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Lausanne (SUI) February 27, 2013 – FINA has extended its agreement with the Mikasa Corporation of Japan for the period 2013-2016. Mikasa will be the exclusive supplier of water polo balls for all FINA-governed water polo competitions during this four-year period, including the FINA World Championships, which will be held in Barcelona (ESP) in 2013 and in Kazan (RUS) in 2015.
Other FINA competitions part of this package are the annual series [...]
LEGA PALLAVOLO SERIE A and Mikasa made agreement
For official game ball for Men’s league
The partnership between the Italian Men’s Volleyball League and Mikasa Corporations for the next four seasons signed today in Bologna, Italy Bologna, Italy, July 19, 2012 – The Italian Men’s Volleyball League Serie A, gathered today in Bologna with managers and media, announced today the new partnership with Mikasa Corporation. Mr. Daisuke Akiyama, General Manager of International Sales Department, welcomed the guests and [...]
Brasilia, Brazil, April 19th –We, Mikasa Corporation, are pleased to announce that we have concluded the partnership agreement with Brazilian Federation for the next five years and our balls ,MVA200 and VLS300 will be the official game ball for both indoor and beach volleyball competitions which are held by Brazilian Volleyball Federation (CBV).
The deal was set in Brasilia, Brazil´s capital which is hosting the first stop of FIVB Beach Volleyball SWATCH World Tour 2012. Mr. Ary Graca Filho, president of [...]
A project of the Bavarian Volleyball Federation
The project „Volleyball in elementary schools” is a cooperation between the Bavarian Volleyball Federation (BVV) and the Ministry of School in Bavaria. On the initiative of Mr. Klaus Drauschke, the president of the BVV, the project started in March 2011. The main intention is to motivate the kids as well as the teachers to play volleyball in school and finally increase the memberships in volleyball clubs.
The project is divided into three different parts. The [...]
MIKASA® opened up a drastic new sewing technology – the “TwinSTLock TM” stitching technology. Innovation has changed the stitching method from current 2 thread crossing style(so-called Perfect Stitching) to a hook and wring system(Perfect Stitching plus Hitch Stitching) that prevents stitched panels to open up and to loose its shape after a certain period of playing.
MIKASA® reduced the thickness of the thread. This move substantially softened the touch around the stitched part(seams) as well as it gives the balls a harmonic and smooth look [...]
We have been developing competition volleyballs and delivering proposals to the market. Amongst these, the “MVP 200” was recognized in 2000 as the Official International Game Ball Volleyball. This ball features two-color panels made of “Clarino®” synthetic leather produced by Kuraray Co., Ltd., with whom we have forged a partnership over many years
Now, we have developed the new model “MVA 200” for even longer rallies, and even more exciting games that will leave a lasting impression.
MVA200 Features: (1) Innovative design consisting of [...]
Since 1985, we, Mikasa Corporation has been working together with the International Korfball Federation (IKF) which was founded in Antwerp (Belgium) on the 11th June 1933 as a continuation of the International Korfball Bureau established in 1924 by the Dutch and Belgian Associations for developing the sport of Korfball.
Our new Korfball, K-5IKF has been released in 2009 and only this ball is the official game ball for all major competitions held by IKF.
Mikasa has been supporting the FIVB Volleyball Cooperation Programme which has been the essence of this development cooperation since 1989. The main objectives are to generate permanent development impact and to ensure that volleyball and beach volleyball take firm roots within countries and regions that many would think impossible.
The Haiti Volleyball Federation (HVF) began their quest to establish a youth and junior team at a FIVB Volleyball Cooperation Programme on February 22nd, 2012, with the ultimate aim of qualifying for [...]
As the history of ball making of Mikasa tells, the company bas been growing as one of the best ball manufacturers in the world. In the water polo community, the ball W6000W for men and W6009W for women are well known today. Mikasa water polo balls have been selected as “Game Ball” for major world events including Olympic games since 1980 for the past and now.
In 2008th Beijing Olympic Games, for the first time in water polo ball Olympic history, [...]
Among the improvements we made, we would like to focus and introduce how we improved the “Gripping Power” of the W6000W, W6009W and all the succeeding models Mikasa water polo balls from one of the latest improvement projects. It is absolutely essential to have a strong grip to maximize the player’s playability for all the water polo games including the highest international level tournaments organized by FINA to the local events -when the player try to shoot the ball to [...]
The Ontario Volleyball Association is thrilled to launch the new Ontario Championships Website – www.OntarioVolleyballChampionships.org!
On this site you will be able to find important information for clubs and teams, venue and accommodation information, award nomination forms, schedules, results and much more.
Take some time and explore the Ontario Championships Website – and don’t forget to view our GET PUMPED Video and our Photo Gallery featuring pictures from the 2011 Ontario Championships!
Information will be updated on the Ontario Championships Website as it [...]
November 8, 2012
The Ligue Europeenne de Natation (LEN) and Mikasa Corporation have renewed the contract, and Mikasa will continuously be the official game ball supplier of LEN water polo events for the period 2013-2016.
LEN and Mikasa Corporation have continued mutual cooperation for the sport of water polo since the partnership was established in 2009.
Mikasa Corporation is exceeding honored with the contract and the partnership with LEN to support their water [...]