Author: Rahim Rahimzadeh

V. Kadankov: Iranian League is Stronger Than Bulgarian League

“The lesson I learned is that any team can win against any team. Regardless of its ranking, if you don’t go with maximum concentration in a game you will lose,” said Venelin Kadankov in our interview. Please give some information about yourself… I am Venelin Kadankov, I was born on 31.08.1987 in Burgas of Bulgaria. I am married with one son. Currently, I’m studying Business administration in Burgas Free University. In Shahrdari Arak team I play with number 12. I play on the position of the opposite player. Tell us your story in starting volleyball? Such as most kids I wanted...

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Doug Beal is Retiring

Doug Beal is one of the most respected men in volleyball world. “I think I was better as a coach than I was a player,” says Doug Beal about his volleyball life. What are you going to do when you retire? I do not have any specific plans, but I certainly intend to stay active within the sport and, hopefully, active within the US volleyball (also national team) program. My other intentions are linked to international relations, why not performing some responsibilities for FIVB, NORCECA, or some independent consulting, but also enjoying life, more traveling, more time with the...

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Iran Says Hello to Lozano, Bye Bye to Kovac

At last Iran volleyball federation formally announced that Raul Lozaon is going to seat behind the helm of senior men’s team and Juan Cichello his fellow countryman will help him as the assistant coach.   The senior men’s volleyball team of Iran under coaching of Slobodan Kovač had weak performances during the international events in the current year especially in the world cup games. Since 1964 while volleyball became one of the Olympic disciplines it is a dream for Iran volleyball to take a birth to the Olympic Games. Dr. Davarzani president of Iran volleyball as the first responsible...

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What´s going on in #TeamIran? Kovac in or Kovac out?

Prior the World Cup, Iran team participated in Wagner Memorial cup in Poland, and was defeated in 3 matches by Poland, Japan and France and finished on 4th place. Loss to Japan was a tickle that they are a serious rival for Iran  and they should be careful with them in the World Cup. Mr.Davarzani, President of Iran volleyball federation after the Wagner cup and prior to the World Cup said: “People shouldn’t be anxious about the results of Wagner cup and forget it. We consider that cup as a practice phase. The World Cup is one of the...

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Still… Only a Few Women Watching Volleyball Matches in Tehran

Only few  minutes after the prominent win of Iran over USA team in the World league volleyball I wanted to ask some questions the president of the Iran Volleyball Federation  Dr. Mohammad Reza DAVARZANI. He gave 2 T.V. interviews , then in the mixed zone a T.V reporter asked him for an interview. It was a good opportunity for me also to see what his point of view on some topics is.  Regarding presentence of the women in the hall Mr.Davarzani said that the Federation is only the organizer of the matches and cannot make decision for allowing or...

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