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The Glory of Spike: 2012 London Volleyball Event

Saturday, May 7, 2011
Volleyball is something but moderate there were few sports on the Olympic line up offer such fast, furious and exhilarating action. Volleyball is played by two teams of six on an 18m x 9m indoor court divided by a net (2.43m high for men, 2.24m for women). The object of the game is to land the ball in the opposition’s half of the court. Each team is allowed three touches of the ball before it must cross over the net. The key attacking move is the set and spike, in which a player feeds the ball (the set) for a teammate to power it into the opposition’s court (the spike). Volleyball requires incredible power and astounding reaction. In the men’s game, the ball can reach speeds in excess of 130km/h. At London 2012, both the men’s and women’s Volleyball competitions will begin with a preliminary phase. The 12 teams in each event will be divided into two pools of six, and each team will play every other team in their pool. The eight best teams from this phase will qualify for the knockout phase, with the winners of the semi-finals eventually going head to head for the gold. The aggressive sport will be held at Earls Court. 

4 comments:

{ wynaut blog } at: May 7, 2011 at 8:16 PM said...

Looking forward to this event..I will never miss this game..

{ ONLINE TODAYS } at: May 8, 2011 at 9:26 AM said...

I like sports.
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{ rydho } at: May 9, 2011 at 2:22 AM said...

Heyy thanks for good articel..

{ Digital Doodles } at: May 9, 2011 at 5:23 PM said...

Although I don't play volleyball much in real life (because I lack motor coordination and skills), watching athletes play the game gets me all hyped up!

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