July 30, 2021

All Four U.S. Beach Pairs Advance

The U.S. Olympic beach volleyball squad of Jake Gibb and Tri Bourne hung tough during a 2-0 (21-18, 21-17) loss to Cherif Younousse/Ahmed Tijan of Qatar Friday night in a match that decided the Pool C title.

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August 1, 2021

Olympic Quarterfinals Streak Comes to an End for U.S. Men

The U.S. Men improved throughout the match, but struggled to stay ahead against strong serving from Argentina and fell 3-0 (25-21, 25-23, 25-23) on Sunday at the Olympic Games in Tokyo, Japan.

August 1, 2021

Two Tough Beach Defeats to Open Playoffs

Two U.S. beach volleyball pairs lost in three sets Sunday as Kelly Claes/Sarah Sponcil fell to a team from Canada and Phil Dalhausser/Nick Lucena pushed top-ranked Qatar to the brink.

Women's National Team

July 30, 2021

Russian Olympic Committee Team a Bear for U.S. Women in Tokyo

TOKYO (July 30, 2021) – By any name, a team from Russia can be a bear. The U.S. Women’s National Team encountered a grizzly in pool play on Friday, falling to the team from the Russian Olympic Committee (ROC), 3-0 (25-20, 25-12, 25-19) at the Olympic Games in Tokyo. The U.S. Women (3-1) will finish...

July 30, 2021

All Four U.S. Beach Pairs Advance

The U.S. Olympic beach volleyball squad of Jake Gibb and Tri Bourne hung tough during a 2-0 (21-18, 21-17) loss to Cherif Younousse/Ahmed Tijan of Qatar Friday night in a match that decided the Pool C title.

July 30, 2021

Olympic Rivalry Match Ends in Defeat for the U.S. Men

TOKYO (July 28, 2021) – The U.S. Men started strong but couldn’t keep pace with Brazil down the stretch, falling 3-1 (30-32, 25-23, 25-21, 25-20) on Friday at the Olympic Games in Tokyo, Japan. The U.S. Men and Brazil have a historic Olympic rivalry. The two teams have met twice in the gold medal match,...

July 29, 2021

Rainy Rally Drives A-Team to Olympic Pool Victory

Alix Klineman and April Ross won pool b with a 2-1 match win over the Netherlands Friday.

Women's National Team

July 29, 2021

‘Game Changers’ Come off Bench to Help Stop Turkey

There is a saying that goes, “It’s hard to beat a team three times a season.” The U.S. Women’s National Team found out it was hard, but not impossible, to defeat Turkey for a third time this season when it beat the European side, 3-2

July 29, 2021

Americans Well-Positioned After Two Big Beach Wins

Kelly Claes/Sarah Sponcil and Phil Dalhausser/Nick Lucena picked up wins at the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020 Thursday.

July 28, 2021

U.S. Men Toughness Tested in Win Against Tunisia

The U.S. Men overcame error woes to stave off a comeback from Tunisia and win 3-1 (25-14, 23-25, 25-14, 25-23) on Wednesday at the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo, Japan.

July 27, 2021

Gibb/Bourne Remain Undefeated in Tight Match versus Switzerland

The newly-formed U.S. Olympic beach volleyball team of Jake Gibb and Tri Bourne got another chance to improve on their budding chemistry Wednesday while beating Switzerland’s Adrian Heidrich/Mirco Gerson 2-0 (21-19, 23-21) at Shiokaze Park.

Women's National Team

July 27, 2021

Thompson Totals 34 Points in Sweep of China in Tokyo

TOKYO (July 26, 2021) –Jordan Thompson joined an elite group of women’s volleyball players on Monday as she scored 34 points in leading the U.S. Women’s National Team to a 3-0 (29-27, 25-22, 25-21) win over China at the Olympic Games. The U.S. Women (2-0) will continue Olympic pool play on Thursday against Turkey (1-0)...

July 26, 2021

Americans Prevail Twice in Wet, Windy Day at the Beach

Phil Dalhausser/Nick Lucena and Alix Klineman/April Ross both posted wins despite battling wet and windy weather in their second pool play matches at the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020.

Boys giving hang loose sign at beach tournament

July 26, 2021

USA National Beach Tour Junior Championship Is One for the Books

With six straight days of competitive beach volleyball, the USA National Beach Tour Junior Championship took to the sands of Fort Lauderdale, Fla., July 10-15, and did not disappoint.

July 26, 2021

U.S. Men Fall to ROC in Four

The U.S. Men fought hard and nearly forced a fifth set, but fell to the Russian Olympic Committee (ROC) 3-1 (25-23, 27-25, 21-25, 25-23) on Monday at the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo, Japan.

1980 Women's Olympic Team

July 25, 2021

1980 Olympians Remain Teammates

During this year’s Games, a special group of athletes will gather in the Colorado mountains to watch the Tokyo event. The 1980 Olympic Women’s Team was the only volleyball team to qualify for this Olympics in the period between 1968 and 1984. However, they were unable to compete because of the U.S. boycott.

July 25, 2021

Gibb/Bourne, Claes/Sponcil both win on Second Day of Beach Play

Typically, beach volleyball duos spend years perfecting their partnership and preparing for the Olympic Games. U.S. pair Jake Gibb and Tri Bourne? They had four days.

Women's National Team

July 25, 2021

U.S. Women Make Some Noise in Opening Olympic Win

TOKYO (July 24, 2021) – In a normal Olympic Games, the U.S. Women’s National Team would have to shut out all the noise and keep its focus. At the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020, where the stands are mostly empty due to the COVID 19 pandemic, the team is making its own noise to keep the...

July 24, 2021

U.S. Men Open Olympic Games with Sweep vs France

The U.S. Men opened the Olympic Games with a strong performance, sweeping France, 3-0 (25-18, 25-18, 25-22) on Saturday at the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo, Japan.

July 24, 2021

U.S. Goes 1-1 in First Day on the Beach

In a match between four Olympic veterans, U.S. Olympic beach volleyball squad Phil Dalhausser/Nick Lucena came up shy in a 2-0 (21-17, 21-18) loss to Alexander Brouwer/Robert Meeuwsen of the Netherlands Saturday.

Women's National Team

July 24, 2021

TOKYO: Gold the Goal Once Again for U.S. Women

TOKYO (July 23, 2021) – The U.S. Women’s National Team enters the Olympic Games Tokyo 2021 as the top-ranked team in the world and the three-time FIVB Volleyball Nations League champion.

July 23, 2021

TOKYO: U.S. Men Look to Reach Another Podium

In 2016, the U.S. Men’s National Team had eight players in Rio de Janeiro competing in their first Olympic Games. Even with such a young team, the U.S. Men fought back from an 0-2 pool-play start and a crushing semifinal loss to Italy to earn the bronze medal.

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