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  • Walsh and May-Treanor Defend Olympic Title | Video

    Walsh and May-Treanor Defend Olympic Title

    Americans win second consecutive beach volleyball gold. The indomitable American duo of Misty May-Treanor and Kerri Walsh win gold in straight sets in front of the sellout crowd that braved the steady rain to support the Chinese team of Tian Jia and Wang Jie. Xue Chen and Zhang Xi, also of China, defeated Brazil’s Renata and Talita in straight sets to win bronze. Beach Volleyball Women Final - Beijing 2008 Summer Olympics - Walsh - May-Treanor (USA), Tian Jia - Wang (CHN), Xue - Zhang Xi (CHN)
  • Russia Get By Bulgaria To The Semifinal | Video

    Russia Get By Bulgaria To The Semifinal

    Bulgaria get off to a good start in the men's volleyball quarterfinal as they beat the Russian Federation 25-20 in the first set. The Russians get their defense in order and win the second set and get a big hit on set point to take the third set as well. Bulgaria rally in the fourth set to tie the score at 20, but Russia move ahead and get the decisive block on match point to win three sets to one. Volleyball Men Quarterfinal - Beijing 2008 Summer Olympics - BUL vs RUS
  • Rogers and Dalhausser Move On To Final | Video

    Rogers and Dalhausser Move On To Final

    "Todd Rogers and Phil Dalhausser of the USA go up against Renato ""Geor"" Gomes and Jorge ""Gia"" Terceiro from Georgia in men's beach volleyball semifinal action. The Americans' complete game of power, finesse and guile is too much for this Georgian duo adopted from Brazil. The USA win in straight sets, 21-11 and 21-13, to advance to the gold medal match against Brazil. Beach Volleyball Men Semifinal - Beijing 2008 Summer Olympics - Rogers - Dalhausser (USA) vs Geor - Gia (GEO)"
  • The USA Make It To The Semifinals | Video

    The USA Make It To The Semifinals

    Undefeated USA meet Serbia for the right to advance to the semifinal. Serbia get off to an excellent start, winning the first set 25-20. The USA prevail in the second set, but again, Serbia manage to stay ahead as they win the third set. The Americans claw their way back into the match by taking the fourth and In the fifth and deciding set, the USA repel the Serbian attack, putting the game away on match point. Volleyball Men Quarterfinal - Beijing 2008 Summer Olympics - USA vs SRB
  • Straight Set Victories For The USA And China | Video

    Straight Set Victories For The USA And China

    Kerri Walsh and Misty May-Treanor from the USA, winners of 105 straight matches, play Larissa and Ana Paula from Brazil and win in straight sets to move on to the semifinals. In another quarterfinal, Tian Jia and Wang Jie from China win two sets to none over Austria's Doris and Stephanie Schwaiger. Beach Volleyball Women Quarterfinals - Beijing 2008 Summer Olympics - Larissa - Ana Paula (BRA) vs Walsh - May-Treanor (USA), Tian Jia - Wang (CHN) vs Schwaiger - Schwaiger (AUT)
  • 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.
  • Straight Sets Win Advance USA To The Final | Video

    Straight Sets Win Advance USA To The Final

    The USA play Cuba in women's volleyball to determine who will go to the final. American Kim Willoughby helps her side win the first two sets with great hitting. In the third set, the Cubans are unable to mount a comeback but rally valiantly on an extended match point at 24-17. But to no avail. The USA win in straight sets and advance to the gold medal match. Volleyball Women Semifinal - Beijing 2008 Summer Olympics - CUB vs USA
  • Undefeated Cuban Team Head For Semifinals | Video

    Undefeated Cuban Team Head For Semifinals

    Cuba take on Serbia in a close women's quarterfinal match. The first set is tied at 24 until Serbia are called on a net violation, giving Cuba the advantage. The Serbians trail behind Cuba to lose the second set 25-19, but Serbia summon a healthy comeback in the third set, overtaking the Cubans for a hopeful moment at 22-20. Cuba play with poise to win the next five points, taking the match in straight sets. Volleyball Women Quarterfinal - Beijing 2008 Summer Olympics - SRB vs CUB
  • Brazil On To Semifinal | Video

    Brazil On To Semifinal

    Brazil meet Japan in the quaterfinal and win the first set as Japan have problems coping with the Brazilian serve. The South Americans take the second set on a big block and continue their dominance in the third. Fofao, in her fifth consecutive Olympic games, comes on at match point to set up the win. Brazil move on to the semifinal. Volleyball Women Quarterfinal - Beijing 2008 Summer Olympics - JPN vs BRA
  • Chinese Duo Cruise Past Swiss | Video

    Chinese Duo Cruise Past Swiss

    Tian Jia and Wang Jie represent the People's Republic of China in beach volleyball against Switzerland's Simone Kuhn and Lea Schwer. The medal hopefuls from China come into the match with much success and easily take the first set. The Swiss step up their game in the second set, but it is not enough as the Chinese win 21-18, taking the match in straight sets. Beach Volleyball Women Preliminary Pool A - Beijing 2008 Summer Olympics - Tian Jia - Wang (CHN) vs Kuhn - Schwer (SUI)
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