Volleyball

The US has secured a deal to host the next three editions of the Men’s Volleyball Nations League (VNL) Finals, the FIVB – the sport’s global governing body – has announced.

The International Volleyball Federation (FIVB) has joined forces with Dutch agency Sportworx to launch a new series which it claims will revolutionise beach volleyball.

Global brand strategy and design firm Landor has partnered with the International Volleyball Federation (FIVB) to create a brand identity for the new Volleyball Nations League (VNL) competition.

VAR’s introduction to football has been far from smooth with delays and overuse causing frustration amongst fans and players alike. But, asks Data Project chief executive Emilio Spirito, how has volleyball managed to strike the right balance and what technology is being deployed by leagues to enhance the accuracy of officials’ decisions?

The International Volleyball Federation (FIVB) has partnered with the Association of Volleyball Professionals (AVP) to revamp the former’s Huntington Beach Open event in California.

The Association of Volleyball Professionals (AVP) has partnered with sports marketing agency Two Circles in a move designed to deepen relationships with its current and potential fan bases.

The International Volleyball Federation (FIVB) has awarded hosting rights for the inaugural edition of its women’s Nations League Finals to the Chinese city of Nanjing.

The International Volleyball Federation (FIVB) has announced that the inaugural edition of its men’s Nations League Finals will be held at Stade Pierre Mauroy, the home of French Ligue 1 football club Lille.

A group of nearly 100 professional beach volleyball players from across the world have joined forces to form a union, amid dissatisfaction at how the sport is being run by its governing and operating bodies.

Germany has further enhanced its reputation as a key market for the International Volleyball Federation (FIVB) with Hamburg being awarded hosting rights to the 2019 Beach Volleyball World Championships.

The German city of Hamburg will host the Beach Volleyball World Tour Finals for the second year in a row, the sport’s global governing body, the FIVB, has confirmed.

The International Volleyball Federation (FIVB) has doubled the number of events on its Beach World Tour calendar in a move designed to take beach volleyball to more fans around the world.

The International Volleyball Federation (FIVB) has revealed details of its new Nations League, which will launch in 2018.

Sports data and technology company Genius Sports has acquired volleyball technology provider Data Project, and partnered with the PGA Tour to support the US golf organisation’s new integrity program.

The European Volleyball Confederation (CEV) has announced that the 2019 editions of its men’s and women’s EuroVolley national team competitions will be co-hosted by four nations for the first time, while Austria will stage its inaugural Snow Volleyball European Championship next year.

BeIN Media Group, the Qatari broadcaster, has hit out angrily at media reports suggesting beIN Sports channels are being blacked out in the Middle East and North Africa as a consequence of the Saudi Arabia-led economic blockade of Qatar. Frank Dunne and Robin Jellis report. 

International Volleyball Federation (FIVB) president Ary Graça has outlined plans for further innovation in the sport by unveiling the ‘Nucleus Project’.

The introduction of shorter formats to placate broadcasters and attract time-poor fans can lead to some interesting conflicts of interest for rights-holders. Andy Fry asks how sports can evolve and keep their stakeholders happy at the same time.

Kevin Roberts looks at how international federations have adopted different approaches to managing their commercial rights.

The International Volleyball Federation (FIVB) has announced that Nanjing in China will stage its 2017 World Grand Prix Finals.