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BEACH VOLLEYBALL Preview: Dual World Tour events underway in Canada and Portugal

The FIVB World Tour is speeding into its final three weeks, with dual three-star and four-star events in Canada and Portugal. While the top...

BEACH VOLLEYBALL: Americans Klineman and Ross triumph at Gstaad 5-star major!

Something special is happening in women’s beach volleyball and the U.S. pair of Alix Klineman and April Ross are the protagonists. After pairing up in...

BEACH VOLLEYBALL Preview: New World Champions immediately challenged at Gstaad 5-star Major

An exciting two weeks of the FIVB World Beach Volleyball Championships ended on Sunday. On Tuesday, the qualifying rounds of the FIVB World Tour 5-star...

BEACH VOLLEYBALL: Russia and Canada finally claim World Championship titles in Hamburg

The traditional power in Beach Volleyball – Brazil – got shut out of the medals at the 2019 World Championships in Hamburg and instead,...

BEACH VOLLEYBALL Preview: Mol/Sorum and Ittlinger/Laboureur top-seeded in FIVB Worlds in Hamburg

The 12th FIVB World Beach Volleyball Championships returns to Germany for the first time since 2005 – this time in Hamburg – with 48...

BEACH VOLLEYBALL: Evandro and Bruno Schmnidt end Norwegian beach streak in Warsaw

With the World Championships coming up quickly at the end of the month, the Warsaw (POL) four-star was a good spot to show readiness. And...

BEACH VOLLEYBALL Preview: Warsaw four-star is the last tune-up for the World Championships

The 2019 FIVB World Championships in Hamburg (GER) are coming at the end of the month, and the last significant tournament remaining is the...

BEACH VOLLEYBALL: They did it again … Mol and Sorum win third in a...

With the FIVB World Championships now less than a month away, it’s the perfect time to be playing your best ball and that’s what...

BEACH VOLLEYBALL Preview: Three in a row for Mol and Sorum in Ostrava?

Confirmed as the top seed for the 2019 World Beach Volleyball Championships, Norway’s Anders Mol and Christian Sorum are in Ostrava (CZE) to try...

BEACH VOLLEYBALL: Walsh Jennings and Sweat win first gold together in Jiajiang four-star

There has been plenty of reason to doubt the chances of three-time Olympic gold medalist Kerri Walsh Jennings – now 40 – on the...

BEACH VOLLEYBALL Preview: Clash of stars in 4-star in Jinjiang, with Vikings look for...

A power-packed line-up of teams has assembled for the FIVB World Tour 4-star tournament in Jinjiang (CHN), led by the Norwegian pair of Anders...

BEACH VOLLEYBALL: Ross and Klineman score major victory at Itapema 4-star

Back in 2016, April Ross was the junior partner on the Olympic bronze-winning team with beach legend Kerri Walsh-Jennings. Now she’s the senior partner...

BEACH VOLLEYBALL Preview: Acid test for three U.S. women’s duos in Brazil four-star

While the sport of beach volleyball was born in Southern California, Brazil has become one of its cultural centers, with a deep connection to...

HEARD AFTER HALFTIME: Raelene Boyle rightly calls on the IOC to redress East...

News, views and noise from the non-stop, worldwide circus of Olympic sport: ● Doping ● The Australian Olympic Committee’s Annual General Meeting drew a lot of attention over the weekend, with International Olympic Committee chief Thomas Bach visiting and speaking to the assembly. The delegates – and Bach – also heard from Raelene Boyle, now […]
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BEACH VOLLEYBALL: A new Brazilian pair triumphs in Port Dickson Open in Malaysia

Both are well-known names, but volleyball fans are not used to seeing them together: Alison Cerutti and Alvaro Filho of Brazil. Alison was half...

BEACH VOLLEYBALL Preview: First-time event in Malaysia sees the return of Olympic champ Ludwig

The fourth of five FIVB World Tour three-star tournaments is in Port Dickson (MAS) – about an hour outside of Kuala Lumpur – with...

BEACH VOLLEYBALL: New contenders from Brazil and Russia showcased in Xiamen 4-star

Player combinations change all the time in beach volleyball, for all kinds of reasons. But two fairly new duos showed that they are contenders...

BEACH VOLLEYBALL Preview: Wide-open field for four-star World Tour stop in Xiamen

After more than a month off, the fifth of 12 four-star tournaments on the FIVB World Tour for 2018-19 is at Guanyinshan Beach in...

BEACH VOLLEYBALL: Grimalt and Grimalt take 4-star in Doha over Lucena and Dalhausser

Make no mistake, the new stars of the FIVB Beach Volleyball World Tour are Chilean cousins Marco and Esteban Grimalt. They completed their second win...

BEACH VOLLEYBALL Preview: Top men’s teams in four-star in Doha

This week stop on the FIVB World Tour is a men-only, four-star tournament in Doha (QAT), which has attracted a very fine field. The...

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