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No pain no gain for Austria’s beach elite

No pain no gain for Austria’s beach elite2017-03-27 13:23:00 | Swatch Major Series

Austrian beach volleyball stars are preparing for a big summer

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Golden girls’ back-to-back brilliance

Golden girls’ back-to-back brilliance2017-03-21 11:10:00 | Swatch Major Series

Meet the Canadians on a winning streak on the World Tour

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Bring on the summer!

Bring on the summer!2017-03-10 12:00:00 | Swatch Major Series

Swatch Major Series calendar confirmed for the summer season

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And the World Tour Finals destination is…

And the World Tour Finals destination is…2017-03-08 13:00:00 | Swatch Major Series

Drum roll please…

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Five reasons to hit Hamburg!

Five reasons to hit Hamburg!2017-03-08 12:59:00 | Swatch Major Series

Let us tell you why Hamburg is the perfect spot to host the massive end-of-season climax

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More Than Sports: Laura’s back on track

More Than Sports: Laura’s back on track2017-03-07 15:01:00 | Ninja Priesterjahn, Swatch Major Series

Olympic Champion Laura Ludwig is on the comeback trail after surgery

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Tuesday Talent: German guys on the up

Tuesday Talent: German guys on the up2017-03-07 13:52:00 | Swatch Major Series

We focus on Germany’s Böckermann/Flüggen

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Life is full of surprises…

Life is full of surprises…2017-03-05 09:02:00 | Swatch Major Series

…and so is beach volleyball

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Big fight prep at the beach for David Haye

Big fight prep at the beach for David Haye2017-03-03 10:44:00 | Swatch Major Series

Boxing champ Haye swaps sparring for serving and spiking!

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“#FTLMajor is our Super Bowl!”

“#FTLMajor is our Super Bowl!”2017-02-27 13:55:00 | Swatch Major Series

Fort Lauderdale bosses tell it like it is!

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More Than Sports: What to do until the next Major?

More Than Sports: What to do until the next Major?2017-02-27 11:54:00 | Ninja Priesterjahn, Swatch Major Series

How the Swatch Major Series stars kill time

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Top five stories at the #FTLMajor: Number 1!

Top five stories at the #FTLMajor: Number 1!2017-02-24 11:31:00 | Swatch Major Series

Those nights under the lights our favorite moment from the Fort Lauderdale

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Top five stories at the #FTLMajor: Number 2

Top five stories at the #FTLMajor: Number 22017-02-23 16:08:00 | Swatch Major Series

Samba sensations start the season in style

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More Than Sports: Russia's dream

More Than Sports: Russia's dream2017-02-23 11:40:00 | Ninja Priesterjahn, Swatch Major Series

Expectations and plans for the new Russian squad

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Top five stories at the #FTLMajor: Number 3

Top five stories at the #FTLMajor: Number 32017-02-22 10:43:00 | Swatch Major Series

USA! USA!

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Kerri thanks #FTLMajor fans

Kerri thanks #FTLMajor fans2017-02-21 17:04:00 | Swatch Major Series

Olympic legend pays tribute to sell-out Center Court crowds

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Top five stories at the #FTLMajor: Number 4

Top five stories at the #FTLMajor: Number 42017-02-21 14:50:00 | Swatch Major Series

We count down our top five moments from the first tournament of the season

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Cocktails with the Champions raises $25,000

Cocktails with the Champions raises $25,0002017-02-21 11:08:00 | Swatch Major Series

Huge proceeds from Cocktails with the Champions to benefit cancer charity

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#FTLMajor stars hit form in Iran

#FTLMajor stars hit form in Iran2017-02-20 16:11:00 | Swatch Major Series

Kish Island medalists benefit from Fort Lauderdale warm-up

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Top five stories at the #FTLMajor: Number 5

Top five stories at the #FTLMajor: Number 52017-02-20 12:04:00 | Swatch Major Series

We countdown our top five moments from the first tournament of the season

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This was the #FTLMajor

This was the #FTLMajor2017-02-17 14:27:00 | Swatch Major Series

The best of social media from six days in the Fort Lauderdale sun

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Sax on the Beach: Star Power

Sax on the Beach: Star Power2017-02-14 18:30:00 | Ben Saxton exclusively for Swatch Major Series

Read the second installment of Ben Saxton's Swatch Major Series blog

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More Than Sports: Brazil’s key to success

More Than Sports: Brazil’s key to success2017-02-14 17:44:00 | Ninja Priesterjahn, Swatch Major Series

Players are pushing one another at the national tour

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Brazil reign supreme at #FTLMajor

Brazil reign supreme at #FTLMajor2017-02-13 18:45:00 | Swatch Major Series

What a week it was for the Brazilians in Fort Lauderdale

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The perfect start at #FTLMajor

The perfect start at #FTLMajor2017-02-13 00:13:00 | Swatch Major Series

2017 begins with a bang!

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#FTLMajor gold for Larissa/Talita

#FTLMajor gold for Larissa/Talita2017-02-12 22:19:00 | Swatch Major Series

Brazilian golden girls too hot for Agatha/Duda

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Brazil set for golden #FTLMajor sweep

Brazil set for golden #FTLMajor sweep2017-02-12 18:01:00 | Swatch Major Series

Larissa/Talita versus Agatha/Duda in another all-Brazilian final

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Kerri out as Brazil win a thriller

Kerri out as Brazil win a thriller2017-02-12 02:43:00 | Swatch Major Series

Disappointment for Walsh/Ross but Sweat/Ross keep the American dream alive on Sunday

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#FTLMajor triumph for Alvaro/Saymon

#FTLMajor triumph for Alvaro/Saymon2017-02-12 00:16:00 | Swatch Major Series

Samba stars come from no where to clinch gold in Fort Lauderdale

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German girls doing it for Europe!

German girls doing it for Europe!2017-02-11 21:21:00 | Swatch Major Series

Laboureur/Sude shoot into Sunday’s semis

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All-Brazilian men's #FTLMajor final

All-Brazilian men's #FTLMajor final2017-02-11 18:40:00 | Swatch Major Series

Gold will go to Brazil...

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Julius Brink explores Fort Lauderdale

Julius Brink explores Fort Lauderdale2017-02-11 14:05:00 | Swatch Major Series

Former Olympic champ takes us on a whistlestop tour around town

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It’s USA v Brazil on Super Saturday

It’s USA v Brazil on Super Saturday2017-02-11 04:42:00 | Swatch Major Series

Men’s medal matches decided on Saturday at #FTLMajor

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The master and the apprentice

The master and the apprentice2017-02-11 01:28:00 | Swatch Major Series

Rising star Duda and Olympic silver medalist Agatha are teaching each other new things

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Hayemaker hits the #FTLMajor

Hayemaker hits the #FTLMajor2017-02-10 23:50:00 | Swatch Major Series

Boxing came to the beach on Friday as David ‘The Hayemaker’ Haye dropped by for a very special appearance at the Fort Lauderdale Major

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Men’s quarterfinal quest

Men’s quarterfinal quest2017-02-10 20:55:00 | Swatch Major Series

We’re down to the final eight in the men’s competition

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Kira out as Brazil take control

Kira out as Brazil take control2017-02-10 19:04:00 | Swatch Major Series

Women’s elimination round dominated by US and Brazil

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Beach legends treated to cliff diving masterclass

Beach legends treated to cliff diving masterclass2017-02-10 17:51:00 | Swatch Major Series

Casey, Theo and Julius get taught by the ‘Turbo Spinner’

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US girls are five alive at #FTLMajor

US girls are five alive at #FTLMajor2017-02-10 02:04:00 | Swatch Major Series

American girls progress doing the business on the beach

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Shock, shock, horror, horror!

Shock, shock, horror, horror!2017-02-10 01:21:00 | Swatch Major Series

End of the #FTLMajor road for Olympians

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American pool party at #FTLMajor

American pool party at #FTLMajor2017-02-09 18:55:00 | Swatch Major Series

Men’s pool play: done!

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Have fun and keep it loose

Have fun and keep it loose2017-02-09 17:08:00 | Swatch Major Series

Saxton/Schalk set for the new season

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Thursday in focus at #FTLMajor

Thursday in focus at #FTLMajor2017-02-09 07:30:00 | Swatch Major Series

Five matches you can’t afford to miss on day three of the Fort Lauderdale Major

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Oh what a night!

Oh what a night!2017-02-09 03:47:00 | Swatch Major Series

The beauty of beach volleyball illuminated at #FTLMajor

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Family affair at #FTLMajor

Family affair at #FTLMajor2017-02-09 00:49:00 | Swatch Major Series

Brother, sisters and cousins in action at the Fort Lauderdale Major

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Five outta five for the American boys

Five outta five for the American boys2017-02-08 20:54:00 | Swatch Major Series

American teams rock the morning session at Fort Lauderdale Major

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Super start for new girls at #FTLMajor

Super start for new girls at #FTLMajor2017-02-08 20:00:00 | Swatch Major Series

There’s no stopping the debutants at the Fort Lauderdale Major

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There's so much more to the #FTLMajor

There's so much more to the #FTLMajor2017-02-08 17:33:00 | There's so much more to the #FTLMajor

It’s a whirlwind of adventure off the sand at the Fort Lauderdale Major

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Five #FTLMajor matches you can’t miss

Five #FTLMajor matches you can’t miss2017-02-08 04:16:00 | Swatch Major Series

We highlight the go-to games on the first day of pool play at the Fort Lauderdale Major

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Tasty tussles guaranteed in #FTLMajor main draw

Tasty tussles guaranteed in #FTLMajor main draw2017-02-08 03:10:00 | Swatch Major Series

Get a load of who’s playing who in the Fort Lauderdale Major pool play

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Awesome Austrians advance to main draw

Awesome Austrians advance to main draw2017-02-08 02:19:00 | Swatch Major Series

Europeans dominate men’s qualification at Fort Lauderdale Major

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Olympic silver medalist Barbara seals Pool Play place

Olympic silver medalist Barbara seals Pool Play place2017-02-08 00:47:00 | Swatch Major Series

Brazilians march through to main draw

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Get to know Brooke Sweat

Get to know Brooke Sweat2017-02-07 19:37:00 | Swatch Major Series

American star and 2016 Olympian Brooke Sweat dishes the dirt

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What makes Big Phil tick?

What makes Big Phil tick?2017-02-06 20:36:00 | Swatch Major Series

Find out what makes beach volleyball legend Phil Dalhausser tick

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The wait for #FTLMajor is almost over

The wait for #FTLMajor is almost over2017-02-06 17:44:00 | Swatch Major Series

Don’t miss a thing at the #FTLMajor

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More Than Sports: Israeli aims at #FTLMajor

More Than Sports: Israeli aims at #FTLMajor2017-02-06 13:57:00 | Ninja Priesterjahn, Swatch Major Series

FIVB World Tour Players Faiga/Hilman are a part of a big project in their home country

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Five alive for #FTLMajor

Five alive for #FTLMajor2017-02-05 20:22:00 | Swatch Major Series

Beach volleyball’s return to the limelight is within touching distance

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Love at first spike

Love at first spike2017-02-05 17:59:00 | Swatch Major Series

#FTLMajor wildcards and new American partnership Casey Patterson and Theo Brunner explain their new partnership ahead of the 2017 season

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The Janoskians to wreak havoc at #FTLMajor

The Janoskians to wreak havoc at #FTLMajor2017-02-05 00:04:00 | Swatch Major Series

Aussie rulebreakers headline the list of famous faces in Fort Lauderdale

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Kerri clash to light up #FTLMajor

Kerri clash to light up #FTLMajor2017-02-03 22:05:00 | Swatch Major Series

Watch Olympic legend and enjoy a night of cocktails

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Legend Ricardo pumped for #FTLMajor debut

Legend Ricardo pumped for #FTLMajor debut2017-02-02 18:32:00 | Swatch Major Series

Brazilian wildcard can’t wait for his first taste of Fort Lauderdale

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Check out more #spikethesun shots

Check out more #spikethesun shots2017-01-31 12:16:00 | Swatch Major Series

Yet more stunning images from our iconic Spike the Sun photoshoot with Phil and Lauren

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More Than Sports: A new start

More Than Sports: A new start2017-01-31 10:45:00 | Ninja Priesterjahn, Swatch Major Series

Marta Menegatti is looking forward after a tough year

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Beach Volleyball legend Phil Dalhausser Spikes the Sun

Beach Volleyball legend Phil Dalhausser Spikes the Sun2017-01-30 10:30:00 | Swatch Major Series

Here at the Swatch Major Series we like to do things differently...

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Samba stars set to sizzle at #FTLMajor

Samba stars set to sizzle at #FTLMajor2017-01-27 15:04:00 | Swatch Major Series

The best of Brazil are heading for the Fort Lauderdale Major

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Making the Team: #FTLMajor wildcard worth a mint

Making the Team: #FTLMajor wildcard worth a mint2017-01-26 14:45:00 | Ninja Priesterjahn, Swatch Major Series

Debut team Borger/Kozuch will make the most of their wildcard opportunity when they hit the beach at the Fort Lauderdale Major in two weeks’ time

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Julia answers Kira’s #FTLMajor call

Julia answers Kira’s #FTLMajor call2017-01-25 10:46:00 | Swatch Major Series

German Olympic hero Kira Walkenhorst knew exactly who to turn to when looking for a partner in Fort Lauderdale. We caught up with Julia Groβner ahead of the first Major Series tournament of the season…

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Phil focused on #FTLMajor

Phil focused on #FTLMajor2017-01-24 17:32:00 | Swatch Major Series

A win in Fort Lauderdale would cement this legend’s position at the top of the beach volleyball record books

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Lights, camera, action at #FTLMajor

Lights, camera, action at #FTLMajor2017-01-23 15:28:00 | Swatch Major Series

Swatch Major Series history will be made in Fort Lauderdale

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Exclusive: Morph Bowes to be German women’s new head coach

Exclusive: Morph Bowes to be German women’s new head coach2017-01-20 16:32:00 | Ninja Priesterjahn, Swatch Major Series

The German federation have finally found two coaches as centralization kicks in – a Swatch Major Series exclusive

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New wave of women at #FTLMajor

New wave of women at #FTLMajor2017-01-20 14:42:00 | Swatch Major Series

Brand new partnerships set for Fort Lauderdale Major

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Legends receive #FTLMajor wildcard

Legends receive #FTLMajor wildcard2017-01-20 14:36:00 | Swatch Major Series

Ricardo and Harley join forces for Fort Lauderdale Major

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Alison & Bruno ready to rock #FTLMajor

Alison & Bruno ready to rock #FTLMajor 2017-01-19 14:14:00 | Swatch Major Series

Olympic and Swatch World Tour Finals champs all set for Fort Lauderdale

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More Than Sports: Big changes in Poland

More Than Sports: Big changes in Poland2017-01-17 10:07:00 | Ninja Priesterjahn, Swatch Major Series

Polish men are on the rise

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Splits, selfies and staying together

Splits, selfies and staying together2017-01-11 15:16:00 | Swatch Major Series

The latest social stories from the beach stars

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Meet the men out to win #FTLMajor

Meet the men out to win #FTLMajor 2017-01-10 14:29:00 | Swatch Major Series

Can Alison/Bruno start the season with yet more gold?

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Women roll up for #FTLMajor

Women roll up for #FTLMajor2017-01-10 11:15:00 | Swatch Major Series

61 entries, 33 new teams and many medals among them…

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More than Sports: “Playing Fort Lauderdale would be a dream come true”

More than Sports: “Playing Fort Lauderdale would be a dream come true”2017-01-09 13:20:00 | Ninja Priesterjahn, Swatch Major Series

Going back to his roots is very challenging for Adrian Carambula

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It’s one month to #FTLMajor!

It’s one month to #FTLMajor!2017-01-07 10:00:00 | Swatch Major Series

It’s getting closer…

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See you in February, April!

See you in February, April!2017-01-03 11:00:00 | Swatch Major Series

Tuesday Talent: April Ross

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Hello 2017!

Hello 2017!2016-12-31 13:00:00 | Swatch Major Series

2016 was great but…

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More Than Sports: Mini-World Tour in Italy

More Than Sports: Mini-World Tour in Italy2016-12-31 12:58:00 | Ninja Priesterjahn, Swatch Major Series

About Indoors Skyballs and strong Belgians

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Making the Team: Some expertise from Slovakia

Making the Team: Some expertise from Slovakia2016-12-30 12:29:00 | Ninja Priesterjahn, Swatch Major Series

Martin Olejnak new head coach in Germany

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There’s nobody quite like Casey

There’s nobody quite like Casey2016-12-27 11:00:00 | Swatch Major Series

Tuesday Talent: Casey Patterson

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Season’s greetings from Swatch Major Series

Season’s greetings from Swatch Major Series2016-12-24 12:00:00 | Swatch Major Series

Peace on earth and goodwill to all beach volleyball fans

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Kerri and April all set for #FTLMajor

Kerri and April all set for #FTLMajor2016-12-21 11:26:00 | Swatch Major Series

Olympic bronze heroes to go for gold in Florida after all

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More Than Sports: Hard-earned Honors

More Than Sports: Hard-earned Honors2016-12-20 16:36:00 | Ninja Priesterjahn, Swatch Major Series

Beach Volleyball players around the world receive awards

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“I’ve never been so close to the stars”

“I’ve never been so close to the stars”2016-12-20 13:33:00 | Swatch Major Series

Paradise is: volunteering in beach volleyball

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50 days to #FTLMajor!

50 days to #FTLMajor!2016-12-19 15:15:00 | Swatch Major Series

It’s so close we can almost feel the sand between our toes!

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Brink says bring it on!

Brink says bring it on!2016-12-16 12:06:00 | Swatch Major Series

Beach ambassador pumped for Fort Lauderdale

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Delightful Dutch duo reunited!

Delightful Dutch duo reunited!2016-12-15 10:22:00 | Swatch Major Series

Meppelink/Van Gestel rekindle their partnership

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Laura’s Florida dream in jeopardy

Laura’s Florida dream in jeopardy2016-12-14 15:53:00 | Swatch Major Series

Shoulder set-back could rule out Olympic champ in Fort Lauderdale

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The hottest ticket in town!

The hottest ticket in town!2016-12-14 12:53:00 | Swatch Major Series

Olympic legend Kerri Pottharst tells it how it is

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Brothers doing it for themselves

Brothers doing it for themselves2016-12-13 12:46:00 | Swatch Major Series

Tuesday Talent: The Brothers Crabb

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New US teams set for #FTLMajor

New US teams set for #FTLMajor2016-12-12 15:03:00 | Swatch Major Series

Get a load of these new partnerships…

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More Than Sports: Daddy Not-So-Cool

More Than Sports: Daddy Not-So-Cool2016-12-12 14:13:00 | Ninja Priesterjahn, Swatch Major Series

Pedro Resende wants to follow in his father's footsteps

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Making The Team: Four blockers on their way to Tokyo

Making The Team: Four blockers on their way to Tokyo2016-12-07 14:30:00 | Ninja Priesterjahn, Swatch Major Series

Vergé-Dépré/Heidrich and Erdmann/Dollinger are facing new challenges

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More Than Sports: The secret weapon of Gallay/Klug

More Than Sports: The secret weapon of Gallay/Klug2016-12-06 15:49:00 | Ninja Priesterjahn, Swatch Major Series

Argentina’s beach volleyball team has new goals for next season

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Tuesday Talent: Fort Lauderdale's finest

Tuesday Talent: Fort Lauderdale's finest2016-12-06 10:51:00 | Swatch Major Series

Nick Lucena set for Fort Lauderdale showdown

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Join the fun in Fort Lauderdale!

Join the fun in Fort Lauderdale!2016-12-02 10:47:00 | Swatch Major Series

Your chance to be part of the stunning start to the season!

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More Than Sports: Big adventures for the Nummerdors

More Than Sports: Big adventures for the Nummerdors2016-11-29 09:19:00 | Ninja Priesterjahn, Swatch Major Series

Manon and Reinder are facing new challenges

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Exclusive: Say hello to the newest team from Austria!

Exclusive: Say hello to the newest team from Austria!2016-11-28 09:21:00 | Swatch Major Series

Put your hands together for Seidl/Winter!

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Making the Team: Footprints in the Sand

Making the Team: Footprints in the Sand2016-11-23 15:40:00 | Ninja Priesterjahn, Swatch Major Series

Step by step with Borger/Kozuch

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Juliana and Taiana win gold in Curitiba

Juliana and Taiana win gold in Curitiba2016-11-22 14:28:00 | Swatch Major Series

No place like Curitiba for Juliana. Photocredit: CBV

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More Than Sports: A referee until the very end

More Than Sports: A referee until the very end2016-11-22 13:04:00 | Ninja Priesterjahn, Swatch Major Series

Obituary of Dan Apol

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Bambi awards to brilliance in Brazil

Bambi awards to brilliance in Brazil2016-11-21 12:08:00 | Swatch Major Series

Plus a new star for 2032 also revealed!

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Guess who’s back on the beach?!

Guess who’s back on the beach?!2016-11-18 09:22:00 | Guilherme Torres, Swatch Major Series

Brazilian star makes first return after becoming a mom

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Dan Apol 1972-2016

Dan Apol 1972-20162016-11-17 13:03:00 | Swatch Major Series

Tributes pour in following the sudden death of international beach volleyball referee

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Tuesday Talent: Daniele Lupo’s dream year

Tuesday Talent: Daniele Lupo’s dream year2016-11-15 16:25:00 | Swatch Major Series

We profile one of the most in-form stars of 2016

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More Than Sports: A big one is switching sides

More Than Sports: A big one is switching sides2016-11-15 14:06:00 | Ninja Priesterjahn, Swatch Major Series

Goodbye and hello Paulao

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From F1 to Disneyland with love

From F1 to Disneyland with love2016-11-14 15:59:00 | Swatch Major Series

The latest social media shenanigans from the stars

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Thin Beast Phil eyeing World Champs glory in 2017

Thin Beast Phil eyeing World Champs glory in 20172016-11-14 11:27:00 | Swatch Major Series

Phil Dalhausser on the past, present and future of beach volleyball

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2016 Flashback: Rocking the Rothenbaum

2016 Flashback: Rocking the Rothenbaum2016-11-10 15:00:00 | Swatch Major Series

Packed crowds wowed by German golden girls!

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They’ve got some bad, bad habits, baby…

They’ve got some bad, bad habits, baby…2016-11-09 16:18:00 | Swatch Major Series

Our latest hilarious insights from the world of the players

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Tuesday Talent: Czech out Barbora!

Tuesday Talent: Czech out Barbora!2016-11-08 16:42:00 | Swatch Major Series

Weekend win is the perfect end to the best season yet

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How to count down the days to Fort Lauderdale

How to count down the days to Fort Lauderdale2016-11-08 12:12:00 | Swatch Major Series

Starved of beach volleyball? Want time to go quicker? We’re here to help…

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Off-season? What off-season?

Off-season? What off-season?2016-11-07 14:00:00 | Swatch Major Series

Beach volleyball is still going strong in November!

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Inspirational Nadine follows her heroes’ footsteps

Inspirational Nadine follows her heroes’ footsteps2016-11-07 10:43:00 | Swatch Major Series

Retiring Swiss star honored and privileged to receive FIVB accolade

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2016 Flashback: Top seeds strut their stuff

2016 Flashback: Top seeds strut their stuff2016-11-03 14:14:00 | Swatch Major Series

May was a good month for the best in the business

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Homecoming kings win gold again

Homecoming kings win gold again2016-11-03 12:13:00 | Swatch Major Series

Familiar faces on top in Uberlanda!

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More Than Sports: Who let the dogs out?

More Than Sports: Who let the dogs out?2016-11-03 11:03:00 | Ninja Priesterjahn, Swatch Major Series

A man’s (and woman’s) best friend

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Anouk and Joana – The new team on the block

Anouk and Joana – The new team on the block2016-11-02 10:22:00 | Swatch Major Series

Two rising stars of beach volleyball talk to us about their new and exciting partnership

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Spooky stars come out to play for Halloween

Spooky stars come out to play for Halloween2016-11-02 09:00:00 | Swatch Major Series

Nightmare on Swatch Majors Series street

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2016 rewind: Fun in Fortaleza and smiles in Sochi

2016 rewind: Fun in Fortaleza and smiles in Sochi2016-10-27 12:35:00 | Swatch Major Series

Fun in Fortaleza and smiles in Sochi

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Swatch Major Series unveils 2017 schedule!

Swatch Major Series unveils 2017 schedule!2016-10-25 16:25:00 | Swatch Major Series

Get ready for another rollercoaster ride of beach volleyball in 2017

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The 2017 beach volleyball season schedule

The 2017 beach volleyball season schedule2016-10-25 10:25:00 | Swatch Major Series

Find out where and when the stars will be competing in 2017…

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Swatch Major Series makes Fort Lauderdale return!

Swatch Major Series makes Fort Lauderdale return!2016-10-25 10:25:00 | Swatch Major Series

Season’s opening tournament will kick off in Florida

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How to make the stars smile…

How to make the stars smile…2016-10-24 15:37:00 | Swatch Major Series

Winning awards always helps!

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More Than Sports: The secret lives of referees

More Than Sports: The secret lives of referees2016-10-24 13:12:00 | Ninja Priesterjahn, Swatch Major Series

The extensive activities of our beach volleyball referees

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 Bruno simply the best!

Bruno simply the best!2016-10-21 15:03:00 | Swatch Major Series

Brilliant Brazilian walks away with top prize

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Ludwig crowned Queen of the beach!

Ludwig crowned Queen of the beach!2016-10-21 14:57:00 | Swatch Major Series

German Swatch World Tour Finals champ takes top awards

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When the World Tour went to China

When the World Tour went to China2016-10-21 14:35:00 | Swatch Major Series

Our latest round-up of the 2016 season on the sand

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Tuesday Talent: Ricardo

Tuesday Talent: Ricardo2016-10-18 15:44:00 | Swatch Major Series

We profile a legend of beach volleyball still going strong

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Do you remember Doha?

Do you remember Doha?2016-10-18 13:19:00 | Swatch Major Series

Our look-back at the 2016 season continues

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More Than Sports: She is the boss off court

More Than Sports: She is the boss off court2016-10-18 11:47:00 | Ninja Priesterjahn, Swatch Major Series

The benefits and challenges of a coach-player-relationship

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New teams hit the beach in Brasilia

New teams hit the beach in Brasilia 2016-10-18 10:57:00 | Guilherme Torres, Swatch Major Series

Our look-back at the latest stop on the Brazilian national tour

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When Brazil vanquished the rest in Vitoria

When Brazil vanquished the rest in Vitoria2016-10-12 11:33:00 | Swatch Major Series

Home teams crush the opposition

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Tuesday Talent: Joana Heidrich

Tuesday Talent: Joana Heidrich2016-10-11 13:31:00 | Swatch Major Series

The Swiss star set for a new chapter

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More than sports: With a little help from Britta

More than sports: With a little help from Britta2016-10-11 09:39:00 | Ninja Priesterjahn, Swatch Major Series

Love is when your ex is picking your new partner

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FIVB World Congress in a nutshell

FIVB World Congress in a nutshell2016-10-10 14:47:00 | Swatch Major Series

The latest news from the federation’s biennial get together

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Sun, sea, schools, sharks and saying goodbye

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When the Poles kept impressing

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We remember the Rio Grand Slam

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The newest partnership on the block - Borger/Kozuch!

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Our guide to beach volleyball on the big screen

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From a dog playing beach volleyball to a Lion King lookalike

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Memories of Maceió

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Brazil boss it on home sand

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More than sports: Off-season special

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Tuesday Talent: Bruno Oscar Schmidt

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We pay homage to the Brazilian Olympic hero

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New teams, training and tying the knot…

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The latest social stories in the off-season

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Elzir’s final farewell

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Top referee waves goodbye to the beach

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Beach stars' appointment with the President

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Olympic athletes meet Barack Obama

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Stats the way we like Toronto! – Part 2

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Which women ruled the roost at Polson Pier

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It started with a Kish

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Our look-back at the 2016 season starts in Iran

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Stats the way we like Toronto! – Part 1

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We discover which teams served, spiked and sided-out the best…

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Familiar faces on top on Brazilian tour

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Larissa/Talita and Ricardo/Andre win gold on home sand

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Bombshell in Brazil – meet the newest team!

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New challenges and dreams for Barbara/Fernanda

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Four more years for Laura and Kira!

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German golden girls eyeing more glory

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More than sports: Off-season special

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Of babies and blockers

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Family time for Nick and Phil

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Top five stories at the #TorontoFinals: Number 1

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We reach our favorite moment from the finals

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Isabelle says bye bye to the beach

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Swiss star announces her retirement following #TorontoFinals bronze

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Top five stories at #TorontoFinals: Number 2

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We countdown our favorite moments from the finals

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More than sports: It’s all about finding compromises

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Austria and Germany initiate big changes in their national beach volleyball federations

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Top five stories at #TorontoFinals: Number 3

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We countdown our favorite moments from the finals…

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Top five stories at #TorontoFinals: Number 4

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Top five stories at #TorontoFinals: Number 5

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Merci beaucoup Toronto!

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We’ve had a blast…thank you for the memories!

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Super Sunday on social media

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The last day of the #TorontoFinals through the eyes of the players

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Laura and Kira win historic #TorontoFinals gold

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Follow the action live from the women's gold medal match at Polson Pier

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Alison/Bruno claim #TorontoFinals gold!

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Olympic and Swatch World Tour Finals double for the Brazilians

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We’re second best says Pedro Solberg

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Brazilian silver medalists proud of season’s exploits

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Bruno reflects on breathtaking season

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Olympic champ looks back on yet another gold

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#TorontoFinals champs reflect on golden season

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We’ve almost run out of words for them…so here’s Laura and Kira’s words…

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Emotional Nadine says goodbye with silver

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The curtain came down on Nadine Zumkehr’s career in Canada

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Awesome Alison/Bruno earn all-Brazilian final

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Brazil v Brazil in the #TorontoFinals

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Brazilians get revenge to go for gold

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Evandro/Pedro Solberg power through to the final

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Swatch World Tour Finals presents: Super Sunday!

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Both gold medal matches moved to last day of the tournament

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Social Saturday at the #TorontoFinals

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What the athletes had to say after another busy day at the office

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Saxton/Schalk aim to keep things steady in the semis

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Canadians going for glory on Super Sunday after quarterfinal delight

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Spring chicken John loving life on court

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No stopping Bourne/Hyden as they crush countrymen to book semi spot

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A perfect end to the season for the Swiss

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Europeans rule the roost after Isa and Anouk win

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Saxton/Schalk flying the flag for Canada!

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Home heroes haul themselves into the quarterfinals

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Binstock/Schachter wave goodbye to Polson Pier

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Canadians bite the dust as Poles prove their point

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Laura and Kira aiming for the triple crown!

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German girls move one step closer to winning another gold

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Fitting finale for Nadine’s final game

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Duo will give it their all in Zumkehr’s last game before retiring

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How’s this for a women’s semifinal line-up?!

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Classic quarterfinal clashes set-up fantastic last four!

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Who meets who in the men’s draw?

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The wait is over for Saxton/Schalk!

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Canadian boys wow the Center Court crowd

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The social story on a #TorontoFinals Friday

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What the stars had to say online after another exciting day’s play

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Trio advance straight to men’s quarters

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Joy for Brazil, Poland and Latvia in the pool play

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What a turnaround!

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Two teams make it through after two defeats

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Sorry we lost! – Canadian girls bite the dust

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Swiss comeback to book quarterfinal place

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Friday feeling at #TorontoFinals!

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It’s crunch time at Polson Pier

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#TorontoFinals through the eyes of the athletes!

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Get ready for the women’s elimination!

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Swiss stars get revenge for Klagenfurt

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Wait for home men’s victory goes on

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Saxton/Schalk still looking for win but joy for Italians

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Imperious Poles on show at Polson Pier!

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What a day for the pride of Poland!

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Girls just wanna have fun…quickly!

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No messing from first and fifth seeds at Polson Pier

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Gallay/Klug topple Olympic champs!

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Argentinians would love a medal after coming so close!

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Catch this action on Thursday at the #TorontoFinals!

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Olympic gold medalists in action not once but twice at Polson Pier

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Stars celebrate beginning of #TorontoFinals

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The best of the beach boys and girls post their reaction on social media

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Josh’s inspirational aim

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The Doctor says it pays to be healthy!

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Brazilians want to raise the bar even higher…

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Watch out…the Olympic champions are on a mission to get better

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Brandie’s confidence booster!

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#TorontoFinals get Talita’s seal of approval

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Hyden/Bourne show Brazilians who’s boss

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Americans show true grit on the sand to fightback and beat Brazil

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Latvians recover from Olympic hangover

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Bansley beats Pavan!

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Canadian country quota clash lives up to its billing!

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Sarah’s sympathy for Mel and Brandie

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Pavan says it’s not easy for the new partners

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I said yes in a second says Melissa!

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Torontonian jumped at the chance to partner Sarah Pavan

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World’s elite ready to rumble at Polson Pier!

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Wilkerson wants to do herself justice alongside Heather

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Pavan versus Bansley – 5pm today!

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Players pumped for stunning season finale

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We’ve got a very smiley, happy bunch of #TorontoFinals players!

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Greet two teams who’ll meet for final #TorontoFinals place

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Who will win the epic Canadian battle at Polson Pier?

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Two sides to every story: Pavan/Bansley explain split

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Doctor Josh and Sam are just the medicine!

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Aussie Aussie Aussie! Oi oi oi!

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Can the wildcards cause wildfire on the sand in Toronto?

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Canadian heroes out to conquer Polson Pier

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Can Saxton/Schalk turn bronze into gold on home sand?

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Olympic bronze medalists ready for the #TorontoFinals

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Flying Dutchmen ready to pounce at Polson Pier

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Swiss wildcards on a roll

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Silver medalists at Klagenfurt focused on the Finals

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Center Court c’est magnifique!

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What a view at Polson Pier!

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Consistent Canadians can’t wait for #TorontoFinals

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The one home women’s team we can count on!

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Olympic champs set their sights on another gold

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Can anyone stop Alison/Bruno triumphing in Toronto?

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Italians out to make an impact

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Marta and Laura want to prove a point at Polson Pier

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Fijalek/Prudel in pole position for #TorontoFinals

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Consistency key for Polish pair at Polson Pier!

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So near yet so far for Gallay/Klug

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Can the nearly women claim their first medal of the season in Canada?

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Pools drawn for #TorontoFinals!

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Who will play who at Polson Pier?!

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Gstaad champions' tilt at Toronto glory

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Last year's brilliant bronze medalists pursue gold at Polson Pier

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Swiss stars set for #TorontoFinals

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Alpine heroes aiming for Polson Pier perfection

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Read the game like a ref!

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Here’s a few ‘handy’ tips ahead of the #TorontoFinals

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A new era is getting started in Toronto

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Sarah Pavan found a new partner to go for Tokyo 2020

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Mexicans riding the crest of a wave

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Beware the Matadors of Mazatlán!

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Perfect Polson Pier preparation

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Triumphs before #TorontoFinals

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Spanish stars set to conquer Canada

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Can Liliana/Elsa put their experience to use at the #TorontoFinals?

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Can the Canadians make history at the #TorontoFinals?

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Home teams out to end the wait for a medal on Canadian soil

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Americans gunning for gold on Canadian sand

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Hyden/Bourne a top five team - now they tackle Toronto

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Mr Skyball & The Net Patroller head to Toronto

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Meet the entertaining Italian duo set to entertain Canada

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Can the reigning champs win gold again?

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After their triumph in Fort Lauderdale last year all eyes will be on Larissa/Talita in Toronto

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The history makers bound for Toronto

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Chantal and Julia on an upward curve

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Impressive Poles target Polson Pier success

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Meet the young guns from Poland primed for Toronto

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April and Kerri on the hunt for another medal in Canada

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Olympic bronze medalists aiming for Toronto gold

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Americans in form for the #TorontoFinals

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Second in the FIVB World Tour ranking - how far can Lucena/Dalhausser go at the Swatch World Tour Finals?

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Polson Pier the last port of call for Zumkehr

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Swiss star to call time on her career after #TorontoFinals

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The Olympic champs going for gold again

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Ludwig/Walkenhorst aiming to complete magical season at #TorontoFinals

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Meet the Toronto finalists: Samoilovs/Smedins

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Our guide to the Swatch World Tour finalists begins with the top-ranked boys from Latvia

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More than sports - A movie for the golden girls

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Olympic Champions Laura Ludwig and Kira Walkenhorst are trying to get back to normal life, which is not easy after their stunning success

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Forget Pavan and Bansley… it’s Pavan versus Bansley!

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Former teammates to go head-to-head in incredible #TorontoFinals country quota

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Wildcards announced for #TorontoFinals!

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Drumroll please! Line-up complete for Canada!

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Women’s elite primed for Polson Pier

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Top women’s teams rubber-stamp their pass to the Finals

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The great eight fixed for the finals!

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Meet the men’s teams bound for Toronto

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Who won what at Long Beach Grand Slam

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Where did the medals go in the FIVB World Tour’s final stop before Toronto?

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Five things you didn’t know about…

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Beach volleyball? In Canada? Hell yeah!

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Remember last year’s Finals?

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Our look back at last year’s fun in the sun in Fort Lauderdale

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Canadians in the mood after Copacabana

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All eyes will be on home heroes

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Who’s in for Toronto?

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First teams set for the tournament of all tournaments

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More than sports: Lucky Lupo

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A hard time ends for Daniele Lupo by a crowning glory at the closing ceremony in Brazil.

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2017 FIVB Beach Volleyball World Championships to head to Vienna!

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Beach volleyball’s showpiece tournament is off to Austria next year

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Top five stories from the #KlagenfurtMajor

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Our look-back at a wonderful and wacky week by the Wörthersee

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Thank you Klagenfurt!

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Time flies when you’re having fun by the Wörthersee

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More than sports: One last major triumph

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Golden boys’ perfect preparation

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Latvians light up Klagenfurt in countdown to Copacabana

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We want to win it next year says Guto

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Young boys from Brazil confident of glory in years to come

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Consistent Canadians ready for the Copacabana!

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Saxton/Schalk set for South American after yet another medal.

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Latvian champions in a different league!

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Samoilovs/Smedins celebrate sensational A1 Major Klagenfurt triumph

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Birthday boy Janis’ block party

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Latvians loving Klagenfurt…again!

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Super Guto/Saymon surge into Klagenfurt final

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Young Brazilians pick off plucky Poles

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More than sports: Double trouble on the Copacabana

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Two fathers make Latvia's golden boys on the Copacabana and 59-year-old Andris Smedins will experience his first major sporting event.

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Brotherly love as Samoilovs celebrates semi spot

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Lion King keeps it in the family with quarterfinal win

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Hard work pays off as Swiss make history

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No better time to be a beach volleyball player in Switzerland!

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Opening defeat helped champions focus

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Ludwig/Walkenhorst banish shock set-back to triumph by the Wörthersee

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Second Swatch Major Series gold for Laura and Kira!

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Germans see off Swiss in stunning final

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Special Olympics 2017 finds a new friend in Klagenfurt

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Special Olympics 2017 finds a new friend in Klagenfurt

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Samoilovs brothers aiming for unique double

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Can Aleksandrs and Mihails Samoilovs claim semifinal places on the same day?

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Young stars on fire in #KlagenfurtMajor heat!

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Beach volleyball’s up-and-coming men are through to the quarterfinals

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Swiss seal medal – but what color will it be?

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Heidrich/Zumkehr find their form to reach the final

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Is there any stopping Ludwig/Walkenhorst?

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Germans going for yet more glory!

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Win VIP tickets to Toronto in our live video competition!

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How well do you know the stars of beach volleyball?!

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Massive memories for M&M despite defeat

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Austrians starlets bow out bravely against Brazil

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The master and the apprentice

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Ricardo teaching the next generation of Brazilian stars

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The Swiss kiss of Klagenfurt success

The Swiss kiss of Klagenfurt success2016-07-29 18:16:00 | Swatch Major Series

Women’s semifinal line-up complete

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Perfect Poles in charge in the Pool Play

Perfect Poles in charge in the Pool Play2016-07-29 15:02:00 | Swatch Major Series

Polish partnerships proving themselves the best

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Hopp Schwiiz!

Hopp Schwiiz! 2016-07-29 12:55:00 | Swatch Major Series

That’s how the Swiss roll!

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Norwegian new kids on the block silence Austria

Norwegian new kids on the block silence Austria 2016-07-29 11:34:00 | Swatch Major Series

Unreal performance from tournament’s youngest team!

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Girls Czech into the quarterfinals!

Girls Czech into the quarterfinals!2016-07-29 11:21:00 | Swatch Major Series

Last eight line-up taking shape in Klagenfurt

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Fab Friday at A1 Major Klagenfurt!

Fab Friday at A1 Major Klagenfurt!2016-07-29 08:50:00 | Swatch Major Series

What’s on the menu today on the shores of the Wörthersee?

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Classy top seeds strut their stuff in Klagenfurt

Classy top seeds strut their stuff in Klagenfurt2016-07-28 20:35:00 | Swatch Major Series

Latvians roar and Dutch dominate

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Austria hails newest beach volleyball stars

Austria hails newest beach volleyball stars2016-07-28 18:31:00 | Swatch Major Series

Talk of the Center Court on Thursday was all about one team…

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Olympic look to women’s last 16

Olympic look to women’s last 162016-07-28 17:32:00 | Swatch Major Series

All the stars set to clash for place in the quarterfinals

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Canadians in Klagenfurt can’t wait for Toronto

Canadians in Klagenfurt can’t wait for Toronto2016-07-28 14:55:00 | Swatch Major Series

Saxton/Schalk stake a claim for glory in Canada derby

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Austrian neighbors making a noise in Klagenfurt

Austrian neighbors making a noise in Klagenfurt 2016-07-28 13:25:00 | Swatch Major Series

German girls doing their thing

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Emotional Babsi says goodbye

Emotional Babsi says goodbye2016-07-28 10:31:00 | Swatch Major Series

Austrian star's final game in Klagenfurt ends in defeat

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The men chasing a dream living in a van

The men chasing a dream living in a van2016-07-28 09:44:00 | Swatch Major Series

We meet England’s only senior beach volleyball stars on the road in Klagenfurt

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Five matches to thrill you on Thursday

Five matches to thrill you on Thursday 2016-07-27 21:07:00 | Swatch Major Series

Our guide on what’s hot on day three of the A1 Major Klagenfurt

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Wicked Wednesday for Olympic women

Wicked Wednesday for Olympic women2016-07-27 20:59:00 | Swatch Major Series

Rio-bound girls not having it all their own way in the Pool Play

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This has never ever happened before!

This has never ever happened before!2016-07-27 18:14:00 | Swatch Major Series

Heavy rain helps make Klagenfurt Center Court history

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Men whizz their way into the main draw

Men whizz their way into the main draw2016-07-27 17:30:00 | Swatch Major Series

Americans on top in quick-fire final qualification round

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Meet the awesome American winning wildcards

Meet the awesome American winning wildcards2016-07-27 15:35:00 | Swatch Major Series

What a way to start your first Major!

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Wildcards thrash the favorites!

Wildcards thrash the favorites!2016-07-27 14:55:00 | Swatch Major Series

American youngsters beat top seeds Ludwig/Walkenhorst

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Never-say-die fight for Klagenfurt Major survival

Never-say-die fight for Klagenfurt Major survival 2016-07-27 12:15:00 | Swatch Major Series

Men’s qualification battles go to the wire

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Horst preparing for the mother of all tournaments

Horst preparing for the mother of all tournaments2016-07-27 11:26:00 | Swatch Major Series

Memories of Klagenfurt will last forever for Austrian

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Doppler looking for lady luck this week in Klagenfurt

Doppler looking for lady luck this week in Klagenfurt2016-07-27 10:45:00 | Swatch Major Series

Can the veteran of Klagenfurt finally land a medal on home sand?

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We’re all set for a wonderful Wednesday

We’re all set for a wonderful Wednesday2016-07-26 20:31:00 | Swatch Major Series

Jam-packed day on the shores of the Wörthersee

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A1 Major Klagenfurt day one – done!

A1 Major Klagenfurt day one – done!2016-07-26 18:19:00 | Swatch Major Series

Women’s qualification complete

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21 hours of Klagenfurt in the limelight

21 hours of Klagenfurt in the limelight 2016-07-26 17:02:00 | Swatch Major Series

Almost a full day of beach volleyball action broadcast live on television

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Doppler/Horst tickled pink!

Doppler/Horst tickled pink!2016-07-26 14:27:00 | Swatch Major Series

Home heroes hope to brighten up Klagenfurt

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Center Court crowd have something to shout about

Center Court crowd have something to shout about2016-07-26 13:45:00 | Swatch Major Series

Opening day’s entertainment pleases home beach fans

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Last time in Klagenfurt for Hansel

Last time in Klagenfurt for Hansel2016-07-26 13:15:00 | Swatch Major Series

Klagenfurt is special whether it’s your first or 14th tournament

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New kids on the block go for gold in Cyprus

New kids on the block go for gold in Cyprus2016-07-26 12:21:00 | Swatch Major Series

Next generation of beach volleyball stars aim for glory

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The wait is almost over!

The wait is almost over!2016-07-25 20:12:00 | Swatch Major Series

A1 Major Klagenfurt ready for beach fans invasion

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Country quota clash ends with upset

Country quota clash ends with upset2016-07-25 17:52:00 | Swatch Major Series

Bieneck/Groβner knockout Holtwick/Semmler

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Toronto timetable tied down

Toronto timetable tied down2016-07-25 15:41:00 | Swatch Major Series

Swatch Beach Volleyball FIVB World Tour Finals schedule confirmed

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Knowing your kills and kongs in Klagenfurt

Knowing your kills and kongs in Klagenfurt2016-07-25 13:00:00 | Swatch Major Series

Learn the beach volleyball lingo

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From Klagenfurt with love

From Klagenfurt with love2016-07-25 11:49:00 | Swatch Major Series

We’re ready for the greatest show on sand! Photocredit: ACTS

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Five reasons why you can’t take your eyes off Klagenfurt

Five reasons why you can’t take your eyes off Klagenfurt2016-07-22 12:23:00 | Swatch Major Series

Why the A1 Major Klagenfurt rocks the Wörthersee

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Do you have an eye for the perfect photo?

Do you have an eye for the perfect photo?2016-07-22 10:16:00 | Swatch Major Series

Take part in the A1 Major Klagenfurt photo contest and win incredible prizes

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The #MyBeachMoment at #KlagenfurtMajor Instagram Sweepstakes

The #MyBeachMoment at #KlagenfurtMajor Instagram Sweepstakes2016-07-21 19:08:00 | Swatch Major Series

Turn your Beach Moments into daily prizes

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It’s Canada’s time to shine

It’s Canada’s time to shine2016-07-21 18:31:00 | Swatch Major Series

There is no better time for Canadian success in beach volleyball

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All roads lead to Toronto!

All roads lead to Toronto!2016-07-21 16:30:00 | Swatch Major Series

Canada calling for Swatch Beach Volleyball FIVB World Tour Finals 2016

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Canada and beach volleyball – a match made in heaven

Canada and beach volleyball – a match made in heaven2016-07-21 16:29:00 | Swatch Major Series

Toronto reunited with FIVB World Tour party

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More Than Sports: Gunfight with a spoon

More Than Sports: Gunfight with a spoon2016-07-21 11:24:00 | Ninja Priesterjahn / Swatch Major Series

For the first time in history, Canada will have four beach volleyball teams at the Olympics. Sam Schachter booked his last-minute-ticket, but before departing, he has to overcome a mental conflict in Klagenfurt...

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Swatch World Tour Finals destination revealed on Thursday!

Swatch World Tour Finals destination revealed on Thursday!2016-07-20 10:34:00 | Swatch Major Series

Get ready to find out where we’re heading in September

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One week to A1 Major Klagenfurt!

One week to A1 Major Klagenfurt!2016-07-19 15:58:00 | Swatch Major Series

It’s not long now, people!

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Tuesday Talent: The legend Todd Rogers

Tuesday Talent: The legend Todd Rogers2016-07-19 12:06:00 | Swatch Major Series

Our tribute to one of the masters of the game

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Klagenfurt calling the world’s best

Klagenfurt calling the world’s best2016-07-18 17:18:00 | Swatch Major Series

League of nations de-camp to Carinthia

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Olympic line-up complete

Olympic line-up complete2016-07-18 11:08:00 | Swatch Major Series

Canadians seal final place in Rio

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Wings for Life brings you closer to the action!

Wings for Life brings you closer to the action!2016-07-14 14:50:00 | Swatch Major Series

Secure your seat right on the Center Court with our Wings for Life Charity Auction

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Gstats the way we liked it!

Gstats the way we liked it!2016-07-14 11:56:00 | Swatch Major Series

Last year’s Gstaad Major was the best ever!

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A1 Major Klagenfurt pointing to the five rings!

A1 Major Klagenfurt pointing to the five rings!2016-07-13 18:38:00 | Swatch Major Series

Press conference signaling the start of the A1 Major Klagenfurt in less than two weeks

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Top five tales from Gstaad

Top five tales from Gstaad2016-07-12 13:25:00 | Swatch Major Series

A little look-back at what made us smile in Switzerland last year

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Thank you, Gstaad!

Thank you, Gstaad!2016-07-11 16:11:00 | Swatch Major Series

We say goodbye to Gstaad for another year

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Pedro eyeing Olympic glory after Gstaad gold

Pedro eyeing Olympic glory after Gstaad gold2016-07-10 18:21:00 | Swatch Major Series

“If we can do it here, why not in Rio?” asks Pedro Solberg

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Americans blown away by Evandro

Americans blown away by Evandro2016-07-10 17:55:00 | Swatch Major Series

Silver medalists hail service supremacy

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Gstaad moves to the samba beat

Gstaad moves to the samba beat2016-07-10 17:12:00 | Swatch Major Series

Brazilians too hot for the Americans to handle

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Another cowbell will be ringing in Riga

Another cowbell will be ringing in Riga2016-07-10 15:03:00 | Swatch Major Seroes

Latvians lap up another medal

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Our best performance yet!

Our best performance yet!2016-07-10 12:36:00 | Swatch Major Series

Watch out USA – the Brazilians are coming

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Duo eye Major double

Duo eye Major double2016-07-10 11:23:00 | Swatch Major Series

Can Dalhausser and Lucena claim another Major gold?

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Last Olympic tickets up for grabs today!

Last Olympic tickets up for grabs today!2016-07-10 09:38:00 | Swatch Major Series

Final chance for Rio decided in Russia

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Brazilian boys keep medal hopes alive

Brazilian boys keep medal hopes alive2016-07-09 19:09:00 | Swatch Major Series

All to play for in the men's semifinals

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Different winning feeling for Talita

Different winning feeling for Talita2016-07-09 18:24:00 | Swatch Major Series

A year is a long time in beach volleyball for Brazilian star

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Brazilian golden girls win in Gstaad again

Brazilian golden girls win in Gstaad again2016-07-09 17:49:00 | Swatch Major Series

Larissa/Talita in sensational form in Switzerland

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Men move closer to Gstaad semis

Men move closer to Gstaad semis2016-07-09 15:23:00 | Swatch Major Series

Last four in touching distance

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Brazilian champions shocked by Brazil!

Brazilian champions shocked by Brazil!2016-07-09 14:05:00 | Swatch Major Series

No cowbell for last year’s champs

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Courageous Kerri aiming for Gstaad glory

Courageous Kerri aiming for Gstaad glory2016-07-09 13:35:00 | Swatch Major Series

Americans battle back to deny Germans stunning semifinal

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Swiss boys' quarterfinal quest

Swiss boys' quarterfinal quest2016-07-09 11:27:00 | Swatch Major Series

Bring on Brazil say local heroes

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Drawing of Olympic lots – who will face who?

Drawing of Olympic lots – who will face who?2016-07-09 10:07:00 | Swatch Major Series

Our guide to understanding how the draw will work

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Germans gear up for fifth semifinal on the spin

Germans gear up for fifth semifinal on the spin2016-07-08 20:07:00 | Swatch Major Series

Ludwig/Walkenhorst end underdogs run in Gstaad

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Olympic groups drawn in Gstaad on Saturday!

Olympic groups drawn in Gstaad on Saturday!2016-07-08 19:54:00 | Swatch Major Series

Pools for Copacabana decided in the mountains

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Perfect Pool Play for classy Canadians

Perfect Pool Play for classy Canadians2016-07-08 19:37:00 | Swatch Major Series

Sorting the men from the boys in Switzerland

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Gabathuler’s Gstaadium goodbye

Gabathuler’s Gstaadium goodbye2016-07-08 18:13:00 | Swatch Major Series

Defeat marks end of a distinguished career for Swiss star

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 The sole spot of Swiss success

The sole spot of Swiss success2016-07-08 17:16:00 | Swatch Major Series

Home side’s last remaining hope in Gstaad

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Poreč champions on fire in the Alps

Poreč champions on fire in the Alps2016-07-08 15:03:00 | Swatch Major Series

Qualifiers keep on winning

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The hills are alive…with the sound of beach volleyball

The hills are alive…with the sound of beach volleyball2016-07-08 12:05:00 | Swatch Major Series

Breaking news: Cow referees first-ever beach volleyball match

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National pride at stake in women’s last 16

National pride at stake in women’s last 162016-07-08 11:39:00 | Swatch Major Series

All-American and all-German matches highlight in Gstaad

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We’ll be back to win the cowbell!

We’ll be back to win the cowbell!2016-07-08 10:43:00 | Swatch Major Series

Swiss youngsters eye home tournament

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Get that Friday feeling in Gstaad

Get that Friday feeling in Gstaad2016-07-07 21:15:00 | Swatch Major Series

Big games and big names to warm-up for the weekend

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Main men aiming high in the Alps

Main men aiming high in the Alps2016-07-07 19:08:00 | Swatch Major Series

The cream rising to the top in Gstaad

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Age difference makes no difference

Age difference makes no difference2016-07-07 17:54:00 | Swatch Major Series

Finnish girls far from finished here in Gstaad

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Trade Village the place to be tonight

Trade Village the place to be tonight2016-07-07 12:13:00 | Swatch Major Series

More to the Gstaad Major than you think

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Samoilovs: I want another cowbell!

Samoilovs: I want another cowbell!2016-07-07 12:10:00 | Swatch Major Series

Latvian hero striving to hear iconic trophy ring again

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Lucky losers making the most of second chance

Lucky losers making the most of second chance2016-07-07 11:43:00 | Swatch Major Series

Americans begin Pool Play with victory

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Men begin their mountain adventure

Men begin their mountain adventure2016-07-07 09:25:00 | Swatch Major Series

Nine hours of action on a thrilling Thursday

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Swiss end the day smiling

Swiss end the day smiling2016-07-06 20:54:00 | Swatch Major Series

Happiness for the hosts…at last!

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Hellish draw not so bad for young Dutch duo

Hellish draw not so bad for young Dutch duo2016-07-06 19:56:00 | Swatch Major Series

Teenagers serving it up to the favorites in Gstaad

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Kerri Walsh Jennings: Gstaad injury in top five moments of my career

Kerri Walsh Jennings: Gstaad injury in top five moments of my career2016-07-06 17:22:00 | Swatch Major Series

A lot has changed in a year for Kerri Walsh Jennings since she was last in Gstaad

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Continental Cup reaches final Olympic climax

Continental Cup reaches final Olympic climax2016-07-06 16:12:00 | Swatch Major Series

Last chance saloon for Rio hopes

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Samba stars are staying in Gstaad

Samba stars are staying in Gstaad2016-07-06 15:00:00 | Swatch Major Series

Challenge set for lucky losers

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No Swiss roll so far

No Swiss roll so far2016-07-06 14:04:00 | Swatch Major Series

Things can only get better for the hosts

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Gstaad Major’s trust in Hawk-Eye

Gstaad Major’s trust in Hawk-Eye2016-07-06 12:38:00 | Swatch Major Series

Technology helping referees and players improve

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Five games to watch on Wednesday

Five games to watch on Wednesday2016-07-06 08:53:00 | Swatch Major Series

We pick the matches you can’t miss in Gstaad today

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In, out, shake it all about

In, out, shake it all about2016-07-05 19:10:00 | Swatch Major Series

Men’s competition off to a dramatic start

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 South Africans living the beach volleyball dream

South Africans living the beach volleyball dream2016-07-05 18:45:00 | Swatch Major Series

Life is made of small moments on the sand

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Women’s main draw throws up derby duels

Women’s main draw throws up derby duels2016-07-05 16:30:00 | Swatch Major Series

Brazil and American teams go head-to-head in Pool Play

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Poreč champions come through qualifying

Poreč champions come through qualifying 2016-07-05 15:20:00 | Swatch Major Series

German heroes will celebrate Croatian success…but first Gstaad

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Brazilians live to fight another day

Brazilians live to fight another day2016-07-05 13:32:00 | Swatch Major Series

Second chance for lucky losers

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Top five tales from…Poreč Major

Top five tales from…Poreč Major 2016-07-05 12:46:00 | Swatch Major Series

What were our favorite stories from our week on the sand in Croatia? Read on…

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Can you dig it?

Can you dig it?2016-07-05 12:00:00 | Swatch Major Series

More beach volleyball terms to get your head around

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Ready Gsteady go!

Ready Gsteady go!2016-07-05 09:35:00 | Swatch Major Series

We’ve landed in the Alps

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Hvala Poreč!

Hvala Poreč! 2016-07-04 09:30:00 | Swatch Major Series

All good things come to an end – we love you Poreč!

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Doppler/Horst back on track

Doppler/Horst back on track2016-07-03 20:32:00 | Swatch Major Series

Crowd favorites take heart from Poreč performance

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Turning the clock back on Gstaad

Turning the clock back on Gstaad2016-07-03 20:18:00 | Swatch Major Series

A look-back at last year’s Gstaad Major

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Bruno treasures Major moment

Bruno treasures Major moment2016-07-03 19:22:00 | Swatch Major Series

Boys from Brazil chuffed with Croatian crown

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Awesome Alison and Bruno win #PorecMajor gold

Awesome Alison and Bruno win #PorecMajor gold2016-07-03 18:19:00 | Swatch Major Series

Brazilians edge proud Austrians in fascinating final

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Quiet please! Brazil out to silence Austria

Quiet please! Brazil out to silence Austria2016-07-03 14:09:00 | Swatch Major Series

World champs need to focus in heady Poreč atmosphere

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Winning the hard way is more fun!

Winning the hard way is more fun!2016-07-03 12:39:00 | Swatch Major Series

Austrians battle back to reach first final in four years

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Can men provide one last twist?

Can men provide one last twist?2016-07-03 09:00:00 | Swatch Major Series

After a week of upsets, who knows what will happen on Sunday

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Germans girls' golden dream

Germans girls' golden dream2016-07-02 21:00:00 | Swatch Major Series

Laboureur/Sude left speechless with success

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The shocks just keep coming…

The shocks just keep coming…2016-07-02 20:00:00 | Swatch Major Series

Both American teams bite the dust

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Austria live to fight another day

Austria live to fight another day2016-07-02 19:30:00 | Swatch Major Series

Doppler/Horst seal incredible comeback to reach the semis

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Canadians sick of silver

Canadians sick of silver2016-07-02 18:48:00 | Swatch Major Series

Pavan and Bansley bridesmaids again

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History-making underdogs claim unbelievable gold!

History-making underdogs claim unbelievable gold!2016-07-02 17:45:00 | Swatch Major Series

Qualifiers come through eight games to strike it rich in Poreč

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Gr-eight entertainment as men qualify for quarters

Gr-eight entertainment as men qualify for quarters2016-07-02 15:05:00 | Swatch Major Series

Boys to fight for a semifinal place!

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Canadians taking care of business

Canadians taking care of business2016-07-02 12:41:00 | Swatch Major Series

Watch out Germany – Pavan/Bansley are better than ever

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Canadians deny German final party

Canadians deny German final party2016-07-02 11:48:00 | Swatch Major Series

Last year’s silver medals in the final again!

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Laboureur/Sude reroute for a flight to the final!

Laboureur/Sude reroute for a flight to the final!2016-07-02 11:11:00 | Swatch Major Series

German duo check into final

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German qualifiers create history to reach final

German qualifiers create history to reach final2016-07-02 10:40:00 | Swatch Major Series

Laboureur/Sude stun Borger/Büthe in opening game of Super Saturday

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Five matches you can’t miss on Super Saturday

Five matches you can’t miss on Super Saturday2016-07-01 22:19:00 | Swatch Major Series

Spectacular Saturday climax in Poreč Major

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Center Court the place to be on Saturday!

Center Court the place to be on Saturday!2016-07-01 21:20:00 | Swatch Major Series

Awe inspiring line-up on penultimate day in Poreč

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Dutch dig deep to keep dream alive

Dutch dig deep to keep dream alive2016-07-01 21:02:00 | Swatch Major Series

Never-say-die saves Netherlands hopes

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German glee as trio win semi spots

German glee as trio win semi spots2016-07-01 19:41:00 | Swatch Major Series

Germany on course for two medals in Poreč!

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Stat’s what men do

Stat’s what men do2016-07-01 17:55:00 | Swatch Major Series

Best blocker and server so far?

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Fight for the right for the second round

Fight for the right for the second round 2016-07-01 17:45:00 | Swatch Major Series

Men to battle in epic elimination round tonight

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Swiss dreams are made of these

Swiss dreams are made of these2016-07-01 15:25:00 | Swatch Major Series

Two teams at the Olympics...a Major on home sand…it’s a good time for the Swiss.

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Doppler/Horst on fire on Center Court

Doppler/Horst on fire on Center Court2016-07-01 14:06:00 | Swatch Major Series

Austrian heroes power past Dutch

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O Canada!

O Canada!2016-07-01 13:04:00 | Swatch Major Series

A day of celebration for Canadian Olympic hopes

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Major Bra-exit in Poreč

Major Bra-exit in Poreč2016-07-01 11:35:00 | Swatch Major Series

Brazilian stars head home as Europeans cause an upset

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No rest for the wicked

No rest for the wicked2016-07-01 10:03:00 | Swatch Major Series

Poreč now, Gstaad later…

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Five fixtures to get that Friday feeling

Five fixtures to get that Friday feeling2016-06-30 21:08:00 | Swatch Major Series

What a day in prospect at Poreč Major

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Thursday crowds pack Center Court

Thursday crowds pack Center Court2016-06-30 20:37:00 | Swatch Major Series

Austrians honored to receive fans’ backing

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Stars and stripes storm to success

Stars and stripes storm to success2016-06-30 19:43:00 | Swatch Major Series

Five wins from six for American heroes

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The women’s vital statistics!

The women’s vital statistics!2016-06-30 18:20:00 | Swatch Major Series

Our inner geek is back with these stats and facts

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Shock, shock, horror, horror!

Shock, shock, horror, horror!2016-06-30 16:04:00 | Swatch Major Series

Major upset in women’s Pool Play

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Emotional rollercoaster for Olympic hopefuls

Emotional rollercoaster for Olympic hopefuls2016-06-30 15:36:00 | Swatch Major Series

Austrians now focus on qualification after Poreč exit

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Men’s flawless start to the morning

Men’s flawless start to the morning 2016-06-30 13:23:00 | Swatch Major Series

World’s best take charge in Poreč Pool Play

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Germans gearing up for four-in-a-row

Germans gearing up for four-in-a-row2016-06-30 12:06:00 | Swatch Major Series

smart Major Hamburg winners eyeing second successive Major title

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Five mustn’t miss matches on Thursday

Five mustn’t miss matches on Thursday2016-06-29 22:09:00 | Swatch Major Series

Men get ready to flex their muscles on opening day of pool play

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Olympic contenders’ bad day at the office

Olympic contenders’ bad day at the office2016-06-29 21:57:00 | Swatch Major Series

Shock results and seamless wins on opening day of pool play

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Home favorites’ delight at debut despite defeats!

Home favorites’ delight at debut despite defeats!2016-06-29 20:30:00 | Swatch Major Series

Croatian sensations cause a stir on Center Court

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How does it feel to knock out your hero?

How does it feel to knock out your hero?2016-06-29 19:50:00 | Swatch Major Series

Just ask the Austrians after they complete their qualification quest

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Aussies feel the heat, beaten by the Greeks!

Aussies feel the heat, beaten by the Greeks!2016-06-29 16:54:00 | Swatch Major Series

Twists and turns a plenty in the opening pool play matches

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Gstaad is right on time for Swiss girls

Gstaad is right on time for Swiss girls2016-06-29 16:31:00 | Swatch Major Series

Switzerland’s Olympic hopes are gearing up for their home tournament

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Five matches to catch on Wednesday

Five matches to catch on Wednesday2016-06-29 10:49:00 | Swatch Major Series

Our guide to the must-see matches at Poreč Major today

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German girls gunning for Poreč improvement

German girls gunning for Poreč improvement2016-06-29 10:00:00 | Swatch Major Series

Olympic-bound duo aiming for semifinals by the sea

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Croatian rookies face World Champs in main draw

Croatian rookies face World Champs in main draw2016-06-28 21:31:00 | Swatch Major Series

Find out who’s playing who in the women's pool play at Poreč Major

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German girls’ green light to Main Draw

German girls’ green light to Main Draw2016-06-28 20:45:00 | Swatch Major Series

Women battle through qualification

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Vikings dominate in men’s qualification on day one

Vikings dominate in men’s qualification on day one2016-06-28 20:29:00 | Swatch Major Series

Men do battle on first day of Poreč Major

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Ghanaians inspiring beach volleyball hope in Africa

Ghanaians inspiring beach volleyball hope in Africa2016-06-28 19:14:00 | Swatch Major Series

We talk to African men’s only entrants at the Poreč Major

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Poreč Major can be monumental success

Poreč Major can be monumental success2016-06-28 13:00:00 | Swatch Major Series

Best players in the world make Poreč Major stand out from the crowd

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One week until we get this party Gstaarted!

One week until we get this party Gstaarted!2016-06-28 10:27:00 | Swatch Major Series

Countdown now on for our trip to the Alps

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Poreč! Let’s get this party started!

Poreč! Let’s get this party started!2016-06-27 20:39:00 | Swatch Major Series

Bring on the beach volleyball!

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Rio roll call!

Rio roll call!2016-06-27 13:59:00 | Swatch Major Series

Gr-eight news for latest Olympic qualifiers

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Know your bumps from your blocks at Poreč Major

Know your bumps from your blocks at Poreč Major2016-06-27 10:49:00 | Swatch Major Series

Beach terminology ahead of Poreč Major explained

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Austria jump for Olympic joy

Austria jump for Olympic joy2016-06-27 09:59:00 | Swatch Major Series

European Continental Cup success for Austrian men

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Croatia’s calling, Poreč says hi!

Croatia’s calling, Poreč says hi! 2016-06-27 09:10:00 | Swatch Major Series

Second Major Series stop oh so close to kick-off

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Borger and Büthe’s schnick schnack schnuck spectacular!

Borger and Büthe’s schnick schnack schnuck spectacular!2016-06-26 18:45:00 | Swatch Major Series

First victory of Poreč Major…

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Turning back the clock on Poreč

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We remember the fun we had last year…

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Poreč Major Elements Raffle

Poreč Major Elements Raffle2016-06-25 15:14:00 | Swatch Major Series

Your chance to not only experience sand and sun, but sea and sky too! Win a helicopter flight with Felix Baumgartner or a yacht cruise

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It's a numbers game!

It's a numbers game!2016-06-25 11:53:00 | Swatch Major Series

Delving into the digits of the Poreč Major

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Shocks aplenty in Continental Cup

Shocks aplenty in Continental Cup2016-06-24 15:27:00 | Swatch Major Series

French and German hopes go up in smoke in Stavanger

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Can Brazil be stopped in Gstaad?

Can Brazil be stopped in Gstaad?2016-06-24 12:43:00 | Swatch Major Series

Swiss ready to unlock their potential on home sand

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Beach shift for indoor Croatian star

Beach shift for indoor Croatian star2016-06-24 11:51:00 | Swatch Major Series

We talked to Croatia’s Samanta Fabris ahead of her Majors debut

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Plan your perfect Poreč Major

Plan your perfect Poreč Major2016-06-23 14:17:00 | Swatch Major Series

Follow us every step of the way at our second Major of the summer

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Go back to school with our Croatian class!

Go back to school with our Croatian class!2016-06-22 14:13:00 | Swatch Major Series

Brush up on your beach terms and impress the locals in Poreč

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Glitz, glamour, mountains and mooing in Gstaad

Glitz, glamour, mountains and mooing in Gstaad2016-06-21 16:33:00 | Swatch Major Series

It’s the Major in the mountains that has it all!

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World’s best primed for Poreč Major

World’s best primed for Poreč Major2016-06-21 13:59:00 | Swatch Major Series

Who’s playing in Poreč? Read on!

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One week to Poreč!

One week to Poreč!2016-06-21 10:58:00 | Swatch Major Series

Counting down the days until Croatia

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Tuesday Talent – Nobody’s laughing at the Lion King

Tuesday Talent – Nobody’s laughing at the Lion King2016-06-21 10:19:00 | Swatch Major Series

Aleksandrs Samoilovs’ aim to accomplish Olympic vision

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Home crowd can lift Croatians in Poreč

Home crowd can lift Croatians in Poreč2016-06-20 17:10:00 | Swatch Major Series

Leading men can’t wait for Poreč Major

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Four-midable Latvians stop the Samba beat

Four-midable Latvians stop the Samba beat2016-06-20 14:00:00 | Swatch Major Series

Brazilian teams have no answer to Samoilovs and Smedins

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Threesy does it for Laura and Kira in Poland

Threesy does it for Laura and Kira in Poland2016-06-20 13:10:00 | Swatch Major Series

Ludwig and Walkenhorst eye four-in-a-row in Poreč

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Five reasons to pack your bags for Poreč

Five reasons to pack your bags for Poreč 2016-06-17 15:20:00 | Swatch Major Series

Drop everything. Read this. Go to Poreč.

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Tasty tussles set-up crucial Continental Cup

Tasty tussles set-up crucial Continental Cup2016-06-17 14:58:00 | Swatch Major Series

European hopes for Rio take center stage

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Croatians can’t wait for Poreč!

Croatians can’t wait for Poreč! 2016-06-17 13:46:00 | Swatch Major Series

It’s not long until we pitch up in Poreč again!

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Stat’s what happened in Hamburg – Part 2

Stat’s what happened in Hamburg – Part 22016-06-17 13:42:00 | Swatch Major Series

More mind-bending stats and facts in the wake of our first Major of the summer

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Your last chance!

Your last chance!2016-06-17 11:07:00 | Swatch Major Series

Become a Fan Ambassador at the #PorecMajor from 28 June – 3 July

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Stats the way we like it Hamburg – Part 1

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All the stats and facts you need to know from the smart Major Hamburg

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Olympic hopes became reality in Hamburg

Olympic hopes became reality in Hamburg2016-06-14 17:16:00 | Swatch Major Series

Not long now until Olympic line-up is complete

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Preparation for the Poreč party

Preparation for the Poreč party 2016-06-14 16:51:00 | Swatch Major Series

Croatia’s biggest sporting event is almost ready

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Open your eyes for Olsztyn Grand Slam

Open your eyes for Olsztyn Grand Slam 2016-06-14 12:53:00 | Swatch Major Series

Beach volleyball action picks up the pace in Poland

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Gstaadium gstaarts to take shape

Gstaadium gstaarts to take shape2016-06-14 11:42:00 | Swatch Major Series

Alpine retreat’s transformation in full swing

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Our top five Hamburg highlights

Our top five Hamburg highlights2016-06-13 17:52:00 | Swatch Major Series

What was our best moment from the smart Major Hamburg? Read on!

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Dankeschön, Hamburg!

Dankeschön, Hamburg!2016-06-12 21:15:00 | Swatch Major Series

What a week it’s been at the Rothenbaum

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Americans salute set point savior

Americans salute set point savior2016-06-12 20:00:00 | Swatch Major Series

smart Major Hamburg winners reflect on amazing victory

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Dalhausser and Lucena reign the Rothenbaum

Dalhausser and Lucena reign the Rothenbaum2016-06-12 18:30:00 | Swatch Major Series

Americans defeat the Dutch in fantastic finale

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Russian revolution denies Brazil bronze!

Russian revolution denies Brazil bronze!2016-06-12 17:15:00 | Swatch Major Series

Brazil’s men leave without a medal

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smart Major Hamburg hailed a huge hit!

smart Major Hamburg hailed a huge hit!2016-06-12 16:22:00 | Swatch Major Series

A lot of love for first-ever #HamburgMajor

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Americans breeze past reigning World Champs

Americans breeze past reigning World Champs2016-06-12 14:15:00 | Swatch Major Series

There’ll be no gold in Germany for Brazil

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Dominant Dutch down rusty Russians

Dominant Dutch down rusty Russians2016-06-12 13:15:00 | Swatch Major Series

Holland revel in beach volleyball glory

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High point in Hamburg for home hero

High point in Hamburg for home hero 2016-06-12 10:45:00 | Swatch Major Series

A Major moment for Laura Ludwig

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Make some noise! It’s men’s finals day

Make some noise! It’s men’s finals day2016-06-12 09:30:00 | Swatch Major Series

Final four men to battle it out for medals

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No gold but silver and bronze for Brazil

No gold but silver and bronze for Brazil2016-06-11 20:00:00 | Swatch Major Series

Samba girls take second and third in Hamburg

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Just a perfect day

Just a perfect day2016-06-11 19:30:00 | Swatch Major Series

Indescribable week for Hamburg heroes ends with Gold

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Ludwig and Walkenhorst grab incredible gold!

Ludwig and Walkenhorst grab incredible gold!2016-06-11 19:00:00 | Swatch Major Series

Home favorites do the business in breathtaking final!

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Men power their way to semifinals

Men power their way to semifinals2016-06-11 16:45:00 | Swatch Major Series

Last four set for Sunday

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Brazilians will kill for gold in women’s final!

Brazilians will kill for gold in women’s final!2016-06-11 14:45:00 | Swatch Major Series

Agatha and Barbara’s message for Walkenhorst and Ludwig

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Germans feel the love of the crowd to reach final

Germans feel the love of the crowd to reach final2016-06-11 13:30:00 | Swatch Major Series

Awesome semifinal goes the way of the home favorites

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Lucena’s love for Center Court

Lucena’s love for Center Court2016-06-11 12:15:00 | Swatch Major Series

American delight at reaching Rothenbaum last four

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Who can dig it on Super Saturday?

Who can dig it on Super Saturday?2016-06-11 10:00:00 | Swatch Major Series

Women eyeing medals while men strive for semis

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Hamburg heroes beat off Brazil!

Hamburg heroes beat off Brazil!2016-06-10 20:44:00 | Swatch Major Series

German dream still on in Hamburg

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Rollercoaster day for Böckermann ends in injury

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Knock on the knee knocks out German glee

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Stars and stripes shootout on Saturday

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Hold onto your hats for an all-American quarterfinal

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Allergic reaction to Rio satisfaction

Allergic reaction to Rio satisfaction 2016-06-10 17:26:00 | Swatch Major Series

Lombardo laughs in face of illness as Mexico make Olympics

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Can anyone stop the Brazilians’ road to the semis?

Can anyone stop the Brazilians’ road to the semis?2016-06-10 16:24:00 | Swatch Major Series

Three Samba girls through…but only one German women’s team remains

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The Germans seal Olympic place on German sand!

The Germans seal Olympic place on German sand! 2016-06-10 15:13:00 | Swatch Major Series

Perfect day for Flüggen and Böckermann

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All the French want is some company!

All the French want is some company!2016-06-10 13:59:00 | Swatch Major Series

Medal dream for Krou and Rowlandson but they don’t want to be alone

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No I in team for American stars

No I in team for American stars2016-06-10 12:02:00 | Swatch Major Series

Teamwork key for Kerri and April

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German teams out to destroy each other’s Olympic dreams

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So much to play for in fascinating Deutsch Derby

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Five first round matches to get the blood pumping

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Your daily dose of the must-see matches

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German girls on Hamburg hot streak

German girls on Hamburg hot streak2016-06-09 20:00:00 | Swatch Major Series

Evening all – another day bites the dust!

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Dutch delight on a sunny afternoon

Dutch delight on a sunny afternoon2016-06-09 18:46:00 | Swatch Major Series

What’s going on in Hamburg? All of this…!

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Austrian duo do the math

Austrian duo do the math2016-06-09 17:56:00 | Swatch Major Series

Doppler/Horst secure place in knockout round after comeback win

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V is for victory, and Vanuatu!

V is for victory, and Vanuatu! 2016-06-09 16:12:00 | Swatch Major Series

Meet the two heroes from the beach volleyball’s smallest nation

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Brazilian boys boss the morning play

Brazilian boys boss the morning play2016-06-09 14:18:00 | Swatch Major Series

South Americans on top in the Hamburg sun

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The key is tea

The key is tea2016-06-09 12:24:00 | Swatch Major Series

Peace and quiet and a cuppa the perfect preparation

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Five games you can’t afford to miss on Thursday

Five games you can’t afford to miss on Thursday 2016-06-09 10:00:00 | Swatch Major Series

Side courts anything but sideshows!

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Center Court’s the place to be!

Center Court’s the place to be!2016-06-09 09:00:00 | Swatch Major Series

Five fabulous hours in store inside the Rothenbaum

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German girls having a pool party!

German girls having a pool party!2016-06-08 20:16:00 | Swatch Major Series

Home favorites’ have a happy Wednesday in Hamburg

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Samba stars bring the heat to Hamburg

Samba stars bring the heat to Hamburg2016-06-08 20:00:00 | Swatch Major Series

Brazilians on top on day one of the Pool Play

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The calm before the storm on Center Court

The calm before the storm on Center Court2016-06-08 19:23:00 | Swatch Major Series

Main arena set for Thursday’s play in Hamburg

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Happy birthday…not!

Happy birthday…not!2016-06-08 17:48:00 | Swatch Major Series

In-form Italians have cause to celebrate – even if it’s not their birthday!

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Pressure, what pressure?

Pressure, what pressure?2016-06-08 16:53:00 | Swatch Major Series

Clemens Doppler is playing it cool in Hamburg after opening victory

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Favorites beat the underdogs…just!

Favorites beat the underdogs…just!2016-06-08 15:00:00 | Swatch Major Series

Norwegian qualifiers test Brazil’s best

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Kiwis take one-way ticket to Europe

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Sonny Hirini and Griffin Muller want to do the Haka at their first ever Klagenfurt Major

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Morning update: 60 minutes of madness!

Morning update: 60 minutes of madness!2016-06-08 12:00:00 | Swatch Major Series

Early epic battle the morning highlight in Hamburg

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Dress like a pro!

Dress like a pro!2016-06-08 11:27:00 | Swatch Major Series

The official Beach Majors store is open for business

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Five must-see matches on Wednesday

Five must-see matches on Wednesday2016-06-08 09:00:00 | Swatch Major Series

Our guide to the games you can’t afford to miss today

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Main draw starts today!

Main draw starts today!2016-06-08 08:00:00 | Swatch Major Series

Want to know who’s playing who in the Pool Play? Read on…

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Whirlwind first day for happy Hamburg boys

Whirlwind first day for happy Hamburg boys2016-06-07 20:03:00 | Swatch Major Series

Rollercoaster day of qualification for German duo

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Hamburg day one: Done and dusted!

Hamburg day one: Done and dusted!2016-06-07 19:24:00 | Swatch Major Series

Our first day in Hamburg flew by…and not without drama!

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Super second year planned for Poreč!

Super second year planned for Poreč! 2016-06-07 18:33:00 | Swatch Major Series

The countdown to Croatia is on!

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Brazilian stars silence German crowds

Brazilian stars silence German crowds2016-06-07 16:32:00 | Swatch Major Series

Home fans can’t prevent Brazil’s girls from progress

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Home fans lap up underdogs victory

Home fans lap up underdogs victory2016-06-07 14:07:00 | Swatch Major Series

German outsiders pull the crowds on opening day

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Wakey, wakey rise and shine – Hamburg Major’s started!

Wakey, wakey rise and shine – Hamburg Major’s started!2016-06-07 10:30:00 | Swatch Major Series

A fantastic first hour at the Rothenbaum

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Where in the world?

Where in the world?2016-06-07 10:15:00 | Swatch Major Series

Ever wondered where our beach volleyball stars hail from?

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Olympic qualification: Who needs what in Hamburg

Olympic qualification: Who needs what in Hamburg2016-06-06 19:37:00 | Swatch Major Series

Double-edged drama in Major Series opener

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Hi everybody, I’m Marnin!

Hi everybody, I’m Marnin!2016-06-06 10:57:00 | Marnin, Swatch Major Series

Our very own mascot for this summer would like to introduce himself…

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Hello from Hamburg!

Hello from Hamburg!2016-06-06 09:00:00 | Swatch Major Series

Greetings from Germany, the smart Major Hamburg is almost upon us

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Italians fly the flag in Euro final

Italians fly the flag in Euro final2016-06-06 07:50:00 | Swatch Major Series

Lupo and Nicolai earn gold in thrilling final

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Germans warm-up for Hamburg in style

Germans warm-up for Hamburg in style2016-06-06 07:45:00 | Swatch Major Series

Gold and bronze in Biel for German girls

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Olympic hopes hang in the balance in Hamburg

Olympic hopes hang in the balance in Hamburg2016-06-03 13:07:00 | Swatch Major Series

German girls’ Rio dreams go down to the wire next week

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smart Major Hamburg in numbers

smart Major Hamburg in numbers2016-06-03 12:59:00 | Swatch Major Series

We delve into the digits behind the first Major of 2016

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Five more reasons to join us in Germany next week!

Five more reasons to join us in Germany next week!2016-06-03 10:50:00 | Swatch Major Series

It’s our mission to get you inside the Rothenbaum!

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The beach is brought to Hamburg!

The beach is brought to Hamburg!2016-06-02 17:04:00 | Swatch Major Series

Rothenbaum receives a very special order ahead of Majors opener

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Olympic beach volleyball qualification for Dummies

Olympic beach volleyball qualification for Dummies2016-06-02 11:42:00 | Swatch Major Series

Your all-you-need-to-know guide to beach volleyball Olympic qualification

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European elite do battle in Biel

European elite do battle in Biel2016-06-01 16:42:00 | Swatch Major Series

Olympic qualification picture could become clearer in Switzerland

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Julius Brink: My affection for two special Italians

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Deep respect for Adrian Carambula and Alex Ranghieri

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Five reasons why you should head to Hamburg

Five reasons why you should head to Hamburg2016-06-01 11:43:00 | Swatch Major Series

Pack your bags and join us in Germany next week!

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The Croatian sensations eyeing success in Poreč

The Croatian sensations eyeing success in Poreč 2016-05-31 14:22:00 | Swatch Major Series

Croatian stars pining for Poreč success

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One week to Hamburg!

One week to Hamburg!2016-05-30 13:25:00 | Swatch Major Series

Counting down the days to our first Major of the summer

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More medal joy for April and Kerri

More medal joy for April and Kerri2016-05-30 11:58:00 | Swatch Major Series

Another week, another medal for in-form Americans!

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Dutch delight in Moscow!

Dutch delight in Moscow!2016-05-30 11:54:00 | Swatch Major Series

Nummerdor and Varenhorst hit top form to overcome World Champs

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Have you got that Friday feeling?

Have you got that Friday feeling?2016-05-27 10:51:00 | Swatch Major Series

Grinding for gold gets under way in Moscow Grand Slam

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Main draw action gets under way in Moscow on Wednesday

Main draw action gets under way in Moscow on Wednesday2016-05-25 11:40:00 | Swatch Major Series

Main draw action gets under way in Moscow on Wednesday

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Wicked Wednesday Video: Walsh Jennings and Ross on camera!

Wicked Wednesday Video: Walsh Jennings and Ross on camera!2016-05-25 09:31:00 | Swatch Major Series

Watch our latest video courtesy of our official YouTube channel!

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Julius Brink on the difference between German men and women

Julius Brink on the difference between German men and women2016-05-24 19:13:00 | Julius Brink

Four German teams fight for two tickets to the Olympics

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Second slam of the season kicks off in Moscow

Second slam of the season kicks off in Moscow2016-05-24 16:02:00 | Swatch Major Series

World’s best jet into Russia for the grandest of Grand Slams

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Shiver me timbers in Gstaad!

Shiver me timbers in Gstaad!2016-05-23 11:49:00 | Swatch Major Series

Bring your skis! There’s snow in Gstaad

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New kids on the block win first gold

New kids on the block win first gold 2016-05-23 11:43:00 | Swatch Major Series

Brilliant Brazilians beat them all

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Walsh Jennings and Ross take Cincinnati gold…again!

Walsh Jennings and Ross take Cincinnati gold…again!2016-05-23 11:39:00 | Swatch Major Series

American favorites fight back to win third gold of the season

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American dream lives on in Cincinnati

American dream lives on in Cincinnati 2016-05-20 13:05:00 | Swatch Major Series

12 host teams in contention for medals on home sand in Cincinnati

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More than sports – Me and my sheep

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Alexander Brouwer always has a special guest in his bag

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Swatch Major Series founder inaugurated into Austrian Hall of Fame

Swatch Major Series founder inaugurated into Austrian Hall of Fame2016-05-20 12:49:00 | Swatch Major Series

Hannes Jagerhofer once again awarded for his exceptional event organization

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World’s best in line to enter smart Major Hamburg!

World’s best in line to enter smart Major Hamburg!2016-05-20 12:40:00 | Swatch Major Series

Amazing main draw reveal for opening Major Series of the summer

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Copacabana’s Olympic makeover begins!

Copacabana’s Olympic makeover begins!2016-05-20 08:30:00 | Swatch Major Series

World famous beach undergoes its transformation

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smart Hamburg Major schedule set

smart Hamburg Major schedule set 2016-05-19 15:47:00 | Swatch Major Series

A run-down of the important dates at our first Major of the summer

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Golden boys carry Olympic torch

Golden boys carry Olympic torch2016-05-18 15:15:00 | Swatch Major Series

Brazilian heroes’ Olympic honor

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Can the US be stopped in Cincinnati?

Can the US be stopped in Cincinnati?2016-05-18 13:38:00 | Swatch Major Series

Americans eyeing domination on home soil before Rio

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Media accreditation open for Hamburg!

Media accreditation open for Hamburg!2016-05-17 18:03:00 | Swatch Major Series

Reporters, photographers and presenters lend us your ears!

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Brazilian starlets strike gold in Lucerne

Brazilian starlets strike gold in Lucerne2016-05-17 16:49:00 | Swatch Major Series

Brazil reign supreme in Under-21 World Championships

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Tuesday Talent: Like mother like son

Tuesday Talent: Like mother like son 2016-05-17 12:51:00 | Swatch Major Series

Brazilian star keeping it in the family

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Meet the young Englishmen on a mission

Meet the young Englishmen on a mission 2016-05-13 12:58:00 | Swatch Major Series

The English starlets laying a foundation for the future

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Turkish delight for top seeds

Turkish delight for top seeds2016-05-12 16:55:00 | Swatch Major Series

Antalya Open action enters pivotal pool stage

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Romanian youngsters go down in history

Romanian youngsters go down in history2016-05-12 13:31:00 | Swatch Major Series

Teenage girls become first Romanian women to reach FIVB tournament

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Move over Novak! – Serbian stars eyeing beach glory

Move over Novak! – Serbian stars eyeing beach glory2016-05-12 08:47:00 | Swatch Major Series

Meet the quartet making a name for themselves in beach volleyball

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Introducing our Weekly Wicked Wednesday video!

Introducing our Weekly Wicked Wednesday video!2016-05-11 15:24:00 | Swatch Major Series

Nothing stops Kerri Walsh Jennings – not even a dislocated shoulder…

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Young stars eye gold in Lucerne

Young stars eye gold in Lucerne2016-05-11 12:40:00 | Swatch Major Series

The future of beach volleyball is in their hands!

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Snow joke as Russia enters the record books

Snow joke as Russia enters the record books2016-05-10 16:58:00 | Swatch Major Series

Sand is swapped for snow in Sochi

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Tour turns to Turkey

Tour turns to Turkey2016-05-10 15:21:00 | Swatch Major Series

All aboard for the Antalya Open

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That’s how the Swiss roll in Sochi

That’s how the Swiss roll in Sochi2016-05-09 14:05:00 | Swatch Major Series

In-form Spaniards put to the sword by Swiss pair

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Klagenfurt calling! Volunteers wanted!

Klagenfurt calling! Volunteers wanted!2016-05-09 13:23:00 | Swatch Major Series

Your chance to be part of Austria’s biggest event of the summer

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Birthday gold for Lupo in Sochi

Birthday gold for Lupo in Sochi2016-05-09 11:55:00 | Swatch Major Series

Italians prevent home win for Russia

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Happiness happening: Hamburg on the map

Happiness happening: Hamburg on the map2016-05-04 16:45:00 | Swatch Major Series

German joy as Hamburg joins the Swatch Major Series family

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More than sports- the next generation

More than sports- the next generation2016-05-04 13:40:00 | Ninja Priesterjahn / Swatch Major Series

World Tour alumni are helping to develop the structures in beach volleyball

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Ukrainians upset Poles in Sochi shock

Ukrainians upset Poles in Sochi shock2016-05-04 12:14:00 | Swatch Major Series

Russia ready for Sochi pool stage drama

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Hamburg is where the heart is

Hamburg is where the heart is2016-05-03 15:00:00 | Swatch Major Series

The German stars going for glory on home sand

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Swatch Majors heads for Hamburg!

Swatch Majors heads for Hamburg!2016-05-03 13:10:00 | Swatch Major Series

Hamburg joins the Swatch Major Series household!

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Saddle up for a showdown in Sochi

Saddle up for a showdown in Sochi2016-05-03 08:43:00 | Swatch Major Series

Who’s who of beach volleyball head to Russia

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Fantastic four for Brazil in Fortaleza

Fantastic four for Brazil in Fortaleza2016-05-02 14:34:00 | Swatch Major Series

Golden weekend for hosts on home sand

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Always good news for you

Always good news for you2016-05-02 11:11:00 | Swatch Major Series

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Favourites fall as underdogs up the ante!

Favourites fall as underdogs up the ante!2016-04-28 17:06:00 | Swatch Major Series

Up and down day for Brazil in Fortaleza

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Beach volleyball changed my life

Beach volleyball changed my life2016-04-28 15:48:00 | Swatch Major Series

Our tribute to Marcio Arango

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More than sports - The bright light within the World Tour

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Athletes darling Tim Simmons turns 69, but leaving the World Tour is out of the question

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Good things come in threes for Herrera

Good things come in threes for Herrera 2016-04-27 11:30:00 | Swatch Major Series

Gold check, bronze check, new born … check!

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Tuesday Talent: Gold-hunting Gonçalves

Tuesday Talent: Gold-hunting Gonçalves2016-04-26 16:58:00 | Swatch Major Series

Big serving and big smiling Brazilian in the spotlight

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100 days to Rio…but first it’s Fortaleza!

100 days to Rio…but first it’s Fortaleza! 2016-04-25 13:20:00 | Swatch Major Series

Olympic hopes hang in the balance in Brazil

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Star-spangled sing-a-long in Fuzhou

Star-spangled sing-a-long in Fuzhou2016-04-25 10:10:00 | Swatch Major Series

American gold rush in China

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Kerri is better than all the rest!

Kerri is better than all the rest!2016-04-22 11:00:00 | Swatch Major Series

American superstar writes her name further into the record books

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Seventh heaven for top seeds

Seventh heaven for top seeds 2016-04-21 17:31:00 | Swatch Major Series

Straight-forward success for top dogs in China

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Nothing is too hot to handle for beach volleyball stars!

Nothing is too hot to handle for beach volleyball stars!2016-04-21 17:27:00 | Swatch Major Series

The Olympic torch is lit ahead of Rio 2016

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Volunteers wanted! Be a part of it in Poreč!

Volunteers wanted! Be a part of it in Poreč! 2016-04-21 11:11:00 | Swatch Major Series

Your chance to rub shoulders with the stars

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Canadians begin defense of title in China

Canadians begin defense of title in China2016-04-20 17:49:00 | Swatch Major Series

Blink and you’ll miss it! Pools drawn for women at Fuzhou Open

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Meet the Vanuatu duo taking on the world

Meet the Vanuatu duo taking on the world2016-04-20 17:44:00 | Swatch Major Series

South Pacific islanders aiming for Copacabana dream

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Favorites show no mercy in Fuzhou pool stage

Favorites show no mercy in Fuzhou pool stage2016-04-20 12:00:00 | Swatch Major Series

Top five seeds place one foot in second round

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Stats the way they do it in Fuzhou

Stats the way they do it in Fuzhou2016-04-20 10:16:00 | Swatch Major Series

As if your day couldn’t get any better we’ve got these facts for you!

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Smiling is the secret to success!

Smiling is the secret to success!2016-04-20 10:05:00 | Swatch Major Series

It’s tough going on tour but having fun helps!

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No place for last week’s underdogs in Fuzhou pool stage

No place for last week’s underdogs in Fuzhou pool stage2016-04-19 16:42:00 | Swatch Major Series

Polish young stars among those to fall at final qualifying hurdle in China

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More than sports – Helpers behind the sidelines

More than sports – Helpers behind the sidelines2016-04-19 13:01:00 | Ninja Priesterjahn/Swatch Major Series

While the World Tour athletes are fighting on the court thinking points and prize money, the people around them have to face different challenges.

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Tuesday’s talent: Chinese hero going for gold at home

Tuesday’s talent: Chinese hero going for gold at home2016-04-19 12:53:00 | Swatch Major Series

We pay tribute to Chinese superstar Xue Chen

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It’s all go again in China this week

It’s all go again in China this week2016-04-19 10:22:00 | Swatch Major Series

No rest for the wicked as world tour heads to Fuzhou

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Austrian outsiders talk of the town in Xiamen

Austrian outsiders talk of the town in Xiamen2016-04-18 17:48:00 | Swatch Major Series

Unfancied Stefanie Schwaiger and Barbara Hansel seal silver in China

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Comeback kings claim gold in China!

Comeback kings claim gold in China!2016-04-18 14:20:00 | Swatch Major Series

Spanish duo storm back and top podium at Xiamen Open

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Sweet Swiss success in Xiamen

Sweet Swiss success in Xiamen2016-04-18 10:20:00 | Swatch Major Series

Isabelle Forrer and Anouk Vergé-Depré waste no time in China

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Xiamen Open reaches exciting climax

Xiamen Open reaches exciting climax2016-04-15 14:28:00 | Swatch Major Series

Men’s final four decided in China

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Rollercoaster week at Xiamen Open continues

Rollercoaster week at Xiamen Open continues2016-04-15 14:25:00 | Swatch Major Series

American third seeds wave goodbye to knockout stage

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What lengths would your go for you partner?

What lengths would your go for you partner?2016-04-15 14:22:00 | Swatch Major Series

One half of Canadian duo is desperate to help team-mate reach Rio

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From Xiamen with love!

From Xiamen with love!2016-04-14 16:38:00 | Swatch Major Series

Get to know more about the city and tournament in China this week

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Meet the Polish underdogs causing shocks in China

Meet the Polish underdogs causing shocks in China2016-04-14 16:35:00 | Swatch Major Series

Bryl and Kujawiak making a mockery of their 27th-seed status!

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Time for top seeds to step up a gear at the Xiamen Open

Time for top seeds to step up a gear at the Xiamen Open2016-04-14 16:30:00 | Swatch Major Series

women are pool playing their way to the top

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Gimme five! Top seeds storm through to second round in China

Gimme five! Top seeds storm through to second round in China2016-04-14 16:24:00 | Swatch Major Series

Canadian pair in imperious form as Xiamen Open knockout stage begins

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Americans going for gold…again!

Americans going for gold…again!2016-04-13 18:16:00 | Swatch Major Series

Walsh Jennings and Ross eye more success in Xiamen

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Grrrrrr-eight news in China

Grrrrrr-eight news in China2016-04-13 16:05:00 | Swatch Major Series

Xiamen qualifiers battle the elements to reach the pool stage

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Wild weather hits Xiamen open

Wild weather hits Xiamen open2016-04-13 11:45:00 | Swatch Major Series

Forget the sun it’s stormy in China!

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Xiamen Open: Can the Latvians go one better this year?

Xiamen Open: Can the Latvians go one better this year?2016-04-13 08:00:00 | Swatch Majors Series

Excitement begins in China as men’s pools announced

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Stress-free progress for three pairs in China

Stress-free progress for three pairs in China2016-04-12 17:00:00 | Swatch Major Series

Qualification complete as favorites advance to Xiamen Open main draw

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Misty is back!

Misty is back!2016-04-12 16:49:00 | Swatch Major Series

Guess who’s back on the sand this weekend…

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Fantastic fortnight in China kicks-off this week!

Fantastic fortnight in China kicks-off this week!2016-04-12 11:05:00 | Swatch Major Series

Can Americans and Swiss triumph in Xiamen again?

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More than sports - Jerky for the journey

More than sports - Jerky for the journey2016-04-12 10:47:00 | Swatch Major Series / Ninja Priesterjahn

Packing is not always easy for World-Tour-Players – especially when the next stop is called China.

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Italians reign supreme in Doha

Italians reign supreme in Doha2016-04-11 15:38:00 | Swatch Major Series

Carambula and Ranghieri triumph in Qatar to aid Olympic chances

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German withdrawal gifts Poles bronze

German withdrawal gifts Poles bronze2016-04-11 15:28:00 | Swatch Major Series

Joy for Polish stars but disappointment for reigning champions

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More than sports - Noah is going FIVB World Tour

More than sports - Noah is going FIVB World Tour2016-04-05 14:00:00 | Ninja Priesterjahn/Swatch Major Series

Beach baby on board – a toddler and his daddy at the FIVB World Tour

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Australia and China claim Gold at Asian Championships

Australia and China claim Gold at Asian Championships2016-04-01 11:05:00 | FIVB

Australia’s Chris McHugh and Isaac Kapa have won a third Asian Beach Volleyball title, defeating fellow Australians Bo Soderberg and Cole Durant in three sets at Manly Beach. Another Australian team, Josh Court and Damien Schumann, won the bronze medal.

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Major Round Up

Major Round Up2016-04-01 09:00:00 | Swatch Major Series

This week’s highlights, high-lows, high-everything’s

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Why Playing With Your Friend Is the Only Way to Play

Why Playing With Your Friend Is the Only Way to Play2016-03-31 13:00:00 | Swatch Major Series

Walsh/Ross prove that being friends, on and off the court is what makes champions!

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FAQ: How Does Altitude Affect the Game?

FAQ: How Does Altitude Affect the Game?2016-03-30 12:40:00 | Swatch Major Series

Do you think the athletes can even breathe?

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Tuesday’s Talent

Tuesday’s Talent2016-03-29 12:28:00 | Swatch Major Series

Up close and personal with Alison Cerruti

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Guess What?

Guess What?2016-03-29 09:00:00 | Swatch Major Series

The new member of the Lupo family...

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Major Round Up

Major Round Up2016-03-25 11:14:00 | Swatch Major Series

This Weeks highlights, high-lows, high-everything’s

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Why Italians Just Own Beach Volleyball

Why Italians Just Own Beach Volleyball2016-03-24 12:17:00 | Swatch Major Series

Let us bask in the glory that is Italia

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FAQ: Does Weather Affect the Game?

FAQ: Does Weather Affect the Game?2016-03-23 12:30:00 | Swatch Major Series

Beach volleyball is played everywhere, how does the climate affect the game?

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What’s Next? Doha Of Course

What’s Next? Doha Of Course2016-03-22 13:49:00 | Swatch Major Series

The FIVB World Tour Moves to its next Destination

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Guess What? Walsh’s Secret

Guess What? Walsh’s Secret2016-03-21 15:44:00 | Swatch Major Series

Something you didn’t know about beach volleyball pro - Kerri Walsh

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And the Winner Is… Marnin!

And the Winner Is… Marnin!2016-03-21 11:48:00 | Swatch Major Series

A warm welcome and big shout out to our brand new mascot

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Total Champion Domination

Total Champion Domination2016-03-21 11:05:00 | Swatch Major Series

What a way to end the Vitoria Open

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Round 2 - Fight

Round 2 - Fight2016-03-18 12:05:00 | Swatch Major Series

Vitoria Open, on the way to the top

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Who Will Come Out On Top?

Who Will Come Out On Top?2016-03-17 14:56:00 | Swatch Major Series

Vitoria Open means make or break

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Champions – Show Us Your Game Faces

Champions – Show Us Your Game Faces2016-03-17 12:39:00 | Swatch Major Series

Pool Rounds continue and we are appealing to the champions to bring it…

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Free For All at Vitória Open

Free For All at Vitória Open2016-03-16 14:04:00 | Swatch Major Series

It’s time to weed out the winners from the losers.

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Ricardo/Álvaro Filho: On Again

Ricardo/Álvaro Filho: On Again2016-03-15 14:56:00 | Swatch Major Series

Reunited and it feels so good

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On To the Next One: Vitória Open

On To the Next One: Vitória Open2016-03-14 17:20:00 | Swatch Major Series

Sand is still warm in Rio as players prepare for Vitória Open

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Shocking End to Rio Grand Slam

Shocking End to Rio Grand Slam2016-03-14 11:50:00 | Swatch Major Series

Top teams eliminated and new winners crowned

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Dreams Are Dashed

Dreams Are Dashed2016-03-11 13:00:00 | Swatch Major Series

Teams start their journey home as knock-out rounds begin at Rio Grand Slam

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The Jury Has Spoken

The Jury Has Spoken2016-03-11 08:30:00 | Swatch Major Series

Who Do You Want To Party With On The Beach This Summer?

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Teams Bring Fire at First Grand Slam Matches

Teams Bring Fire at First Grand Slam Matches2016-03-10 14:54:00 | Swatch Major Series

German women effortlessly break down Brazil’s stronghold

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You Wear It Better

You Wear It Better2016-03-10 09:46:00 | Swatch Major Series

T’is the season where days are longer, nights are warmer and clothes are made for… Beach Volleyball

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Rio Center Court Is Open For Business

Rio Center Court Is Open For Business2016-03-08 10:50:00 | Swatch Major Series

Today marks the first serve on the Rio Center Court

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Coming Up: Rio Grand Slam!

Coming Up: Rio Grand Slam!2016-03-03 11:58:00 | Swatch Major Series

The FIVB Beach Volleyball world tour returns to Rio de Janeiro and it’s going to be hot!

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Bye Bye Center Court

Bye Bye Center Court2016-03-01 17:23:00 | Swatch Major Series

A beach volleyball legend decided to retire from his professional sporting career.

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A new Brazilian star rose at Maceio Open

A new Brazilian star rose at Maceio Open2016-02-29 13:00:00 | Swatch Major Series

Gold for Brazil and the USA

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Leap day raffle

Leap day raffle2016-02-26 10:00:00 | Swatch Major Series

Check out our Facebook and have a chance to win

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Maceió Open: Where it all begins for Brazil

Maceió Open: Where it all begins for Brazil2016-02-23 11:27:00 | Swatch Major Series

Maceió Open is one out of three upcoming FIVB World Tour events in Brazil

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New Rules Implemented

New Rules Implemented2016-02-18 10:18:00 | Swatch Major Series

Pool Play at FIVB tournaments follows new rules

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Mating season in Brazil

Mating season in Brazil2016-02-16 15:45:00 | Swatch Major Series

Stavanger Major Champions Antonelli/Juliana split after a missed qualification for the Olympics 2016.

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USA’s Ross/Walsh Jennings hit comeback trail for Olympics

USA’s Ross/Walsh Jennings hit comeback trail for Olympics2016-02-08 10:46:00 | FIVB / Swatch Major Series

USA’s Kerri Walsh Jennings underwent her fifth shoulder surgery in September 2015, a few years after her fourth surgery, shortly before heading into the London 2012 Olympic Games, where she eventually won her third consecutive gold medal with Misty May-Treanor.

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Pedro adds to Salgado dynasty

Pedro adds to Salgado dynasty2016-02-02 10:16:00 | FIVB / Swatch Major Series

Pedro Salgado Solberg comes from one of Brazil’s most well-known beach volleyball families.

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Brazilian stars begin countdown for huge year ahead

Brazilian stars begin countdown for huge year ahead2016-01-29 09:47:00 | FIVB / Swatch Major Series

Brazil’s beach volleyball stars will begin what is sure to be a huge year for them when the Brazil Beach Volleyball Tour returns with a stop in Niterói at the end of January (28 – 31).

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Ludwig/Walkenhorst settling in for Rio challenge

Ludwig/Walkenhorst settling in for Rio challenge2016-01-28 12:24:00 | FIVB

European Champions Laura Ludwig and Kira Walkenhorst have had some tough times in the past year or two, but now the pair is able to look ahead to the Rio Olympics with a bit more confidence.

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World Tour set to restart in Iran

World Tour set to restart in Iran2016-01-26 17:00:00 | FIVB

The stars of the 2015-16 FIVB Beach Volleyball World Tour will return to action in one month when the Kish Open takes place from February 15-19.

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Talita: We are on track for the Olympics

Talita: We are on track for the Olympics2016-01-22 09:34:00 | FIVB

With just 190 days to go until the Rio 2016 Olympic Games, preparations have begun in earnest for Talita Antunes and Larissa Franca and their coach Reis Castro. The Brazilian duo, who have been training in Fortaleza, Brazil, will focus on the Olympic Games.

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EBVC kicks off annual CEV Commission meetings

EBVC kicks off annual CEV Commission meetings 2016-01-19 18:04:00 | FIVB/CEV

The CEV works on further growth of beach volleyball in Europe

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2016 Preview: Beach volleyball Age-Group World Championships return

2016 Preview: Beach volleyball Age-Group World Championships return2016-01-14 08:24:00 | FIVB / Swatch Major Series

Beach volleyball will see six Age-Group World Championships in 2016 – three for women and three for men.

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Valjas aiming to follow in brother’s Olympic footsteps

Valjas aiming to follow in brother’s Olympic footsteps2016-01-08 10:25:00 | FIVB

For Canadian beach volleyball star Kristina Valjas, 2016 offers the chance to continue a family tradition and become the second Olympian in her family.

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2016 is going to be big

2016 is going to be big2015-12-18 12:05:00 | FIVB

An action-packed FIVB Beach Volleyball World Tour calendar awaits fans in 2015/2016, including five Grand Slams, three Swatch Beach Volleyball Major Series stops, 14 Opens and the second edition of the Swatch FIVB World Tour Finals. The top teams in the world will compete for prize money of $9 million.

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Prudel and Fijalek already prepping for huge year ahead

Prudel and Fijalek already prepping for huge year ahead2015-12-18 11:58:00 | FIVB

Poland’s leading duo Grzegorz Fijalek and Mariusz Prudel have already begun their preparations for the continuation of the 2015-16 FIVB Beach Volleyball World Tour next year and the Rio de Janeiro 2016 Olympic Games.

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Coach 'Brachola' honoured by Brazil Olympic Committee

Coach 'Brachola' honoured by Brazil Olympic Committee2015-12-18 11:50:00 | FIVB

The Brazil Olympic Committee (COB) has named beach volleyball coach Leandro “Brachola” Andreão as their Coach of the Year in the single or doubles category. Brachola is the coach of world champions Alison Cerutti and Bruno Schmidt

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South American calendar to provide pathway to World Championships

South American calendar to provide pathway to World Championships2015-12-18 11:47:00 | FIVB

The South American Volleyball Confederation has laid out its calendar for the next two seasons to provide a pathway towards the Rio de Janeiro 2016 Olympic Games and the 2017 FIVB Beach Volleyball World Championships.

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It’s raining trophies

It’s raining trophies2015-12-16 14:16:00 | Swatch Major Series

Dutch superstars Reinder Nummerdor and Christiaan Varenhorst were elected best sports team of the year in the Netherlands.

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The Swatch Major Series is looking for a Mascot!

The Swatch Major Series is looking for a Mascot!2015-12-15 08:30:00 | Swatch Major Series

Design our mascot and win a trip to its first place of action.

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Dress Like A Pro

Dress Like A Pro2015-12-14 11:19:00 | Swatch Major Series

You don’t play like one of our star athletes? Don’t worry, now you can at least look like one. Get an original Swatch Major Series tank top for guys and girls.

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Poreč Major wins event award in Istria, Croatia

Poreč Major wins event award in Istria, Croatia2015-12-10 11:30:00 | Swatch Major Series

Poreč Major has been honored with the ‘Golden Goat’. This annual prestigious Croatian event award, the „Zlatna Koza - Capra dóro Award“, stands for outstanding contribution in the field of marketing activities in Istrian tourism.

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Alison/Bruno and Agatha/Barbara vie for COB Athlete of the Year awards

Alison/Bruno and Agatha/Barbara vie for COB Athlete of the Year awards2015-12-10 10:32:00 | FIVB

The Brazil Olympic Committee (COB) announced on Tuesday, the six personalities, including FIVB beach volleyball world champions Alison/Bruno and Agatha/Barbara, who are vying for the Athlete of the Year awards in the Brazil Olympic Awards 2015.

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USA teams enjoy short break before focus turns to Rio qualification

USA teams enjoy short break before focus turns to Rio qualification2015-12-07 14:16:00 | FIVB

USA’s beach volleyball players will enjoy a month’s break before they resume training for the continuation of the 2015-16 FIVB Beach Volleyball World Tour and qualification for the Rio de Janeiro 2016 Olympic Games.

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Mini Volleyball Festival for girls held in Palestine

Mini Volleyball Festival for girls held in Palestine2015-12-04 11:39:00 | FIVB / Swatch Major Series

A Mini Volleyball Festival was held at Al-Awael Schools in Ramallah, Palestine, on Saturday last week.

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Canadian and US Swatch Major Series heroes triumph at North American beach volleyball circuit

Canadian and US Swatch Major Series heroes triumph at North American beach volleyball circuit2015-12-01 16:36:00 | FIVB / Swatch Major Series

The North American Volleyball Federation played the last tournament of the NORCEA Circuit two weeks ago in Trinidad and Tobago. Teams from the USA and Canada dominated the pole positions of both men and women.

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Hamburg to host German Grand Slam in June 2016

Hamburg to host German Grand Slam in June 20162015-11-27 10:09:00 | FIVB

The FIVB is pleased to announce that Hamburg, Germany will welcome an FIVB Beach Volleyball Word Tour Grand Slam event from June 7 through to June 12, 2016.

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2016 FIVB World Tour Update

2016 FIVB World Tour Update2015-11-25 11:06:00 | FIVB / Swatch Major Series

The 2015 FIVB Beach Volleyball calendar featured a record purse of USD 9.6 mio. with a season that extended from April to October, competing at 20 venues in 15 countries. The schedule included five FIVB Grand Slams, three brand new Swatch Major Series events, four FIVB Opens and a spectacular Swatch Beach Volleyball FIVB World Tour Finals in the USA. And 2016 is going to be even more impressive.

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Brazilian Beach Circuit stopped over in Bauru - Alison/Bruno Schmidt won bronze

Brazilian Beach Circuit stopped over in Bauru - Alison/Bruno Schmidt won bronze2015-11-22 14:00:00 | FIVB

Thiago and Pedro Cunha, the Brazilian champions in 2010, overcame Bruno/Hevaldo 2-0 (23-21, 21-16) to win the fourth stage of the Brazilian Circuit Beach Volleyball Open 2015/2016, in Bauru last week.

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Namibia aiming to make beach dreams come true?

Namibia aiming to make beach dreams come true?2015-11-19 14:45:00 | FIVB

Namibia is aiming high in beach volleyball and putting in place plans to ensure that in the years to come they will be among the leading African sites and eventually compete at the Swatch Major Series as well.

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2016 FIVB World Tour update following Doha Open

2016 FIVB World Tour update following Doha Open2015-11-16 19:06:00 | FIVB / Swatch Major Series

After the successful Doha Open last week, the Fédération Internationale de Volleyball (FIVB) now takes just over two months off from the 2016 FIVB Beach Volleyball World Tour.

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Meanwhile in the rest of the world

Meanwhile in the rest of the world2015-11-11 12:25:00 | FIVB / Swatch Major Series

While the Australians dominated the Asian Championships in Hong Kong and the Oceania Continental Cup on the Cook Islands, the Gambians are preparing for the second round of the African Continental Cup. No matter where in the world - every team is focusing on Rio 2016.

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Beach Volleyball in 2015 says goodbye in Qatar – FIVB Doha Open

Beach Volleyball in 2015 says goodbye in Qatar – FIVB Doha Open2015-11-10 11:36:00 | FIVB / Swatch Major Series

Finishing an early start on the 2016 season in Mexico and Turkey, the Fédération Internationale de Volleyball (FIVB) continues the qualifying process for the Rio 2016 Olympic Games this week as the 2016 FIVB Beach Volleyball World Tour resumes with the men’s $75,000 FIVB Qatar Open.

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#Road2Rio: Stavanger to host European Continental Cup Finals

#Road2Rio: Stavanger to host European Continental Cup Finals 2015-11-04 15:20:00 | CEV / Swatch Major Series

The Norwegian city of Stavanger, which is also a Swatch Major Series alum, will host the final stage of the 2014-2016 CEV Beach Volleyball Continental Cup from June 22 to 26 in 2016. The competition winners will claim a spot for their country at the Rio Olympic Games in 2016.

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FIVB Season’s Greetings

FIVB Season’s Greetings2015-10-28 12:17:00 | Swatch Major Series

All dates for the 2016 FIVB Beach Volleyball World Tour events are set. Check out the schedule below and be sure to mark your calendars accordingly:

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The Swatch Beach Volleyball Major Series stops 2016 are secured!

The Swatch Beach Volleyball Major Series stops 2016 are secured!2015-10-20 10:22:00 | Swatch Major Series

All eyes are on the Swatch Beach Volleyball Major Series that kicked off its inaugural season in 2015! High-end VIP areas, an interactive vendor village and after parties until sunrise – Beach Volleyball at its highest level, combined with extraordinary entertainment and an outstanding crowd, pushing the athletes to the top of the podiums, that’s what the Swatch Major Series represents.

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Larissa named top player of World Tour 2015

Larissa named top player of World Tour 20152015-10-19 08:52:00 | FIVB

Continuing to add to her legacy, Brazil’s brilliant Larissa Franca topped another amazing season on the FIVB Beach Volleyball World Tour 2015 by being voted the winner of three season awards including the women’s Most Outstanding Player.

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Bruno true man of the beach

Bruno true man of the beach2015-10-15 13:00:00 | FIVB

A week after celebrating his 29th birthday, Bruno Oscar Schmidt capped off a “record-setting” season with Brazilian partner Alison Cerutti by being recognized as the 2015 FIVB World Tour’s most outstanding men’s player while gathering three other post-season awards.

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President Dr. Graça and the Who’s Who of Beach Volleyball

President Dr. Graça and the Who’s Who of Beach Volleyball2015-10-04 18:00:00 | Swatch Major Series / FIVB

President Dr. Graça met beach volleyball legends past and present during the Swatch Beach Volleyball FIVB World Tour Finals in Fort Lauderdale.

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Brazil sweeps gold in stunning season highlight

Brazil sweeps gold in stunning season highlight2015-10-04 17:00:00 | Swatch Major Series

Sunday’s medal rounds at the inaugural Swatch Beach Volleyball FIVB World Tour Finals set a new standard for the sport, and provided a jawdropping preview of the level of play to come when beach volleyball takes center stage at the 2016 Olympics.

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Alison & Bruno Dominate for Gold

Alison & Bruno Dominate for Gold2015-10-04 15:30:00 | Swatch Major Series

#1 Brazilians, Alison and Bruno deliver decisive 2-set win over local Americans Phil and Nick, earning yet another gold medal and the USD 100,000 prize purse for the gold and green.

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Women’s Gold goes to Brazil!

Women’s Gold goes to Brazil!2015-10-04 14:00:00 | Swatch Major Series

The Brazilian dominance continues on Center Court with Larissa and Talita defeating Germany’s Ludwig and Walkenhorst in 2 sets. (21-17, 21-18)

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Bronze battles stoke huge crowd for gold medal war

Bronze battles stoke huge crowd for gold medal war2015-10-04 13:30:00 | Swatch Major Series

Thousands of excited fans showed up early to catch the morning’s bronze medal matches at the Swatch Beach Volleyball FIVB World Tour Finals in Fort Lauderdale.

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Brazil Claims Another Bronze

Brazil Claims Another Bronze2015-10-04 13:00:00 | Swatch Major Series

The Brazilians came out on fire in the men's bronze medal match on Center Court in front of a capacity crowd. Pedro and Evandro handed Brouwer/Meeuwsen a loss and snagged 3rd place.

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Brazil Bounces Canada for Bronze

Brazil Bounces Canada for Bronze2015-10-04 12:00:00 | Swatch Major Series

In a great 3-set match this morning, Brazil’s Agatha and Barbara claimed the bronze medal by defeating Canada’s Pavan and Bansley (22-10, 14-21, 15-10)

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Finals Sunday at Fort Lauderdale

Finals Sunday at Fort Lauderdale2015-10-04 08:00:00 | Swatch Major Series

The sixth and final day of competition will decide which teams are going to be crowned as World Tour Finals Champion.

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Beach volleyball legends check out newest tournament

Beach volleyball legends check out newest tournament2015-10-03 19:15:00 | Swatch Major Series

Heads were turning at Fort Lauderdale Beach Park as beach volleyball players and fans alike spotted three iconic players from the past: José Geraldo Loiola of Brazil and Americans Randy Stoklos and Sinjin Smith – who, as it turns out, are pretty big fans themselves.

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Men’s Gold Medal Match to be Broadcast Live on NBC

Men’s Gold Medal Match to be Broadcast Live on NBC2015-10-03 19:00:00 | Swatch Major Series

Sunday - 2:30PM ET: World Champs vs South Florida Heroes

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USA survives Semis to face Brazil on epic gold medal Sunday

USA survives Semis to face Brazil on epic gold medal Sunday2015-10-03 18:30:00 | Swatch Major Series

In Sunday’s gold medal matches at the prestige tournament of the FIVB World Tour, the USA will face Brazilian men, and Brazilian women will try to topple a stellar team from Germany. After the explosive action of Saturday’s Semifinals, the medal clashes will be unmissable.

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World Champs vs. Local Heroes in Grand Final

World Champs vs. Local Heroes in Grand Final2015-10-03 17:10:00 | Swatch Major Series

The Men’s Final is set. USA and Brazil defeat their rivals in the semifinals to set up the most anticipated finals of the year - Dalhausser/Lucena (USA) vs Alison/Bruno (BRA).

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Massive Crowds Fill South Beach Park

Massive Crowds Fill South Beach Park2015-10-03 15:00:00 | Swatch Major Series

Over 4,000 expected on Center Court today to participate in the Swatch Beach Volleyball FIVB World Tour Finals at South Beach Park.

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Brazil/Germany Women’s Final Set

Brazil/Germany Women’s Final Set2015-10-03 14:00:00 | Swatch Major Series

It was an absolute Brazilian/German Power Show on Center Court mid-day at the Swatch Beach Volleyball FIVB World Tour Finals.

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World Champions will set the tone in men’s semifinals

World Champions will set the tone in men’s semifinals2015-10-03 12:00:00 | Swatch Major Series

Morning Quarterfinals for the men in Fort Lauderdale have set up afternoon Semifinal showdowns where World Champions from Brazil will face rivals from their home country and former World Champions from the USA and the Netherlands will face off in the other men’s Semi.

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Brouwer/Meeuwsen overcome fellow countrymen

Brouwer/Meeuwsen overcome fellow countrymen2015-10-03 11:00:00 | Swatch Major Series

Early morning matches on Center Court gave us two new winners and set up an epic pair of semifinals scheduled for 2:30PM ET and 3:30PM ET.

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Semifinals today in Fort Lauderdale!

Semifinals today in Fort Lauderdale!2015-10-03 08:00:00 | Swatch Major Series

Looking ahead to an action-packed Playoff Saturday with several high-profile match-ups that should give us an unbelievable weekend as we move into the elimination rounds.

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Looking ahead to an action-packed Playoff Saturday

Looking ahead to an action-packed Playoff Saturday2015-10-02 20:00:00 | Swatch Majors Series

Several high-profile match-ups should give us an unbelievable weekend as we move into the elimination rounds.

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Dutch treat, American angst on the beach in Fort Lauderdale

Dutch treat, American angst on the beach in Fort Lauderdale2015-10-02 19:15:00 | Swatch Major Series

Results were coming fast and furious in the FIVB’s newest tournament on Friday afternoon, with women’s Quarterfinals and the conclusion of men’s Pool play. While two pairs of Dutch men windmilled their way out of the pool, two home-country US teams were eliminated.

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#1 American Women Fall

#1 American Women Fall2015-10-02 16:30:00 | Swatch Major Series

With the women’s quarterfinal coming to a close here on day 4 of competition, the Canadians and Brazilians came out victorious.

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NBC Universal Live Stream

NBC Universal Live Stream2015-10-02 13:30:00 | Swatch Major Series

Universal Sports Network will be airing two exciting live matches today.

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Germans stun Brazil

Germans stun Brazil2015-10-02 13:00:00 | Swatch Major Series

The women’s matches have been the tightest and most unpredictable of the tournament. While Brazilian women clinched Pool B Friday morning, Germany upset their plans for Pool A.

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Women’s Pool A Results

Women’s Pool A Results2015-10-02 12:30:00 | Swatch Major Series

Americans Lauren Fendrick and April Ross won an energetic 3-set match against the Spanish team of Liliana and Baquerizo this morning (21-11, 19-21, 15-9).

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Women’s Pool B Results

Women’s Pool B Results2015-10-02 12:00:00 | Swatch Major Series

Americans Emily Day and Jen Kessy lost a 3-set heart-breaker to the Dutch team of Meppelink and Van Iersel early this morning (21-16, 20-22, 7-15).

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Women’s Elimination Rounds Begin

Women’s Elimination Rounds Begin2015-10-02 08:30:00 | Swatch Major Series

The pressure is on today at the Swatch Beach Volleyball FIVB World Tour Finals with the women’s quarterfinals slated to begin at 2PM EDT.

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It’s All or Nothing Today at Fort Lauderdale

It’s All or Nothing Today at Fort Lauderdale2015-10-02 08:00:00 | Swatch Major Series

The fourth of six days of competition in the USD 500,000 Swatch Beach Volleyball FIVB World Tour Finals will feature a 12-match schedule Friday with play on two courts at Fort Lauderdale Beach Park.

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4 Teams Clinch Spots, Others Battle On

4 Teams Clinch Spots, Others Battle On2015-10-01 19:15:00 | Swatch Major Series

Four teams from Brazil, Germany and the USA remained unbeaten through Thursday and clinched playoff births. The rest of the field must battle on through Friday and come up with wins to solidify their positions in the elimination rounds.

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 Dalhausser and Lucena jump from wild cards to favorites in Florida

Dalhausser and Lucena jump from wild cards to favorites in Florida2015-10-01 18:00:00 | Swatch Major Series

The USA, Germany and two teams from Brazil were the first to climb out of the pools in the most momentous tournament of the FIVB World Tour season on Thursday.

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Brazil Wraps Day with Victory

Brazil Wraps Day with Victory2015-10-01 17:15:00 | Swatch Major Series

The last match of the day proved to be as exciting as everyone hoped.

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American Top Seed Falls, Germany Victorious

American Top Seed Falls, Germany Victorious2015-10-01 13:15:00 | Swatch Major Series

The German team of Ludwig/Walkenhorst handed USA’s top seeded Fendrick/Ross their first loss of the tournament today.

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It's Do-or-Die Thursday

It's Do-or-Die Thursday2015-10-01 12:30:00 | Swatch Major Series

In the men’s and women’s play at the Swatch Beach Volleyball FIVB World Tour Finals, only the top three teams in each pool will advance.

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Wildcard Resurgence

Wildcard Resurgence2015-10-01 12:00:00 | Swatch Major Series

USA’s wildcard team of Emily Day and Jen Kessy pulled out a tough win over Germany this morning in hopes of getting back into the top 3 in their pool.

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On the Ropes

On the Ropes2015-10-01 10:00:00 | Swatch Major Series

If they can’t dig deep and pull out some wins, several teams are facing the possibility of an early exit from the Swatch Beach Volleyball FIVB World Tour Finals. Only the top 3 teams from each pool will move on into the weekend.

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Yet another action-packed match day ahead

Yet another action-packed match day ahead2015-10-01 09:15:00 | Swatch Major Series

The action at Swatch Beach Volleyball FIVB World Tour Finals in Fort Lauderdale will escalate today when Pool play for men and women continues, as the winner of each pool earns a precious bye past the first elimination round.

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A Look Ahead to the US Matches on Center Court

A Look Ahead to the US Matches on Center Court2015-09-30 21:00:00 | Swatch Major Series

Americans Emily Day and Jen Kessy will face off against the German up-and-comers Chantal Laboureur and Julia Sude at 11AM ET on Center Court.

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Fierce Brazil vs. USA rivalry heats up in Florida

Fierce Brazil vs. USA rivalry heats up in Florida 2015-09-30 20:00:00 | Swatch Major Series

In a day filled with exceptional matchups, the headline event at the Swatch Beach Volleyball FIVB World Tour Finals on Wednesday was a three-set thriller!

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Beach volleyball rivalry blasts sky high

Beach volleyball rivalry blasts sky high2015-09-30 19:00:00 | Swatch Major Series

As a new prestige beach volleyball tournament makes its debut in Fort Lauderdale this week, high fliers from the powerhouse nations of Brazil and the USA took their rivalry to neutral territory.

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USA’s Local Heroes hand Brazil First Loss

USA’s Local Heroes hand Brazil First Loss2015-09-30 16:45:00 | Swatch Major Series

The most anticipated match of the day did not disappoint as world “heavyweights” Dalhausser/Lucena (USA) defeated Bruno/Alison (BRA) in three sets today (18-21, 21-16, 15-11).

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Gibb and Patterson Bounce Back

Gibb and Patterson Bounce Back2015-09-30 13:00:00 | Swatch Major Series

After an upset loss on Day One of the Swatch Beach Volleyball FIVB World Tour Finals, the top-seeded Americans showed just what they’re made of on Wednesday Morning with a win against Spain despite injury to Casey Patterson.

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USA/BRA Heavyweights Clash

USA/BRA Heavyweights Clash2015-09-30 11:00:00 | Swatch Major Series

Today we get an overdose of dominating Brazilian teams taking on the favored American home teams.

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Must-Win Wednesday

Must-Win Wednesday2015-09-30 10:20:00 | Swatch Major Series

For the American men’s team Patterson/Gibb and US women’s team Day/Kessy, the sense of urgency to come back with a decisive win today is very real.

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Another exciting day ahead

Another exciting day ahead2015-09-30 08:45:00 | Swatch Major Series

The Swatch Beach Volleyball FIVB World Tour Finals launched Tuesday at Fort Lauderdale Beach Park where three of the four "wild card" entrants in the international Beach Volleyball event posted opening pool play match wins.

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First Results from Florida

First Results from Florida2015-09-29 20:15:00 | Swatch Major Series

The first-ever Swatch Beach Volleyball FIVB World Tour Finals that got underway in Fort Lauderdale on September 29 is already shaping up to be the most important tournament of the season. Wild card upsets and medical drama were only part of the surprises, with more to come as Pool Play continues for the teams from eight nations on Wednesday.

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Country Bar Tour

Country Bar Tour2015-09-29 17:15:00 | Swatch Major Series

Cheer on your favorite Swatch Beach Volleyball FIVB World Tour Finals players from all over the world during the global takeover at Fort Lauderdale Beach Park.

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Dynamic American Duo Hit Italian Wall

Dynamic American Duo Hit Italian Wall2015-09-29 17:00:00 | Swatch Major Series

Jake Gibb and Casey Patterson hit an Italian wall today on Center Court.

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Beach volleyball stars shine in the spotlight as new season highlight tournament kicks off in Fort Lauderdale

Beach volleyball stars shine in the spotlight as new season highlight tournament kicks off in Fort Lauderdale2015-09-29 15:00:00 | Swatch Major Series

Top international teams contend for $100,000 first-place prizes in historic first Swatch Beach Volleyball FIVB World Tour Finals on Sept. 29–Oct. 4

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UPDATE: All Games on Center Court for Day One in Fort Lauderdale

UPDATE: All Games on Center Court for Day One in Fort Lauderdale2015-09-29 11:45:00 | Swatch Major Series

All games on Day One of the Swatch Beach Volleyball FIVB World Tour Finals are being held on the spectacular sands of the oceanside Center Court in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, giving spectators an exciting kickoff to the sizzling action this week.

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Swatch Beach Volleyball FIVB World Tour Finals start today

Swatch Beach Volleyball FIVB World Tour Finals start today2015-09-29 09:50:00 | FIVB / Swatch Major Series

Ending the 2015 regular-season last week in China, the Fédération Internationale de Volleyball (FIVB) is back in the United States for the inaugural USD 500,000 Swatch Beach Volleyball FIVB World Tour Finals.

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On Top of the World

On Top of the World2015-09-28 16:30:00 | Swatch Major Series

Brazil has always been a world force in the sport of beach volleyball, but this year they have dominated on a level that can only be described as inspired.

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It’s on!

It’s on!2015-09-28 12:30:00 | Swatch Major Series

Game is on, Party is on – Fort Lauderdale is ready for the Swatch Beach Volleyball FIVB World Tour Finals!

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Coming to America

Coming to America2015-09-28 09:00:00 | Swatch Major Series

Athletes from all of the world arrived in Fort Lauderdale as the Swatch Beach Volleyball FIVB World Tour Finals Center Court undergoes finishing touches on the sands of South Beach Park.

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2 Days to go!

2 Days to go!2015-09-27 16:30:00 | Swatch Majors Series

Who's excited for the tournament of the year?

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Milestone Saturday for Lucena & Dalhausser

Milestone Saturday for Lucena & Dalhausser2015-09-26 10:15:00 | FIVB

For Swatch Beach Volleyball FIVB World Tour Finals participants Phil Dalhausser and Nick Lucena, it was “milestone” Saturday in China.

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Models to Face Off

Models to Face Off2015-09-26 09:45:00 | Swatch Major Series

Two of the top US model agencies will spike on Center Court during the semi-finals at the Swatch Beach Volleyball FIVB World Tour Finals. This is an exhibition match you won’t want to miss!

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A Mom Who Sides Out

A Mom Who Sides Out2015-09-24 16:40:00 | Swatch Major Series

Have you ever wondered how professional female athletes juggle motherhood and staying at the top of their game? We sat down with Olympic athlete, Jen Kessy, to find out what that life is really like.

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Training to Win

Training to Win2015-09-22 10:05:00 | Swatch Major Series

Is the coveted ‘beach body’ an actual fitness goal for beach athletes or is it the result of high performance training? We dig in with U.S.A. Strength & Conditioning Sport Physiologist, Timothy Pelot, to discuss that and more.

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Match Schedule revealed

Match Schedule revealed2015-09-21 11:32:00 | Swatch Major Series

Swatch Beach Volleyball FIVB World Tour Finals starts on September 29. As the match schedule is released, the countdown to the greatest event in beach volleyball history begins.

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Ranghieri/Carambula withdraw

Ranghieri/Carambula withdraw2015-09-16 17:46:00 | FIVB/Swatch Major Series

With the withdrawal of the Italian team of Adrian Carambula/Alex Ranghieri, the tandem was replaced by compatriots Daniele Lupo/Paolo Nicolai.

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From Every Corner

From Every Corner2015-09-16 14:13:00 | Swatch Major Series

The USA, Brazil, Canada, The Netherlands, Spain, Austria, Italy, and Germany will be represented at these 2015 Swatch Beach Volleyball FIVB World Tour Finals - going head to head on the sands of one of the most beautiful beaches in South Florida.

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Pools Revealed

Pools Revealed2015-09-14 13:30:00 | FIVB/Swatch Major Series

In two weeks’ time, the Swatch Beach Volleyball FIVB World Tour Finals in Fort Lauderdale will set a new standard of quality in beach volleyball.

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The stage is set

The stage is set2015-09-08 21:00:00 | Swatch Major Series

The lines in the sand have been drawn. The best beach volleyball athletes in the world have earned the right to pack their bags and head to Fort Lauderdale, Florida for the ultimate showdown of 2015.

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Fort Lauderdale is ready

Fort Lauderdale is ready2015-09-03 12:45:00 | Swatch Major Series

First-ever Swatch Beach Volleyball FIVB World Tour Finals to take place on Fort Lauderdale Beach, with the top beach volleyball teams in the world to assemble in South Florida for their final face-off on the road to Rio and the 2016 Olympic Games

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The telephone call!

The telephone call!2015-09-01 11:03:00 | FIVB

Sarah Pavan, a 6-foot-5 indoor volleyball star, had to confess she knew nothing about Beach Volleyball. But she had that dream of going to the Olympics.

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Fight For The Fort

Fight For The Fort2015-09-01 10:49:00 | FIVB/Beach Majors

The Field for the Swatch Beach Volleyball FIVB World Tour Finals in Fort Lauderdale is nearly set, but which teams will receive the much desired Wild Cards?

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Rankings, rankings and rankings

Rankings, rankings and rankings2015-08-26 13:00:00 | FIVB

As the 2015 FIVB World Tour season winds down, the planet’s beach volleyball fans continue to closely watch the “Road to Rio” for the 2016 Olympic Games.

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It All Leads to This

It All Leads to This2015-08-26 10:34:00 | Swatch WT Finals

In its first year, the Swatch Beach Volleyball Major Series has seen three incredible stops around the world and now all eyes turn toward the USA. In one month the Swatch Beach Volleyball FIVB World Tour Finals, the last event of the 2015 FIVB Beach Volleyball World Tour, takes over Fort Lauderdale, Florida.

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Provisional Beach Volleyball Olympic Ranking published

Provisional Beach Volleyball Olympic Ranking published2015-08-20 16:00:00 | FIVB

Brazilian beach volleyball world champions Alison Cerutti/Bruno Oscar Schmidt (4120 points) and Agatha Bednarczuk/Barbara Seixas (5060 points) have earned quota places for their National Olympic Committee (NOC)/National Federation (NF) at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games. They also currently top the Provisional Olympic Rankings for men and women respectively.

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Brazilian Road to Rio Revealed

Brazilian Road to Rio Revealed2015-08-11 13:12:00 | FIVB

Nearly all Brazilian teams turned the Swatch Major Series tour stops and the Grand Slams to a big success story. How will the Brazilian volleyball federation decide which of the all successful teams will participate in Olympics 2016 in Rio?

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This were the spectacular European Championships

This were the spectacular European Championships 2015-08-06 11:45:00 | CEV

The 2015 edition of the CEV Beach Volleyball European Championship Final was one of a kind. As many as 87,000 fans flocked to the venue set up on the shores of the Wörthersee to enjoy the best Beach Volleyball party of the year!

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U.S. Men’s Beach Power Duo Call it Quits

U.S. Men’s Beach Power Duo Call it Quits2015-07-29 10:00:00 | Swatch Major Series

Olympic hopefuls, Phil Dalhausser and Sean Rosenthal officially ended their two-and-a-half year partnership on Monday

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What's in a name?

What's in a name?2015-07-22 11:30:00 | Swatch Major Series

Hang around a beach volleyball tournament for any length of time, and you'll figure out one thing fast: almost everybody has a nickname (whether they know it or not). Some are affectionate, some are snarky and others demonstrate profound respect, but all are a window into the personalities of the players.

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Fort Lauderdale Finals beckon for World Tour’s best

Fort Lauderdale Finals beckon for World Tour’s best2015-07-17 10:24:00 | Beach Majors GmbH

The stakes are high and the spots for participants are limited. Find out who has the best chances to compete in the Swatch FIVB World Tour Finals in Fort Lauderdale.

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Epic tournament at the Gstaadium

Epic tournament at the Gstaadium2015-07-16 11:36:00 | Gstaad Major

Julius Brink recaps the Gstaad Major in his blog and points out his highlights of the tour stop in Switzerland – An emotional rollercoaster included.

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Gstaad win caps perfect week for new world champs

Gstaad win caps perfect week for new world champs 2015-07-12 17:00:00 | Gstaad Major

One week, two triumphs: On Sunday, July 12, Brazil’s Alison Cerutti and Bruno Schmidt validated the FIVB Beach Volleyball World Championship they won only seven days earlier by earning gold at the Swatch Major Series stop in Gstaad, Switzerland. Latvia and the Netherlands completed the Swiss podium.

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Champions to clash for the win in Gstaad

Champions to clash for the win in Gstaad 2015-07-12 12:07:00 | Gstaad Major

Medal rounds are set for the Swatch Beach Volleyball Major Series stop in Gstaad, Switzerland on Sunday afternoon, where the gold medal match will pit the new FIVB World Championship winners from Brazil against the reigning FIVB World Tour champs from Latvia.

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Gold on the line in Gstaad

Gold on the line in Gstaad 2015-07-12 09:00:00 | Gstaad Major

Four top men’s beach volleyball teams will contend for Swatch Major Series gold in the thin mountain air of Gstaad, Switzerland on July 12, where impressive series newcomers from Latvia have veterans from Brazil, Italy and the Netherlands looking over their shoulders.

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Brazilian women complete Swatch Major Series sweep

Brazilian women complete Swatch Major Series sweep2015-07-11 19:00:00 | Gstaad Major

Brazilian beach volleyball showed the extent of its power at the Gstaad Major on July 11, as Larissa França and Talita Antunes claimed Brazil’s third Swatch Major Series gold in a row.

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Walsh Jennings out at Gstaad

Walsh Jennings out at Gstaad2015-07-11 13:14:00 | Gstaad Major

After gripping comeback in Quarter Finals, American beach volleyball superstar withdraws from Swatch Major Series in Gstaad, Switzerland.

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Gstaad Semis up for grabs Saturday

Gstaad Semis up for grabs Saturday2015-07-11 08:20:00 | Gstaad Major

The only thing certain about the women’s Semifinals at the Swatch Major Series in Switzerland on July 11 is that all eyes will be on American Kerri Walsh Jennings, who overcame injury in the Quarters to play another day. By taking out the new FIVB world champions Agatha Bednarczuk and Barbara Seixas of Brazil, the gutsy superstar and her teammate April Ross have opened up the field.

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Kerri Walsh Jennings triumphs over pain in Gstaad Quarters

Kerri Walsh Jennings triumphs over pain in Gstaad Quarters2015-07-10 20:24:00 | Gstaad Major

In the biggest show of heart that the Swatch Major Series has ever seen, three-time Olympic gold medalist Kerri Walsh Jennings powered through the agony of a fresh shoulder injury to eliminate powerful new world champions from Brazil in the Gstaad Major Quarter Finals on Friday.

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Last chance to make Quarters in Gstaad

Last chance to make Quarters in Gstaad2015-07-10 13:00:00 | Gstaad Major

Morning women’s action at the Swatch Beach Volleyball Major Series stop in Gstaad, Switzerland on July 10 set up fascinating early afternoon matchups, including Canada vs. Canada and two contests pitting Brazil against the USA. It all leads up to the drama of Quarter Finals in the evening.

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World champs trade sand for snow

World champs trade sand for snow2015-07-10 10:18:00 | Gstaad Major

Straight from winning the FIVB World Championship in The Hague on July 5, Brazilian beach volleyball stars Alison Cerutti and Bruno Schmidt headed toward Gstaad, Switzerland to contend in the Swatch Major Series. Before battling for precious Olympic qualifying points at the tournament, the athletes cooled down from the heat of Worlds and cleared their heads at a spectacular Swiss glacier.

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Archrivals Brazil and USA advance in Gstaad

Archrivals Brazil and USA advance in Gstaad 2015-07-09 21:06:00 | Gstaad Major

At the Swatch Beach Volleyball Major Series on Thursday, American legend Kerri Walsh Jennings and her partner April Ross moved only one win away from a potential clash with new world champions Agatha Bednarczuk and Barbara Seixas of Brazil. Meanwhile, the free-for-all of the men’s pools started to show some shape.

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Forfeits a factor in Gstaad pools

Forfeits a factor in Gstaad pools2015-07-09 12:57:00 | Gstaad Major

The physicality of Pool play took its toll at the Swatch Beach Volleyball Major Series stop in Gstaad, Switzerland on July 9, with women from Germany and Canada making medical forfeits as the day opened, while the men began to launch their own battles in multi-match group contention.

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Kerri Walsh Jennings back on the road to Rio – via Gstaad

Kerri Walsh Jennings back on the road to Rio – via Gstaad 2015-07-09 10:06:00 | Gstaad Major

Among all the high-profile players at the Gstaad Major, none will be more closely followed than the woman who is perhaps the best beach volleyball player in history, Kerri Walsh Jennings of the USA, who returns to the FIVB World Tour after recovering from injury. She and her partner April Ross are making their Swatch Major Series debut, and, as always, they’ve come to win.

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Who will climb out of the pool in Gstaad?

Who will climb out of the pool in Gstaad?2015-07-09 09:40:00 | Gstaad Major

Both men and women are in Main Draw play at the Swatch Beach Volleyball Major Series in Gstaad, Switzerland on Thursday, July 9. And the competition is so packed with talent that the new world champions aren’t even the top seeds.

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The greats get going

The greats get going 2015-07-08 19:36:00 | Gstaad Major

How strong is the Brazilian field looking to earn Olympic qualifying points at the Gstaad Major?

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Marathon set at Gstaad Major

Marathon set at Gstaad Major2015-07-08 14:03:00 | Gstaad Major

Women’s Pool play has only just begun at the Swatch Beach Volleyball Major Series stop in Switzerland, but teams have already thrown themselves into the deep end, with Canadian and Chinese contenders launching an opening set that featured a thrilling 14 set-point saves. Meanwhile, the new world champions had an easier morning as the road to Rio continues.

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Stars dive in to Pool play

Stars dive in to Pool play2015-07-08 09:07:00 | Gstaad Major

Over 50 matches will go down at the Swatch Beach Volleyball Major Series in Gstaad on Wednesday, July 8, with the top women’s teams in the sport making a splash in Pool play, while men work to earn a Main Draw spot through Qualifying matches.

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New world champions ready to rock Gstaad Major

New world champions ready to rock Gstaad Major2015-07-07 22:55:00 | Gstaad Major

Following completion of the 2015 FIVB Beach Volleyball World Championship on July 5, the quest for Olympic qualifying points resumes faster than an ace serve, with the season's third Swatch Major Series stop, Gstaad, Switzerland on July 7–12. Women's matches have just begun, and the new world titleholders – both men and women –have come to the scenic mountain village to prove themselves all over.

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Brazilians on a roll

Brazilians on a roll2015-07-07 12:00:00 | Gstaad Major

What’s the most asked question at the Center Court and Trade Village here in Gstaad? Will the Brazilian domination be broken this week?

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Side Events

Side Events2015-07-02 11:00:00 | Gstaad Major

Temperatures are rising, shorts and skirts are getting even shorter, and the birds are singing! It’s time for the Gstaad Major 2015.

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Brazil sweeps gold in Stavanger

Brazil sweeps gold in Stavanger2015-06-14 17:30:00 | Stavanger Major

Brazil claimed its first men’s gold in the Swatch Major Series at Stavanger, Norway on June 14, mirroring the triumph of Brazilian women the night before. Collecting silver and bronze, Poland’s men set a benchmark of their own.

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A Bird’s-eye view of Stavanger Major

A Bird’s-eye view of Stavanger Major 2015-06-14 17:15:00 | Stavanger Major

Volunteer at Stavanger Major, Karoline Halvorsen won the heli-trip over Stavanger for using the InstantBeachApp. She and her friend got to see CenterCourt from above in the crystal clear Sunday sunshine.

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Medal rounds ready to roll in Stavanger

Medal rounds ready to roll in Stavanger2015-06-14 13:52:00 | Stavanger Major

Medal battles at the Swatch Major Series in Stavanger, Norway start Sunday at 14:30 CET

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The Norwegian factor

The Norwegian factor2015-06-14 13:30:00 | Stavanger Major

The ever-changing weather of the rugged west coast of Norway is one of the aspects that make Stavanger Major an interesting and unique Stop at the Swatch Beach Volleyball Major Series.

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Men's finals in Stavanger: Sunday preview

Men's finals in Stavanger: Sunday preview2015-06-14 11:10:00 | Stavanger Major

And then there were four. Brazil, Italy and two teams from Poland will fight for the gold medal – and a Viking sword – at the Swatch Beach Volleyball Major Series in Stavanger, Norway on June 14.

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Brazil – Gold and Silver in Stavanger

Brazil – Gold and Silver in Stavanger 2015-06-13 19:25:00 | Stavanger Major

For the second week in a row, Brazilian women struck gold in the Swatch Beach Volleyball Major Series – this time on June 13 in Stavanger, Norway. The South American powerhouse also earned silver, with the Netherlands seizing bronze.

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Red Bull Sky Dive Team bringing the ball for the Woman Final

Red Bull Sky Dive Team bringing the ball for the Woman Final2015-06-13 18:45:00 | Stavanger Major

The Stavanger Major Series got a visit from the sky above Saturday, as the Red Bull Sky Dive Team aimed to land right inside the Centre Court. Do you think they succeeded?

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Norway’s top man in chess, Magnus Carlsen, defeated on Center Court Stavanger

Norway’s top man in chess, Magnus Carlsen, defeated on Center Court Stavanger2015-06-13 17:45:00 | Stavanger Major

Chess and beach volleyball proved to be an exciting mix at Stavanger Major.

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Women's medal round lineup set!

Women's medal round lineup set!2015-06-13 14:37:00 | Stavanger Major

Medal matches at the Swatch Major Series in Stavanger, Norway kick off Saturday at 16:00 CET

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Women's Semis set in Stavanger: Friday recap

Women's Semis set in Stavanger: Friday recap2015-06-12 21:04:00 | Stavanger Major

At the Stavanger Major on June 12, Quarter Finals determined which women will move on to Saturday's Semi Finals and medal rounds. Brazil, Germany and the Netherlands will do battle.

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Hits for Kids

Hits for Kids2015-06-12 18:25:00 | Stavanger Major

The Beach Camp at the Stavanger Major let little toddlers play and learn beach volleyball very same sand that on which the world’s top players compete. This little dream factory evidently plants lasting impressions, as well as important seeds for the future of the sport.

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We got a Major beach party brewing in Stavanger! Be part of it!

We got a Major beach party brewing in Stavanger! Be part of it! 2015-06-12 16:25:00 | Stavanger Major

The weekend weather looks great, the players are ready and Center Court is pumping with action. We got a world class, beautiful looking beach volleyball weekend on our hands. This is your chance: Come join us!

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Friday Midday: Charge toward Quarter Finals

Friday Midday: Charge toward Quarter Finals2015-06-12 13:50:00 | Stavanger Major

With medal matches only a day away, sixteen women's beach volleyball teams contested morning elimination matches at the Stavanger Major on June 12. In men's Pool play, Brazilian legends crushed American hopes.

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Still Norwegian hope left

Still Norwegian hope left2015-06-12 12:50:00 | Stavanger Major

With the women’s pool play ending yesterday with no Norwegian teams left in the mix, the host nation of Stavanger Major has only the men left to rely on. We had a chat with Iver Horrem and Geir Eithun on their upcoming match today.

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SWATCH TOUCH ZERO ONE CHALLENGE

SWATCH TOUCH ZERO ONE CHALLENGE2015-06-11 21:00:00 | Stavanger Major

Win Swatch watches or a trip to the Swatch Beach Volleyball FIVB World Tour Final, Fort Lauderdale – USA

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Skyball

Skyball2015-06-11 19:23:00 | Stavanger Major

Adrian Carambula hitting it

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Stavanger Major LIVE STREAM up tomorrow!

Stavanger Major LIVE STREAM up tomorrow!2015-06-11 17:00:00 | Stavanger Major

Follow your favorite teams battle it out in Stavanger up close. Log on and get your fix right here.

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Fighting like Vikings

Fighting like Vikings 2015-06-11 16:20:00 | Stavanger Major

The USA's Casey Patterson and Jake Gibb will battle like warriors in hopes of fulfilling a long-standing dream: Climb to the top of the podium and claim the Stavanger Major prize – a replica of an actual Viking sword, traditionally presented to winners in the city.

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These top men teams are competing in Stavanger!

These top men teams are competing in Stavanger!2015-06-11 15:06:00 | Stavanger Major

Men’s Main Draw is well underway here in beautiful Stavanger. Here are some of the top men teams to turn heads for.

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STAVANGER MAJOR, SATURDAY: Norway’s top man in chess, Magnus Carlsen, swaps his pawns for beach volleyball

STAVANGER MAJOR, SATURDAY: Norway’s top man in chess, Magnus Carlsen, swaps his pawns for beach volleyball2015-06-11 11:48:00 | Stavanger Major

No 1 and 2 in Norwegian chess, Magnus Carlsen and Jon Ludvig Hammer, will be mixing it up at Stavanger Major!

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Trade Village Attractions

Trade Village Attractions2015-06-11 11:15:00 | Stavanger Major

The downtown Stavanger harbour area, Vågen, is turned upside down these days. Check it out during the week of 8 - 14 June.

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Thursday Preview: Everybody into the pool

Thursday Preview: Everybody into the pool2015-06-11 10:50:00 | Stavanger Major

Day three at the Swatch Beach Volleyball Major Series stop in Stavanger is a day in the pool: group Pool play. Men dive into the start of these Main Draw matches, while by evening the women will know who will emerge from the pool and into Friday's Quarter Finals.

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Wet Wednesday in Stavanger

Wet Wednesday in Stavanger 2015-06-11 10:24:00 | Stavanger Major

Forty-eight hours of beach volleyball across four courts in one cold, rainy day left its victims at the Stavanger Major on Wednesday. The Italian bronze medalists from the Poreč Major are out, while Canadians look strong.

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Talita's Stavanger Major withdrawal in her own words

Talita's Stavanger Major withdrawal in her own words 2015-06-11 09:39:00 | Stavanger Major

Brazilian beach volleyball star Talita Antunes shocked fans and opponents alike when she and her partner Larissa Franca – on a six-event winning streak including the Swatch Major Series premiere in Poreč, Croatia – withdrew from the Stavanger Major just before the start of Main Draw play. Here, in her own words, is what happened.

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Cars, food, clothing and whirlybirds!

Cars, food, clothing and whirlybirds!2015-06-10 16:20:00 | Stavanger Major

Get yourself an authentic player costume for ruling the beach this summer, at our beloved sponsor WeMove.

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Wednesday at the Stavanger Major: Midday Update

Wednesday at the Stavanger Major: Midday Update 2015-06-10 13:56:00 | Stavanger Major

It was all about the men Wednesday morning at the Swatch Major Series in Stavanger, Norway, and the Brazilians continued to roll. In the afternoon, women's Pool play will join in, including the tournament's top seeds as well as podium finishers from the Poreč Major.

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These top woman teams are competing in Stavanger!

These top woman teams are competing in Stavanger!2015-06-10 13:39:00 | Stavanger Major

After a sunny start here with qualifications in Stavanger its time to get down to business. A day of hard work is upon us, as the 32 women's teams in the Main Draw battle it out. Here are some of the teams to look out for.

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Wednesday Preview: Things get serious in Stavanger

Wednesday Preview: Things get serious in Stavanger2015-06-10 08:15:00 | Stavanger Major

With 24 men's Qualification matches and 32 women's Main Draw bouts, day two of the Swatch Beach Volleyball Major Series will see more than 48 hours of action, with some of the best in the sport battling toward Olympic qualifying points in Stavanger, Norway on June 10.

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Tuesday highlights at the Stavanger Major: Recap

Tuesday highlights at the Stavanger Major: Recap2015-06-09 20:00:00 | Stavanger Major

With both woman qualification rounds and men’s Country Quota on the menu, the day would provide plenty of action. And as it progressed, it proved to be the day for twins in Stavanger!

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Create instant beach vibe @ StavangerMajor and win a helicopter ride!

Create instant beach vibe @ StavangerMajor and win a helicopter ride!2015-06-09 16:35:00 | Stavanger Major

We’ll guarantee you that you will get that instant beach vibe at StavangerMajor. In fact, we´ve even made an app for you never to miss it!

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Midday Update: First official day at the Stavanger Major!

Midday Update: First official day at the Stavanger Major!2015-06-09 13:41:00 | Stavanger Major

We are well underway with the woman qualification today as the sunny weather hits Stavanger harbour full force.

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Country Quota – teams battle it out for participation in Stavanger Major

Country Quota – teams battle it out for participation in Stavanger Major2015-06-09 08:49:00 | Stavanger Major

The system of Country Quota was played in Beach Volleyball until 2012. And now it’s back!

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It’s on for tomorrow!

It’s on for tomorrow!2015-06-08 14:00:00 | Stavanger Major

The hustle and bustle has reached Stavanger full force as Stavanger Major officially starts tomorrow. We could not be more exited!

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Netherlands nets Poreč Major gold

Netherlands nets Poreč Major gold2015-06-07 18:00:00 | Poreč Major

The Netherlands claimed the first-ever Swatch Beach Volleyball Major Series gold in men's competition at Poreč, Croatia on Sunday, June 7, while Canada went home with silver and Italy took bronze.

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Battle lines are drawn for men's medal rounds!

Battle lines are drawn for men's medal rounds!2015-06-07 12:58:00 | Poreč Major

Medal matches at the Poreč Major get underway at 13:30 CET Sunday afternoon

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Brazilian women reign at Poreč Major

Brazilian women reign at Poreč Major2015-06-06 20:32:00 | Poreč Major

Brazil earned the first-ever Swatch Beach Volleyball Major Series gold in Poreč Croatia on Saturday, June 6, with silver and bronze going to Canada and Australia in women's competition. Men's Semi Final matchups are set ahead of medal round duals as the road to Rio continues on Sunday.

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Women's medal rounds are set!

Women's medal rounds are set!2015-06-06 15:44:00 | Poreč Major

Medal matches at the Poreč Major get underway at 17:00 CET Saturday afternoon

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Aerial Action

Aerial Action2015-06-06 15:01:00 | Poreč Major

More than a ball flying by

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Fun at the Trade Village

Fun at the Trade Village2015-06-06 13:20:00 | Poreč Major

Breathtaking beach volleyball is only part of the story here in Poreč this weekend.

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Women's preview: It's make-or-break time!

Women's preview: It's make-or-break time!2015-06-06 11:35:00 | Poreč Major

For the women, it all comes down to today. By sundown, one team will be wearing the first Swatch Beach Volleyball Major Series gold ever awarded.

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Key men’s match Saturday

Key men’s match Saturday2015-06-06 10:38:00 | Poreč Major

There’s plenty of men’s play Saturday, and every match is an elimination.

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Bikini weather!

Bikini weather!2015-06-06 10:00:00 | Poreč Major

The conditions for beach volleyball couldn’t be any better.

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Friday highlights at the Poreč Major: Recap

Friday highlights at the Poreč Major: Recap2015-06-05 20:30:00 | Poreč Major

Two underdog women's teams from Canada and another from Australia earned an unlikely advance to the Semi Finals in day four of the Swatch Beach Volleyball Major Series on Friday, while men's Pool Play saw Austrians launch an upset and – in Elimination – first and second seeded contenders from Brazil go head to head.

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The Lowdown on Beach Volleyball

The Lowdown on Beach Volleyball2015-06-05 14:30:00 | Stavanger Major

There’s more to beach volleyball than meets the eye. As the second Swatch Beach Volleyball Major Series tournament heats up in Stavanger, Norway, here’s info to make you feel like an insider.

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Friday at the Poreč Major: Midday Update

Friday at the Poreč Major: Midday Update 2015-06-05 13:48:00 | Poreč Major

Canada upset Spain while two German teams went head to head for survival in the women's Elimination rounds as the road to Rio continued on day four of the Swatch Beach Volleyball Major Series on Friday. Matchups are now set for the opening women's Quarter Final battles this afternoon.

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Day 3 @ Poreč Major

Day 3 @ Poreč Major2015-06-04 19:00:00 | Poreč Major

POREČ (Croatia) – Throngs of spectators were dancing in the Center Court grandstands on the third day of play (June 4) in Poreč, Croatia, where the opening tournament of the new Swatch Beach Volleyball Major Series is surpassing even the high expectations of the sport's fans and athletes.

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Thursday’s Side Court Sessions

Thursday’s Side Court Sessions2015-06-04 17:55:00 | Poreč Major

The action is amazing on the side courts, too, and the fans are supporting the athletes at Valamar Zagreb Hotel, where side courts 2 to 4 are located, and at Zelena Laguna Resort, where side courts 5 and 6 can be found.

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SHORTLIST: Big names Stavanger Major

SHORTLIST: Big names Stavanger Major2015-06-04 13:00:00 | Stavanger Major

Need a quick introduction to the teams you really should look out for in Stavanger Major this year? This is the super short-list!

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Hot atmosphere @ the Center Court

Hot atmosphere @ the Center Court2015-06-04 12:43:00 | Poreč Major

It's Thursday at the Poreč Major and Center Court is completely full. One of the world’s top teams (BRA) just played against the local heroes.

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Wednesday's Poreč Major highlights

Wednesday's Poreč Major highlights2015-06-03 21:53:00 | Poreč Major

The second day of play here in Poreč saw big names as well as a big breakthrough.

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The Lowdown on Beach Volleyball

The Lowdown on Beach Volleyball2015-06-03 16:07:00 | Poreč Major

There’s more to beach volleyball than meets the eye. As the first Swatch Beach Volleyball Major Series tournament heats up in Poreč, Croatia, here’s info to make you feel like an insider.

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Croatian teams are ready to fight at Poreč Major!

Croatian teams are ready to fight at Poreč Major!2015-06-03 15:50:00 | Poreč Major

If you’re in Poreč, it’s not too late to catch Wednesday action in the Swatch Beach Volleyball Major Series! Matches continue into the evening, so swing over to a court near you.

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#PorecMajor: Day 1

#PorecMajor: Day 12015-06-02 20:00:00 | Poreč Major

Highlights of the women's qualification at the first ever tournament of the Swatch Beach Volleyball Major Series: Poreč Major

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Swatch Major Series Kicks Off with Press Conference, Intense Action

Swatch Major Series Kicks Off with Press Conference, Intense Action2015-06-02 14:00:00 | Poreč Major

POREČ (Croatia) – Sporting history was made Tuesday as the first-ever Swatch Beach Volleyball Major Series was launched in Poreč, Croatia with a VIP press conference and explosive early-round action.

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#PorecMajor officially started!

#PorecMajor officially started!2015-06-02 12:00:00 | Poreč Major

Swatch Beach Volleyball Major Series – historic first tournament in Porec

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From Rovinj to #PorecMajor

From Rovinj to #PorecMajor2015-06-01 18:00:00 | Poreč Major

Historic first Swatch Beach Volleyball Major Series tournament on the Istrian Coast

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Country Quota is back!

Country Quota is back!2015-06-01 15:00:00 | Poreč Major

The system of Country Quota was played in Beach Volleyball until 2012. And now it’s back!

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Do you know about the culture scene in Stavanger?

Do you know about the culture scene in Stavanger?2015-05-31 14:00:00 | Stavanger Major

ENTERTAINMENT, MUSIC & FOOD: The host city for the second stop of the 2015 Swatch Major Series this June 9–14 is known to many as Norway’s oil capital and a hub for business, but the colorful destination is much more than that! Here’s a tasteof the fun you can find in Stavanger when you visit.

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Stavanger in the finals of Norway's Most Attractive City award

Stavanger in the finals of Norway's Most Attractive City award2015-05-31 11:00:00 | Stavanger Major

According to the jury of Norway’s Most Attractive City award, this year's beach volleyball party June 9–14 has a very special host city. Stavanger East was recently named one of three finalists for the Most Attractive City honor that will be awarded in June.

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Facts & Figures of Poreč Major

Facts & Figures of Poreč Major2015-05-31 10:20:00 | Poreč Major

Poreč is ready to host the first event of the Swatch Major Series from June 2–7! The beautiful Croatian city by the sea welcomes the best teams in Beach Volleyball next week for action that’s part of the Olympic qualifying process. Here are some fun facts and figures about the tournament!

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4 reasons to visit Stavanger in June

4 reasons to visit Stavanger in June2015-05-31 10:00:00 | Stavanger Major

– GIVE US THE 5. AND WIN TICKETS TO THE STAVANGER MAJOR!

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Swatch Major Series – beach volleyball at the next level!

Swatch Major Series – beach volleyball at the next level!2015-05-31 09:00:00 | Stavanger Major

Beach volleyball is finally back in Stavanger! And it’ll be bigger, more exciting and more fun than ever.

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Party, fun and best entertainment at Poreč Major

Party, fun and best entertainment at Poreč Major2015-05-30 19:00:00 | Poreč Major

In only a few days Poreč welcomes the best Beach Volleyball players of the world. Fascinating matches are therefore guaranteed! Besides, best entertainment waits for the visitors and beach volleyball lovers on the beautiful coast of Istria.

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Poreč Major – your place to be!

Poreč Major – your place to be!2015-05-30 18:00:00 | Poreč Major

Make the most out of the long weekend and come to Poreč, Croatia to be part of the Swatch Beach Volleyball Major Series kick-off event #PorecMajor – supporting the top players on their way to Rio.

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Kick-off the summer in Croatia!

Kick-off the summer in Croatia!2015-05-30 17:00:00 | Poreč Major

Get your sunglasses, swimming trunks and sunscreen ready, call your friends together – and off to Poreč! Start the summer on the Istrian Coast with lots of sunshine and best beach volleyball entertainment at #PorecMajor (2 – 7 June 2015)!

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Big names for Poreč Major | Player list

Big names for Poreč Major | Player list2015-05-25 20:12:00 | Poreč Major

Each year, at the end of the FIVB Beach Volleyball World Tour, an Award Winning ceremony is held. The best players are awarded for outstanding achievements in different segments of the competition. Prizes are awarded on the basis of votes cast by players, coaches , judges and official organizers and therefore, selected players really are the best of the best.

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Be part of Poreč Major from June 2-7, 2015

Be part of Poreč Major from June 2-7, 20152015-04-24 10:00:00 | Poreč Major

Coming up soon: sand games & beach feelings conquer the coast of Istria. Be part of the first tournament of the Swatch Beach Volleyball Major Series 2015 and immerse into the world of Beach Volleyball.

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Beach Volleyball's Most Prestigious Series Starts in Croatia

Beach Volleyball's Most Prestigious Series Starts in Croatia2015-04-08 11:00:00 | Beach Majors GmbH

Swatch Beach Volleyball Major Series starts its $800.000 prize tournaments in Poreč, Croatia. Swatch Beach Volleyball Major Series as part of the FIVB World Tour will start its 2015 calendar with the first stop in Poreč, Croatia, where the 32 of the world's best men and women Beach Volleyball teams will gather from June 2-7 to provide Peškera bay with a unique sports and entertainment event.

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Olympic Champion Julius Brink becomes Ambassador for Swatch Major Series

Olympic Champion Julius Brink becomes Ambassador for Swatch Major Series2015-04-08 10:00:00 | Beach Majors GmbH

Volleyball is only for girls – that’s what Julius Brink was told when he was a little boy and so he started to play basketball. It didn’t take long, however, before the Leverkusen-born switched to volleyball at the age of 8.

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Swatch Proteam Athletes joined the kick off press conference

Swatch Proteam Athletes joined the kick off press conference2015-02-26 14:00:00 | Beach Majors GmbH

Nadine Zumkehr and Joana Heidrich became partners in 2013 and are among Europe’s best teams. At the Gstaad tournament they delighted their fans by winning the 5th place match.

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Doppler/Horst first response to the Swatch Beach Volleyball Major Series

Doppler/Horst first response to the Swatch Beach Volleyball Major Series2015-02-26 11:00:00 | Beach Majors GmbH

Austria’s number one beach volleyball team, Clemens Doppler and Alex Horst, about the news of the upcoming Swatch Beach Volleyball Major Series, which has created a pleasant surprise at the greatest beach spots on this planet: “During the past weeks we trained with many international players and of course there was a lot of talk about the Major Series. Everybody is really excited about it.”

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Beach Volleyball set for Global Expansion with new Partners

Beach Volleyball set for Global Expansion with new Partners2015-02-26 10:00:00 | Beach Majors GmbH

Zurich, Switzerland; 26 February 2015 – the International Volleyball Federation (FIVB) today announced a historic new partnership agreement with the Beach Major Company - a joint venture between Hannes Jagerhofer (Acts) and Red Bull - demonstrating FIVB President Dr Ary S. Graça F°’s commitment to sport innovation as he looks to secure volleyball’s position as the most engaging sport entertainment

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