The Qatar Open remains under German command

The Qatar Open remains under German command

The last event of 2015, although part of the 2016 FIVB Beach Volley World Tour, passed as a recital by the winners of the opener in Fuzhou, China, in April. Böckermann-Flüggen, enjoying the best time of their careers, happened to win the first and the last event of a...
Ranghieri brings another gold to Italy

Ranghieri brings another gold to Italy

The former indoor middle blocker Alex Ranghieri brought the second men’s title to his country in 2015 after he and partner Adrian Carambula, one of the circuit’s surprise packages, won the Antalya Open. Ranghieri was involved in the first Italian triumph...
Beach news: Massive updates on the 2015-2016 calendar

Beach news: Massive updates on the 2015-2016 calendar

Although we are slowly approaching the end of the 2015 season, the initially announced World Tour calendar released by FIVB has been affected by changes. As it turned out, the dates and the existence of the last Opens after the Swatch World Tour Finals was a matter of...
Nicholas Lucena’s most successful season

Nicholas Lucena’s most successful season

The fourth straight final for the newly formed American tandem Lucena-Dalhausser and their second title meant that Nick Lucena, 36, had never experienced a more fecund year in his career. The silver medal winners at the recent Swatch FIVB World Tour Finals came flying...
Saving the best for last

Saving the best for last

The Swatch FIVB World Tour Finals put an end to the outstanding 2015 season, or at least to its most competitive part, this weekend in Fort Lauderdale, USA. With the 2015 World Tour title in their hands and out of the equation already, the Brazilians Alison Cerutti...
Lucena-Dalhausser in chase of Olympic points

Lucena-Dalhausser in chase of Olympic points

Less than two months after their epos began, the veterans Nicholas Lucena and Phil Dalhauser celebrated their first gold medals on the international circuit. Having finished second at the Long Beach Grand Slam and at the Sochi Open in Russia, the Americans scored 7...
The World Tour winners caught the winning wave

The World Tour winners caught the winning wave

A week after they had won the Rio Open, the back-to-back World Tour title holders from Latvia Aleksandrs Samoilovs and Janis Smedins added another trophy to their showcase. Far more suitable for a beach volleyball tournament rather than a Winter Olympic Games (2014),...
Europeans steal the Brazilian show in Rio

Europeans steal the Brazilian show in Rio

Having dominated at the World Tour over the last two months, the newly crowned world champions Alison Cerutti and Bruno Oscar Schmidt returned back home for the Rio Open with the intention to add a sixth consecutive pair of gold medals. Little did the super favourites...
Five in a row

Five in a row

Beach volleyball journalists must be running out of superlatives when it comes to portraying the gradually spreading winning streak of Alison Cerutti and Bruno Oscar Schmidt. Following their triumph at the inaugural Olsztyn Grand Slam in Poland this weekend, the...
Who can stop Alison-Bruno?

Who can stop Alison-Bruno?

As the World Tour returned to the birthplace of beach volleyball, California, two Brazilian players demonstrated their recent superiority by capturing their fourth straight gold medal on the international circuit. Newly crowned world champions, Alison Cerutti and...