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  31.07.2012 23:21:19
Congratulations for a great venue and great event - Pottharst
London, Great Britain, July 31, 2012 - Sydney Olympic champion Kerri Pottharst says the toughest quadriennial beach volleyball competition in the worl
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  31.07.2012 23:03:27
Australia dash local hopes to win their first match
London, Great Britain, July 31, 2012 - Australia won their first match of the London 2012 Olympic Games volleyball competition beating Great Britain i
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  31.07.2012 23:01:20
"We tried it as hard as we can" stresses GB captain Ben Pipes after second defeat of the tournament
London, Great Britain, July 31, 2012 – Team GB captain Ben Pipes was evidently upset as his side suffered a 0-3 defeat to Australia while LOCOG chairm
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  31.07.2012 22:21:03
"Volleyball a unique synthesis of all athletic abilities" says LOCOG chairman Sebastian Coe
London, Great Britain, July 31, 2012 – A special guest joined some 15,000 fans on Tuesday evening for the second match of Team GB in the men’s volleyb
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  31.07.2012 21:49:27
Bethania De La Cruz realizes her dreams in London
London, Great Britain, July 31, 2012 – Since her early days practicing volleyball, Bethania De La Cruz had recurrent fantasy dreams of competing at th
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  31.07.2012 21:28:18
USA remain unbeaten in pool B after scoring second straight victory
London, Great Britain, July 31, 2012 – The United States claimed on Tuesday afternoon their second consecutive preliminary match at Earls Court beatin
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  31.07.2012 20:32:38
Marko Podrascanin: It’s our time now
London, Great Britain, July 31, 2012 - Marko was 13-year-old and that summer he was stuck in front of his TV screen. He had almost forgotten his sport
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  31.07.2012 20:15:39
Meppelink and Van Gestel ensure Dutch delight against Australians
London, Great Britain, July 31, 2012 – Dutch duo Madelein Meppelink and Sophie van Gestel kept up their hopes of qualifying to the knockout stages of
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  31.07.2012 20:13:45
"We're just taking it day by day" says William Priddy after second win in straight sets for Team USA
London, Great Britain, July 31, 2012 – “It was good, wasn’t clean all the time but we worked together and worked hard, as well as showing a lot of com
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  31.07.2012 19:16:45
Third day of women’s action could be pivotal for some teams
London, Great Britain, July 31, 2012 – The third competition day of the Olympic Games women’s volleyball tournament could prove to be a turning point
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  31.07.2012 18:52:42
Italy takes first win in London by seeing off Argentina
London, Great Britain, July 31, 2012 – Italy secured their first win in the men’s volleyball tournament of the London Olympics beating Argentina 3-1 (
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  31.07.2012 18:37:28
12 men's teams to complete pool play Wednesday in London
London, Great Britain, July 31, 2012 – Three of six men’s pools, each with four teams, will conclude round-robin pool play Wednesday with the top two
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  31.07.2012 18:20:07
"I was quite relaxed and personally had a good game" says Travica after Italy's first win in the tournament
London, Great Britain, July 31, 2012 – Italy scored on Tuesday afternoon its first win in the prelims of the volleyball tournament at Earls Court by b
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  31.07.2012 18:01:05
Priddy family gets together to cheer on Reid's quest for second Olympic gold
London, Great Britain, July 31, 2012 – Sharon and Ken Priddy have been following their son, Reid, almost everywhere. The outstanding US American outsi
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  31.07.2012 17:19:18
Walsh and May-Treanor seeking perfect finale
London, Great Britain, July 31, 2012 – With the end of their all-conquering partnership quickly approaching, Kerri Walsh and Misty May-Treanor are det
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  31.07.2012 16:58:39
Wednesday women’s preview: three pools to finish round-robin play
London, Great Britain, July 31, 2012 – Three of six women’s pools, each with four teams, will conclude round-robin pool play Wednesday with the top tw
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  31.07.2012 15:40:48
Bulgaria shock world No.3 Poland in Pool A
London, Great Britain, July 31, 2012 – On the fourth day of action at Earls Court Bulgaria eventually contributed the first major sensation of the vol
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  31.07.2012 15:30:14
Brazil’s Alison/Emanuel looming as lords of the sand
London, Great Britain, July 31, 2012 – Seeming to gain momentum as they march along, Brazil’s top-seeded Alison Cerutti/Emanuel Rego are quickly becom
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  31.07.2012 15:18:38
"Today you have seen a different Bulgaria" says match winner Tsvetan Sokolov
London, Great Britain, July 31, 2012 – Bulgaria caused the first real sensation of the men’s volleyball tournament at Earls Court on Tuesday by beatin
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  31.07.2012 13:41:00
European champions Serbia record first victory in pool B
London, Great Britain, July 31, 2012 – Serbia scored on Tuesday morning its first win in the men’s Olympic tournament by edging Tunisia 3-1 (25-15, 25
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  31.07.2012 13:01:51
"We've learned a good lesson from this game. We can not afford to relax" says Serbia top scorer Atanasijevic
London, Great Britain, July 31, 2012 – “We learned a good lesson today as we claimed the first two sets easily and then we lost focus and composure in
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  31.07.2012 12:41:51
Former Italian star Andrea Lucchetta praises Olympic Games
London, Great Britain, July 31, 2012 – Three-time Olympian Andrea Lucchetta of Italy has said the London 2012 Olympic Games has brought back his own m
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  31.07.2012 07:02:54
Four remain undefeated in Olympic Tournament
London, Great Britain, July 31, 2012 – The festival of women’s Olympic volleyball continued on Monday at Earls Court with world champions Russia and I
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  31.07.2012 02:35:00
British captain grateful of fan support
Press Conference Great Britain v Algeria
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  31.07.2012 02:04:52
Experience will be the defining factor - Sandra
London, Great Britain, July 30, 2012 - Atlanta Olympics champion Sandra Pires says that she wishes she could come out of retirement after seeing the s
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  31.07.2012 02:02:28
Schwaigers open path to knock-out rounds with win over Australians
London, Great Britain, July 30, 2012 – Sisters Stefanie and Doris Schwaiger saved three match points to start a comeback that earned them a 18-21, 22-
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  31.07.2012 02:02:17
Historical victory for Great Britain
London, Great Britain, July 30, 2012 – Great Britain edged Algeria in five sets (22-25, 25-19, 23-25, 25-19, 15-8) to claim their first ever victory i
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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...