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  • Defending Olympic Champs Take First Match | Video

    Defending Olympic Champs Take First Match

    In first round action, the defending Olympic champions Ricardo and Emanuel from Brazil play Angolans Fernandes and Morais. The South Americans waste no time in the first set and win 21-8. The Brazilians send a strong message by continuing their dominance and taking the second set 21-13 to win in straight sets. Beach Volleyball Men Preliminary Pool C - Beijing 2008 Summer Olympics - Ricardo-Emanuel (BRA) vs Fernandes - Morais (ANG)
  • Italy Edge Russia In Opener | Video

    Italy Edge Russia In Opener

    Italy and the Russian Federation split the first two sets in their Olympic tournament opener, showcasing tremendous offensive and defensive talent. In the third set, Italy block the Russian attack on set point and lead two sets to one. In a close fourth set, Italy win an intense rally at match point to triumph three sets to one. Volleyball Women Preliminary Pool B - Beijing 2008 Summer Olympics - ITA vs RUS
  • Cuba Win First Match Against Poland | Video

    Cuba Win First Match Against Poland

    Poland and Cuba meet in the first match of pool A in women's volleyball. Poland take an early lead in the first set and go on to win 25-21. Cuba rally to level the match on the strength of their defense. In the third and fourth sets, Cuba carry the momentum of powerful hitting and good defense to win the match three sets to one. Volleyball Women Preliminary Pool A - Beijing 2008 Summer Olympics - POL vs CUB
  • Brazil Ease Past Algeria | Video

    Brazil Ease Past Algeria

    Medal hopefuls Brazil play Algeria in women's volleyball and Sheilla features prominently with some great hits in a first set win. Algeria are making their Olympic debut and have problems dealing with the venom of the Brazilian attack as Fabiana seals the second set. Brazil goes on to take the match in straight sets to start their Olympic journey with a win. Volleyball Women Preliminary Pool B - Beijing 2008 Summer Olympics - ALG vs BRA
  • Russia Open Preliminary Stage With Win | Video

    Russia Open Preliminary Stage With Win

    The Russian Federation start the tournament off with a win versus Serbia in men's volleyball. Serbia take the first set 25-20 against the bronze medalists from Athens, but Russia come back to take set 2. In a close third set, Russia are able to edge Serbia 25-22 and lead two sets to one. Russia close out the fourth set with a huge block and take the match 3-1. Volleyball Men Preliminary Pool B - Beijing 2008 Summer Olympics - RUS vs SRB
  • USA Overcome Japan | Video

    USA Overcome Japan

    The United States of America meet Japan to begin their Olympic tournament. The USA wins the first set, while Japan hit back to tie the match at 1-1 in the second set. Set three features the point of the night as Japan scores at the end of sensational extended exchange, but the USA prevail to go up a set. In the fourth set, Japan provide stiff competition, but the USA win 25-21 and take the match three sets to one. Volleyball Women Preliminary Pool A - Beijing 2008 Summer Olympics - JPN vs USA
  • 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
  • Georgians Head To Semifinal | Video

    Georgians Head To Semifinal

    "Reinder Nummerdor and Richard Schuil of the Netherlands take on Renato ""Geor"" Gomes and Jorge ""Gia"" Terceiro from Georgia in the men's beach volleyball quarterfinal. The duo from Georgia are adopted from Brazil and win a close first set 21-19. The Dutch stay in the game, but again, the Georgians win a tight second set 21-19 to advance to a semifinal match with the USA. Volleyball Men Quarterfinal - Beijing 2008 Summer Olympics - Nummerdor - Schuil (NED) vs Geor - Gia (GEO)"
  • USA Make Their Way To The Semifinal | Video

    USA Make Their Way To The Semifinal

    David Klemperer and Eric Koreng of Germany meet Todd Rogers and Phil Dalhausser of the USA in men's beach volleyball quarterfinals. An errant serve from the Germans gives the first set to the Americans. The USA stay in front in the second set as well, and on match point, Dalhausser blocks the German attack emphatically. The USA advance to the semifinal in straight sets. Beach Volleyball Men Quarterfinal - Beijing 2008 Summer Olympics - Klemperer - Koreng (GER) vs Rogers - Dalhausser (USA)
  • Tian Jia And Wang Battle To Final | Video

    Tian Jia And Wang Battle To Final

    In an all Chinese semifinal, Tian Jia and Wang Jie take on Xue Chen and Zhang Xi in women's beach volleyball. Xue and Zhang manage a win in extra points in the first set, but Tian and Wang counter in the second to win 29-27. In the third and final set, Tian and Wang build up a lead and win 15-8 to reserve a spot in the gold medal final against Americans Walsh and May-Treanor . Beach Volleyball Women Semifinal - Beijing 2008 Summer Olympics - Tian Jia - Wang (CHN) vs Xue - Zhang Xi (CHN)
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