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Obituary: Latvia’s Volleyball legend Zigismunds Grigolunovics (83)

Wednesday 27th of April 2016
Obituary: Latvia’s Volleyball legend Zigismunds Grigolunovics (83)

Riga, Latvia, April 27, 2016. Latvia’s Volleyball family mourns the death of Zigismunds Grigolunovics, one of the country’s best and most renowned Volleyball coaches of all time, who passed away on Wednesday, April 27, at the age of 83.

Dinamo MOSCOW cap perfect season with fourth national league title

Wednesday 27th of April 2016
Dinamo MOSCOW cap perfect season with fourth national league title

Moscow, Russia, April 27, 2016. On Tuesday Dinamo MOSCOW routed Uralochka-NTMK EKATERINBURG in three sets to claim the gold medal match that capped the Final Four tournament of the Russian women’s national league. This victory accounts for Dinamo’s fourth national league title since 1992 – and the eighteenth in total by taking into consideration those that the club from Russia’s capital claimed in Soviet times. Dinamo KRASNODAR settled for third place by edging pre-favourites Dinamo KAZAN 3-2 in the bronze medal match, thus claiming the last spot available to compete in the next edition of the CEV Volleyball Champions League.

Atomic Girls help school pupils learn about road safety

Tuesday 26th of April 2016
Atomic Girls help school pupils learn about road safety

Sopot, Poland, April 26, 2016. Sport is a mission – and as a result clubs can spread out to the outside world not only their Volleyball message, but also focus on some other things which are as much important in life. After carrying out activities in a number of pre-schools, PGE Atom Trefl SOPOT organised a couple of workshops focussing on road safety, and these were specifically addressed to young pupils from local primary schools. The first one was held at the end of March, whilst the second such workshop took place one month later.

Baltic League and national league champions crowned in Latvia

Tuesday 19th of April 2016
Baltic League and national league champions crowned in Latvia

Riga, Latvia, April 19, 2016. The past weekend was a busy one for Latvia’s Volleyball family with as many as 16 playoff matches in five senior leagues including the medal matches of the women’s national league and the final stage of the women’s Baltic League.

Thousands of young players join fifteenth edition of school competition in Latvia

Monday 18th of April 2016
Thousands of young players join fifteenth edition of school competition in Latvia

Riga, Latvia, April 18, 2016. On Saturday, April 9 the Olympic Skonto hall in Riga hosted the final stage of the annual Lāses kauss (Lase Cup), a mass participation competition specifically addressed to school children and youth teams. This event gathered as many as 123 teams accounting for 1,353 players representing 93 schools from all over Latvia. This year’s tournament was especially important since the Lāses kauss celebrated its fifteenth anniversary and the event has become a much anticipated and awaited party by all Latvian school pupils. To honour the anniversary a special song, Spēlēt nozīmē uzvarēt (Playing means winning) was composed and premiered at the event.