- At the start of the year, Asian Volleyball Confederation (AVC) confirmed the '20th Asian Senior Women’s Volleyball Championship 2019' will be held in Seoul, South Korea in August 17-25th, 2019. This will be South Korea first time hosting the Asian Senior Women's Volleyball Championship since it inception 44 years ago. Sources: 1, 2, 3
- FIVB confirmed the grouping of the new intercontinental qualification for 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games, which is to be held in August. The top 24 teams will be split in to 6 groups of 4 teams, with South Korea (9th) having been placed in Group E along with Russia (5th), Canada (18th) and Mexico (21st). Sources: 1, 2
- Boryeong, South Korea will host the 5th round (June 18-20th, 2019) of the 2019 VNL. Source: 1
But the big news out of South Korea today is ...
- Korea Volleyball Association (KVA) today announced the appointment of Stefano Lavarini from Italy as the new head coach for the women national team (NT). Lavarini who is currently also the head coach of Brazilian women volleyball team Minas Tênis Clube become the first foreign volleyball head coach to lead the NT. Sources: 1, 2, 3