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Great Britain Volleyball Team

I was recently inspired by a Daily Mail article, which detailed how a 7/7 bomb blast survivor, who lost her legs in one of the London tube blasts has defied the odds, to represent Great Britain as a member of the volleyball team at the 2012 paralympics.

from BBC Sport

GB women's indoor volleyball team return to Sheffield

A new deal means Great Britain's women's indoor volleyball team will return to the UK until the 2012 Olympics. Last year, their centralised programme was under threat after the sport lost its public funding - forcing players to find club contracts on the continent.

from AXS

The Latest On

American tour pro Steve Grotowski selected to compete on Great Britain's beach volleyball team at London Olympics! (article)

from AXS

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Steve Grotowski, well-known as a top player on US tours, hopes to represent Team Great Britain at the London Olympics!

Following the withdrawal of public funding for Great Britain's men's beach and women's indoor volleyball teams, there is now the very real threat that they could lose their guaranteed place in the London Olympics. Nick Hope reports

Great Britain's indoor volleyball teams will be allowed to take up host-nation places at the 2012 Olympics, the British Olympic Association has announced. Nick Hope reports.

from news.yahoo.com

Terror attack survivor becomes Paralympian

FILE - In this March 19, 2012 file photo, former marketing manager Martine Wright, works out in a gym with other members of the Great Britain sitting volleyball team, in London. Keep an eye out Friday, Aug. 31, 2012, for No. 7 when Britain plays Ukraine in its first match of the Paralympic Games sitting volleyball tournament. That's Martine Wright, a former marketing manager who was traveling on London's subway on July 7, 2005, when four suicide bombers inspired by Osama bin Laden detonated…

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from The Sun

Olympics present the challenge of a lifetime for these drivers

British beach volleyball team set up in Parliament Square to highlight the impact of the games on traffic in London. Funny how all the journalists can talk about is how "scantily clad" they are. Just looks like beach volleyball to me.