Category: "South America"

Andre Heller Retires From Volleyball

After 24 years playing volleyball including 12 amazing years with the Brazilian National Team, 2004 Olympic gold medalist and middle blocker Andre Heller has retired from volleyball.

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Peru Congratulates Angela Leyva

When we say Peru, we mean the ENTIRE country is jumping over the moon after their very own volleyball star Angela Leyva won Volleywood’s 2013 WORLD Female IDOL!

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Argentina Fires Coach Javier Weber

The Argentine Volleyball Federation (FeVA) has announced that Javier Weber will no longer coach the Argentina men’s team from 2014. Who will replace him?

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Brazil’s Best Player Thaisa

Brazilian middle blocker and 2 time Olympic Champion, Thaisa Menezes, was chosen by the Brazilian Olympic Committee as The Best Volleyball Player of 2013.

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Murilo, Jaqueline & Baby Arthur

Volleywood’s Royal Baby Has Arrived! FIRST LOOK at Paulo Arthur Carvalho Endres, son of one of the world’s most famous and most beautiful volleyball couples!

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Peru’s Coach Gets Nasty VS Poor Reffing

After a few bad calls with Yael Castiglione’s “dump”, Peru’s Coach Sung Jin Hong could not take it anymore and pulled out his team to give Argentina the win. WATCH THE VIDEO!

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Brazil Reclaims #1 World Ranking

Congrats to Coach ZRG, Sheilla, Fabi, Thaisa, Fe Garay, Fabiana, Dani Lins & Team Brazil for being named as the new #1 ranked team in the world. Great job ladies!

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Jaqueline Carvalho Reveals Pregnancy

Volleywood’s most popular couple reveals that they are going to be first time parents in December. Jaqueline is 18 weeks pregnant! So Happy!

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Larissa França: I Am Gay

It takes so much guts to do something like this. 2012 Olympic bronze medalist and 2011 World Champion Larissa França reveals that she is a lesbian and in a relationship with a Brazilian beach player.

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Brazil’s 2013 Grand Prix Roster

Sheilla is back! Thaisa is back! Fabiana is back! Fabi is back! The Fab 4 are back with the National Team & will resume training in Saquarema for the 2013 FIVB Grand Prix.

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Luciano De Cecco Training Camp

Want to play like the best? Learn from one of the best! One of the world’s best setters from Argentina, Luciano De Cecco, will hold a 3 day training camp next month in Buenos Aires.

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Rodrigo Quiroga Steps Up

Argentina won all the friendly matches against Cuba in Buenos Aires and outside hitter Rodrigo Quiroga was a major factor in every victory.

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Argentina 2013 Roster

No major changes. But the great thing is the Argentina is now a MORE EXPERIENCED squad after achieving success in the last couple of years which includes the team’s participation at the 2012 London Olympics.

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No Sheilla, Jaque & Fabiana?

Nothing is official yet but rumor has it that 2 time Olympic Champions Sheilla Castro, Jaqueline Carvalho and Fabiana Claudino will NOT play for Brazil this season and will take some time off from international volleyball.

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Players Tweet On Santa Maria Tragedy

This past Sunday, a club fire in the Brazilian city of Santa Maria killed 230 people with hundreds more injured. Brazilian volleyball players offered their condolences via Twitter.

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