London 2012

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Media impressed with volleyball and beach volleyball London Olympics


The volleyball at Earls Court and the beach volleyball at Horse Guards Parade have proven to be popular with television, the written press and photographers alike

London, Great Britain, August 5, 2012 – At the halfway stage of the London 2012 Olympic Games the media coverage of volleyball at Earls Court and beach volleyball at Horse Guards Parade continues to impress.

Here is a selection of the key articles from the world’s international media:

Agencies
Associated Press
http://www.3news.co.nz/Party-is-a-close-second-at-beach-volleyball-venue/tabid/1697/articleID/263732/Default.aspx
http://summergames.ap.org/article/volleyball-and-horse-guards (July 27)
http://summergames.ap.org/article/beach-volleyball-players-awed-majestic-venue (July 27)
http://summergames.ap.org/article/aussie-beach-star-natalie-cook-5th-olympics (July 27)
http://summergames.ap.org/article/beach-vball-brings-jiggling-beat-olympics (July 28)
http://summergames.ap.org/article/slapstick-mishap (July 28)
http://summergames.ap.org/article/beach-volleyball-brings-its-beat-olympics-0 (July 28)
http://summergames.ap.org/article/beach-volleyball-brings-its-beat-olympics-1 (July 28)
http://summergames.ap.org/article/bye-bye-bikinis (July 28)
http://summergames.ap.org/article/cool-olympic-night-forces-bikini-cover-0 (July 28)
http://summergames.ap.org/article/rain-dampens-mood-usually-festive-beach-venue (July 29)
http://summergames.ap.org/article/uk-police-8-charged-over-olympic-ticket-scalping (July 29)
http://summergames.ap.org/article/mauritius-beach-volleyball-pair-make-olympic-debut (July 29)
http://summergames.ap.org/article/dark-clouds (July 29)
http://summergames.ap.org/article/no-dancing-shoes (July 29)
http://www.google.com/hostednews/ap/article/ALeqM5i6v8bYIKq35NVGdq6yvSXzXdE5aA?docId=049dfdb9b87d4f3083709d4c9d18849d (July 29)
http://summergames.ap.org/article/night-shift (July 30)
http://summergames.ap.org/article/4-us-teams-4-wins-start-beach-volleyball-0 (July 30)

Reuters
http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/08/04/us-oly-voll-bvvol-wrap-day-idUSBRE8730IS20120804
http://www.chicagotribune.com/sports/olympics/sns-rt-us-oly-voll-bvvol-day8-cookbre8730au-20120804,0,3206265.story
http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/07/28/oly-voll-bvvol-wrap-day-idUSL6E8IS14820120728 (July 28)
http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/07/28/us-oly-voll-bvvol-wrap-day-idUSBRE86R0OB20120728 (July 28)
http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/07/29/oly-voll-bvvol-day2-bikinis-idUSL6E8IRM7E20120729 (July 29)
http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/07/29/oly-voll-bvwvol-day2-rain-idUSB97412020120729 (July 29)
http://uk.reuters.com/article/2012/07/29/uk-oly-voll-bvmvol-rounds-day-idUKBRE86S0B120120729 (July 29)
AFP
http://translate.google.com/translate?sl=de&tl=en&js=n&prev=_t&hl=en&ie=UTF-8&layout=2&eotf=1&u=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.rheinpfalz.de%2Fcgi-bin%2Fcms2%2Fcms.pl%3Fcmd%3DshowMsg%26tpl%3DrhpMsg_thickbox.html%26path%3D%2Frhp%2Fsport%26id%3Dsid462297570904022f710e0f8f244eeba8.841
Photos:
- Photos from Reuters:
http://www.reuters.com/london-olympics-2012/articles/volleyball/2012/07/30/mauritius-nioun-chin-elodie-li-yuk-lo-fails-save-ball-during-their

- Photos on www.london2012.com:
http://www.london2012.com/photos/sport-galleries/discipline=beach-volleyball/index.html
1) From other major international organizations:
http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052702303919504577521043648928680.html (July 17)
http://www.washingtonpost.com/sports/londons-chilly-summer-could-mean-long-sleeves-over-bikinis-in-olympic-beach-volleyball/2012/07/22/gJQAJv461W_story.html (July 22)
http://www.guardian.co.uk/sport/2012/jul/24/london-2012-prince-harry-volleyball?newsfeed=true (July 24)
http://blogs.wsj.com/dailyfix/2012/07/28/no-day-at-the-beach-for-volleyball-legends/ (July 28)
http://sports.yahoo.com/news/beach-vball-brings-jiggling-beat-094907631--oly.html (July 28)
http://www.usatoday.com/sports/olympics/london/volleyball/story/2012-07-27/beach-volleyball-venue-horse-guards-parade/56542598/1 (July 28)
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2180540/Olympics-Beach-volleyball-Lifes-beach-Horse-Guards-Parade-beach-volleyball-taken-Britain-storm.html (July 29)
http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/olympics/19016564 (July 29)
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/olympics/article-2180756/London-2012-Olympics-Beach-volleyball-crowd-need-drug-testing--Des-Kelly.html (July 29)
http://www.washingtonpost.com/sports/brazils-emanuel-aka-the-king-arrives-at-beach-volleyball-venue-in-queens-front-yard/2012/07/29/gJQAkjx0HX_story.html (July 29)
http://www.latimes.com/sports/olympics/la-sp-oly-roundup-20120730,0,4403698.story (July 29)
http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/olympics/18904698 (July 29)
http://www.nbclosangeles.com/news/local/Rogers-Dalhausser-Beach-Volleyball-Olympics-164208996.html (July 29)
http://www.washingtonpost.com/sports/chinese-beach-volleyball-team-that-won-bronze-in-beijing-bounces-back-from-early-loss/2012/07/30/gJQAJ5c7JX_story.html (July 29)
http://www.clarionledger.com/usatoday/article/56542598 (July 30)


Other sources:

http://www.davisclipper.com/view/full_story/19587981/article-Jake-Gibb-survives-cancer--gets-back-into-London-Olympics?instance=lead_story_left_column (July 26)
http://www.ctvolympics.ca/court-sports/news/article/beach-volleyball-star-cook-say-goodbye-after-london-2012.html (July 27)
http://www.estevanmercury.ca/article/GB/20120727/CP17/307279834/-1/estmercury/beach-volleyball-brings-london-splendour-big-stars-to-horse-guards&template=cpart (July 27)
http://www.therepublic.com/view/story/5e7f395dc45c744638fce7813cbafabd/OLY--BVL-Beach-Volleyball  (July 29)

International
The Economist
http://www.economist.com/blogs/blighty/2012/07/olympic-beach-volleyball

Canada
http://sports.nationalpost.com/2012/07/30/horse-guards-parade-venue-injecting-life-into-olympic-beach-volleyball/
France
France Info http://www.franceinfo.fr/basket-volley-hand/yannick-noah-au-beach-volley-694497-2012-08-02
Germany
Financial Times http://translate.google.com/translate?sl=de&tl=en&js=n&prev=_t&hl=en&ie=UTF-8&layout=2&eotf=1&u=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.ftd.de%2Fsport%2Folympia%2Fballsport-os%2F%3Aolympia-2012-beachvolleyball-bringt-briten-in-partylaune%2F70070647.html
Serbia
http://translate.google.com/translate?sl=auto&tl=en&js=n&prev=_t&hl=en&ie=UTF-8&layout=2&eotf=1&u=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.b92.net%2Fsport%2Flondon2012%2Fodbojka%2Fvesti.php%3Fyyyy%3D2012%26mm%3D08%26dd%3D01%26nav_id%3D631482
USA
ESPN http://espn.go.com/olympics/summer/2012/volleyball/story/_/id/8233038/2012-summer-olympics-kerri-walsh-jennings-misty-treanor-win-advance-quarterfinals
USA Today http://www.usatoday.com/sports/olympics/london/volleyball/story/2012-08-04/beach-volleyball-usa-london-olympics/56792524/1
Sports Illustrated http://olympics-2012.si.com/2012/07/31/biggest-trailblazer-at-bikini-beach-is-in-referees-stand-wearing-a-hijab/
http://www.washingtonpost.com/sports/american-beach-volleyball-star-kerri-walsh-jennings-will-play-with-pinkeye/2012/07/31/gJQA7GUgMX_story.html
http://sports.espn.go.com/espn/wire?section=oly&id=8217459
http://abcnews.go.com/Sports/olympics/london-giddy-beach-volleyball-sport/story?id=16897205

United Kingdom
Daily Telegraph http://www.telegraph.co.uk/sport/olympics/9442527/London-2012-Olympics-beach-volleyball-is-pure-box-office-and-the-noisy-spectacle-appears-here-to-stay.html
Huffington Post http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/layla-annalee/our-athletes-are-the-perfect-inspiration_b_1738317.html

VOLLEYBALL
Articles and photos
From agencies:

AP
http://summergames.ap.org/article/hooker-paces-us-3-1-olympic-win-over-skorea-1 (July 28)
http://summergames.ap.org/article/us-men-volleyballers-open-beating-serbia-0 (July 29)
http://summergames.ap.org/article/us-volleyball-star-destinee-hooker-gets-work (July 30)
http://summergames.ap.org/content/zhang-lei-gozde-sonsirma-0 (PICTURE, July 30)

Reuters
http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/07/28/oly-voll-vowmen-day1-gbr-idUSL4E8IS0EY20120728 (July 28)
http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/07/28/oly-voll-women-alg-day-idUSL6E8IS1DS20120728 (July 28)
http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/07/29/oly-voll-vowvbl-day-idUSL6E8IT00820120729 (July 28)
http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/07/29/oly-voll-vomvbl-heats-day2-argentina-idUSL6E8IT2Q420120729 (July 29)
http://www.reuters.com/london-olympics-2012/articles/volleyball/2012/07/29/britains-mark-plotyczer-spikes-ball-bulgarias-vladimir-nikolov (July 29)
http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/07/29/oly-voll-vomvbl-heats-day-idUSL6E8IT1OS20120729 (July 29)

Photos:

- Photos from AP (see section above)
- Photos from Reuters:

http://www.reuters.com/london-olympics-2012/articles/volleyball/2012/07/30/performers-lift-one-their-team-air-during-pre-game-show-ahead-womens

- Photos on www.london2012.com:

http://www.london2012.com/photos/sport-galleries/discipline=volleyball/index.html


2) From other major international organizations:

http://articles.chicagotribune.com/2012-07-28/sports/ct-spt-0729-olympics-volleyball-women--20120729_1_women-open-volleyball-spikes-first-ever-gold (July 28)
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/sport/olympics/volleyball/9436049/London-2012-Olympics-Fans-give-Earls-Court-roof-a-workout-but-Team-GB-mens-volleyball-team-fall-short.html (July 29)
http://www.latimes.com/sports/olympics/la-sp-oly-mens-volleyball-20120730,0,4754377.story (July 29)
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2180579/Olympics-2012-Row-row-seats--tickets-sent-foreign-VIPs-black-market.html  (July 29)


Other sources:

http://www.wboy.com/story/19131038/berg-wants-gold-before-ending-volleyball-career  (July 27)
http://sports.espn.go.com/espn/wire?section=oly&id=8211364 (July 29)
http://sports.espn.go.com/espn/wire?section=oly&id=8213236 (July 30)


 


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