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Without live events, international federations are being forced to innovate with their fan engagement strategies. Adam Nelson reports.

Fabio Azevedo, general director of the global governing body for volleyball, FIVB, and Jon Tibbs, chairman of sports communications company JTA, discuss the role of  effective communications in maintaining …

British volleyball is scheduled to break new ground next week (October 22) when the London-based IBB Polonia London club faces HAOK Mladost Zagreb away in the CEV Champions League

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?

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. 

Seven-times MotoGP champion Valentino Rossi has dismissed speculation he will be retiring from the sport at the end of the season, saying he is on the verge of signing a new deal with Malaysian-based team…

The French Open tennis championship at Roland Garros later this month will allow entry to up to 11,500 fans per day - Reuters/CNA

Chinese streaming platform PP Sports is going to sue the English Premier League over the termination of their media-rights contract for the 2019-20 to 2021-22 cycle, according to Chinese news service Beijing…

Global sportswear brand Fila has signed an agreement to sponsor the Korea Volleyball Federation

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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.

Dr. Ary Graça, president of the FIVB, volleyball’s governing body, says this summer’s Olympic Games will be a landmark event for his sport.

Owen Evans travelled to Holland to speak to FIVB (International Volleyball Federation) president Ary Graca about how they are planning to solve a stadia legacy dilemma through an innovative multi-venue strategy.

Kevin Roberts spoke to FIVB (International Volleyball Federation) Secretary General Fernando Lima about why a culture of innovation looks set to be the hallmark of Dr. Ary Graça’s presidency.

The FIVB (International Volleyball Federation) has taken a leaf out of UEFA’s book by proposing multiple hosts for its flagship national team tournament.