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  04.08.2012 23:59:50
"If we do not get a medal, we want to have fun and enjoy the Olympics" says Bulgarian Sokolov after his side's first defeat
London, Great Britain, August 3, 2012 – “I think we are not disappointed, but we didn’t play very good. Argentina made very little mistakes. Everybody
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  04.08.2012 23:45:20
Argentina hand Bulgaria their first defeat in the Olympic tournament
London, Great Britain, August 3, 2012 – Argentina eventually stopped the winning march of Bulgaria on Saturday evening at Earls Court as the South Ame
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  04.08.2012 23:24:02
Emanuel/Alison too good - Laciga
London, Great Britain, August 4, 2012 - Three-time Olympian Martin Laciga of Switzerland says Brazil's Emanuel and Alison are playing too good to not
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  04.08.2012 23:22:29
Gibb and Rosenthal hit stride on way to last eight
London, Great Britain, August 4, 2012 – Jacob Gibb and Sean Rosenthal showed the form that has led them to win four medals on the FIVB SWATCH World To
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  04.08.2012 22:26:23
Slukova and Kolocova shine and knock out fifth seeds
London, Great Britain, August 4, 2012 – Marketa Slukova and Kristyna Kolocova recorded the biggest result of their career when they knocked out fifth
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  04.08.2012 21:19:13
Russia to battle Italy for first place in Pool A
London, Great Britain, August 4, 2012 – The preliminary round of the Olympic Games women’s volleyball tournament comes to an end with some exciting ma
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  04.08.2012 21:11:10
It was a great experience for Russian players
Press Conference Russia v United States
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  04.08.2012 21:01:05
Russia claim a come-from-behind win over USA
London, Great Britain, August 4, 2012 – Russia recovered from two sets down to beat United States 3-2 (27-29, 19-25, 26-24, 25-16, 15-8) in a match of
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  04.08.2012 20:28:54
Reckermann and Brink closing in on world championship form
London, Great Britain, August 4, 2012 – Former FIVB world champions Jonas Reckermann and Julius Brink rolled back the years as they advanced to the Lo
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  04.08.2012 19:11:08
"We played with the heart and as a group", Italian Savani says
Press Conference Italy v Australia
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  04.08.2012 18:28:33
Italy score remarkable comeback win against Australia
London, Great Britain, August 4, 2012 – Italy overcame a two-set deficit to defeat a resilient Australia in a thrilling five-setter (21-25, 18-25, 25-
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  04.08.2012 18:26:40
Obayashi dreams of Olympic medal for Team Japan... hoping Tokyo will host the Games in 2020!
London, Great Britain, August 4, 2012 – Motoko Obayashi is a three-time Olympian and also one of the most popular Japanese volleyball players of the l
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  04.08.2012 16:34:55
Getting to know Georg Grozer: much more than just a volleyball power!
London, Great Britain, August 4, 2012 – György Grozer is a true volleyball hero, but quite curiously he is probably more famous in Poland than in his
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  04.08.2012 15:58:30
Dutchmen hit stride to reach quarter-finals
London, Great Britain, August 4, 2012 – Dutch duo Richard Schuil and Reinder Nummerdor made light work of reaching the quarter-finals at the London 20
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  04.08.2012 15:13:05
"The fans in Poland will go crazy if we win gold here" says coach Andrea Anastasi
London, Great Britain, August 4, 2012 – “We concentrated on our game, this is really important. We hope to be the first (in pool A). We played as we w
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  04.08.2012 15:02:22
Poland inflict more misery on Team GB
London, Great Britain, August 4, 2012 – Poland beat Great Britain in straight sets (25-16, 25-19, and 25-18) in a pool A preliminary round match at Ea
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  04.08.2012 14:52:45
Nothing but women’s beach volleyball stats thru Friday, Day 7
London, Great Britain, August 4, 2012 – Numbers keep piling in and they keep adding up well for women’s stats both as a team and individual at this ye
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  04.08.2012 14:50:34
USA men building perfectly - Hoff
London, Great Britain, August 4, 2012 - Beijing champion Tom Hoff says USA are on the right track to repeat their gold medal-winning performance of th
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  04.08.2012 14:01:05
Brazil’s Cunha/Ricardo lead men’s attack ratio through Friday
London, Great Britain, August 4, 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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  04.08.2012 12:57:07
Brazil men, China women win big to start Saturday’s beach volleyball round of 16
London, Great Britain, August 4, 2012 – Just in case there was anyone within continents of Horse Guards Parade,the top men and women’s teams from Braz
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  04.08.2012 12:22:20
"We feel confident when we lead and we played easy today" says Germany's middle blocker Marcus Böhme
London, Great Britain, August 4, 2012 – Marcus Popp was Germany’s second best scorer in the match with Tunisia as he registered 11 points along the wa
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  04.08.2012 12:09:48
Germany cruise to second win of the tournament by routing Tunisia in straight sets
London, Great Britain, August 4, 2012 – Germany cruised to a 3-0 win (25-15, 25-16 and 25-16) over Tunisia to open the fourth round of preliminary act
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  04.08.2012 01:53:45
Olympic defending champions Brazil stay in contention
London, Great Britain, August 3, 2012 – Olympic defending champions Brazil kept their chances alive by edging China in an exhausting five-set battle o
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  04.08.2012 01:28:53
Italy's most important match will be on Sunday
Press Conference Italy v Algeria
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  04.08.2012 00:16:34
Italy share with Russia top place in Pool A
London, Great Britain, August 3, 2012 – Last match of Friday at Earls Court saw Italy crushing Algeria in straight-sets (25-11, 25-12, 25-17) to stay
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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...