FIVB Removes 2022 VNL from Russia

FIVB Removes 2022 VNL from Russia

TEHRAN (Tasnim) – The International Volleyball Federation (FIVB) decided to relocate two rounds of the Volleyball Nations League (VNL) from Russia.

The competition was scheduled to be held in Russia in June and July.

The FIVB will continue to closely follow the situation and will review other events due to be held in Russia, including the Men’s World Championship scheduled for the second semester of 2022, it said.

The FIVB is listening to, and in touch with, its stakeholders including National Federations, and shares their grave concern for the people of Ukraine, it added.

On Friday, Ukrainian Volleyball Federation requested CEV and FIVB to ban all Russian teams from participating in any of their competitions.

The 2022 VLN is the 4th edition of the VLN with the Russian Men's Volleyball Team being the most successful winning two times (2018, 2019) and finishing 5th in the last year's competition. As for the Russian women's team, their best result has been 8th (2018, 2021).

Replacement host cities will be announced shortly.

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