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Why the stars love Gstaad

Why the stars love Gstaad2017-05-23 09:00:00 | Swatch Major Series

It’s not just the fans who can’t get enough of this alpine paradise

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50 days to Gstaad Major!

50 days to Gstaad Major!2017-05-15 16:59:00 | Swatch Major Series

We're counting down the days to the Major in the mountains!

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Go VIP at Gstaad Major 2017

Go VIP at Gstaad Major 20172017-04-26 16:34:00 | Swatch Major Series

Go VIP at Gstaad Major 2017

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Dabu Fantastic live at the Gstaad Major

Dabu Fantastic live at the Gstaad Major2017-04-04 15:03:00 | Swatch Major Series

Enjoy fresh and young music with the Swiss Band Dabu Fantastic

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Gstats the way we liked it!

Gstats the way we liked it!2016-07-14 11:56:00 | Swatch Major Series

Last year’s Gstaad Major was the best ever!

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Top five tales from Gstaad

Top five tales from Gstaad2016-07-12 13:25:00 | Swatch Major Series

A little look-back at what made us smile in Switzerland last year

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Thank you, Gstaad!

Thank you, Gstaad!2016-07-11 16:11:00 | Swatch Major Series

We say goodbye to Gstaad for another year

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Pedro eyeing Olympic glory after Gstaad gold

Pedro eyeing Olympic glory after Gstaad gold2016-07-10 18:21:00 | Swatch Major Series

“If we can do it here, why not in Rio?” asks Pedro Solberg

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Americans blown away by Evandro

Americans blown away by Evandro2016-07-10 17:55:00 | Swatch Major Series

Silver medalists hail service supremacy

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Gstaad moves to the samba beat

Gstaad moves to the samba beat2016-07-10 17:12:00 | Swatch Major Series

Brazilians too hot for the Americans to handle

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Another cowbell will be ringing in Riga

Another cowbell will be ringing in Riga2016-07-10 15:03:00 | Swatch Major Seroes

Latvians lap up another medal

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Our best performance yet!

Our best performance yet!2016-07-10 12:36:00 | Swatch Major Series

Watch out USA – the Brazilians are coming

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Duo eye Major double

Duo eye Major double2016-07-10 11:23:00 | Swatch Major Series

Can Dalhausser and Lucena claim another Major gold?

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Last Olympic tickets up for grabs today!

Last Olympic tickets up for grabs today!2016-07-10 09:38:00 | Swatch Major Series

Final chance for Rio decided in Russia

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Brazilian boys keep medal hopes alive

Brazilian boys keep medal hopes alive2016-07-09 19:09:00 | Swatch Major Series

All to play for in the men's semifinals

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Different winning feeling for Talita

Different winning feeling for Talita2016-07-09 18:24:00 | Swatch Major Series

A year is a long time in beach volleyball for Brazilian star

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Brazilian golden girls win in Gstaad again

Brazilian golden girls win in Gstaad again2016-07-09 17:49:00 | Swatch Major Series

Larissa/Talita in sensational form in Switzerland

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Men move closer to Gstaad semis

Men move closer to Gstaad semis2016-07-09 15:23:00 | Swatch Major Series

Last four in touching distance

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Brazilian champions shocked by Brazil!

Brazilian champions shocked by Brazil!2016-07-09 14:05:00 | Swatch Major Series

No cowbell for last year’s champs

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Courageous Kerri aiming for Gstaad glory

Courageous Kerri aiming for Gstaad glory2016-07-09 13:35:00 | Swatch Major Series

Americans battle back to deny Germans stunning semifinal

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Swiss boys' quarterfinal quest

Swiss boys' quarterfinal quest2016-07-09 11:27:00 | Swatch Major Series

Bring on Brazil say local heroes

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Drawing of Olympic lots – who will face who?

Drawing of Olympic lots – who will face who?2016-07-09 10:07:00 | Swatch Major Series

Our guide to understanding how the draw will work

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Germans gear up for fifth semifinal on the spin

Germans gear up for fifth semifinal on the spin2016-07-08 20:07:00 | Swatch Major Series

Ludwig/Walkenhorst end underdogs run in Gstaad

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Olympic groups drawn in Gstaad on Saturday!

Olympic groups drawn in Gstaad on Saturday!2016-07-08 19:54:00 | Swatch Major Series

Pools for Copacabana decided in the mountains

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Perfect Pool Play for classy Canadians

Perfect Pool Play for classy Canadians2016-07-08 19:37:00 | Swatch Major Series

Sorting the men from the boys in Switzerland

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Gabathuler’s Gstaadium goodbye

Gabathuler’s Gstaadium goodbye2016-07-08 18:13:00 | Swatch Major Series

Defeat marks end of a distinguished career for Swiss star

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 The sole spot of Swiss success

The sole spot of Swiss success2016-07-08 17:16:00 | Swatch Major Series

Home side’s last remaining hope in Gstaad

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Poreč champions on fire in the Alps

Poreč champions on fire in the Alps2016-07-08 15:03:00 | Swatch Major Series

Qualifiers keep on winning

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The hills are alive…with the sound of beach volleyball

The hills are alive…with the sound of beach volleyball2016-07-08 12:05:00 | Swatch Major Series

Breaking news: Cow referees first-ever beach volleyball match

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National pride at stake in women’s last 16

National pride at stake in women’s last 162016-07-08 11:39:00 | Swatch Major Series

All-American and all-German matches highlight in Gstaad

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We’ll be back to win the cowbell!

We’ll be back to win the cowbell!2016-07-08 10:43:00 | Swatch Major Series

Swiss youngsters eye home tournament

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Get that Friday feeling in Gstaad

Get that Friday feeling in Gstaad2016-07-07 21:15:00 | Swatch Major Series

Big games and big names to warm-up for the weekend

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Age difference makes no difference

Age difference makes no difference2016-07-07 20:36:00 | Swatch Major Series

Finnish girls far from finished here in Gstaad

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Main men aiming high in the Alps

Main men aiming high in the Alps2016-07-07 19:08:00 | Swatch Major Series

The cream rising to the top in Gstaad

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Trade Village the place to be tonight

Trade Village the place to be tonight2016-07-07 12:13:00 | Swatch Major Series

More to the Gstaad Major than you think

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Samoilovs: I want another cowbell!

Samoilovs: I want another cowbell!2016-07-07 12:10:00 | Swatch Major Series

Latvian hero striving to hear iconic trophy ring again

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Lucky losers making the most of second chance

Lucky losers making the most of second chance2016-07-07 11:43:00 | Swatch Major Series

Americans begin Pool Play with victory

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Men begin their mountain adventure

Men begin their mountain adventure2016-07-07 09:25:00 | Swatch Major Series

Nine hours of action on a thrilling Thursday

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Swiss end the day smiling

Swiss end the day smiling2016-07-06 20:54:00 | Swatch Major Series

Happiness for the hosts…at last!

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Hellish draw not so bad for young Dutch duo

Hellish draw not so bad for young Dutch duo2016-07-06 19:56:00 | Swatch Major Series

Teenagers serving it up to the favorites in Gstaad

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Kerri Walsh Jennings: Gstaad injury in top five moments of my career

Kerri Walsh Jennings: Gstaad injury in top five moments of my career2016-07-06 17:22:00 | Swatch Major Series

A lot has changed in a year for Kerri Walsh Jennings since she was last in Gstaad

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Continental Cup reaches final Olympic climax

Continental Cup reaches final Olympic climax2016-07-06 16:12:00 | Swatch Major Series

Last chance saloon for Rio hopes

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Samba stars are staying in Gstaad

Samba stars are staying in Gstaad2016-07-06 15:00:00 | Swatch Major Series

Challenge set for lucky losers

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No Swiss roll so far

No Swiss roll so far2016-07-06 14:04:00 | Swatch Major Series

Things can only get better for the hosts

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Gstaad Major’s trust in Hawk-Eye

Gstaad Major’s trust in Hawk-Eye2016-07-06 12:38:00 | Swatch Major Series

Technology helping referees and players improve

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Five games to watch on Wednesday

Five games to watch on Wednesday2016-07-06 08:53:00 | Swatch Major Series

We pick the matches you can’t miss in Gstaad today

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In, out, shake it all about

In, out, shake it all about2016-07-05 19:10:00 | Swatch Major Series

Men’s competition off to a dramatic start

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 South Africans living the beach volleyball dream

South Africans living the beach volleyball dream2016-07-05 18:45:00 | Swatch Major Series

Life is made of small moments on the sand

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Women’s main draw throws up derby duels

Women’s main draw throws up derby duels2016-07-05 16:30:00 | Swatch Major Series

Brazil and American teams go head-to-head in Pool Play

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Poreč champions come through qualifying

Poreč champions come through qualifying 2016-07-05 15:20:00 | Swatch Major Series

German heroes will celebrate Croatian success…but first Gstaad

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Brazilians live to fight another day

Brazilians live to fight another day2016-07-05 13:32:00 | Swatch Major Series

Second chance for lucky losers

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Can you dig it?

Can you dig it?2016-07-05 12:00:00 | Swatch Major Series

More beach volleyball terms to get your head around

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Ready Gsteady go!

Ready Gsteady go!2016-07-05 09:35:00 | Swatch Major Series

We’ve landed in the Alps

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Turning the clock back on Gstaad

Turning the clock back on Gstaad2016-07-03 20:18:00 | Swatch Major Series

A look-back at last year’s Gstaad Major

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Swiss dreams are made of these

Swiss dreams are made of these2016-07-01 15:25:00 | Swatch Major Series

Two teams at the Olympics...a Major on home sand…it’s a good time for the Swiss.

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No rest for the wicked

No rest for the wicked2016-07-01 10:03:00 | Swatch Major Series

Poreč now, Gstaad later…

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Gstaad is right on time for Swiss girls

Gstaad is right on time for Swiss girls2016-06-29 16:31:00 | Swatch Major Series

Switzerland’s Olympic hopes are gearing up for their home tournament

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One week until we get this party Gstaarted!

One week until we get this party Gstaarted!2016-06-28 10:27:00 | Swatch Major Series

Countdown now on for our trip to the Alps

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Can Brazil be stopped in Gstaad?

Can Brazil be stopped in Gstaad?2016-06-24 12:43:00 | Swatch Major Series

Swiss ready to unlock their potential on home sand

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Glitz, glamour, mountains and mooing in Gstaad

Glitz, glamour, mountains and mooing in Gstaad2016-06-21 16:33:00 | Swatch Major Series

It’s the Major in the mountains that has it all!

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Gstaadium gstaarts to take shape

Gstaadium gstaarts to take shape2016-06-14 11:42:00 | Swatch Major Series

Alpine retreat’s transformation in full swing

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Shiver me timbers in Gstaad!

Shiver me timbers in Gstaad!2016-05-23 11:49:00 | Swatch Major Series

Bring your skis! There’s snow in Gstaad

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Gstaad Major, Switzerland: 05 – 10 July 2016

Gstaad Major, Switzerland: 05 – 10 July 20162015-10-20 11:12:00 | Swatch Major Series

In 2015 athletes as well as fans got a first glimpse of what the Swatch Beach Volleyball Major Series has to offer and the world is excited about what the upcoming season will bring.

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The 2016 Swatch Beach Volleyball Major Series stops 2016 are secured!

The 2016 Swatch Beach Volleyball Major Series stops 2016 are secured!2015-10-20 10:32:00 | Swatch Major Series

All eyes are on the Swatch Beach Volleyball Major Series that kicked off its inaugural season in 2015! High-end VIP areas, an interactive vendor village and after parties until sunrise – Beach Volleyball at its highest level, combined with extraordinary entertainment and an outstanding crowd, pushing the athletes to the top of the podiums, that’s what the Swatch Major Series represents.

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Epic tournament at the Gstaadium

Epic tournament at the Gstaadium2015-07-16 11:36:00 | Gstaad Major

Julius Brink recaps the Gstaad Major in his blog and points out his highlights of the tour stop in Switzerland – An emotional rollercoaster included.

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Gstaad win caps perfect week for new world champs

Gstaad win caps perfect week for new world champs 2015-07-12 17:00:00 | Gstaad Major

One week, two triumphs: On Sunday, July 12, Brazil’s Alison Cerutti and Bruno Schmidt validated the FIVB Beach Volleyball World Championship they won only seven days earlier by earning gold at the Swatch Major Series stop in Gstaad, Switzerland. Latvia and the Netherlands completed the Swiss podium.

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Champions to clash for the win in Gstaad

Champions to clash for the win in Gstaad 2015-07-12 12:07:00 | Gstaad Major

Medal rounds are set for the Swatch Beach Volleyball Major Series stop in Gstaad, Switzerland on Sunday afternoon, where the gold medal match will pit the new FIVB World Championship winners from Brazil against the reigning FIVB World Tour champs from Latvia.

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Gold on the line in Gstaad

Gold on the line in Gstaad 2015-07-12 09:00:00 | Gstaad Major

Four top men’s beach volleyball teams will contend for Swatch Major Series gold in the thin mountain air of Gstaad, Switzerland on July 12, where impressive series newcomers from Latvia have veterans from Brazil, Italy and the Netherlands looking over their shoulders.

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Brazilian women complete Swatch Major Series sweep

Brazilian women complete Swatch Major Series sweep2015-07-11 19:00:00 | Gstaad Major

Brazilian beach volleyball showed the extent of its power at the Gstaad Major on July 11, as Larissa França and Talita Antunes claimed Brazil’s third Swatch Major Series gold in a row.

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Walsh Jennings out at Gstaad

Walsh Jennings out at Gstaad2015-07-11 13:14:00 | Gstaad Major

After gripping comeback in Quarter Finals, American beach volleyball superstar withdraws from Swatch Major Series in Gstaad, Switzerland.

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Gstaad Semis up for grabs Saturday

Gstaad Semis up for grabs Saturday2015-07-11 08:20:00 | Gstaad Major

The only thing certain about the women’s Semifinals at the Swatch Major Series in Switzerland on July 11 is that all eyes will be on American Kerri Walsh Jennings, who overcame injury in the Quarters to play another day. By taking out the new FIVB world champions Agatha Bednarczuk and Barbara Seixas of Brazil, the gutsy superstar and her teammate April Ross have opened up the field.

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Kerri Walsh Jennings triumphs over pain in Gstaad Quarters

Kerri Walsh Jennings triumphs over pain in Gstaad Quarters2015-07-10 20:24:00 | Gstaad Major

In the biggest show of heart that the Swatch Major Series has ever seen, three-time Olympic gold medalist Kerri Walsh Jennings powered through the agony of a fresh shoulder injury to eliminate powerful new world champions from Brazil in the Gstaad Major Quarter Finals on Friday.

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Last chance to make Quarters in Gstaad

Last chance to make Quarters in Gstaad2015-07-10 13:00:00 | Gstaad Major

Morning women’s action at the Swatch Beach Volleyball Major Series stop in Gstaad, Switzerland on July 10 set up fascinating early afternoon matchups, including Canada vs. Canada and two contests pitting Brazil against the USA. It all leads up to the drama of Quarter Finals in the evening.

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World champs trade sand for snow

World champs trade sand for snow2015-07-10 10:18:00 | Gstaad Major

Straight from winning the FIVB World Championship in The Hague on July 5, Brazilian beach volleyball stars Alison Cerutti and Bruno Schmidt headed toward Gstaad, Switzerland to contend in the Swatch Major Series. Before battling for precious Olympic qualifying points at the tournament, the athletes cooled down from the heat of Worlds and cleared their heads at a spectacular Swiss glacier.

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Archrivals Brazil and USA advance in Gstaad

Archrivals Brazil and USA advance in Gstaad 2015-07-09 21:06:00 | Gstaad Major

At the Swatch Beach Volleyball Major Series on Thursday, American legend Kerri Walsh Jennings and her partner April Ross moved only one win away from a potential clash with new world champions Agatha Bednarczuk and Barbara Seixas of Brazil. Meanwhile, the free-for-all of the men’s pools started to show some shape.

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Forfeits a factor in Gstaad pools

Forfeits a factor in Gstaad pools2015-07-09 12:57:00 | Gstaad Major

The physicality of Pool play took its toll at the Swatch Beach Volleyball Major Series stop in Gstaad, Switzerland on July 9, with women from Germany and Canada making medical forfeits as the day opened, while the men began to launch their own battles in multi-match group contention.

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Kerri Walsh Jennings back on the road to Rio – via Gstaad

Kerri Walsh Jennings back on the road to Rio – via Gstaad 2015-07-09 10:06:00 | Gstaad Major

Among all the high-profile players at the Gstaad Major, none will be more closely followed than the woman who is perhaps the best beach volleyball player in history, Kerri Walsh Jennings of the USA, who returns to the FIVB World Tour after recovering from injury. She and her partner April Ross are making their Swatch Major Series debut, and, as always, they’ve come to win.

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Who will climb out of the pool in Gstaad?

Who will climb out of the pool in Gstaad?2015-07-09 09:40:00 | Gstaad Major

Both men and women are in Main Draw play at the Swatch Beach Volleyball Major Series in Gstaad, Switzerland on Thursday, July 9. And the competition is so packed with talent that the new world champions aren’t even the top seeds.

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The greats get going

The greats get going 2015-07-08 19:36:00 | Gstaad Major

How strong is the Brazilian field looking to earn Olympic qualifying points at the Gstaad Major?

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Marathon set at Gstaad Major

Marathon set at Gstaad Major2015-07-08 14:03:00 | Gstaad Major

Women’s Pool play has only just begun at the Swatch Beach Volleyball Major Series stop in Switzerland, but teams have already thrown themselves into the deep end, with Canadian and Chinese contenders launching an opening set that featured a thrilling 14 set-point saves. Meanwhile, the new world champions had an easier morning as the road to Rio continues.

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Stars dive in to Pool play

Stars dive in to Pool play2015-07-08 09:07:00 | Gstaad Major

Over 50 matches will go down at the Swatch Beach Volleyball Major Series in Gstaad on Wednesday, July 8, with the top women’s teams in the sport making a splash in Pool play, while men work to earn a Main Draw spot through Qualifying matches.

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New world champions ready to rock Gstaad Major

New world champions ready to rock Gstaad Major2015-07-07 22:55:00 | Gstaad Major

Following completion of the 2015 FIVB Beach Volleyball World Championship on July 5, the quest for Olympic qualifying points resumes faster than an ace serve, with the season's third Swatch Major Series stop, Gstaad, Switzerland on July 7–12. Women's matches have just begun, and the new world titleholders – both men and women –have come to the scenic mountain village to prove themselves all over.

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Brazilians on a roll

Brazilians on a roll2015-07-07 12:00:00 | Gstaad Major

What’s the most asked question at the Center Court and Trade Village here in Gstaad? Will the Brazilian domination be broken this week?

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The weather looks pretty good for the upcoming days – sun is up!

The weather looks pretty good for the upcoming days – sun is up! 2015-07-07 11:00:00 | Gstaad Major

You wanna know what clothes to take with you? Check out the weather and get ready for a hot week of party in the alps!

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Still tickets available

Still tickets available2015-07-02 12:00:00 | Gstaad Major

The weather is perfect and the ticket pre-sell is booming.

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Side Events

Side Events2015-07-02 11:00:00 | Gstaad Major

Temperatures are rising, shorts and skirts are getting even shorter, and the birds are singing! It’s time for the Gstaad Major 2015.

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