Sofia, Bulgaria, September 20, 2015. A unique flash mob took the streetwalkers in downtown Sofia by surprise on Sunday afternoon. The players of the Bulgarian national team suddenly mixed up with the unsuspecting people strolling along the pedestrian part of the country’s busiest Vitosha Boulevard and even quickly set up a volleyball net to play an improvised game. This was their way of inviting the people to support them at Arena Armeec hall during the upcoming finals of the 2015 CEV Volleyball European Championship - Men.
It was an ordinary long-weekend Sunday afternoon at Sofians’ favorite hangout spot until, all of a sudden, around 4 PM, the bus of the Bulgarian national team pulled up. Some of the fans were already in on this surprise and started unfolding their white-green-and-red flags and showing off their supporter t-shirts. They formed a self-styled volleyball court and a net was quickly set up in the middle.
Volleyball is one of those flexible sports which can be played on many surfaces. The traditionalists stick to its indoors or sand versions, Ecuadorians play it on tarmac, while others turn to the trendier adaptations such as grass or even inflatable courts. Yet, one form of volleyball is often disregarded and almost never part of the sport’s news feed.
It does not have its own federation, nor its professional leagues but it is capable of generating over £500 000 a day. No one has become popular for playing it but people spend lots of money to take part in it. It is usually organised as a one-off event which can last over 30 years. The idea was born in the most pro-commercial country in the world but it is not-for-profit. It has its specific, niche audience.
The guys from Sons of Gravity surprised us with their new video! The group left the gym and went into the city of Roeselare to make some new trick shots!
4 dudes having fun by making trick shot movies and sharing this with the world - this is Sons of Gravity! Their purpose: making the volleyball more and more popular! We, at VolleyCountry, like a lot what Sons of Gravity are doing and we want to support them in their desire to make the sport we all love the most famous in the world!
Karch Kiraly, legendary volleyball player and coach for USA Volleyball's Women's Team talks about athletes refusing to take responsibility for negative thoughts. "They are the ones that own those thoughts and the only ones who can control those negative thoughts."
Watch the video to hear more on Kiraly's opinion on the topic:
Whie all eyes were on F4 of CEV Champions League the star of Trentino Matey Kaziyski reminded us of why he has been called The Emperor.
In the CEV Cup semifinal match between his club Trentino and Zaksa Kedzierzyn- Kozle Kaziyski showed all the volleyball lovers around the clock how to score 8 aces! To date this is his second best-perfomance regarding aces (he registered 9 in an Italian national league match with Vibo Valentia on March 25, 2009).
Kaziyski practically "bombed" the Polish defence and thanks to his play and the one of his teammates Trentino Volley will meet in the final match for CEV Cup the team of Dynamo Moscow.