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Poland and Slovenia to Host Relocated FIVB Volleyball Men’s World Championship

The International Volleyball Federation has announced that Poland and Slovenia will host the relocated FIVB Volleyball Men’s World Championship 2022, with other European countries also potentially joining at a later stage, after the event was removed from Russia due to its invasion of Ukraine. Poland and Slovenia were two of many destinations to step forward […]

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New Sports Venues to Watch in 2022

As the demand for spaces to host sporting events continues to grow with an eye toward sports-related travel in a post-coronavirus world, destinations across the country are examining their inventory, identifying needs and building accordingly. Here are 16 new sports complexes to keep an eye on in 2022. Alabama A&M Event Center Huntsville, Alabama OPENING: […]

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2022 AVP Tour Schedule Released

The AVP Tour will have three Gold Series events, five Pro Series events and seven Tour Series events as part of its 2022 beach volleyball schedule, culminating with the AVP Championships in Phoenix. The new tiered system increases money for athletes breaking into the beach volleyball world. The Championship event in Phoenix, scheduled for September […]

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Lori Okimura Appointed Sport Director for World ParaVolley

The World ParaVolley Board has named Lori Okimura as sport director until the next General Assembly in December 2022, making her the first female to hold the position in the organization’s history. “I see this opportunity to serve as sport director of World ParaVolley as one to include other voices and ideas from our community […]

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Hartford Hosting Major Indoor Youth Volleyball Tournament

The omicron variant does not appear to be slowing down amateur sports events, including a major indoor volleyball tournament that will begin this weekend in Hartford, Connecticut. An estimated 5,700 youth volleyball players from 521 teams are expected to compete over the next three weekends at the 2022 Smack New England Winterfest Volleyball Tournament at […]

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USA Volleyball and Mizuno to Partner Through 2028

USA Volleyball and Mizuno have announced a new multi-year partnership that will last through the 2028 Olympic and Paralympic Summer Games in Los Angeles. Mizuno will provide uniforms and apparel to all national teams, footwear to any athletes that choose, and will outfit all staff both at corporate functions and at USA Volleyball-owned amateur events. […]

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Hype Nation Partners with Mikasa for 2022 and 2023 Volleyball Tournaments

Hype Nation, a division of the Sports Facilities Companies, has announced an exclusive partnership with Mikasa Sports for their volleyball tournaments in 2022 and 2023. The Mikasa VQ2000 ball will be used at all Hype Nation events. Since 1973, Mikasa has provided equipment for a variety of sports including volleyball, rugby, soccer, basketball and othe […]

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AVP and USA Volleyball Launch Strategic Partnership

The Association of Volleyball Professionals and USA Volleyball have entered a strategic partnership aimed at growing and enhancing beach volleyball within the United States. The alliance between the professional beach volleyball organization and the national governing body will see the organizations collaborate on events, marketing, coaching and officials’ education, and more. It will also create […]

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First Bank & Trust Buys Naming Rights to South Dakota State Arena

South Dakota State University’s Frost Arena, home for the basketball, wrestling and volleyball teams of the Jackrabbits, will be rebranded as First Bank & Trust Arena after the local banking institution committed $20 million to the venue’s renovations. The $20 million is the largest single gift in the history of South Dakota State. The project, […]

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NAIA Beach Volleyball Heading to Florida in 2022 and 2023

The National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics has awarded Visit Panama City Beach in Panama City, Florida, hosting rights for the 2022 and 2023 NAIA Beach Volleyball National Invitational. Beginning in April 2022, NAIA beach volleyball will crown its champion at Russell Fields City Pier Courts. There are 11 regulation beach volleyball courts located on the […]

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