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Volleyball 2017 Discussion Thread

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thepharoah    53

no African representative at both men and women world club championships , neither men's nations league , nor grand champions cup , what else will Africa be prevented from participating , WC ? Is FIVB for strong and rich nations or for all nations and continents !  

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Gianlu33    393
7 minutes ago, thepharoah said:

no African representative at both men and women world club championships , neither men's nations league , nor grand champions cup , what else will Africa be prevented from participating , WC ? Is FIVB for strong and rich nations or for all nations and continents !  

Like all FIVB federation :p You are again surprise by this? 

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thepharoah    53
Just now, Gianlu33 said:

Like all FIVB federation :p You are again surprise by this? 

this's really sad for sports movement 

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Ophadece    4
12 hours ago, thepharoah said:

no African representative at both men and women world club championships , neither men's nations league , nor grand champions cup , what else will Africa be prevented from participating , WC ? Is FIVB for strong and rich nations or for all nations and continents !  

Very well said 

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VolleyRuller96    100

Bulgarian Maritsa Plovdiv can cause an big upset in their first 3rd Round Champions League Women qualification match. So far they lead 2-0 against Russian Yenisey Krasnoyarsk

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dareza    345

http://www.cev.lu/News.aspx?NewsID=26353&TagType=0&TagContent=0&ID=0&Paging=0&Sd=1/1/1900&Ed=1/1/1900

 

Male Volleyball Player of the Year
Maxim Mikhailov (RUS) – A multiple gold medallist and three-time in a row winner of the CEV Volleyball Champions League, Mikhailov is also an Olympic champion from London 2012 and a double European champion in 2013 and 2017. This year, he received the MVP award at the Men’s Champions League Finals in Rome as well as at the EuroVolley in Krakow.

 

Female Volleyball Player of the Year
Tijana Boskovic (SRB) – The MVP and gold medallist from the 2017 women’s EuroVolley in Azerbaijan / Georgia with the Serbian national team, she is also bronze medal winner from the 2017 CEV Volleyball Champions League with Eczacibasi VitrA ISTANBUL. Boskovic became a ’senior’ European champion in 2017 at the age of 20, only three years after taking that same honour in the U19 age group.  

Kings of the Beach
Paolo Nicolai / Daniele Lupo (ITA) – Nicolai and Lupo are three-time European champions – they first won the title in Cagliari in 2014 before taking two straight continental crowns in 2016 and this past August to follow on their historic silver medal from the Rio Olympics. After taking European gold in Jurmala, they ended the 2017 season on a high note by taking bronze at the World Tour Finals in Hamburg, thus becoming the highest-ranked European team in that competition.

Women’s Team Coach of the Year
Giovanni Guidetti (ITA) – Guidetti took VakifBank ISTANBUL to a clean sweep of this season’s top international honours, winning both the CEV Volleyball Champions League and Club World Championship earlier this year within just a few weeks. Guidetti has also won a medal at each of the last four editions of the women’s European Championship – silver with Germany in 2011 and 2013, again silver with the Netherlands in 2015 and bronze with Turkey earlier this year in Baku.

 

Men’s Team Coach of the Year
Vladimir Alekno (RUS) – Alekno helped Zenit KAZAN win their third straight Champions League title back in April, thus equalling the feat achieved by TRENTINO Volley in 2009-2011, as the Russians dominated the competition from start to end losing only two sets along the way. They did just the same in the Russian national league, winning that competition as well without losing a single match. Under Alekno’s guidance, Zenit KAZAN have won the CEV Volleyball Champions League a record four times (2012, 2015, 2016 and 2017) and steered Russia’s national team to Olympic gold in 2012 and to a European title one year later.

Special award for outstanding achievement in age-group competitions
Maria Voronina/Mariia Bocharova (RUS) – At 15 and 17 years of age, Voronina and Bocharova chiefly contributed to Russia’s clean sweep of all gold medals at stake at this year’s age-group European Beach Volleyball Championships. They first won gold on home soil in Kazan in the U18 competition before repeating that same feat two weeks later in Vulcano in the U20 tournament. They rounded off the 2017 season with two gold medals from their first ’senior’ events, a EEVZA zonal tournament in Batumi, Georgia and a CEV-EEVZA Satellite held in Baku, Azerbaijan.

 

Lifetime Achievement Award
Carlo Magri (ITA) – The President of the Italian Volleyball Federation from 1995 to February 2017 and CEV Honorary Vice-President, Magri is the man behind Italy’s rise to the world’s Volleyball elite – as well as the man who oversaw the organisation of many major international events in that country. These include – to name just a few – the 2010 men’s and 2014 women’s World Championships, not to forget the 2005 men’s European Championship, the first ever such tournament co-hosted by two countries (Italy and Serbia & Montenegro).

CEV Event of the Year
LOTTO EUROVOLLEY POLAND 2017 – The President of the Polish Volleyball Federation, Mr Jacek Kasprzyk, received the award in recognition of the huge success achieved with the organisation of the 2017 men’s European Championship. The “Volleyball party of the year” started on August 24 at PGE National Stadium in Warsaw with a solemn Opening Ceremony and a thrilling Opening Match featuring the national teams of Poland and Serbia before a 65,407-strong crowd, an all-time record in European Volleyball history.

 

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VolleyRuller96    100

FIVB Executive Committee embraces digital transformation

 

Lausanne, Switzerland, December 7, 2017 –  The FIVB’s Executive Committee has approved plans to push forward with a brand new digital transformation project for 2018, ensuring that fan experience remains the key driver in the organisation’s vision to become the world’s number one family sport.  

The project, which will be unveiled in the new year, will put fans at the heart of the volleyball experience when the Volleyball Nations League (VNL) makes its debut in May 2018.

“We are making history in our sport. The digital transformation is not only irreversible and unavoidable, but it is essential in helping us grow,” said FIVB President, Dr. Ary S. Graça F°. “This digital transformation project will bring the action even closer to the fans, wherever they are in the world.”

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FIVB President Dr. Ary S. Graça F° addresses the FIVB Executive Committee

Innovation has been a key part of the agenda since President Graça began his first term in 2012. In recent years, the FIVB has become a leader in utilising technology for fan engagement, for both spectators in stadium and those watching around the world.

Members of the Committee also had the opportunity to learn about other potential technological developments for the sport relating to 1) the standardisation of national and international team rankings and 2) the optimisation of volleyball and beach volleyball calendars.

The meeting was an opportunity for the Executive Committee to agree on the format of the inaugural FIVB Volleyball Challenger Cup, a competition for both men and women which will run in concurrence with the VNL. The Challenger Cup will consist of teams not participating in the current edition of the Volleyball Nations League and will feature one host team and five teams from the five continental confederations as follows:

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The Continental Confederations, responsible for determining the teams that will qualify for the FIVB Challenger Cup, are free to organise their Continental Qualification Tournament or use an existing competition to define the qualified team(s).

The FIVB Challenger Cup will be held before the FIVB Volleyball Nations League Finals and the winner will earn the right to participate in the FIVB Promotion Playoff, competing against the fourth ranked challenger team at the end of the round robin phase of the VNL. The winner of that playoff will automatically qualify for the 2019 FIVB VNL.

It was also announced that the bidding process for the 2022 Volleyball World Championship will open in February 2018.

Members of the Executive Committee also discussed possible changes to the FIVB Constitution and regulations as President Graça emphasised the importance of good governance and transparency in the running of the sport:

“Together we have talked about transparency and the need for good governance. We are launching a new FIVB, and this will make us even stronger throughout the sports world.”

The FIVB is now part of the ASOIF Governance Task Force, the group that is mandated with helping International Federations to promote and ensure a culture of good governance within their structures. President Graça pointed out the different aspects of good governance that can be improved at the FIVB. All proposals that imply changes to the Constitution must be presented to the Congress next year.

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VolleyRuller96    100

Yet another moronic step backward by the FIVB :wall: Instead of adding a normal Division II with 16 teams, and amongst them the teams from this year's division II in World League, they now decided that the lower division will have only 6 teams, and we do not even understand how the qualification works. Only in Europe there is a tournament which may serve as a qualification. I have no doubt that in case of Africa or even Asia money will decide the participant.

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