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.

First victory for Latvia in Ra’anana, Israel

Monday 7th of October 2013
First victory for Latvia in Ra’anana, Israel

Ra’anana, Israel, October 6, 2013. 2014 FIVB Volleyball World Championship - Women. The last set of matches played at Metrowest Sports Palace in Ra’anana for the second round World Champs qualifier did not have much to say after on Saturday hosts Israel, Hungary, and Switzerland had all already claimed the right to continue their campaign in early January.

Israel and Switzerland keep on winning in Ra’anana

Friday 4th of October 2013
Israel and Switzerland keep on winning in Ra’anana

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.