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  07.08.2012 23:41:36
Korea upset Italy to return to semis after bronze at 1976 Olympics
London, Great Britain, August 7, 2012 – Korea qualified for the semis of the 2012 Olympics by edging Italy 3-1 (18-25, 25-21, 25-20, and 25-18) anchor
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  07.08.2012 23:39:44
Kessy and Ross defeat world champions to reach final
London, Great Britain, August 3, 2012 – Jennifer Kessy and April Ross fought back from a set down to knock the 2011 FIVB world champions Juliana Felis
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  07.08.2012 22:58:47
Classy quarterfinals set the tone for deciding stage of men’s competition
London, Great Britain, August 7, 2012 – The men’s tournament gradually reaches its climax as the 1/4 finals are scheduled for Wednesday, August 8, to
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  07.08.2012 22:28:07
"There is still a lot of meat on the bone" says Hugh McCutcheon after 3-0 win over Dominican Republic
London, Great Britain, August 7, 2012 – “There was a lot on the line tonight, the Dominican Republic were a different team to play for us, so I had to
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  07.08.2012 21:53:35
Team USA easily cruise to semifinals by routing Dominican Republic in straight sets
London, Great Britain, August 7, 2012 – The United States extended their winning streak also to the 1/4 finals of the women’s volleyball tournament do
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  07.08.2012 21:00:19
USA’s May-Treanor/Walsh stop China’s Xue/Zhang for London 2012 beach volleyball semifinal win
London, Great Britain, August 7, 2012 – Playing with the collective heart of the lioness that they are as a team, USA’s Misty May-Treanor and Kerri Wa
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  07.08.2012 19:53:56
“I don’t know if my heart can cope with much more" says Brazilian coach Ze Roberto
London, Great Britain, August 7, 2012 – Brazil libero Fabiana Oliveira commented after the 3-2 win over Russia: “We prepared very well for the match a
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  07.08.2012 19:37:58
Brazil save six match balls to finally edge Russia and take on Japan in the semis
London, Great Britain, August 7, 2012 – Brazil qualified for the semis of the 2012 Olympics after a memorable match where the 2008 Olympic champions s
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  07.08.2012 19:23:10
World champions stay on course to add Olympic title to collection
London, Great Britain, August 7, 2012 – FIVB world champions Emanuel Rego and Alison Cerutti remain on course to add the London 2012 Olympic Games tit
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  07.08.2012 17:29:01
Daniel Castellani says US programme is what sets them apart
London, Great Britain, August 7, 2012 – Daniel Castellani says the United States is better than anyone else at building and maturing talent at the rig
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  07.08.2012 17:28:00
Japan edge China in five-set stunner to make it to Olympic semis after 24 years
London, Great Britain, August 7, 2012 – Team Japan were the first to qualify for the semi-finals of the women’s volleyball tournament as Saori Kimura
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  07.08.2012 17:06:56
"I have been training for three-and-a-half years to win an Olympic medal" says Japan star Saori Kimura
London, Great Britain, August 7, 2012 – Top scorer (33 points) and Japan star Saori Kimura was evidently super happy after the 3-2 win over China: “I
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  07.08.2012 16:50:21
Pottharst: Brazilians are the ones to watch
London, Great Britain, August 7, 2012 – Australian Kerri Pottharst has tipped the Brazilian duos to reach the finals in both the men’s and women’s bea
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  07.08.2012 13:57:44
Germany’s Brink/Reckermann leading beach volleyball stats thru Day 10
London, Great Britain, August 7, 2012 – Statistics reveal a lot about how a team is doing or how an individual is doing and this is easily seen with a
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  07.08.2012 01:48:57
Brazil, Germany, Latvia, Netherlands ready to battle in men’s beach volleyball final four
London, Great Britain, August 6, 2012 – With the quiet whisper of knights of old mixing with the wild cheers of over 15,000 ecstatic fans on their fee
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  07.08.2012 01:41:17
Two USA teams, Brazil, China to meet in Tuesday’s women's semifinals in London
London, Great Britain, August 6, 2012 – As the women’s field of 24 has shrunk to the final four, the Tuesday’s semifinal matches will decide who will
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  07.08.2012 01:16:05
Bulgaria and USA top charts at the end of prelims, South American derby to highlight 1/4 finals
London, Great Britain, August 6, 2012 – The prelims of the men’s volleyball tournament were completed on Monday at Earls Court with a couple of surpri
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  07.08.2012 01:06:33
"We've got experience and this will help us" says Brazilian coach Rezende looking forward to 1/4 finals
London, Great Britain, August 6, 2012 – Germany’s captain Björn Andrae commented after the straight-set defeat of his side to the triple world champio
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  07.08.2012 00:29:02
Dutch duo fly into last eight with win over Italians
London, Great Britain, August 6, 2012 – Dutch pair Reiner Nummerdor and Richard Schuil used all their experience to outfox the youthful Italian pairin
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  07.08.2012 00:19:52
Reckermann and Brink into semifinals with win over Ricardo and Cunha
London, Great Britain, August 6, 2012 – European champions Jonas Reckermann and Julius Brink continued their impressive form at the London 2012 Olympi
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IN FOCUS



Beach Volleyball
Brink and Reckermann savour new status as sports celebrities
 
Beach Volleyball
May-Treanor and Walsh will forever be remembered as queens of the court
 
Volleyball
Behind Lindsey Berg’s story there are Napela’s dreams
 
Volleyball
Gamova quits the team after London
 
Volleyball
Popp up the Germans
 
Volleyball
Savani, being blue without blues

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12.09.2012 18:20:41
Brink and Reckermann savour new status as sports celebrities
Lausanne, Switzerland, September 12, 2012 – With Europe’s first beach volleyball gold around their necks, Julius Brink and Jonas Reckermann have becom... More...
24.08.2012 17:48:03
May-Treanor and Walsh will forever be remembered as queens of the court
London, Great Britain, August 24, 2012 – Three weeks after the end of the London Olympics, the FIVB reflects on the amazing pairing of Misty May-Trean... More...
10.08.2012 15:55:14
Behind Lindsey Berg’s story there are Napela’s dreams
London, Great Britain, August 10, 2012 – Call her Napela and she will smile. Lindsey Berg, the starting setter of the USA team, prefers her second nam... More...
08.08.2012 09:55:00
Gamova quits the team after London
London, Great Britain, August 7, 2012 - Her giant statue, one of the major hit of the FIVB Heroes campaign, stands on the ground floor at Earls Court.... More...
07.08.2012 22:36:26
Popp up the Germans
London, Great Britain, August 7, 2012 - By winning two matches in Pool B against Tunisia and Serbia, Germany got the chance to play the quarterfinals ... More...
06.08.2012 19:10:37
Savani, being blue without blues
London, Great Britain, August 6, 2012 - “We used to be lions, once. After the match with Australia, down 2-0, we saw the hell and then the heaven. We’... More...
05.08.2012 18:56:57
Milagros Cabral faces her last matches for her country
London, Great Britain, August 5, 2012 - Proudness. This is the feeling which literally permeates Milagros Cabral’s interviews. The proudness results f... More...
05.08.2012 00:40:51
Serbia, living in the family
London, Great Britain, August 4, 2012 - “Living in the family” is the perfect soundtrack for the Serbian volleyball delegation at the Olympic Games in... More...
04.08.2012 14:57:23
Lupo and Nicolai enjoy bitter sweet victory
London, Great Britain, August 4, 2012 – Daniele Lupo and Paolo Nicolai’s win over defending Olympic champions Todd Rogers and Phil Dalhausser may have... More...
03.08.2012 21:00:17
Sheilla and the unexpected Brazil
London, Great Britain, August 3, 2012 – Sheilla Tavares de Castro, universally known simply as Sheilla, is a fantastic player and a funny person. How ... More...
03.08.2012 16:05:29
Cook backs Walsh and May-Treanor to continue gold run
London, Great Britain, August 3, 2012 – As an Olympic gold medallist from the Sydney 2000 Olympic Games Nat Cook knows exactly what it takes to top th... More...