaijan’s Super League, Igtisadchi BAKU got the right to participate in the 2014 CEV DenizBank Volleyball Champions League. This will be the very first appearance for this club in Europe’s elite club competition though they already have some experience in the European Cups.

Russia settle for bronze at Men’s U23 World Championship

Monday 14th of October 2013
Russia settle for bronze at Men’s U23 World Championship

Uberlandia, Brazil, October 13, 2013. The tournament’s highest-scoring match provided a magnificent finale to the first ever Men’s U23 World Championship with Brazil taking gold in a pulsating 3-2 (29-27, 15-21, 21-17, 19-21, and 15-13) victory against Serbia. Russia claimed the bronze medal with a 3-1 (22-24, 22-20, 27-25, 21-15) victory against Bulgaria on the last day of comeptition at the Arena Presidente Tancredo Neves.

Bronze for Latvians at Brazil

Sunday 13th of October 2013
Bronze for Latvians at Brazil

São Paulo, Brazil, October 13, 2013 – It took three sets like it did earlier in the week in pool play, but once again Brazil’s second-seeded Pedro Salgado/Bruno Schmidt outlasted USA’s 18th-seeded Phil Dalhausser/Casey Jennings Sunday to capture the gold medal during the final day of the $440,000 FIVB São Paulo Grand Slam double-gender tournament as the FIVB Beach Volleyball World Tour returned to Brazil for the 27th consecutive year.

Poland champions Asseco Resovia RZESZOW ready for Champions League

Friday 11th of October 2013
Poland champions Asseco Resovia RZESZOW ready for Champions League

Rzeszow, Poland, October 11, 2013. 2014 CEV DenizBank Volleyball Champions League – Men. “We set high goals for the coming season, and we want to win everything what is possible” said the captain of Asseco Resovia RZESZOW Aleh Akhrem at the press conference devoted to the upcoming start of the 2014 CEV DenizBank Volleyball Champions League.

Men’s field reduced to 24 at São Paulo Grand Slam

Friday 11th of October 2013
Men’s field reduced to 24 at São Paulo Grand Slam

São Paulo, Brazil, October 10, 2013 – Two teams from Germany along with one each from Brazil, Italy, Latvia, Poland, Russia and the United States won their pools Thursday as the field has been reduced to 24 from the 32-team men s main draw for the Friday s start of single-elimination rounds at the $440,000 FIVB São Paulo Grand Slam double-gender tournament. With the FIVB Beach Volleyball World Tour back in Brazil for the 27th consecutive year, the eight pool winners will receive a bye into Friday afternoon s round of 24.