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  • Cuba Win In Straight Sets | Video

    Cuba Win In Straight Sets

    In women's volleyball preliminary action, Cuba take on the USA and win in straight sets. The Americans lead 5-1 in the first set, but Cuba rally and prevail 25-15. Jumping to the third set, the USA show promise, but Cuba take advantage of American errors and win 25-17. With the victory, Cuba join China at the top of the table. Volleyball Women Preliminary Pool A - Beijing 2008 Summer Olympics - CUB vs USA
  • Brazil Demonstrate Complete Game | Video

    Brazil Demonstrate Complete Game

    Top ranked Brazil meet the world champions from the Russian Federation in preliminary women's volleyball. The South Americans show their strength in defense and win a long rally at set point in the first set. In the second set, Brazil get good blocks and powerful hitting to win 25-14. In the third, Brazil rely on precision and guile in their hitting to take the match in straight sets. Volleyball Women Preliminary Pool B - Beijing 2008 Summer Olympics - BRA vs RUS
  • Brazil Make It Past Italy To The Final | Video

    Brazil Make It Past Italy To The Final

    Power houses Brazil and Italy meet to determine the finalists in men's volleyball. Italy win the first set, but Brazil level the match by winning the second set. In the third set, the South Americans manage a win as Italy block the Brazilian hit out of bounds. In the fourth and final set, Brazil close out Italy 25-22 and reserve a spot in the final to defend their gold medal finish from Athens. Volleyball Men Semifinal - Beijing 2008 Summer Olympics - ITA vs BRA
  • Brazil Book A Ticket To The Final | Video

    Brazil Book A Ticket To The Final

    Brazil take on the People's Republic of China in the women's volleyball semifinal and narrowly edge their opponents with some brilliant play at set point of the first set. Brazil win the second set 25-22 in another close one, but China lose momentum in the third set and Brazil make it three in a row. The South Americans move on to the gold medal match. Volleyball Women Semifinal - Beijing 2008 Summer Olympics - CHN vs BRA
  • Brazil Take Bronze In Straight Sets | Video

    Brazil Take Bronze In Straight Sets

    "Renato ""Geor"" Gomes and Jorge ""Gia"" Terceiro from Georgia vie with Ricardo and Emanuel of Brazil in the men's beach volleyball bronze medal match. The Brazilians use a clever touch to win the first set 21-15 against the Georgians, an adopted duo from Brazil. The South Americans build up a considerable lead in the second set to win the match and the bronze medal. Volleyball Men Bronze Medal Match - Beijing 2008 Summer Olympics - Geor - Gia (GEO) vs Ricardo - Emanuel (BRA) "
  • USA And Russia Go The Distance | Video

    USA And Russia Go The Distance

    Unbeaten USA go up against a strong side from the Russian Federation in the men's volleyball semifinal. Unforced errors from Russia give the first two sets to the Americans, but Russia rebound and win the next two sets to send the match to a fifth set. In the fifth, the USA goes up 5-2 early, but again Russia rally to tie at 13. The Americans make the most of their match point and get past a tenacious Russia to the final. Volleyball Men Semifinal - Beijing 2008 Summer Olympics - USA vs RUS
  • Russian Win Battle Of The Titans | Video

    Russian Win Battle Of The Titans

    Powerhouse Brazil take on giants Russian Federation in men's volleyball, winning a close first set 25-22. Russia respond in the second set to level the match and outlast the South Americans in the third set 31-29. The fourth and final set features some extended points with good digs and hits, Russia coming out on top as Brazil hit long on match point. Volleyball Men Preliminary Pool B - Beijing 2008 Summer Olympics - BRA vs RUS
  • Russia Claim Bronze Medal | Video

    Russia Claim Bronze Medal

    The Russian Federation meet Italy to determine the bronze medal in men's volleyball. Italy show well early, but Russia build up a lead and take the first set. In the second, Russia take advantage of an Italian error on set point and go up two sets to one. Italy are unable to solve Russia in the third set, and the Russian Federation wins the bronze medal match in straight sets. Volleyball Men Bronze Medal Match - Beijing 2008 Summer Olympics - RUS vs ITA
  • Host China Win Bronze Against Cuba | Video

    Host China Win Bronze Against Cuba

    Cuba and the People's Republic of China hope for a medal as they meet in the women's volleyball bronze medal match. China win the first set but Cuba rally in the second to level the match. China gather momentum by winning the third set and in the fourth, Cuba have no answer for China's play at the net. The host nations collect bronze. Volleyball Women Bronze Medal Match - Beijing 2008 Summer Olympics - CUB vs CHN
  • IOC President kicks off “one year to go” with Olympians on the beach in Rio de Janeiro | Video

    IOC President kicks off “one year to go” with Olympians on the beach in Rio de Janeiro

    IOC President Thomas Bach has arrived in Rio de Janeiro ahead of the one-year-to-go celebrations for the Olympic Games Rio de Janeiro 2016. Bach’s first appointment was to meet around 30 local Olympians and young athletes. They played beach football and volleyball, had a walk along the shore of the Atlantic, and even played a bit of rugby, which will be making its return to the Olympic fold next year in Rio de Janeiro.
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