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China Team's Masks Cause an Uproar
China Team's Masks
Cause an Uproar

China Team's Masks Cause an Uproar

Chinese Volleyball Association apologizes after flood of criticism on social media

(Newser) - The women's volleyball team of China defeated Iran Thursday during an international tournament, which is not in itself a surprise. The unusual reason the match is making headlines? The Chinese team played the first set while wearing N95 masks, which set off a brouhaha on Chinese social media when...

US Olympian: I Was Attacked With Metal Pipe

Kim Glass says she suffered facial fractures in encounter with random 'homeless man' in LA

(Newser) - Former US Olympian Kim Glass is warning people to keep their heads on a swivel while out and about in Los Angeles after a man attacked her with a metal pipe. The 6-foot-3 volleyball player and 2008 Olympic silver medalist posted a series of videos to Instagram over the weekend,...

US Victory Over Brazil Brings First Volleyball Gold

Women's team had taken silver and bronze, but never won an Olympic championship

(Newser) - 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 US women's volleyball team finally...

Volleyball Player Sits Out After Gesture Toward Thai Team

Serbian player and foundation apologize

(Newser) - A player on Serbia's national women's volleyball team will sit out her next two matches after making a racist gesture last week when playing Thailand. Sanja Djurdjevic will sit out when her team takes on Belgium and Canada as it prepares for the Tokyo Olympics, the BBC reports....

Athlete Fired Over Pregnancy Battles Team

Italy debates lack of legal protections for women in sports

(Newser) - An Italian volleyball player's legal fight with her club after she became pregnant and was fired has led to a debate that has involved national political leaders. Among other issues, the case highlights Italy's lack of legal protections for female professional athletes, the New York Times reports. When...

She Was No. 1 and Headed to Stanford. Then Came the Hits

The 'LAT' looks at what happened to volleyball star Hayley Hodson

(Newser) - Volleyball Magazine's April 2015 cover featured the No. 1 college volleyball recruit in America: Hayley Hodson. A lengthy December 2020 Los Angeles Times article about the player has a less positive flavor. The Californian, now 24, played for Stanford as a freshman and alleges that two blows to the...

Deadly Crash Kills 2 Moms, Their Daughters

Ex-volleyball stars Carrie McCaw, Lesley Prather killed, along with their 2 respective daughters

(Newser) - "As a parent, as any other human being, it was horrific." That's how a woman who ran to help victims of a car accident in Missouri described the scene she encountered Friday to CBS 17 —one that took the lives of two former volleyball stars and...

Beach Volleyballers Wreck Protected Birds' Nests

Players on island off Alabama moved eggs from least terns' nests, scared off adults

(Newser) - Beach volleyball players on a small island off Alabama probably killed hundreds of unhatched birds, moving eggs to make room for their court and scaring adult birds from nests, reports the AP . The day after the damage was found, the conservation group Birmingham Audubon put up ropes and signs to...

6 Members of Cuban Volleyball Team Detained in Rape Case in Finland

Team was there for a tournament

(Newser) - Finnish police have released two members of Cuba's national men's volleyball team but are holding six others on suspicion of aggravated rape, an investigator said Monday. Police will request that a regional court on Tuesday order the six men to be remanded in custody to continue the investigation...

Suicide Bomber Kills 45 at Afghan Volleyball Match

Tournament in Paktika turns deadly when bomber detonates in crowd

(Newser) - A suicide bomber attacked a volleyball tournament in eastern Afghanistan today, killing at least 45 people. Dozens more were wounded when the bomber, who was on foot and mingling with the crowd, detonated his explosives, said a rep for the governor of Paktika province. He said the attack happened during...

Iran Jails Woman for Going to Volleyball Game

She tried to protest ban on women at men's games

(Newser) - Ghoncheh Ghavami may be the world's only volleyball-related political prisoner. The 25-year-old, who was arrested when she tried to attend a men's volleyball game in Iran earlier this year, has been "locked up simply for peacefully having her say about how women are discriminated against in Iran,...

Volleyball Star's Death Tied to Business Dispute: Cops

Former volleyball club director arrested in Ingrid Visser's death

(Newser) - A double murder in the world of volleyball is dominating the news in Spain and the Netherlands, and Spanish police say the whole affair could be business-related. Dutch volleyball star Ingrid Visser and her partner, Lodewijk Severein, went missing shortly after arriving in Murcia, Spain, earlier this month. On Sunday...

Most Affectionate US Olympic Team Is...

Men's volleyball, 'Wall Street Journal' determines

(Newser) - The gold medal for most on-camera displays of physical touch among US Olympic athletes goes to the men's volleyball team. The Wall Street Journal tallied up the number of high fives, group hugs, bum taps, and those one-armed "bro hugs" among US Olympic teams, and the results show...

What You May See Less of at London Olympics: Bikinis

Women's beach volleyball players can opt for shorts, sleeved tops

(Newser) - If you only watch beach volleyball for the bikini-clad eye candy, the London Olympics may not be quite as exciting as you hoped. Under new rules adopted by the International Volleyball Federation, players will be free to wear shorts and sleeved tops. The governing body said the move was made...

Prince Harry Fosters World Peace—With Beach Volleyball

British royal son bonds with Brazilians on the beach

(Newser) - If Prince Harry isn't fighting in Afghanistan , eyeing a climb of Mount Everest , or leading a bar hop in San Diego , he's ... fostering international relations through volleyball? The British royal son spent three days in Rio to publicize this year's London Olympics and Brazil's 2016 games,...

US Volleyball Coach's Family Pulls Together After Stabbing

McCutcheon 'not indulging in anger'

(Newser) - Though his heart is broken, Hugh McCutcheon won’t indulge in anger as he grieves for his father-in-law, Todd Bachman, brutally stabbed to death in Beijing on Saturday. "It hurts. I think it's something no one should have to go through,'' the US Olympic men’s volleyball coach...

Bush's Brush With Olympic History

Bush nearly pats gold medalist's backside after making good play

(Newser) - President Bush's visit to the US women’s volleyball team sparked a quirky photo and Internet sensation today, Andrew Malcolm blogs in the Los Angeles Times. After Bush took tips from two gold medalist players, he made a fine play—and volleyballer Misty May-Treanor bent over to let him slap...

Relative of US Olympic Coach Killed in Beijing

After stabbing two, Chinese man throws himself off tower

(Newser) - A knife-wielding Chinese man attacked two relatives of a coach for the US Olympic men's volleyball team at a tourist site in Beijing, killing one and injuring the other on the first day of the Olympics today, team officials and state media said. The man then committed suicide by throwing...

Britain Seeks 'Giant' Steps at 2012 Olympics

Heightened emphasis for London Games has yielded taller jocks

(Newser) - A, ahem, heightened push to make Britain's sports teams more competitive by the time London hosts the 2012 Olympics has added 52 new athletes to the country’s handball, rowing, and volleyball squads, the Telegraph reports. The “Sporting Giants” program sought tall applicants—over 6-foot-3 for men and 5-11...

UCLA Looks to Pretty Up Pauley
UCLA Looks to Pretty Up Pauley

UCLA Looks to Pretty Up Pauley

Famed arena may get small improvements or even a reconstruction

(Newser) - There is no question UCLA's Pauley Pavilion needs a makeover, but Bruin Nation is in an all-out debate as to whether it just needs some Botox or whether the old girl needs a complete facelift, reports the Los Angeles Times. Changes on the table for the famed Westwood Arena range...

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