Wagrain-Kleinarl, Austria, March 24, 2018. On Sunday morning, women’s teams from four countries will play for the medals at the first-ever CEV Snow Volleyball European Championship after players from Latvia, Lithuania, Russia and Turkey made it through two elimination rounds on Saturday. After heavy snowfall and stormy conditions on Friday, the sun came out and the weather was just ideal for the second day of competition in Wagrain, the scenic ‘birthplace’ of Snow Volleyball. The 2017 ‘Queens of the Snow’ Anna Dostalova and Michaela Knoblochova lost in the quarterfinals after Dostalova suffered an injury during the warm-up, this effectively ending their dreams of glory in the Austrian Alps.
Wednesday 21st of March 2018
Luxembourg, March 21, 2018. The quest for a spot in the Playoffs 6 of the 2018 CEV Volleyball Champions League – Men will continue on Wednesday with three exciting matches coming up in Russia, Italy and Poland. Lokomotiv NOVOSIBIRSK will be trying to use the home-court advantage to make amends for their shocking 0-3 loss at the hands of Noliko MAASEIK in Belgium last week while Sir Colussi Sicoma PERUGIA and Zaksa KEDZIERZYN-KOZLE will be hoping to capitalise on their away wins as they take on Halkbank ANKARA and JASTRZEBSKI Wegiel, respectively. The eventual winners of these fixtures will make a step closer towards reaching the Final Four due to take place in Kazan, Russia on May 12-13, 2018.
Sunday 18th of March 2018
Białka Tatrzańska, Poland, March 13, 2018. Sunday was the second and final day of Poland’s first-ever official Snow Volleyball National Championships. The sport is still new to the country, but keeps gaining popularity there. The first Snow Volley tournament took place in 2015 and last year the Polish Volleyball Federation officially recognised the first edition of the so-called Polish Snow Volleyball Cup. This year the competition’s rank was raised another notch, which goes hand in hand with the improving level of the game. The scenic mountain view of Białka Tatrzańska was a great addition to the unique experience that players and fans alike could enjoy.
Wednesday 14th of March 2018
Luxembourg, March 13, 2018. Belogorie BELGOROD started in an excellent way their latest challenge called “semi-finals” of the 2018 CEV Volleyball Cup – Men. The hosts in this first semi-final round claimed a straight 3-0 win over Asseco Resovia RZESZOW. The Russian side controlled the match and didn’t let their opponents react, making it difficult for the Polish side to come back in the game. In the other matchup Ziraat Bankasi ANKARA claimed a 3-1 victory vs. Calzedonia VERONA. The Italians started this match in a good way, but then lost the rhythm. On the other hand, the visiting team got back in the game in the second set and didn’t allow the home squad to change the course of the match. The second semi-final matches will take place next Tuesday, March 20.
Monday 12th of March 2018
Doha, Qatar, March 9, 2018. Oleg Stoyanovskiy and Igor Velichko remain on course for their first FIVB Beach Volleyball World Tour gold medal in only their second tournament as a pairing after they defeated number one seeds Phil Dalhausser and Nick Lucena in the semi-finals of the KATARA Beach Volleyball Cup on Friday.