Volleyball Beijing Olympics

Pool A:

Bulgaria, China, Italy, Japan, United States, Venezuela

Pool B:

Brazil, Egypt, Germany, Poland, Russia, Serbia

Venue: Capital Indoor Stadium and Beijing Institute of Technology Gymnasium.

United States win gold in men’s volleyball

The United States defeated Brazil 20-25, 25-22, 25-21, 25-23 to win the gold medal in the men’s volleyball competition.
Russia defeated Italy to win the bronze medal.

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Russia has won the bronze medal in the men’s volleyball, defeating Italy 25-22, 25-19, 25-23.
Brazil plays the United States to decide the gold medal. The game begins shortly.

The U.S. men’s volleyball team remains undefeated, despite having to deal with a tragedy.
They beat Bulgaria last night (Thursday) 3-1. The United States is the only team that remains undefeated in its pool.
“It’s not going to be easy. It is going to be hard,” middle blocker Ryan Millar said. “It’s the [...]

The United States‘ men’s volleyball team opened with a win today against Venezuela, just a day after the team’s coach’s father-in-law was stabbed at the Drum Tower in Beijing.
The United States defeated Venezuela: 25-18, 25-18, 22-25, 21-25, 15-10.
“We really felt the loss as one of our own,” said U.S. captain Tom Hoff. “Maybe [...]

The United States have announced their men’s volleyball team for the Beijing Olympics.
The team includes: Lloy Ball, Reid Priddy, Tom Hoff (third Olympic team), Gabe Gardner, Kevin Hansen, Rich Lambourne, David Lee, Ryan Millar, Sean Rooney, Riley Salmon, Clay Stanley and Scott Touzinsky.
Hugh McCutcheon will make his debut at the Olympics as coach of the [...]

I wrote just the other about Japan’s super underwear for the men’s volleyball team. Well, it seems that they must had had some affect as Japan beat Argentina 3-2 to secure a spot in the Beijing Olympics.
It is the first time for the Japan men’s volleyball team to play in the Olympics since Barcelona.

The female Japanese volleyball team has a great track record in international events. The men however, have not performed so well and it has been 16 years since they last qualified for an Olympic games.
Their last chance to qualify for the Beijing Olympics will be to finish on top of an eight team Asian [...]