Archive for the ‘Sports/Olympics/Rio Olympic 2016/Volleyball’ Category

Russia boots Canada from Olympic men’s volleyball tournament

Wednesday, August 17th, 2016
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Canada's men's volleyball team failed to match or contain the pounding doled out by the defending Olympic champions in the quarter-final on Wednesday and were eliminated from the Summer Games in straight sets.

Canada upsets Italy, advances to Olympic volleyball quarter-finals

Monday, August 15th, 2016
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T.J. Sanders hit the winning ace to lift the Canadian men's volleyball team into the quarter-finals at the Rio Olympics with a 3-1 victory over Italy on Monday.

Canada beats Mexico to stay alive in men’s volleyball

Saturday, August 13th, 2016
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Canada's men's volleyball team did what it needed to do on Saturday, beating Mexico in straight sets (25-20, 25-13, 25-22) to earn a crucial three points and keep its quarter-final hopes alive.

Newfound swagger leading Canadian men’s volleyball team through Rio

Sunday, August 7th, 2016
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After a 24-year hiatus, Canada's return to Olympic indoor men's volleyball has shaken a monkey off its back, and with it, imparted a newfound confidence for a largely underrated team.

Canada shocks United States in men’s volleyball

Sunday, August 7th, 2016
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Canada defeated the United States 3-0 in the men's volleyball opener for both teams Sunday at the Rio Olympics. The 12th-ranked Canadians converted their first match point for a 25-23, 25-17, 25-23 upset win over the No. 5 Americans.

Rape probe won’t keep Cuban men’s volleyball team from Olympics

Wednesday, July 13th, 2016
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The Cuban men's volleyball team will compete in the Rio Olympics despite the detention of six of its players in Finland over a suspected aggravated rape.

Canadian men’s volleyball team capture World League gold

Sunday, July 10th, 2016
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Canada's men's volleyball team capped off a Rio tune-up tournament with a straight-sets victory in the final against Portugal.

Canadian men’s volleyball team going for World League gold

Saturday, July 9th, 2016
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Canada's men's volleyball team continued their successful FIVB World League Group 2 campaign with a straight-sets semifinal victory over Turkey in Portugal on Saturday.

FIVB World League volleyball: Canada vs. Turkey

Thursday, July 7th, 2016
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As it looks ahead to its first Olympic Games in 24 years, Canada's men's volleyball team continues its FIVB World League action in Portugal this weekend. Watch the team play Turkey live Saturday at 11 a.m. ET.

Finnish police detain 6 Cuban men’s volleyball players on rape allegations

Monday, July 4th, 2016
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Finnish police have released two members of Cuba's national men's volleyball team but are holding six others on suspicion of aggravated rape, an investigator said Monday.