That rumors have origin in interview of former WADA president and incumbet member of IOC Dick Pound. He said that IF conditions will not allow games to be held when scheduled, they will be canceled not delayed because delaying / moving such a major event is practicly impossible. The media eager for the sensation interpreted it in a slightly different (wrong) way
I don't think many people had read his interview. His point is no delay this year as conflict with NBA or anything else. Mainly the broadcasters in USA will not agree. But the Olympics can delay to 2021.
Turkey wanna host VNL finals and week2 cause of Coronavirus in China. Waiting for an answer from FIVB.
Did other federations give speeches about letting their teams travel to China?
I think it's reported FIVB in monitoring the situation of this Wuhan Virus but there's not much information to the public when the decision will be made.
Japan will play their last match against Serbia🤗
(1st seed in the pool plays the match in the hind-foremost order )
Japan will have hard time beating Korea, they have lost almost all the matches in the major tournaments. (2016 OQ, 2016 olympic games, 2018 asian games, 2019 world cup).
Last time I check Japan beat Korea in Korean home in Asian Championship 2019.
Without VNL, there is no much volleyball tournament anymore. Unlike football, the level of club league is not competitive enough to draw audience's attention. That's why VNL has to be rewarded.
past work on Volleymob.com, Volleywood and Volleycountry (regular site that Jiri runs). One person recommended my work to FIVB (they are now working for them) and submitting examples of that work on sites above. Discussion over the phone as to whether I would be interested in writing.
Thank you for the review. Others coworkers and friends have said similar.
I try to give some background if people are not familiar with Japanese leagues or tournaments. Each league is different, so just a quick background helps connect the reader.
what happened to Volleymob, I love that website! It suddenly just not update anymore. Pity!
well that was too easy, but I was expecting only "one tough match" which happened yesterday. I knew they will play 100% today.
I think if you consider the whole Olympic cycle, Iran was better than other Asian teams and deserved the quota without any doubt.
but I hope Ghafour fully recovers for the Olympics, the opposite position was the weak link in this tournament, even though I really can't understand why Kolakovic played with Mahmoudi in last 2 matches, he used to be a very good player, but he is overweight and out of shape, I know experience matters in crucial matches but he was really bad, Yali couldn't be any worse.
I really think Iran will be much stronger if Fayazi's reception can be improved. Of course, Ghafour could help the offence.
China have been losing to Iran for 8 years, not a tough match to be expected.
Iran deserves the title going to Tokyo, they truly the strongest team in this tournament.
can't watch CBC Sports in US
want to watch NORCECA tournament
I think he was Mormon, then left BYU, had gap years, back for 1 year. Once he replied on Instagram Q&A that he thinks love is not about gender (something smillar). His instagram is obviously gay.
Mormon men are hot so is Ben Patch.
I've found the 14-player roster of Team Iran for the Asian qualifier a little surprising:
OH: Ebadipour, Fayazi, Sharifi, Mirzajanpour
MB: Mousavi, Shafiei, Mojarad, Abedini
S: Marouf, Karimi
OPP: Yali, Mahmoudi
L: Hazratpour, Moazzen
Apart from the absence of the injured Ghafour, Ghaemi and Manavi are also missing from the squad. Does any fan of the Iranian NT know the condition of these missing players?
I like Mojarad, he is a talented young middle blocker. I love watching him play. But still don't know how to watch the Asia qualification.
Will FIVB TV or another streaming service provide coverage of the Continental Qualifier? Haven't read any news or announcement about this.
Continental qualifications are not FIVB's tournaments, so to check EuroVolley TV. I don't think other continents have OTT service like CEV.
feel so sad for Grebennikov, luckily he can play in Paris 2024.
12 ITA NT MEN for Olympic 2020
L : Colaci
You can't have Juantorena and Kooy at the same time, only one naturalized player allowed.
looks llike the official schedule has been announced
the African pre tournament will be a round robin of 5 teams
- Africa (January 7-11
6-12in Cairo, Egypt): Algeria, Botswana, Cameroon, Egypt, Ghana, Niger, Tunisia.
Thank you for your updates.
So no Grand Champions Cup any more?
How did Ghafour get injured? I know he couldn’t play most of the matches during the world club championship.
News said the reason was overloaded. Iran had pretty tight schedule. I remember well that Iran full team to play World Championship just few days after Asian Games in 2018 without any rest.