2014 FIVB World Tour concludes in South Africa at $150,000 FIVB Mangaung Open

Mangaung, South Africa, December 7, 2014 – Returning to South Africa for the eighth time, the Fédération Internationale de Volleyball (FIVB) will conclude its 2014 FIVB Beach Volleyball World Tour with this week’s double-gender US$150,000 FIVB Mangaung Open. It is the first time the FIVB World Tour has held an event in Mangaung. The 2014…

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Kerri Walsh Jennings And April Ross Reflect On First Season Together

Kerri Walsh Jennings and April Ross have officially been playing beach volleyball together for less than a year. But in 2014, they had the best record of any women’s team. Also this season, the duo has won four FIVB Beach Volleyball World Tour tournaments, more than any other team.After a 22-20, 21-17 victory over Whitney…

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2 More Golds for the US in Stavanger

Sean Rosenthal and Phil Dalhausser won their first gold of the 2014 FIVB season, and April Ross and Kerri Walsh Jennings won their second gold in Stavanger, Norway this past weekend.   Rosenthal and Dalhausser took down Brazil’s Ricardo Santos and Alvaro Filho, 21-16, 21-16. Ross and Walsh Jennings took the title beating Spain’s Liliana Fernandez…

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FIVB announces Rio 2016 Olympic Qualification System for beach volleyball

Lausanne, Switzerland, May 6, 2014 – The qualification process for beach volleyball at the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio has been updated to outline the tournaments eligible for points for the current Olympic cycle. The men’s and women’s beach volleyball events in 2016 will see 24 teams in each gender, with one place reserved for…

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Walsh and Ross clinch Fuzhou Open gold

Kerri Walsh (left) became the most successful women’s athlete in World Tour history after claiming the Fuzhou Open title on Sunday

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Shanghai again opens FIVB Beach Volleyball Grand Slam calendar

The FIVB Shanghai Grand Slam is the first of ten double gender Grand Slam events on the 2014 FIVB Beach Volleyball international calendar. The FIVB returns to China for the 17th-straight year with Dalian hosting the first women’s event in China in 1998 and Lianyungang hosting the first men’s event in 2004. Shanghai is hosting…

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2014 FIVB World Tour debuts with Fuzhou Open

Pre-season training is complete, several partnerships have been switched and others are re-confirmed, as the Fédération Internationale de Volleyball launches the 2014 FIVB Beach Volleyball World Tour this week in Fuzhou, China. The season-opening, double-gender, US$150,000 FIVB Fuzhou Open will see the men’s competition running Tuesday through Saturday, and women’s competition running Wednesday through Sunday….

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