avp.com’s exclusive interview with “The Professor”
Todd Rogers and his former partner Phil Dalhausser were regarded by many as the greatest American men’s beach volleyball team of all time. Together they competed in two Olympic Games and took home, among other things: an Olympic gold medal, an FIVB World Title, and over $1 million in prize money. However after seven stellar years together, “The Professor” and the “Thin Beast” decided to go their separate ways. Rogers now partners with Ryan Doherty, and the duo has just won a silver medal at their first event together, a NORCECA tour stop in the Cayman Islands. Rogers took time out from his busy training schedule, ahead of a pair of events in China later this month, to talk exclusively with AVP.com.Read more...
Buenos Aires, Argentina, April 11, 2013 – On Friday, the head coach of Argentina’s men’s senior national team will officially introduce the seventeen players chosen for the 2013 season. This year’s team will also include five U23 athletes who are all part of the roster to play in the FIVB World League. The names of players for each of the five intercontinental rounds will be released at a later date.
Kabul, Afghanistan, April 11, 2013 – Beach volleyball is experiencing major growth in Afghanistan, where more beach courts are being built and players are travelling to compete internationally.
Just years after players were limited to national play, beach volleyball in the country is getting a boost, with help from the FIVB's Volleyball Cooperation Programme (VCP) and the leadership of President of the Afghan Volleyball Federation (AVF), Dr. Mohammad Yonus Imal Popalzay.
People looking to rekindle the Olympic spirit are being offered the chance to take part in a special beach volleyball open day next weekend.
Barn Elms, in Rocks Lane, now boasts four beach volleyball courts which have been created using 1,000 tonnes of sand from last summer's Olympic venue in Horseguard's parade.
Wandsworth Council secured the sand to provide a long-lasting Olympic legacy for the borough, as part of a £45,000 project funded by Volleyball England and Sport England.
In an effort to support a lasting Olympic legacy...
Many of the top AVP athletes are gearing up to represent the USA in a pair of international competitions in China at the end of April.
USA Volleyball has entered six women’s and four men’s teams in this year’s opening round of FIVB Open Beach Volleyball competition, which is set to take place April 23-28 in Fuzhou, China.
Teams representing the USA will go into the Fuzhou Open with a heavy AVP presence on both the women’s and men’s side.Read more...