Brazil sweeps South American Beach Volleyball Tour in Montevideo, Uruguay. Winning three of three, the Brazilians now have nine gold medals, one silver and three bronze. They lead the South American Beach Volleyball rankings.
Russian star Ekaterina Khomyakova prepares for her fourth FiVB Beach Volleyball SWATCH World Tour in preparation for the London Olympics. After training in Italy and Brazil with new coach Marco Solustri, she is ready to play before home town fans at the Moscow Grand Slam.
Moscow prepares Poklonnaya Hill for qualifying events for the London 2012 Olympics. The FIVB Beach Volleyball SWATCH World Tour Moscow Grand Slam takes place there in June, followed by the finals of the CEV Women’s Beach Volleyball Continental Cup.
A profile of William G. Morgan, 1870-1942, said to be the inventor of volleyball, summarizes his background (as a believer in physical education) and his invention of “mintonnete,” which was later renamed “volleyball,” by Alfred Halstead. The invention took place in 1895, in Holyoke, Massachusetts.