Latest Beach volleyball News

Beach volleyball to send off 4-time Olympian Gibb in Chicago

Aug. 31, 2021 12:57 PM EDT

The Chicago stop of the AVP beach volleyball tour is turning into a farewell for four-time Olympian Jake Gibb. Gibb said the Chicago Open on Lake Michigan’s Oak Street Beach this weekend will be the last domestic stop in a two-decade career that included trips to the...

Olympians need record-setting set in Manhattan Beach Open

Aug. 22, 2021 18:41 PM EDT

MANHATTAN BEACH, Calif. (AP) — Beach volleyball Olympians Kelly Claes and Sarah Sponcil went deep into extra points to earn a record-setting quarterfinal victory at the Manhattan Beach Open on Sunday. The two Tokyo Olympians beat Taryn Kloth and Kristen Nuss 39-37 in...

US women beat Brazil to win 1st Olympic volleyball gold

Aug. 08, 2021 18:35 PM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — Jordan Larson fell to the floor, put her head in her hands and cried after Brazil couldn’t return her spike on match point. The frustration of being so close but not quite good enough was replaced by a feeling of relief after the U.S. women’s volleyball...

Olympic Latest: Bach declares Tokyo Olympics officially over

Aug. 08, 2021 09:28 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — The Latest on the Tokyo Olympics, which are taking place under heavy restrictions after a year’s delay because of the coronavirus pandemic: ___ The Tokyo Olympics are officially over. IOC President Thomas Bach...

Olympic Latest: France earns gold for 1st volleyball medal

Aug. 07, 2021 10:52 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — The Latest on the Tokyo Olympics, which are taking place under heavy restrictions after a year’s delay because of the coronavirus pandemic: ___ MEDAL ALERT France made sure its first Olympic volleyball medal would...

Norway men beat Russia for beach v'ball gold; Qatar bronze

Aug. 07, 2021 01:55 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — Anders Mol’s first goal for the Olympic beach volleyball tournament was a top-eight finish. That would be the best ever for Norway, and one step farther than a certain Merita Berntsen made it in Atlanta. “I always dreamed of beating my mom in the...

American Felix sets new women's Olympics medal record

Aug. 06, 2021 11:32 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — The new medal standard in Olympic women's track has been set. American Allyson Felix stands alone at the top and still has a chance to go even higher. The 35-year-old Felix won her record 10th Olympic track medal Friday night at the Tokyo Games with a push...

Olympic Latest: Canada wins 1st gold in women's soccer

Aug. 06, 2021 11:16 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — The Latest on the Tokyo Olympics, which are taking place under heavy restrictions after a year’s delay because of the coronavirus pandemic: ___ MEDAL ALERT Canada won its first Olympic gold medal in women’s...

Americans win beach gold medal, and Ross completes the set

Aug. 06, 2021 02:27 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — April Ross won the Olympic gold medal that completes her set, and when she stood on the top step of the podium at the Shiokaze Park beach volleyball venue on Friday she had with her the perfect person to hang it around her neck: teammate Alix Klineman. “I...

Olympics Latest: China women win table tennis again

Aug. 05, 2021 10:53 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — The Latest on the Tokyo Olympics, which are taking place under heavy restrictions after a year’s delay because of the coronavirus pandemic: ___ MEDAL ALERT China's women continued their table tennis dominance,...