Vilnius, Lithuania, May 7, 2013. The 2013 edition of the Beach Volleyball tour promoted by the Eastern European Volleyball Zonal Association (EEVZA) will get started this week in Lithuania’s capital city, Vilnius.
The tournament is open only to female duos and will be joined by a total of 17 teams, with five representing the host country, four from Latvia, six from Russia and two for the likes of Belarus. For the very first time – following a decision by FIVB – the various stops of the EEVZA Tour will be distributing FIVB Ranking Points, something that definitely enhances the attractiveness and appeal of each tournament especially for young and up-and-coming players.
Lausanne, Switzerland, May 8, 2013 – The teams for the second Grand Slam of the year – the Corrientes Grand Slam in Argentina – have been confirmed following the passing of the deadline for federations to make any changes.
Federations had until the end of Monday (Lausanne time) to confirm which of their teams would fill their respective national federation positions in the Corrientes Grand Slam Main Draw and Qualification tournaments, which will take place from May 22 to 26.
Beach volleyball could return to London this summer after the capital was named as a host for one of the women's International Tour competitions.
However Volleyball England insist they still need significant commercial backing to make the event a reality.
The sport was set in Horse Guards Parade for the Olympics...
Lausanne, Switzerland, May 7, 2013 – It has been a decade in the making, but the wait should be worth it when the world’s best professional best volleyball players return to the United States in sunny Southern California for the FIVB Long Beach Grand Slam. There is a total of US$440,000 up for grabs at the event, which will take place from July 22 to 28.
LOS ANGELES – UC Irvine won its second national championship in a row, and its fourth in the last seven years, with a 3-0 (25-23, 25-22, 26-24) sweep of top-ranked BYU in the NCAA Championship final Saturday night at Pauley Pavilion.
The second-seeded Anteaters (25-7) became the first team in 17 years to win back-to-back titles since UCLA performed the feat in 1995 and 1996.
UCI, which swept USC in last year’s final, is the first school in 30 years to win consecutive championship matches without losing a set. The Anteaters also won national titles in 2007 and 2009.