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Volleyball in Iran: A litmus test for women's rights

James Dorsey | Posted 06.24.2016 | Sports
James Dorsey

By James M. Dorsey An international volleyball tournament in the Iranian capital has thrown into sharp relief a debate in international sporting asso...

Kerri Walsh Jennings Credits Sleep As Her Secret To Success

The Huffington Post | Jordan Schultz | Posted 07.26.2016 | Sports

At 37 years old, Kerri Walsh Jennings continues to defy logic. She has won the women’s beach volleyball gold medal in three consecutive Olympics, da...

A litmus test for Iran on the world stage: sports and air transport

James Dorsey | Posted 02.08.2016 | Sports
James Dorsey

Sports and air transport are likely to serve as indicators of whether Iran has the flexibility to become a major node in an increasingly globalized world. At the core of Iranian efforts to become a global sports and airline hub will be its willingness to relax strict gender segregation, dress codes and its ban on alcohol.

AVP Pro Volleyball Takes NYC

Thane Rosenbaum | Posted 07.25.2016 | New York
Thane Rosenbaum

With the Freedom Tower sparkling in the background like a lighthouse and the Henry Hudson shimmering in the sun, the world's best beach volleyball players brought the spirit of Southern California to Manhattan as the AVP Kingston New York City Open concluded last weekend at Hudson River Park's Pier 26.

A Beach Volleyball Legacy

Kevin K. Wong | Posted 05.13.2015 | Hawaii
Kevin K. Wong

I am honored and blessed to continue "Dad's" legacy by giving back, coaching and creating opportunities for the next generation.

The NVL's Season Finale Is Just the Beginning

Kristen Hewitt | Posted 12.08.2014 | Sports
Kristen Hewitt

It seems for now the National Volleyball League is on solid sand. It will be interesting to see if they can lure top talent while developing young athletes, and truly become their tagline, the soul of beach volleyball.

From Drag Racing to Dog Mushers, 12 Offbeat Sports Halls-of-Fame

Larissa and Michael Milne | Posted 10.25.2014 | Sports
Larissa and Michael Milne

The Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, New York is a popular vacation destination but there are many sports represented around the country that are worth a trip too.

A Lesson in Perspective from a Boy Named Daniel

Kevin K. Wong | Posted 06.21.2014 | Hawaii
Kevin K. Wong

The Spike and Serve U13 team won their first tournament on Sunday. They played fearlessly. They battled with so much heart. They displayed a new perspective, inspired by a boy named Daniel.

WATCH: Misty May-Treanor Rocks Her Gold On 'The Daily Show'

Posted 08.15.2012 | Los Angeles

Olympian and SoCal native Misty May-Treanor rocked her gold medal on the "Daily Show With Jon Stewart" Tuesday night, chatting with the comedian about...

5 Tips To Jump Like An Olympic Beach Volleyballer

Ben Greenfield | Posted 10.12.2012 | Healthy Living
Ben Greenfield

Whether you want to dunk a basketball, kill a volleyball, or just grab that cereal off the top shelf, here are five ways to increase your vertical jump:

Jordan Schultz

Misty May-Treanor And Kerri Walsh Jennings On Olympic Gold, 'Brokenhearted' Feelings | Jordan Schultz | Posted 08.09.2012 | Sports

If all good things must come to an end, then in the case of Misty May-Treanor and Kerri Walsh Jennings, at least it took a very, very long time. Fr...

Why Are Misty May Treanor and Kerri Walsh So Dominant in Women's Beach Volleyball?

Quora | Posted 10.07.2012 | Sports

This question originally appeared on Quora. By Sabrina Li, Nine Year Club Volleyball Player, Stanford Student I will try to summarize this as best...

What's Wrong with Media Coverage of Women Olympians?

Sarah J. Jackson | Posted 10.03.2012 | Women
Sarah J. Jackson

Focusing on the supposed "diva" behavior, outfits, hair and parenting of women athletes trivializes their accomplishments and makes them seem less powerful -- and ultimately less valuable.

LOOK: Why Aren't Photographers Focusing On Beach Volleyball Player's Athletic Skills?

The Huffington Post | Emma Gray | Posted 08.02.2012 | Women

Olympic photography can capture a gymnast mid-leap, a swimmer mid-stroke and a diver just before she plunges into the water. But when it comes to Wome...'s Cultural Olympics (VIDEO) | Posted 09.30.2012 | Arts

Since last week London, along with the rest of the world, has been caught up in Olympic fever. And while everyone's been keeping their eyes firmly fix...

WATCH: The Hotties Of Beach Volleyball

Posted 07.27.2012 | Sports

It is that time again, where the world's best athletes come together to demonstrate their pique abilities and go for the gold -- the Olympics. Not onl...

Golden Years: Volleyball Icon Eyes Another Medal In London

The Huffington Post | Chris Greenberg | Posted 05.22.2012 | Sports

Those women aspiring to win a medal in beach volleyball at the 2012 Summer Olympics in London, be warned. The most decorated athlete in the history of...

ABC Keeps Its Eye on the Franchise

Danny Groner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Danny Groner

Even though it's the summer, when other networks tune out behind reruns, ABC refuses to take a vacation from its marketing strategies, efforts and overall game-plan.

Pro Beach Volleyball in Coney Island

Thane Rosenbaum | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Thane Rosenbaum

This weekend some of the world's greatest beach volleyball players can be seen at the AVP Crocs Slam Lumber Liquidators Coney Island Open.

Friday Talking Points [43] -- And The Gold Medal For Snarkiness Goes To...

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

I don't usually comment on sports, so take anything I say with a grain of salt. I'm no professional sports guy, nor do I play one on the web. But I h...

Olympic Women's Beach Volleyball: A Photo Slideshow

Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

American beach volleyball stars Kerri Walsh and Misty May-Treanor had a close call Friday morning in Beijing, winning their match against Belgium afte...

Bush Olympic Photo Caption Contest

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

We haven't done a photo caption contest here in far too long, and this one just begged for it. What exactly is Bush saying? Picture a word balloon above him, and what would you put in it?

Hey Chinese Fans, Don't Leave Your Own Party

LiLi Tan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
LiLi Tan

Obviously, people come to root for their home countries; but when you're playing host -- and highly ecstatic and honored to do so -- you probably shouldn't leave your own party.

Beach Volleyball's Love/Hate Relationship With Its TV Stardom

Reuters | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

BEIJING (Reuters) - Beach volleyball's popularity has created something of a love-hate relationship with television. The highly-photogenic sport has ...

Pledging as a Way to Motivate Paid Staff and Volunteers at the Beach Volleyball Ground

Hongmei Li | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Hongmei Li

After working at the beach volleyball ground for a month, I have found that pledging has become an important way to motivate people to serve the Beijing Olympics here.