The Olympic Games have finally started! We will be creating daily posts with the results of each match and will post links to the live streams. Josh Binstock and Martin Reader kick off their men's beach volleyball pool play against the host nation July 28th at 1:30 p.m. EST. Fellow Canadians Annie Martin and Marie-Andrée Lessard begin their Olympic pool play on Sunday July 29th at 12:30 p.m. EST also against Great Britain.
Women's Pool Play Results
|Holtwick-Semmler||def.||Klapalova-Hajeckova||2-0 (21-16, 21-18)|
|Vasina-Vozakova||def.||Zhang Xi-Xue||2-1 (18-21, 21-14, 16-14)|
Men's Pool Play Results
|Brink-Reckermann||def.||Semenov-Prokopiev||2-0 (21-19, 21-17)|
|Samoilovs-Sorokins||def.||Fijalek-Prudel||2-1 (12-21, 21-15, 15-12)|
Live video streams can be found at the Kill on Two Olympic page.
View all the results for beach volleyball pool play after the jump
The FIVB Beach Volleyball World Tour is back this week with a men's event in Prague, Czech Republic. There are four Canadian men's teams in Prague competing in this tournament. All four teams will enter the tournament in the qualification round.
Canadian Men's Teams in Prague
Live streams, matches and results after the jump.
We are still in China on the 2012 FIVB Beach Volleyball World Tour. The Beijing Grand Slam is this week's tournament and for the first time this year, Canada will not have a single team directly entered into the main draw. Four women's teams and three men's teams will be competing in Beijing with two Canadian men's teams waiting on the reserve list. For the third time this year we might see a Canadian team eliminate another Canadian team in the tournament. The last two happened on the women's side of the game with a second round elimination of Lessard-Martin by Broder Valjas in Sanya, China and Lessard-Martin eliminating MacTavish-Rodrigue in the second round of qualification in Brasilia. In Beijing, if Maverick Hatch and Sam Schachter as well as Josh Binstock and Martin Reader win their first round qualification matches, they will be playing each other in the second round.
As always, teams, results, matches and live streams posted below.
Canadian Women's Teams in Beijing
Canadian Men's Teams in Beijing
Live streams, results and brackets after the jump.
It's time for the first Grand Slam event of the 2012 FIVB Beach Volleyball World Tour. Shanghai is a dual gender grand slam taking place this week and one of the many that is on the schedule before this year's Olympics in London. There are six Canadian teams participating in Shanghai, three men's and three women's. All the teams except one will be in the Qualification round that starts today. Elizabeth Maloney and Heather Bansley have enough entry points to get a direct entry into the main draw and will begin their competition later in the week. As always, results, live streams and matches will be posted below.
Canadian Men's Teams in Shanghai
All the Canadian men's teams will enter the tournament in the qualification round.
Canadian Women's Teams in Shanghai
Live streams and results posted after the jump.
The second stop on the 2012 FIVB Beach Volleyball World Tour for the men is in Myslowice, Poland this week. Just like last week in Brazil, we have five men's teams competing in this leg of the tour. None of the men's teams have enough entry points to gain direct access to the main draw this week so they will all have to go through the country quota go get into the qualification round. There are only five teams so only one match will have to be played. Like last week, it is another matchup between Zbyszewski-Schalk and Van Huizen-May.
Canadian Men's Teams in Myslowice, Poland
Live streams, results and match ups after the jump.