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

Canada names 8 to powerful Olympic beach volleyball team

Wednesday, July 20th, 2016
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For the first time, Canada is sending four beach volleyball teams to an Olympics as the country searches for its first medal in 20 years.

Canada’s Pavan, Bansley want Olympic medals, not participation ribbons

Tuesday, July 19th, 2016
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Ranked No. 4 in the world, Canadian beach volleyball veterans Sarah Pavan and Heather Bansley see the Rio Summer Games as their biggest opportunity to walk away with Olympic medals.

Canada to send 4th beach volleyball team to Olympics for 1st time

Saturday, July 16th, 2016
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For the first time, Canada has qualified four Canadian beach volleyball teams to an Olympic games and Josh Binstock and Sam Schachter came out on top over Sam Pedlow and Grant O'Gorman to claim the final spot.

It’s Canada vs. Canada for final beach volleyball Olympic spot

Friday, July 15th, 2016
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Sam Pedlow and Grant O'Gorman booked Canada's second men's spot in the Summer Games by winning the final at the FIVB World Continental Cup last weekend. Now they face fellow Canadians Josh Binstock and Sam Schachter at a playoff on Saturday to determine who gets to go to Rio.

Canada earns record 4th beach volleyball Olympic berth

Sunday, July 10th, 2016
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Canada secured a second spot for men's beach volleyball at the Rio Olympics after winning the final at the FIVB World Continental Cup in Sochi, Russia. That means Canada will send two women's teams and two men's teams for the first time ever.

Canada closes in on another beach volleyball Olympic berth

Saturday, July 9th, 2016
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Canada stands on the verge of securing a second spot for men's beach volleyball at the Rio Olympics after winning its pool at the FIVB World Continental Cup in Sochi, Russia.

Canada’s men add another podium finish at the beach Porec Major

Sunday, July 3rd, 2016
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Calgary's Ben Saxton and Chaim Schalk of Red Deer, Alta., added a bronze to Canada's medal haul at the FIVB Porec Major on Sunday, adding to the silver won the day before by Canada's women.

Canada misses chance to qualify 4th beach volleyball pair for Olympics

Sunday, June 26th, 2016
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Two Canadian men's beach volleyball teams competed in the NORCECA Continental Championship trying to secure just one spot at the 2016 Rio Games. They lost a best-of-five match against Cuba Sunday.