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Beach Volleyball World Championships in Qatar?

Did you follow last week’s World Athletics Championships in Doha (Qatar)? The world’s best track and field athletes came to the rich Arab oil country to compete in the world championships. Besides some amazing performances by the athletes, the spectators saw a bizarre...

Latvia, Italy and Spain claim spots in Tokyo 2020 Olympics

The final phase of the FIVB Tokyo Olympic Qualification Tournament in Haiyang (China) turned out to be an all-European affair. With the US not sending any teams, Brazil not sending their strongest teams and Canadian teams being eliminated early, all eight teams in the...

Local heroes Samoilovs/Smedins keep going and claim Jurmala gold

After winning last week’s Moscow 4-star, Latvians Aleksandrs Samoilovs and Janis Smedins did also claim the gold at home sand in Jurmala. At the FIVB 3-star near Latvia’s capital Riga, the local heroes beat Estonian neighbors Kusti Nõlvak/Mart Tiisaar in straight...

Vikings and Russian world champs on Vienna gold collison course

At the Vienna Major, Norwegian top-seeds Anders Mol and Christian Sorum seem still to be cruising to their next gold at ease. In the round of 16 they beat Italian Olympic silver medalist Paolo Nicolai and Daniele Lupo. For the first time, it took them three sets to...

A-Team with Tokyo silver – Vikings win season’s fifth gold

A-Team April Ross and Alix Klineman won silver at the FIVB 4-star Tokyo event. In today's gold medal match, they lost to World Tour Finals winners Agatha/ Duda from Brazil. The final was a straight two-set match in which Alix Klineman was struggling in the entire...

A-Team reaches Tokyo final – Vikings against German qualifiers

Norwegians Anders Mol and Christian Sorum continued their great run in this year’s FIVB World Tour. In the 4-star Tokyo event, they reached their seventh final of the season. Just as a few weeks ago in the Gstaad final, the youngsters made the semifinal look easy...

A-Team with Gstaad gold – Vikings smiling again

A-Team Alix Klineman and April Ross claimed their first Major gold as a team in Gstaad (Switzerland). After winning silver in last week’s world championships, the Americans beat Carol /Maria Antonelli in the Gstaad gold medal match. Losing the first set to the...