Brazil's volleyball teams have chosen the Moselle department in eastern France as their training base for the Paris 2024 Olympics. According to the regional publication La Semaine, the Brazilian Volleyball Confederation will sign an agreement with Moselle to facilitate its men's and women's teams' training in the region. The CBV delegation recently visited Metz to inspect training facilities that could be utilized for their Olympic preparations.
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Brazil's men's and women's volleyball teams have signed an agreement with the Moselle department in eastern France to use their facilities as part of their preparation for the Paris 2024 Olympics. The deal also includes beach volleyball players and Brazil's under-21 and under-19 teams. The move comes as 103 communities in Moselle have committed to promoting the Olympics. And Paralympics by signing up for the Terre de Jeux 2024 label. The department has previously signed an agreement with the Philippine Olympic Committee to allow their athletes to use facilities in Metz ahead of Paris 2024.
Brazil is a dominant force in the world of volleyball. By having won the men's Olympic title three times and the women's title twice. The country finished second in the women's tournament at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics and fourth in the men's. In addition, Brazil has won gold twice in the men's beach volleyball event. And once in the women's at the Olympics.
Brazil retains volleyball head coaches for Paris 2024
Brazilian volleyball fans will be delighted to hear that their national teams will be in safe hands until the Paris 2024 Olympics. The head coaches of both the men's and women's teams have been confirmed to continue their roles until then. Ze Roberto, who has been leading the women's squad since 2003. He will aim to guide them to their fourth Olympic gold medal. Under his guidance, Brazil has won numerous accolades, including nine Grand Prix titles and ten South American titles.
Ze Roberto also led the men's team to Olympic glory at Barcelona 1992. And repeated the feat with the women's team back-to-back at Beijing 2008 and London 2012. The extension of his contract takes his reign past two decades. The Brazilian women's team won a silver medal in Tokyo 2020 after losing the final to the United States.
He will now guide the team for over two decades after being in charge since 2003. His goal is to achieve Olympic gold once again and maintain their success at various tournaments before the Paris Games. Including the Volleyball Nations League and the World Cup. Ze Roberto shared his pride and sense of responsibility in representing his country. Acknowledging the hard work, high expectations, and the butterflies that come with it.
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Ze Roberto will steer for Brazil at Summer 2024 Games
Brazil's men's and women's volleyball head coaches have been confirmed to continue their roles until the Paris 2024 Olympic Games. Ze Roberto, who guided the women's team to Olympic gold medals in Beijing 2008 and London 2012. He will steer his team for another cycle toward another Olympic gold medal. On the other hand, Renan Dal Zotto, the men's team coach, is set to lead his team to victory. After they missed out on a medal at the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games.
Both coaches have expressed their readiness for the new challenge, which includes the World Championship, Volleyball Nations League, and the Paris Olympics. The Brazilian Volleyball Federation is delighted with its decision to extend the coaches' tenure. As they continue to develop new talents for the team.
Brazil to Host Olympic Paris volleyball qualification tournaments
Brazil, China, and Poland are set to host volleyball qualifying events for the Olympic Paris by joining Japan as co-hosts. The women's tournaments will take place in China, Japan, and Poland from September 16 to 24. While the men's events will be held in Brazil, China, and Japan from September 30 to October 8. The winning and runner-up teams of each tournament will secure a place at the Paris 2024 Olympics. Along with five other teams through the International Volleyball Federation rankings, with priority given to continents without a qualified team. The host country, France, is already qualified.
The FIVB rankings will be used to select eight teams each for the qualification events. With the draw taking place on March 17 in Lausanne. Due to the ongoing war in Ukraine, Russia, ranked fifth in men's and eighth in women's volleyball, has been excluded. FIVB President Ary Graca praised the caliber of hosts selected for the qualifiers. By expressing confidence that the six events would be a fantastic celebration of volleyball.
Notably, Brazil has won the men's and women's Olympic volleyball gold medals three and two times, respectively. While China has won the women's event three times. Poland, on the other hand, was back-to-back men's world champions in 2014 and 2018 and hosted the FIVB Men's World Championship alongside Slovenia last year. And also hosted the Women's World Championship with The Netherlands in 2022. Meanwhile, the South Paris Arena is set to host the volleyball matches at the Paris 2024 Olympic Games.
Piesiewicz elected the new President of the Polish Olympic Committee for Paris 2024
Radosław Piesiewicz has been elected as the new President of the Polish Olympic Committee, succeeding Andrzej Kraśnicki, who chose not to stand for a further term. Piesiewicz is the President of the Polish Basketball Association and was selected during the General Reporting. And Election Assembly held at the Olympic Center of the Polish Olympic Committee in Warsaw. He defeated his opponent for the post, Kewin Rozum, President of the Polish Sumo Association, by 138 votes to 24 in a secret ballot.
After his election, Piesiewicz emphasized his commitment to bringing about positive change in the Polish Olympic Committee. And expressed his gratitude for the overwhelming support he received from the assembly. He vowed to work with everyone to create a better functioning Olympic Committee in Poland. By promising 100% change and commitment to the role. Piesiewicz's presidency is expected to be marked by a renewed focus on the development of Olympic sports in the country.
Before his sports administration career, Piesiewicz worked in the investment industry and local Government. Kraśnicki, who served as President since 2010 and oversaw Poland being awarded the hosting rights for the 2023 European Games, was awarded the title of Honorary President of the Polish Olympic Committee in recognition of his tenure.
Volleyball star Zhu Ting ready to compete at Paris 2024 Despite Injuries
Chinese women's volleyball player Zhu Ting is set to participate in the upcoming China National Games despite concerns from fans about her injury recovery. Zhu, who carried China's flag at the opening ceremony of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games, will represent Henan province in the volleyball section of the Games to be held in Xi'an in mid-September.
While reports in the Chinese media have confirmed her participation. Some fans have raised questions about whether she should play as she continues to recover from her injury. Chinese volleyball fans have expressed their concern and criticism over the decision of Chinese women's volleyball star Zhu Ting's participation in the upcoming China National Games. Some fans are also discussing the potential negative impact of this decision on China's prospects at the Olympic Paris.
China's women's volleyball team had a disappointing performance at the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games. And losing their first three matches to Turkey, the USA, and the Russian Olympic Committee. The team's star player, Zhu Ting, was not at her best due to a wrist injury that she had been carrying. Zhu sat out the final matches against Italy and Argentina. Following China's poor showing in Tokyo, coach Lang Ping, who has since retired from the national team, revealed that Zhu's injury was more severe than previously thought, which likely contributed to her poor form during the Games.
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