2012 OLYMPIC GAMES
The Road to London
For almost every athlete the Olympic Games is the pinnacle of their sport. To have the chance to perform in an Olympic arena is an honour not many sports men or women will ever have, so the desire to reach such an event is limitless.
In 2012 the Olympic Games return to London for the first time since 1948 as this historic city gets ready to host the biggest sporting event on the planet. Volleyball and Beach Volleyball will be there, with both events taking place in two of the capital's most famous landmarks.
Volleyball Australia will be seeking representation in the Men's Volleyball Event and the Mens and Womens Beach Volleyball Event. Click on one of the links below to follow the team's progression as they seek Olympic glory.
ONE SPORT, TWO DISCIPLINES
A gutsy Australia lost a five-set thriller against powerhouse Italy in their men's indoor volleyball preliminary round clash at Earl’s Court on Day 8.
The Aussie underdogs, ranked 22 in the world, squandered a 2-0 lead as the...
AUSTRALIA'S No.1-ranked beach volleyball team of Becchara Palmer and Louise Bawden has been eliminated by Brazil pair Maria Antonelli and Talita Rocha at Horse Guards Parade.
After losing their first two pool matches to...
03.08.12 VOLLEYBALLERS GO DOWN TO BULGARIA
The underdog Australians have suffered a heartbreaking 3-0 loss to Bulgaria as they forced the world number nine side to fight for every point to maintain their unbeaten record in the men’s indoor volleyball pool match at Earl’s...
03.08.12 NAT COOK BOWS OUT
Australia’s premier beach volleyball exponent Natalie Cook might have bowed of the Olympic Games after her fifth representation in London, but she won’t be lost to the Olympic movement.
“I’m addicted to the Olympic Games,” Cook...
01.08.12 VOLLEYROOS MAKE STATEMENT
Australia held out a determined Great Britain and made a statement with their 3-0 victory in front of a large, vocal home crowd at Earls Court tonight (Tuesday).
The Australians dominated the first set 25-15, but the second set...