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  03.08.2012 23:40:38
Ross and Kessy one of four into last eight
London, Great Britain, August 3, 2012 – US duo April Ross and Jennifer Kessy were one of four women’s teams that reached the quarter-finals of the Lon
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  03.08.2012 23:31:16
Experience the key - Pottharst
London, Great Britain, August 3, 2012 - Sydney champion Kerri Pottharst says experience will rule and picks Brazil, USA and China to reach the London
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  03.08.2012 23:16:13
Lucky losers’ Nicolai and Lupo call time on Rogers and Dalhausser’s reign as Olympic champions
London, Great Britain, August 3, 2012 – Paolo Nicolai and Daniele Lupo put a late-night lucky losers’ match behind them to return to the court less th
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  03.08.2012 23:04:19
Saturday women’s beach volleyball: round of 16 elimination ends in London
London, Great Britain, August 3, 2012 – Being able to look hopefully ahead while the first half of the women’s round of 16 was played, the remaining e
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  03.08.2012 22:57:24
Saturday men’s beach volleyball preview – elimination round of 16 to finish
London, Great Britain, August 3, 2012 – Following a day of rest and training following the six intense days of pool play, the second half of the round
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  03.08.2012 22:54:27
Berg thinks there is room to improve as a team
Press Conference USA v Serbia
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  03.08.2012 22:41:53
USA continue with their winning ways
London, Great Britain, August 3, 2012 – USA cruised to a straight-set victory (25-17, 25-20, 25-16) over Serbia in 1 hour and 12 minutes to continue u
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  03.08.2012 22:05:34
Russia and Team USA to highlight day 4 of men’s tournament
London, Great Britain, August 3, 2012 – With the men’s competition set to re-start on Sunday with the fourth round of preliminary action, the United S
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  03.08.2012 21:45:55
A dangerous ranking for Brazil Sheilla
London, Great Britain, August 3, 2012 – Sheilla Tavares de Castro, universally known simply as Sheilla, is a fantastic player and a funny person. How
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  03.08.2012 20:41:32
"Our goal is to play always well" stresses Dominican coach Marcos Kwiek after first win
London, Great Britain, August 3, 2012 – “Truthfully, we are better than Great Britain and were expecting a calm match. Nevertheless, our team made it
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  03.08.2012 20:10:13
Dominican Republic claim first win of the tournament, road to 1/4 finals gets complicated for Team GB
London, Great Britain, August 3, 2012 – The Dominican Republic claimed their first win of the Olympic tournament by edging the hosts of Great Britain
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  03.08.2012 18:43:50
Brazilian Motta, an expert handling young people
London, Great Britain, August 3, 2012 - Marco Aurelio Motta is predicting a bright future for women’s volleyball in Turkey, especially after last year
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  03.08.2012 18:35:19
"I hope we still can get a medal" says Turkey's leader and top scorer Neslihan Darnel
London, Great Britain, August 3, 2012 – “Our performance is getting better and better. Overall, we have to make fewer mistakes in every fundamental” s
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  03.08.2012 18:22:23
Turkey need five sets but eventually celebrate second win of their Olympic campaign
London, Great Britain, August 3, 2012 – Turkey claimed their second win of the tournament on Friday as Neslihan Darnel anchored her side to a 3-2 win
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  03.08.2012 17:19:49
Ankle injury does not undermine Eda's good mood and Olympic dream
London, Great Britain, August 3, 2012 – Turkey’s middle blocker Eda Erdem was sitting on the stands on Friday afternoon as her side was playing Korea
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  03.08.2012 16:49:38
Brazil’s Juliana/Larissa fired up after Friday’s round of 16 win in London
London, Great Britain, August 3, 2012 – Brazil’s reigning FIVB SWATCH world champions and six-time FIVB SWATCH World Tour season chmpions Juliana Feli
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  03.08.2012 16:00:02
Russia manage to prevail against Japan
Press Conference Russia v Japan
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  03.08.2012 15:48:07
Gamova and Goncharova help Russia to stay perfect
London, Great Britain, August 3, 2012 – Ekaterina Gamova and Nataliya Goncharova contributed 29 and 26 points respectively leading world champions Rus
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  03.08.2012 13:55:23
Italy’s Nicolai leads men’s block stats through Thursday’s Day 6
London, Great Britain, August 3, 2012 – These types of events clearly bring out the best in the competitors, easily seen with a view of the men’s stat
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  03.08.2012 13:50:27
Enjoying the match is a key for Brazilian side, Castro says
Press Conference Brazil v China
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  03.08.2012 13:35:13
Brazil prevail in five-setter against China
London, Great Britain, August 3, 2012 – Olympic defending champions Brazil outdueled China in in a five-setter (25-16, 20-25, 25-28, 28-30, 15-10) tha
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  03.08.2012 13:07:15
Goller/Ludwig win battle of Germany to start women's beach volleyball round of 16
London, Great Britain, August 3, 2012 – Both teams wished they could have played anyone else in the round of 16, but that’s the way of tournament play
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  03.08.2012 11:30:00
Jason Haldane guiding Great Britain younger teammates
London, Great Britain, August 2, 2012 - Being a 41-year-old middle blocker, Great Britain Jason Haldane shows a perfect shape. Before the libero era,
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  03.08.2012 11:25:43
Women's London beach volleyball stats update through Day 6
London, Great Britain, August 3, 2012 – Stats and nothing but the women’s stats for this year’s beach volleyball competition of the London 2012 Olympi
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  03.08.2012 02:48:56
"It was fundamental to take three points from this game" says Italy captain Cristian Savani
London, Great Britain, August 2, 2012 – “It was difficult because they (Great Britain) are technically different than the others. They put in a lot of
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  03.08.2012 02:29:35
16 women's teams ready to continue beach volley battle in London Friday
London, Great Britain, August 2, 2012 – As Big Ben’s hands turn, so the clock has moved forward for 16 group of the original 24 the world’s best women
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  03.08.2012 02:23:37
Men's Olympic beach volleyball round of 16 starts Friday in London
London, Great Britain, August 2, 2012 – As Big Ben struck midnight and the sand settled on center court Thursday night after six days of pool play, th
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  03.08.2012 02:18:39
Bulgaria and USA stay unbeaten after third round of play is completed
London, Great Britain, August 2, 2012 – Bulgaria and USA are the sole teams with an immaculate record of 3 wins in as many matches in the men’s volley
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  03.08.2012 01:24:33
Eight men’s Olympic beach duos eliminated in London Thursday
London, Great Britain, August 2, 2012 – Following six spectacular days of round-robin pool play matches and two play-in matches that were completed Th
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  03.08.2012 01:00:06
Lupo and Nicolai find form to reach round of 16
London, Great Britain, August 2, 2012 – Italy’s Daniele Lupo and Paolo Nicolai showed that they were starting to find their best form at the London 20
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  03.08.2012 00:55:38
Italy cruises to straight-set win over Team GB to round out the day at Earls Court
London, Great Britain, August 2, 2012 – Italy edged Great Britain in straight sets for the last match on schedule on Thursday night at Earls Court to
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  03.08.2012 00:13:51
Eight women's teams eliminated in London 2012 Olympic Games beach volleyball
London, Great Britain, August 2, 2012 – Following six spectacular days of round-robin pool play matches and two play-in matches that were completed Th
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  03.08.2012 00:13:26
Schwaiger sisters end British hopes to reach last 16
London, Great Britain, August 2, 2012 – Austria’s Doris and Stefanie Schwaiger continued their improved form with a win over Great Britain’s Zara Damp
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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...