On August 15-17, Kaliningrad’s Yantarny Sports Palace hosted the Intercontinental Round of the 2014 FIVB Volleyball Women’s World Grand Prix. Russian athletes, who had also played at the 30th Summer Olympics in London, were pitted against teams from Italy, Germany and Turkey.
On August 15, Russians beat Italians in four sets, and delivered a victory over the Turkish team the very next day. The final Grand Prix day brought together the Russian and German teams. It took the Russians about ninety minutes to win in three rounds.