Volleyball

The International Volleyball Federation (FIVB) has teamed up with p1440, an events series co-founded by US beach volleyball legend Kerri Walsh-Jennings, to host a four-star, double-gender World Tour event…

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.

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.

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. 

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.

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.

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

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

The European Volleyball Confederation (CEV) has added a number of new events in Turkey and Slovenia to its beach volleyball calendar for the 2017 season.

The European Volleyball Confederation (CEV) has announced that the Italian capital of Rome will host the Final Four stage of its 2017 Men’s Champions League club competition.

Ary Graça has been re-elected as president of the FIVB, the global governing body of volleyball.

The International Volleyball Federation (FIVB) has confirmed that Brazilian clubs Sada Cruzeiro and Minas Tênis Clube will co-host its 2016 Men’s Club World Championship.

The International Volleyball Federation (FIVB) has awarded hosting rights for the 2017 edition of its Beach Volleyball World Championships to the Austrian capital of Vienna.

The International Volleyball Federation (FIVB) has awarded hosting rights for this year’s Beach Volleyball World Tour Finals to the Canadian city of Toronto.

The International Volleyball Federation (FIVB) has unveiled plans to revamp its Beach Volleyball World Tour in an effort to secure a sustainable long-term business model for the series.

US college sports conference the Pac-12 has announced plans to stage a volleyball tour in China as part of its wider ‘Globalisation Initiative’ programme.

The International Volleyball Federation (FIVB) has confirmed that its president Ary Graça will stand unopposed for re-election in October after no other candidates expressed an interest in challenging the Brazilian.

Beach volleyball has secured a spot at the 2018 Commonwealth Games on the Gold Coast, Australia.

The Volleyball Federation of India (VFI) has unveiled plans to launch two new leagues as it plans to become the latest sporting body to adopt the franchise format established by the Indian Premier League Twenty20 cricket competition.

The International Volleyball Federation (FIVB) has said that ‘misunderstandings’ with security at its Beach Volleyball World Tour event in Iran were to blame for female spectators being denied entry to the ongoing competition.

Ary Graca is set to be re-elected as president of the International Volleyball Federation (FIVB) later this year after he received unanimous backing from the sport’s five continental confederations.

The International Volleyball Federation (FIVB) has outlined plans for the restructuring of its beach volleyball events programme, while Poland has been confirmed as the host country for next year’s Volleyball World League Finals.

The International Volleyball Federation (FIVB) has adopted a new co-hosting model for its Volleyball Men’s World Championship by awarding the 2018 edition of the national team event to Italy and Bulgaria.

Hamburg has reinforced its status as a host of major sports events ahead of the crucial referendum on its bid to stage the 2024 Olympic Games by landing a Grand Slam event on the International Volleyball Federation’s (FIVB) Beach Volleyball World Tour.