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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...

BEACH VOLLEYBALL: Laird and Palmer salvage Aussie pride with win in Sydney Open

The FIVB World Tour 3-star tournament in Sydney (AUS) was supposed to be about top-seeded Taliqua Clancy and Mariafe Artacho defending their title in...

BEACH VOLLEYBALL: Home favorites Artacho and Clancy look to defend Sydney Open title

After a quiet start to the season, the second three-star tournament of the FIVB World Tour for 2018-19 comes this weekend in Sydney (AUS),...

BEACH VOLLEYBALL: First-time World Tour golds for Ana Patricia & Rebecca over Americans Sponcil...

No matter who won the women’s final in the FIVB World Beach Volleyball tour 4-star final in The Hague (NED), it was going to...

BEACH VOLLEYBALL Preview: Early 4-star in The Hague

The fourth of 12 FIVB World Tour “Four-Star” tournaments is being held at The Hague (NED) at the Sportcampus Den Haag and away from...

BEACH VOLLEYBALL: Bansley & Wilkerson top American duos in Mexico

Canada's Heather Bansley and Brandie Wilkerson continued their stroll through the FIVB World Tour with another win, this time in a women-only, 3-star tournament...

BEACH VOLLEYBALL Preview: Canadian stars Bansley & Wilkerson in Mexico this week

A fairly minor FIVB World Tour 3-star tournament is underway in Chetumal (MEX), but with a couple of important entries. The headliners are Canada’s Heather...

BEACH VOLLEYBALL: Mol and Sorum roll to fourth 2018 title at Vegas Open

There appears to be no stopping the Viking Express. The FIVB World Tour Finals champions from 2018, Anders Mol and Christian Sorum, won yet another big World Tour tournament, this time the first-ever 4-star in Las Vegas, Nevada. From being essentially unknown early in 2018, the pair won the Gstaad Major (SUI) last July, then […]
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BEACH VOLLEYBALL Preview: FIVB World Tour lands in Las Vegas!

The continuing expansion of the FIVB World Tour for 2018-19 brings a 4-star event to the Las Vegas Festival Grounds at MGM Resorts in a co-promotion with the p1440 project headed by Kerri Walsh Jennings and Casey Jennings. This is the first of five World Tour events on the 2018-19 calendar to be held in […]
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BEACH VOLLEYBALL: U.S.’s Klineman and Ross win in Yangzhou 4-star

American April Ross was the “kid” alongside beach volleyball immortal Kerri Walsh Jennings when they won a bronze medal at the Rio Games in 2016 at ages 34 and 39. Now Ross, at 36, is the senior partner with her newest associate, 28-year-old Alix Klineman and the pair won their second FIVB World Cup 4-star […]
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BEACH VOLLEYBALL Preview: First “2019″ 4-star starts in China

In the continuing expansion of the FIVB World Beach Volleyball Tour, the 2019 season has opened and the first 4-star event of the season – meaning the top teams are entered – comes this week in Yangzhou (CHN). The top seeds: Men: 1. Alexander Brouwer/Robert Meeuwsen (NED) ~ 2013 World Champions 2. Pedro Solberg/Bruno Oscar […]
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BEACH VOLLEYBALL: Being no. 1 counts as top seeds triumph in World Tour...

World rankings don’t always mean that much. Remember how well no. 1-ranked Germany did at the FIFA World Cup? So it was something of a surprise for the top-ranked men’s and women’s pairs to win – in Germany – at the FIVB World Tour Final in Hamburg as Anders Mol and Christian Sorum (NOR) and […]
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