Batumi/Tbilisi, Georgia, July 13, 2017. The ‘Volleyball at School’ project launched earlier this year in Georgia continues well beyond the end of the school year, and this is actually the result of the efforts made by some nine physical education teachers who have taken their pupils to the country’s most popular seaside resort, Batumi. This is where the kids have been attending a training camp, thus enjoying their school holidays while improving their Volleyball skills as well.
Monday 10th of July 2017
Rokiskis, Lithuania, July 10, 2017. It was Russia against Lithuania in the final of the EEVZA Beach Volleyball tournament in Rokiskis, Lithuania. Lukas Kazdailis/Artur Vasiljev of Lithuania and Maxim Sivolap and Igor Velichko of Russia fought for the top honours of the tournament leaving Latvian tandems Edgards Tocs/Rihards Finsters and Toms Smedins/ Aleksandrs Solovejs fight for bronze in the ‘small final’. The Russian visitors were the ones to celebrate after a truly dramatic final.
Sunday 9th of July 2017
Ivano-Frankivsk, Ukraine, July 9, 2017. On Sunday evening, Ukraine claimed also the re-match of the 2017 CEV Volleyball European League – Women ‘grand finale’ with Finland 3-1 (17-25, 25-23, 27-25, 25-16), thus taking the title in their first appearance in the competition. Ukraine had previously won the first round of the finals, rallying to a 3-1 victory in Helsinki last Wednesday. As a result, two sets were enough for Ukraine to secure the crown but the Finns played with much courage and were close to extending the series to a golden set. It has been a terrific week for Ukraine’s Volleyball family since their men’s national team had stood on the podium of the European League as well, doing so at last week’s finals in Gentofte, Denmark.
Saturday 8th of July 2017
Kharkiv, Ukraine, July 8, 2017. Teams from Ukraine and Germany qualified for the semis of the CEV Satellite in Kharkiv on Saturday. The weather conditions were excellent for the second competition day in the Ukrainian city, with pleasant sun and a little breeze as Ukraine’s home stars Oleksii Denin/Sergiy Popov and Germany’s Lorenz Schümann and Alexander Walkenhorst secured a spot in the semis with a clean run in their matches.
Saturday 8th of July 2017
Kharkiv, Ukraine, July 7, 2017. The first CEV Satellite tournament to take place in Ukraine since a previous event held in Kyiv in 2010 started on Friday at the Gorky Park in Kharkiv with the qualification round. Many Beach Volleyball fans came together to witness the historic event and a number of close matches, which eventually determined the eight teams progressing to the Main Draw.