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Fivb World Grand Prix

China show Puerto Rico no mercy

China proved they would be the team to watch at the Olympic Games this summer after a convincing victory over Puerto Rico in their FIVB Volleyball World Grand Prix opening match at the Macau Forum last night.

Saturday, 9 June, 2012, 12:00am

China must get their house in order: top official

A top official warned China's women may not be able to qualify for next year's Olympic Games after watching the team's performance in Macau.

Wei Jizhong, president of the sport's world body, the FIVB, said the mainlanders had made little improvement against the rest of the world at the highest level.

29 Aug 2011 - 12:00am

China take wooden spoon in World Grand Prix finals

China suffered one of their heaviest defeats in international volleyball after finishing eighth out of eight teams in the World Grand Prix finals in Macau yesterday.

28 Aug 2011 - 12:00am

China pin their hopes on fit-again star Hui

A fit-again Hui Ruoqi is set to delight the crowds when the FIVB World Grand Prix Hong Kong leg gets under way at the Coliseum today.

The 20-year-old from Jiangsu, who has been hailed as China's new star spiker as they build up for next year's London Olympics, was forced to miss all three matches in Hong Kong last year due to injury.

19 Aug 2011 - 12:00am

Funding needed to host second grand prix pool

Hong Kong volleyball has sent out an SOS for government funding to help cover the HK$2 million shortfall needed to stage two pools of the FIVB World Grand Prix at the same time.

It is the first time in the 28-year history of the women's premier event that a host city will hold simultaneous pool competitions.

8 Jun 2011 - 12:00am

Brazil brush aside China in Grand Prix

Brazil completed a hat-trick of wins in the FIVB World Grand Prix Macau leg with a commanding 3-0 victory over China in the final match yesterday. The 2008 Olympic champions, who had already beaten the Netherlands and the Dominican Republic, wrapped up a 25-12, 25-19, 25-19 victory at Macau Forum.

17 Aug 2010 - 12:00am

Deciding matches finally get go-ahead

Organisers of the FIVB World Grand Prix Macau leg have decided to play the final two matches of the tournament today after postponing the event for a day because of national day mourning for the mudslide victims in Gansu.

16 Aug 2010 - 12:00am

China aim for second win over Dutch

China are looking for a second victory in a week over the Netherlands when the two sides meet again in the FIVB World Grand Prix qualifiers at the Macau Forum tomorrow. Headed by new coach Wang Baoquan, the Chinese, who defeated the Dutch women 3-1 in the Chengdu leg last week, top the qualifying table with three wins in a row.

12 Aug 2010 - 12:00am

China need new blood, warns top official

China must revamp its training system at the grass-roots level if the national side are to challenge the world's top teams, a top mainland sports official said yesterday.

17 Aug 2009 - 12:00am

China unveil great spike hope for London 2012 as Beijing team fall away

Eighteen-year-old Hui Ruoqi has been hailed as China's new-generation spiker as they rebuild their team after the Beijing Olympic Games.

Hui arrived with the 14-member team for the Chow Tai Fook 2009 FIVB World Grand Prix Hong Kong leg to be held at the Coliseum this week.

The four-team tournament also includes the Netherlands, Poland and the Dominican Republic.

12 Aug 2009 - 12:00am

Mainlanders reinforce their Olympic credentials

China clinch Hong Kong leg of FIVB World Grand Prix

Unstoppable China thrilled the capacity crowd at the Hong Kong Coliseum yesterday, winning the second leg of the FIVB World Grand Prix with a performance against Italy that underlines their status as gold medal contenders in Beijing.

30 Jun 2008 - 12:00am

Below-par third place a disappointment to fans

It wasn't the kind of send-off spectators were expecting from the Olympic champions with the Beijing Games less than a year to go.

Fans saw the Chinese heroines in action for the last time before they defend their Olympic title and not all was well in the Chinese camp as they finished a disappointing third in the 2007 HK Health Check FIVB World Grand Prix yesterday.

13 Aug 2007 - 12:00am

Mainland team loses captain and key players for HK tournament

Captain Feng Kun and three key members of the Chinese women's team will be missing from the national squad for this week's Hong Kong leg of the FIVB World Grand Prix starting tomorrow. Feng, one of the world's top setters, is still on the injury list and will take no part in the tournament along with Wang Yimei, Zhang Na and Yang Hao, who is recovering from tonsillitis.

9 Aug 2007 - 12:00am

Stage set for volley of stars

One of the preliminary legs of the 2007 FIVB World Grand Prix will be held at the Hong Kong Coliseum from August 10 to 12.

2 Jul 2007 - 12:00am

China prove too strong for Cubans

Olympic champions China defeated old rivals Cuba for the second time in four days as they grabbed their first points in opening pool action at the women's 2006 World Grand Prix finals in Reggio Calabria, Italy.

8 Sep 2006 - 12:00am

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