Beach volleyball was introduced into the Olympics 1996 at the Atlanta games. Teams comprise of just two players and is played on sand.
Venue: Chaoyang Park
Philip Dalhausser and Todd Rogers win gold in men’s beach volleyball
Philip Dalhausser and Todd Rogers from the United States have defeated Fabio Magalhaes and Marcio Araujo of Brazil in a close match to win the gold medal in the men’s volleyball.
Brazil also took the bronze medal in the men’s beach volleyball in an earlier match.
Ricardo Santos and Emanuel Rego of Brazil beat Georgian pair Jorge Terceiro and Renato Gomes in the bronze medal match of men’s beach volleyball.
They won in two sets 21-15, 21-10.
China wins bronze medal in women’s beach volleyball
China’s Xue and Zhang Xi had a fairly easy win over Brazil’s Talita and Renata from Brazil to win the bronze medal in the women’s beach volleyball.
China’s Tian Jia/Wang also have a chance to win gold in the same event when they play Walsh/May-Treanor from the United States.
The match is scheduled to start at 11:00A.M. [...]
Todd Rogers and Philip Dalhausser from the United States defeated Renato Gomes and Jorge Terceiro of Georgia 21-11, 21-13 to make it through to the final of the men’s beach volleyball. The only match the Americans lost was in the first round against Latvia.
“This is probably the first beach volleyball match I’ve been nervous [...]
Kerri Walsh and Misty May-Treanor beat Brazil to make it through to the final against China’s Wang Jie and Tian Jia.
“We’ll just have to pretend the crowd is cheering for us,” May-Treanor said.
The match is scheduled for Thursday morning at 9:00A.M. Beijing time. The United States team have won 12 straight Olympic matches.
“We don’t [...]
In an article on Slate.com, the author asks “Why are beach-volleyball players always patting each other on the butt?”
He even tries to argue somehow that it is not “worthy” to part of the Olympics.
“…beach volleyball is unworthy of the Olympics. While it is clearly a healthful pastime, a fun athletic-ish endeavor, and a fine [...]
Lenseless glasses at the beach-volleyball
I had a laugh at this article from Reuters:
If film stars in sunglasses in dark clubs at night seem ridiculous, it looked even more baffling when beach volleyball players at the Olympics took to the court wearing frames with no lenses.
“The lenses fog up because of the humidity, so you can’t wear the glasses without [...]
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