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Where Are The Volleyball Fans?

Where Are The Volleyball Fans? | Beach Volleyball | Scoop.it
Canada's Indoor Men's Team playing in front of a mostly empty stadium.

In the lead up to this year’s World League, I’m starting to
get more and more frustrated with the volleyball community.
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Enjoyable season for Josh Howatson | Volleyball Canada

Enjoyable season for Josh Howatson | Volleyball Canada | Beach Volleyball | Scoop.it
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A tough second half to the season has blurred Paris Volley’s playoff picture but Canadian national team member Josh Howatson is confident the team can regain the solid footing it showed earlier this season.

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Great weather, great action makes for another successful beach volleyball event

Great weather, great action makes for another successful beach volleyball event | Beach Volleyball | Scoop.it
The sun can’t shine every day — except, it seems, when the FIVB world junior beach volleyball championships are held in Halifax.
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Canadian designer Fred Koops talks beach volleyball uniforms Read it on Global News: Canadian designer Fred Koops talks beach volleyball uniforms

Fred Koops took a risk when he opened a beach volleyball clothing store in Toronto's east-end Beach community in 1991.

 

"It stemmed from not really knowing what could happen," Koop says, admitting he was a bit naive when he started. "It meant (having a), 'Let's-just-go-for-it type attitude.'"

 

Koops' attitude paid off.

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Martin Reader Olympics beach volleyball Q&A

Martin Reader Olympics beach volleyball Q&A | Beach Volleyball | Scoop.it

Martin Reader was a competitive swimmer in his youth and set records in the Comox Valley that still stand, but an allergic reaction to chlorine sent him looking for a new sport. He discovered beach volleyball in 1993 after seeing a demonstration at a hockey rink.

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Canada digs in for Olympics

Canada's best beach volley-ball players won the battle in the sand in Mazatlan on the weekend.

 

Now they return to Toronto to face one another in a kill shot and backhand dig fight for an Olympic spot.

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Maverick Hatch having a ball on the beach

Maverick Hatch having a ball on the beach | Beach Volleyball | Scoop.it
Since switching from baseball to volleyball way back in high school, Maverick Hatch has never looked back..
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The Beauty of Beach Volleyball

The Beauty of Beach Volleyball | Beach Volleyball | Scoop.it
Between July 21-24, 2011, 16 teams from 6 countries battled in Belize for the right to be called champions of Central American beach volleyball.
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Turkish delight on the World Tour?

Turkish delight on the World Tour? | Beach Volleyball | Scoop.it
Fine, I'll ask it. Who in the hell are Volkan Gogtepe and Selcuk Sekerci? I'm asking because I don't know. And no one else does either. Not even in their native homeland of Turkey.
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Beach Volleyball Makes Universiade Debut

Beach Volleyball Makes Universiade Debut | Beach Volleyball | Scoop.it

Although beach volleyball has been part of the Olympics since 1996 and FISU world university championships are staged every second year since 2002, the sport had not been included in the Universiade program before this year.

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BBC Sport - GB beach volleyball duo happy with London 2012 test event

BBC Sport - GB beach volleyball duo happy with London 2012 test event | Beach Volleyball | Scoop.it

Great Britain's beach volleyball pairing of Denise Johns and Lucy Boulton have spoken of their "amazing" week, despite missing out on a medal at the Olympic test event in London.

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Sebastian Coe confident beach volleyball will hit the heights at London 2012

Sebastian Coe confident beach volleyball will hit the heights at London 2012 | Beach Volleyball | Scoop.it

London, Great Britain, August 11, 2011 – Sebastian Coe, Chairman of the London Organising Committee for the Olympic and Paralympic Games (LOCOG), braved the elements to take in the action at Horse Guard’s Parade and said he was delighted by what he had seen at the Visa FIVB Beach Volleyball International.

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Study blows the whistle on referee hearing loss

Study blows the whistle on referee hearing loss | Beach Volleyball | Scoop.it
A recently published study shows referees are more likely to report symptoms of ringing in the ears and trouble hearing than people of the same age in the general population.
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Road Trip!! "Beach Volleyball Hall of Fame to be a big hit"

Road Trip!! "Beach Volleyball Hall of Fame to be a big hit" | Beach Volleyball | Scoop.it
The Beach Volleyball Hall of Fame has found a permanent home, and the community is ready to open it in style with a huge housewarming party.
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Beach volleyball in Brentwood - miles from coast

Beach volleyball in Brentwood - miles from coast | Beach Volleyball | Scoop.it

INTERNATIONAL beach volleyball tournaments could be staged in Brentwood as part of a project to secure a sporting legacy from the 2012 Olympic Games.

 

Sand from the temporary beach volleyball courts at London's Horse Guards Parade has been delivered to the Brentwood Centre, where it will be used to create an outdoor sporting facility capable of staging regional, national and international events.

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Local duo digs up silver at national beach event

Local duo digs up silver at national beach event | Beach Volleyball | Scoop.it

This summer, a pair of young volleyball players bumped, dug, blocked, passed, and spiked their way to provincial and national medals in the sand.

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Athletic pairings: without trust, performance doesn’t matter

Athletic pairings: without trust, performance doesn’t matter | Beach Volleyball | Scoop.it
Some high-performance duos require a kind of athletic marriage counselling to reach their common goal...
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This article really made me think about the ways that I could help the team get to know each other better. It's so important for teammates to trust each other on and off the courts and it's such a necessity for any team that wants to succeed.

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Beach Volleyball: Cook still feels buzz in fifth Games

Beach Volleyball: Cook still feels buzz in fifth Games | Beach Volleyball | Scoop.it
LONDON (Reuters) - About to compete in her fifth Olympics, Australia's beach volleyball player Natalie Cook loves the Games as much as ever and has only one regret - she is unlikely to make it to the golden...
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Female Olympic beach volleyball players can now cover up

Female Olympic beach volleyball players can now cover up | Beach Volleyball | Scoop.it
Female beach volleyball players will have the option of wearing less revealing uniforms at the London Olympics in an attempt by the sport's governing body to respect the cultural beliefs of various countries.
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Beach volleyball finally has a Hall of Fame

Beach volleyball finally has a Hall of Fame | Beach Volleyball | Scoop.it
The California Beach Volleyball Assn. is moving forward with its first Hall of Fame induction ceremony Friday night at the Hermosa Beach Community Center.
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Todd Rogers done for 2011, to have surgery

Todd Rogers done for 2011, to have surgery | Beach Volleyball | Scoop.it
Todd Rogers suffered a serious knee injury Sunday during the Aland finals against Marcio Araujo and Benjamin Insfran and was forced to withdraw mid-match. At 21-21 in the first set, a hobbling Rogers retired and handed victory over to the Brazilians.
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Cuba’s Varadero Included in Regional Circuit of Beach Volleyball

Cuba’s Varadero Included in Regional Circuit of Beach Volleyball | Beach Volleyball | Scoop.it

HAVANA, Cuba.- The Varadero beach resort, in the central Cuban province of Matanzas, will become part of the North, Central American and Caribbean Confederation (NORCECA) Beach Volleyball Circuit when it hosts a stage of this event on August 26-28 in the sand courts of the Melia Las Americas hotel.

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Brazilians beat Americans to win London beach volleyball test event before 2012 Games

Brazilians beat Americans to win London beach volleyball test event before 2012 Games | Beach Volleyball | Scoop.it
LONDON — Brazilian duo Liliane Maestrini and Angela Vieira won a women’s beach volleyball test event Sunday previewing the 2012 Olympics.
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Smack Sportswear Partners With USA Beach Volleyball

USA Beach Volleyball Introduces New Professional Beach Volleyball Series and Smack as its Licensed Apparel Supplier
(Torrance, CA) - August 8, 2011 - - Smack Sportswear (Smack), the leading brand ...
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