Author: Artur Skrzypczynski

Hollywood come back! Skowronska-Dolata in Impel Wroclaw – interview

A popular cinema, emotions like in Alfred Hitchcock’s movie and volleyball beauty starring – in that conditions, Impel Wroclaw presented a brand-new signing and one of the most famous female player worldwide – Katarzyna Skowronska – Dolata. „Why should I travel the world, if I have all what I need right here!”, she said.    ‘We have signed Robert Lewandowski (soccer star) of volleyball’, Grzegorz Dzik, an active member of Impel Wroclaw declared. That statement should not be astonishing because Impel line-up was strengthened by one of the best opposite of the last decennary – Katarzyna Skowronska – Dolata! The noble Pole re-enters her homeland after 10-years stay in strongest leagues of the world, topped out at many championships titles and numerous individual awards, however, as she claimed, ‘Kasia’ came Wroclaw not to hang up her spikes, but in order to be in running for winning gold in Polish Orlen League and she is going to make it in green-and-white jersey of Impel Wrocław. – ‘It ashamed me to admit but I have never picked up any trophy in Poland yet’, summed up Skowronska, who has championships of Turkey, Italy, China, and Azerbaijan on her credit, as well as European Champions League medals and Club World Championship gold. The new team choice by Katarzyna Skowronska touched off surprise among almost all the fans, because the opposite was tempted by...

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Poland 2014: Shaman’s curses did not help

Australia successfully started off the 18th World Championships in Poland. Volleyoos overcame Cameroon in three-sets opening match despite they not only had to tackle opponents on the pitch, but also anathemas funneled by an African shaman from the tribunes at Centennial Hall in Wroclaw. Argentina coped easily with Venezuela too and joined two remaining leaders of Pool A (Poland and Australia). Argentina – Venezuela 3:0 (25:23, 25:17, 25:19) Argentina: Uriarte 3, Conte 15, Crer 8, Gonzalez 11, Filardi 5, Sole 9, Closter (L) and De Cecco, Quiroga 2, Ramos 2, Toro 1, Darraidou 1 Venezuela: Carrasco, Contreras 4, Cedeno...

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Poland 2014: Video clip of the official song

VolleyCountry has presented a soundtrack of the official song of the FIVB World Championships Poland 2014 as first in the world a few weeks ago. Now, two days before the launching of the tournament, it is time to watch the official video clip.   The song “Start a fire” by Margaret will be one of attractions prepared especially for the opening ceremony of the World Championships Poland 2014. This performance is planned in the concluding phase of the solemnity. “When I was creating this song, I thought first of all about the fans, about the atmosphere of great fun...

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Poland 2014: Fate holds all carts – World Championships system

It is said that there is no justice in the world. At least a half of World Championships participating teams arguably agree, because fate did not split evenly the favorites of the World Championships. Italy, USA or Poland is obligated to overcame a killing road to the semi-finals, while on the other hand, Brazil or Russia perhaps will have only one competitive opponent in the first and second phase.   After approval of the scandalous competition format at the World Championships in Italy four years ago, all you remember the system that were specially prepared to facilitate the way...

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Poland 2014: Backstage of the opening ceremony!

The final countdown has actuated! Hardly 5 days remain to the beginning of the 18th FIVB Volleyball World Championships Poland 2014. On Saturday’s evening, Ary Graca (FIVB President), Bronisław Komorowski (Poland’s President) and some special guest are going to launch the most important competition of the year. It will take place during a special spectacle at the National Stadium in Warsaw. How will the opening event look like? We are raising curtain a bit just now.          A singing duo, Cleo & Donatan, inaugurates the opening ceremony at 6.30 P.M on Saturday, so 95 minutes before...

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