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Yasemin Guveli fires up Eczacibasi

Lausanne, Switzerland, February 21, 2020 - Yasemin Guveli has been pivotal in this year's aspirations of Eczacibasi VitrA Istanbul, massively helping the Turkish side in advancing to the quarterfinals of the European Champions League, as well as in leading the race in the Turkish League.

FIVB Partners with WSC Sports to Enrich Video Experience for Volleyball Fans

Tel Aviv, Israel and Lausanne, Switzerland, February 20, 2020 - WSC Sports, the global leader in artificial intelligence (AI)-driven sports video technology, has announced an ongoing partnership with the International Volleyball Federation (FIVB) to create and distribute AI-powered video content from the FIVB's major men's and women’s events, after a successful launch that included the Volleyball Nations League and the Tokyo 2020 Olympic qualification events.

American stars in early preparation for international season

Anaheim, California, February 19, 2020 – The USA women’s national team wants to waste no time heading into the 2020 international volleyball season as head coach Karch Kiraly is already working with six players at the American Sports Centers in Anaheim, California.

Karakurt takes VakifBank to new heights in Turkish League

Istanbul, Turkey, February 17, 2020 - Turkey's 20-year-old sensation Ebrar Karakurt got the opportunity to shine over the weekend, as she helped her club of VakifBank Istanbul to widen the gap separating them from crosstown archrivals Eczacibasi VitrA in the Turkish League.

Russian national team opposites engage in scoring race

Lausanne, Switzerland, February 15, 2020 – Two opposites of the Russian national team engaged in a fierce scoring race as they came face to face in an all-Dinamo clash in the Russian Superliga on Friday, each reaching at least the 30-point mark in a roller-coaster five-set battle.

Dominican Republic star Martínez keeps Praia Clube at the top of the Brazilian Superliga

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, February 15, 2020 – Dentil Praia Clube entered the road match against SESC RJ on Friday at risk of losing the top spot of the Brazilian Superliga, but Dominican star Brayelin Martínez came up big and delivered the team a come-from-behind 3-1 (31-33, 25-17, 25-19, 31-29) victory in Rio de Janeiro.

Rising Fornal strikes in Champions League

Lausanne, Switzerland, February 14, 2020 - Poland's new rising star, 22-year-old Tomasz Fornal, had his day this week as he led his club Jastrzebskji Wegiel to a monumental win over once mighty Zenit Kazan in the European Champions League and secured his side's advance to the quarterfinals of the competition.

The rise and rise of Annie Drews

Lausanne, Switzerland, February 14, 2020 – What a 2019/2020 season it has been for United States player Annie Drews, as she continues to reach new heights for her national and club teams.

Poletaev back in action after injury

Lausanne, Switzerland, February 10, 2020 – Russian men’s national team points machine Victor Poletaev is back in action after suffering an injury over two months ago.

Canadian UCLA star Daenan Gyimah is also hip-hop artist Kofi

Lausanne, Switzerland, February 10, 2020 - Daenan Gyimah plays NCAA college volleyball in the United States for the UCLA Bruins, under the watchful eye of coach John Speraw. His skills have seen him feature for Canada in the FIVB Volleyball Nations League, but he is also the rising hip-hop artist Kofi.

Louisa Lippmann returns to German roots

Schwerin, Germany, February 7, 2020 – German club SSC Palmberg Schwerin earned a 3-1 (25-15, 25-15, 16-25, 25-12) win on their homecourt against Finland side Hameenlinna at Palmberg Arena on Thursday, bolstering their CEV Volleyball Cup 2020 campaign as they made their way to the quarterfinal round to face Belgium's Asterix Avo Beveren.

Boskovic dazzles in Champions League

Istanbul, Turkey, February 7, 2020 - Serbia superstar Tijana Boskovic produced a breathtaking performance Thursday night in the European Champions League with her Turkish team of Eczacibasi VitrA Istanbul, raising expectations for when she rejoins her country's national team ahead of this year's FIVB Volleyball Nations League and Olympic Games Tokyo 2020.

Laurent Tillie - What makes a great team

Lausanne, Switzerland, February 6, 2020 - What makes a great team? It is a question coach Laurent Tillie is sure to be asking himself again as France prepare for the 2020 FIVB Volleyball Nations League and Olympic Games Tokyo 2020.

Volleyball Nations League Finals: World class volleyball in Turin again

Turin, Italy, January 22, 2020 – After hosting the 2015 Men’s European Volleyball Championship Final and the 2018 FIVB Volleyball Men’s World Championship Finals, PalaAlpitour is ready to stage more world class volleyball: coach Blengini’s “Azzurri” await their five challengers for the 2020 VNL. Tickets will be available from February.

Turin confirmed to host the 2020 men's VNL Finals

Lausanne, Switzerland, December 20, 2019 – The FIVB has announced that Turin was selected as host city of the Volleyball Nations League (VNL) men's finals, to be held from 1 to 5 July 2020.

2019 Review: Russia triumph in Chicago for VNL 2 from 2

Lausanne, Switzerland, December 17, 2019 - Just as they had done a year earlier in the inaugural edition against France in Lille, Russia again denied the hosts in the final of the 2019 FIVB Volleyball Nations League - this time outplaying USA in Chicago in four sets for back-to-back gold in July.

2019 Review: Down to the wire in thrilling VNL pool play

Lausanne, Switzerland, December 16, 2019 - USA wrapped up the second edition of the women's FIVB Volleyball Nations League in early July with their second gold in as many attempts with an astounding comeback win over Brazil in the final - a thrilling finale to an amazing season that had begun almost a month and a half earlier.

2019 Review: USA amaze with incredible VNL gold

Lausanne, Switzerland, December 15, 2019 - USA wrapped up the second edition of the women's FIVB Volleyball Nations League in early July with their second gold in as many attempts with an astounding comeback win over Brazil in the final - a thrilling finale to an amazing season that had begun almost a month and a half earlier.

2019 Review: Exhilarating Women's VNL pools set off FIVB season

Lausanne, Switzerland, December 14, 2019 - One hundred and twenty matches, 443 sets, 19,486 rallies for a net total of 204 hours and 27 minutes of play marked the build up to the 2019 FIVB Women's Volleyball Nations League Finals, which set off the FIVB volleyball season this year, starting in late May.

1.5 billion global audience tune in to watch 2019 VNL

Lausanne, Switzerland, November 22, 2019 - The 2019 Volleyball Nations League (VNL) attracted a cumulative global audience of more than 1.5 billion, according to the official Nielson Report, it was announced earlier today.

FIVB opens bidding process for 2020 VNL Men’s Finals

Lausanne, Switzerland, October 14, 2019 - The FIVB is welcoming bid cities to apply for hosting the 2020 FIVB Volleyball Nations League (VNL) Men’s Finals.

FIVB announces host countries for 2020 VNL

Lausanne, Switzerland, September 13, 2019 - The FIVB has today released the host country allocation schedule for the 2020 FIVB Volleyball Nations League.

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