Russia sweep top honours at final Snow Volleyball European Tour stop

Sunday 14th of April 2019
Russia sweep top honours at final Snow Volleyball European Tour stop

St. Anton, Austria, April 14, 2019. Russia – yet again – swept the top honours at the last stop of the CEV Snow Volleyball European Tour 2019, which ended on Sunday in St. Anton after some 15 cm of snow had fallen overnight. The season close coincided with the crowning of the 2019 ‘Queen and King of the Snow’, with Olga Motrich claiming the women’s title, while three Russian players – Pavel Rakusov, Yury Bogatov and Nikita Kuzmin – shared the men’s accolade. Russia took 17 out of 24 medals available in this year’s European Tour. Turkey (one silver, one bronze), Poland (one silver) Lithuania (two bronze medals) and Czech Republic (with one bronze to their name) were the only European nations capable of coping with Russia’s supremacy – while USA won gold with their women’s team at the first stop held in Moscow back in December. 

Pre-favourites secure semi-final spots at final stop of European Tour

Saturday 13th of April 2019
Pre-favourites secure semi-final spots at final stop of European Tour

St. Anton, Austria, April 13, 2019. Russia 2 with Vsevolod Bobrikov, Vladislav Mikhalev, Vadim Smorchkov and reigning European champion Ruslan Daianov became the first men’s team to qualify for the semi-finals at the last stop of the CEV Snow Volleyball European Tour 2019 in St. Anton. The team of Piotr Groszek, Karol Szczepanik and Marcin Konpa from Poland has also secured a spot among the top four of the competition held in the Austrian Alps.

Shine Ceremony marks 100 days to go to Baku 2019 European Youth Olympic Festival

Friday 12th of April 2019
Shine Ceremony marks 100 days to go to Baku 2019 European Youth Olympic Festival

Rome, Italy, April 12, 2019. The Flame of Peace for the Baku 2019 European Youth Olympic Festival (EYOF) was lit today in Rome at an elaborate Shine Ceremony held at the Ara Pacis Augustae, a monument built by Emperor Augustus to celebrate peace throughout the Roman Empire.

Polish sensation ZAWIERCIE secure historic participation in European Cups

Thursday 11th of April 2019
Polish sensation ZAWIERCIE secure historic participation in European Cups

Zawiercie, Poland, April 11, 2019. When AZS CZESTOCHOWA claimed the CEV Challenge Cup title in 2012, Aluron Virtu Warta ZAWERCIE had just finished their campaign in the fifth division of the national league after the re-establishment of the club. Only five years later, Aluron Virtu beat AZS 3-1 in a playoff series and moved up to the elite PlusLiga. Now the team from Silesia have secured a place in the next edition of the European Cups and dream of achieving even more. 

Russian teams the ones to beat at final stop of European Tour in St. Anton

Thursday 11th of April 2019
Russian teams the ones to beat at final stop of European Tour in St. Anton

Luxembourg, April 11, 2019. After the historic World Tour events held in Wagrain-Kleinarl and Plan de Corones / Kronplatz, the CEV Snow Volleyball European Tour 2019 will have one final stop later this week in the Austrian Alps and more specifically in St. Anton am Arlberg. Even though the Austrian resort will be hosting the first such CEV event, St. Anton has been on the Snow Volleyball map for quite a while – hosting ‘unofficial’ tournaments in the early days of this sport.