CEV President pleased with outcome of high-profile meetings in Ukraine

Wednesday 18th of October 2017
CEV President pleased with outcome of high-profile meetings in Ukraine

Kyiv, Ukraine, October 17, 2017. Earlier this week, CEV President Aleksandar Boričić travelled to Ukraine accompanied by CEV Board Member Zdeslav Barač to attend the annual Supercup of Ukraine held this year in the city of Cherkasy and have a series of high-profile meetings with local authorities. The two-day visit was somehow a historic one, since for the first time since the country’s independence and the breakup of the former Soviet Union a CEV President paid a visit to Ukraine, thus acknowledging the steady rise of Ukrainian Volleyball and its role on the international stage.

U14 national champions crowned in Armenia

Sunday 15th of October 2017
U14 national champions crowned in Armenia

Yerevan, Armenia, October 15, 2017. The 2017 edition of Armenia’s U14 national Volleyball championship finished on Sunday following four days of close and exciting matches featuring seven and four teams in the boys’ and girls’ competitions, respectively.

Sivolap/Velichko rally past Mexico to win first World Tour title in Qinzhou Open

Sunday 15th of October 2017
Sivolap/Velichko rally past Mexico to win first World Tour title in Qinzhou Open

Qinzhou, China, October 15, 2017. Russia’s 15th seeds Maxim Sivolap/Igor Velichko rallied past Mexico’s fourth seeds Juan Virgen/Lombardo Ontiveros in a three-set thriller Sunday morning to capture their first FIVB Beach Volleyball World Tour title at the Qinzhou Open.

Russian teams triumph with gold at Satellite in Baku

Saturday 14th of October 2017
Russian teams triumph with gold at Satellite in Baku

Baku, Azerbaijan, October 14, 2017. The double-gender CEV-EEVZA Satellite in Baku finished on Saturday with all semi-final and final matches – and teams from Russia standing on top of the men’s and women’s podiums as well. Many fans found their way to the iconic Beach Arena, the venue that hosted the Beach Volleyball competition at the Baku 2015 European Games, for the last day of the tournament capping off the 2017 season. Interestingly, Maksim Khudyakov/Ruslan Bykanov and Maria Voronina/Mariia Bocharova netted the gold medals in Baku only six days after both teams had achieved the same feat at an EEVZA zonal event held in Batumi, Georgia.

Polish dark horses Kolosinska/Kociolek reach Qinzhou Open women’s final

Saturday 14th of October 2017
Polish dark horses Kolosinska/Kociolek reach Qinzhou Open women’s final

Qinzhou, China, October 14, 2017. Poland’s 30th seeds Kinga Kolosinska and Katarzyna Kociolek stunned second seeds Brooke Sweat and Summer Ross of the United States in straight sets Saturday afternoon to set up a women’s final clash with Australian fifth seeds Mariafe Artacho/Taliqua Clancy at the FIVB Beach Volleyball World Tour Qinzhou Open.