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Olympic Games 2004 - Matches Info

14 August
Germany beat Cuba 3-2 (20-25, 24-26, 25-22, 25-15, 17-15) - duration 2:15
14-Aug, start time: 9:00, end time: 11:15 - Attendance: 1'100
City: Athens; Hall : Peace and Friendship Stadium
Germany upsets the defending champions in a thriller
The opening match of the Athens Volleyball Olympic Tournament offered excitement and thrilling emotions as Germany beat reigning Olympic Champions Cuba 3-2 (20-25, 24-26, 25-22, 25-15, 17-15) at the Peace and Friendship Stadium.
Russia beat Dominican Republic 3-0 (25-17, 25-13, 25-16) - duration 1:30
14-Aug, start time: 11:35, end time: 13:05 - Attendance: 1'100
City: Athens; Hall : Peace and Friendship Stadium
Russia shows supremacy with straight-sets victory
Russia sailed to an easy straight-sets victory (25-17, 25-13, 25-16) over Dominician Republic in Pool A at the Peace and Friendship Stadium.
> Match description  > Match statistics (P-2) - PDF
> Press conference
> Match description  > Match statistics (P-2) - PDF
> Press conference
Brazil beat Japan 3-0 (25-21, 25-22, 25-21) - duration 1:13
14-Aug, start time: 14:00, end time: 15:13 - Attendance: 2'600
City: Athens; Hall : Peace and Friendship Stadium
Brazil defeats Japan in opener
Brazil defeated Japan 3-0 at the Peace and Friendship Stadium in their Pool A match.
Greece beat Kenya 3-0 (25-7, 25-22, 25-14) - duration 1:05
14-Aug, start time: 16:00, end time: 17:05 - Attendance: 2'650
City: Athens; Hall : Peace and Friendship Stadium
Greece makes succesful Olympic debut
Greece's completed a successful Olympic debut with an easy straight-sets victory 25-7, 25-22, 25-14 over Pool A opponent Kenya at the Peace and Friendship Stadium.

> Match description  > Match statistics (P-2) - PDF
> Press conference
> Match description  > Match statistics (P-2) - PDF
> Press conference
 
Italy beat Korea 3-0 (25-17, 25-13, 25-19) - duration 1:14
14-Aug, start time: 19:30, end time: 20:44 - Attendance: 2'200
City: Athens; Hall : Peace and Friendship Stadium
Italian proves quality over Korea
An unstoppable Italian team celebrated its first victory in Pool A of the Athens Olympic Volleyball tournament, beating Korea in straight sets (3-0: 25-17, 25-13, 25-19) at the Peace and Friendship Stadium.
China beat U.S.A. 3-1 (25-21, 23-25, 25-22, 25-18) - duration 1:58
14-Aug, start time: 21:30, end time: 23:28 - Attendance: 2'300
City: Athens; Hall : Peace and Friendship Stadium
China overcome Zhao injury to beat USA
In a match that could have been the final of the Olympic tournament, China beat world number one United States 3-1 (25-21, 23-25, 25-22, 25-18) despite losing star player Ruirui Zhao to injury at the Peace and Friendship Stadium in Pool B.
> Match description  > Match statistics (P-2) - PDF
> Press conference
> Match description  > Match statistics (P-2) - PDF
> Press conference

Group B