Check out some of the articles from the lead up to the London Olympic Games. Find out how the teams qualified and how they performed in the months leading up to the Olympics. Also see the schedules, results and standings from the Olympic Games.
Check out when the indoor women are playing with U.S. time translations as well as the standings and results.
Check out when the beach volleyball women are playing with U.S. time translations as well as the standings and results.
Check out when the indoor men are playing with U.S. time translations as well as the standings and results.
Check out when the beach volleyball men are playing with U.S. time translations as well as the standings and results.
With all of our volleyball athletes and coaches safely in London, we can now start to speculate about how they'll fare this time around. For the entire quad, I've been saying that it would be very tough for our beach and indoor teams to surpass the performance in Beijing. Three gold medals and a silver is high standard indeed. But as the Games are about to begin, there is a very good chance that London could yield our best result ever.
If you think the American job market is tough for recent college graduates, just think about what women’s indoor volleyball players are looking at as they consider trying out for the 2012 Olympic team.
Make no mistake. The USA women's team is fierce. They are a force to be reckoned with. Except there is no team on the planet that seems to be able to reckon with them at all. Last weekend, the team won its third straight Grand Prix title - a first for the U.S. and only the second time it has ever been done. But what makes it even more incredible is that they won Grand Prix using the "second" team.
There was something different about the USA men last weekend at the NORCECA Olympic qualifier. The team is largely made up of the same guys we’ve been seeing for the last three years, but sometime during the course of the week-long tournament, they turned a corner.
When the USA men’s volleyball team arrived at the arena before the final match of the NORCECA Olympic qualification tournament, the players and coaches were met with a huge surprise. Find out how fans showed their appreciation for the men's team qualifying for the Olympics for the first time on home soil.
With just 58 days left until the start of the London Olympics, one might think it is time to start worrying about Kerri and Misty. It's not. Yes, Kerri and Misty have had a rocky start to their 2012 season - two ninths and a fifth are not up to their standard. But if you're doubting their ability to win a third straight gold medal because of a few sub-par tournaments, you're forgetting who these ladies are.