Brazil volleyball trophies stolen

RIO DE JANEIRO -- Brazil's volleyball confederation says the trophies for the men's and women's world championships have been stolen in Rio de Janeiro.

The confederation said Friday the two trophies were stolen from the company in charge of transporting them from Sao Paulo to Rio. They were picked up from a truck making a delivery at a shopping mall.

Brazilian officials received the trophies during the Grand Prix matches played in Sao Paulo at the beginning of the month.

The confederation says TNT Express was the company in charge of the trophies, which had been used in a promotional event on Copacabana Beach.

The Brazilian confederation says it has already informed international volleyball federation FIVB, which owned the trophies. It says they have no commercial value.