The Warrior Games kicked off Saturday with a volleyball match between the U.S. and the U.K. with guest players Prince Harry and Olympian Misty May-Treanor.
The U.S. Olympic Training Center stands were filled with spectators and media.
"Prince Harry was a lot of fun," said SFC Keoki Smythe, a member of the Army team. "He interacted with us really well and was having fun with it. It was a great time."
Smythe got a surprise when the third in line to the throne reached over the net and playfully tickled the top of his head between points.
The national women's team will face off with Japan this summer in a three-day tournament that includes a match Cal State Long Beach.
Long Beach will be the home of Olympic-style volleyball this summer when Japan’s national women’s team plays the U.S. at California State University, Long Beach.
The local college will be just one of three venues in a first-ever, several-day tournament dubbed the USA Volleyball Cup,according to the Associated Press.
It will feature last year’s London Olympics silver medalist Team USA versus Japan, who took the bronze, on all three days, with Long Beach being the site of the second round of play.
Mr Dickson said the Queensland Government had contributed $146,000 toward building the three new courts at Chancellor State College campus in Sippy Downs.
“We are determined to increase participation in grassroots community sport across Queensland, and projects like this are just another way we’re doing that,” Mr Dickson said.
Redondo Beach resident and beach volleyball historian Artie Couvillon spent the past two years putting his three-volume book series The Sands of Time: The History of Beach Volleyball on DVD.
The five disc, six hour DVD series captures the history of beach volleyball and is narrated by former “Voice of the AVP” and current broadcaster for Time Warner Cable SportsNet Chris “Geeter” McGee.
In 2011, Couvillon was asked to put together a slide show by the CBVA (California Beach Volleyball Association) when it was announced that the Hermosa Beach Historical Museum would be the home of the CBVA Hall of Fame.
Vilnius, Lithuania, May 7, 2013. The 2013 edition of the Beach Volleyball tour promoted by the Eastern European Volleyball Zonal Association (EEVZA) will get started this week in Lithuania’s capital city, Vilnius.
The tournament is open only to female duos and will be joined by a total of 17 teams, with five representing the host country, four from Latvia, six from Russia and two for the likes of Belarus. For the very first time – following a decision by FIVB – the various stops of the EEVZA Tour will be distributing FIVB Ranking Points, something that definitely enhances the attractiveness and appeal of each tournament especially for young and up-and-coming players.