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USA Volleyball Cup Kicks Off Inaugural Matchups in 2013

From July 10 to 13, the first USA Volleyball Cup matchups were played before sellout crowds in San Diego, Long Beach and Orange County.     The U.S. women’s volleyball team won the cup, winning three out of five against rival Japan, the bronze medal winners at the 2012 London Olympic Games. The American women are currently ranked No. 1 in the world and finished with the silver medal at the London Olympics. Coach Karch Kiraly has an 8-0 record for the Americans since taking over the team post-Olympics. Considering the sellout crowds and the Cup’s lead-in to the...

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Supplements in Volleyball

Nowadays, the pressure constantly increases on volleyball players and coaches to perform, which create the need to find any edge, even a small one, a vital in ensuring better performance.   Twenty years ago, players training consisted of a lot of practice for most of the nights of the week but today, in the era of full-time professionals, nothing is left aside in the pursuit of performance. The role of nutrition has increased in the past 10 years across all levels of sport. We know how nutrition affects the body, growth and performance, sports nutrition and supplements are now...

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FIVB World League to Bring New Kind of Enthusiasm and Thrill

Mar de Plata city in Argentina is to host the finale of 2013 World League from 17th July to 21st July. About 8000 spectators can take the pleasure of this match at Islas Malvinas hall.     This host country and city is known for organizing the popular volleyball events – FIVB World League Final Round of 1999, FIVB Men’s World Championships in 2002 and 3 FIVB Beach Volleyball World Tour Opens from 1998 to 2000. You will find the top class 12 teams in pool A and B and in pool C there will be 6 teams to...

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Life’s a Beach Game review

If there is one sport which is not always taken entirely seriously – especially in the UK – it is beach volleyball, either for viewing or for betting on.     Indeed despite the fact that it is now part of the Olympics, many still consider this sport to be vaguely amusing (at best) in Britain, but this probably has as much to do with the beach-oriented nature of it as the sport itself. After all, it has its origins in sun-kissed areas like California and Hawaii, and this can make it difficult for people in rainy Britain to...

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FIVB Club World Championships Venues Questioned

With the FIVB announcing that it will be Switzerland and Brazil who will share hosting duties of the Women’s and Men’s Club World Championships respectively over the next three years, things are clearly getting a bit of a shakeup.     Switzerland get their first ever role as hosts of the Club World Championships when they host the Women’s edition in October of 2013, while the Men’s edition will be heading to Brazil in the same month. Along with it being the first time that Switzerland getting the honour of hosting, it is the first time that FIVB have...

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