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Armenian Federation distribute Mikasa balls donated by CEV to their most promising young Volleyballers

Monday 26th of January 2015
Armenian Federation distribute Mikasa balls donated by CEV to their most promising young Volleyballers

Yerevan, Armenia, January 26, 2015. On Saturday, January 24, the Armenian Volleyball Federation made another step forward in the development of the sport across the country as a set of Mikasa balls were distributed to the most successful youth teams from the 2014 season. The President of the Armenian Volleyball Federation, Mr Arthur Baghdasaryan, awarded this gift to players who are most likely to contribute to the further growth of Volleyball in the country. 

Snow Volley Christmas celebrated in Russia

Thursday 15th of January 2015
Snow Volley Christmas celebrated in Russia

Sestroretsk, Russia, January 15, 2014. Russia’s Volleyball players and fans celebrated the Orthodox Christmas with an open-air tournament for the tenth consecutive year. A record-breaking number of teams – 84 – came together in Sestroretsk, just nearby Saint Petersburg, for the traditional Christmas Snow Volleyball tournament. Though there was not much snow and this was mixed with sand thereby creating unusual conditions for the participants, the event was nevertheless a success starring world-class players such as Grigory Goncharov, Ruslan Dayanov and some more. 

Italy, Poland and Russia post perfect record in age-group qualifiers

Monday 12th of January 2015
Italy, Poland and Russia post perfect record in age-group qualifiers

Luxembourg, January 12, 2015. Italy, Poland and Russia confirmed this weekend their status as Europe’s leading Volleyball powers since all of their national teams – U18 and U20 Women, U19 and U21 Men – made it through their respective qualifiers to continue their chase for glory. If their U19 men’s and U18 women’s teams are now set to compete at the Final Round of their respective European Championship later this spring, the older generation – U20 Women and U21 Men – will continue to chase a spot in the 2015 edition of their respective age-group World Championship via the second and last step of the qualification process scheduled for May 14-17, 2015. 

Italy, Russia and Serbia qualify for U18 finals in Bulgaria

Sunday 11th of January 2015
Italy, Russia and Serbia qualify for U18 finals in Bulgaria

Luxembourg, January 10, 2015.  Serbia became the first team to join host Bulgaria at the Final Round of the 2015 CEV U18 Volleyball European Championship - Women, to be held in the cities of Plovdiv and Samokov from March 28 through April 5.  The Serbs did not even need to play today to secure its ticket, as Ukraine beat Switzerland and made Serbia unreachable on top of Pool B.  Russia scored its third victory in its home pool and finished in first place to also stamp its visa for the finals.  Then Norway won a set against Slovakia to help the Italian girls secure an early advancement to the championship in Bulgaria.  A total 14 games in eight different qualification pools are taking place all over the continent of Saturday.

Russia, Romania and France book tickets to U19 Men Final Round

Saturday 10th of January 2015
Russia, Romania and France book tickets to U19 Men Final Round

Luxembourg, January 10, 2015. After another 14 matches were played in as many as eight different venues on Saturday, the U19 men’s national teams of Russia, Romania and France could celebrate their qualification to the final round of the European Championship that is due to take place in Sakarya and Kocaeli, Turkey, through April 4-12, 2015. Russia and Romania completed a clean sweep of their matches in Pool A and H, respectively, with Russia qualifying to the Final Round without dropping a single set in Moscow. France, on the other hand, can be proud of their Bleuets who after just two rounds of play in Saint-Jean d’Illac have already booked their ticket to the Finals. Another eight spots will be at stake on Sunday as the winners of each qualifier plus the three second placed teams with the best score will get the right to travel to Turkey and fight there for the European crown in this age group.