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Poreč - hvala od srca!

Poreč - hvala od srca! 2017-07-03 09:00:00 | Swatch Major Series

Thank you from the heart!

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Sax on the Beach: Winning and losing

Sax on the Beach: Winning and losing2017-07-02 20:12:00 | Ben Saxton for Swatch Major Series

Read the third installment of Ben Saxton's Swatch Major Series blog

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Poreč champs have to play tomorrow!

Poreč champs have to play tomorrow!2017-07-02 18:52:00 | Swatch Major Series

Gold medalists have to get ready for Gstaad

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Historic Poreč Major gold for brilliant Brazilians

Historic Poreč Major gold for brilliant Brazilians2017-07-02 17:36:00 | Swatch Major Series

Stunning comeback gives Brazilian qualifiers gold

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Olympic revenge is sweet for Italians

Olympic revenge is sweet for Italians2017-07-02 13:24:00 | Swatch Major Series

Lupo/Nicolai book final place with victory over Alison/Bruno

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Perfect day for Pavan and Humana-Paredes

Perfect day for Pavan and Humana-Paredes2017-07-02 00:23:00 | Swatch Major Series

Duo delight at winning gold on national day

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Pavan/Humana-Paredes win #PorecMajor

Pavan/Humana-Paredes win #PorecMajor2017-07-02 00:04:00 | Swatch Major Series

Canadians celebrate on Canada Day with gold

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Olympic finalists meet again in Poreč semi

Olympic finalists meet again in Poreč semi2017-07-01 20:10:00 | Swatch Major Series

Rio Olympic rivals meet again in Croatia

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Get ready for the women’s final!

Get ready for the women’s final!2017-07-01 18:24:00 | Get ready for the women’s final!

A new name will be crowned Poreč Major champions tonight

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Italians edge closer to first Major Series medal

Italians edge closer to first Major Series medal2017-07-01 16:34:00 | Swatch Major Series

Lupo/Nicolai into Sunday’s semis!

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Doppler delight at Austrian comeback

Doppler delight at Austrian comeback2017-07-01 14:26:00 | Swatch Major Series

Fan favorites deny Norway in epic last-set turnaround

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Injury halts 2015 Poreč champs progress

Injury halts 2015 Poreč champs progress2017-07-01 13:02:00 | Swatch Major Series

No place on the podium for popular Dutch duo

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It’s time for gold! – Pavan

It’s time for gold! – Pavan2017-06-30 23:44:00 | Swatch Major Series

Canadian has had enough of winning silver in Poreč

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Divine Set stars Czech into semis

Divine Set stars Czech into semis2017-06-30 22:10:00 | Swatch Major Series

It’s semifinal time for the women at Poreč Major

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Treble chance for American men

Treble chance for American men2017-06-30 21:01:00 | Swatch Major Series

Three US teams eyeing Poreč Major quarterfinal

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Last year’s champs exit Poreč Major

Last year’s champs exit Poreč Major2017-06-30 18:28:00 | Swatch Major Series

No medal this year in Croatia for Laboureur/Sude

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Beach reunited friends at Poreč Major

Beach reunited friends at Poreč Major2017-06-30 16:09:00 | Swatch Major Series

Good friends Laura Ludwig and Maggie Kozuch join forces at the beach

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Perišić’s Poreč Major ends in defeat

Perišić’s Poreč Major ends in defeat2017-06-30 14:30:00 | Swatch Major Series

No fairytale ending for Perišić in Poreč

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What a quarterfinal to Czech out in Poreč

What a quarterfinal to Czech out in Poreč 2017-06-30 12:17:00 | Swatch Major Series

Czech Republic guaranteed a spot in Saturday’s semifinal

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Rising stars eye Poreč semifinal place

Rising stars eye Poreč semifinal place2017-06-30 11:18:00 | Swatch Major Series

Claes/Hughes take on Hüberli/Betschart for a place in the last four

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Every point counts at Poreč Major

Every point counts at Poreč Major2017-06-30 10:03:00 | Swatch Major Series

Last year’s bronze medalists edged out on points ratio

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Brave Perišić proud of performance

Brave Perišić proud of performance2017-06-29 22:44:00 | Swatch Major Series

Croatians go down fighting in front of packed crowd

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Sweet déjà vu for Swiss stars

Sweet déjà vu for Swiss stars2017-06-29 20:03:00 | Swatch Major Series

Anouk and Joana beat Brazil…again!

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Brazilians turn up the heat

Brazilians turn up the heat2017-06-29 18:36:00 | Swatch Major Series

Unbeaten day on the sand for the samba boys

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Get ready for women’s elimination!

Get ready for women’s elimination!2017-06-29 15:37:00 | Swatch Major Series

Olympic champs and last year’s winners face tricky tests tonight

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Three out of three for Larissa/Talita

Three out of three for Larissa/Talita2017-06-29 13:07:00 | Swatch Major Series

2015 Poreč Major winners see off Ludwig/Kozuch

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Perišić makes beach volleyball debut

Perišić makes beach volleyball debut2017-06-29 09:51:00 | Swatch Major Series

Straight sets defeat for Croatian duo

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Perišić beach debut delayed

Perišić beach debut delayed2017-06-28 22:54:00 | Swatch Major Series

The wait must go on for soccer star

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Olympic champ bounces back in Poreč

Olympic champ bounces back in Poreč2017-06-28 21:30:00 | Swatch Major Series

Calm after the storm for Laura and Maggie

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Four in a row for Austria

Four in a row for Austria2017-06-28 18:09:00 | Swatch Major Series

Four teams, four games, four wins

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Underdogs on top in the pool play

Underdogs on top in the pool play2017-06-28 13:30:00 | Swatch Major Series

Olympic stars’ Tuesday struggle

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Defending champs defeated!

Defending champs defeated!2017-06-28 10:51:00 | Swatch Major Series

Early setback for Germans at Poreč Major

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Five matches you can’t miss on Wednesday

Five matches you can’t miss on Wednesday2017-06-27 22:44:00 | Swatch Major Series

Stop, make note, and watch these games!

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Tough task for Perišić in Poreč pool play

Tough task for Perišić in Poreč pool play2017-06-27 21:34:00 | Swatch Major Series

Croatian star drawn against Fort Lauderdale champs

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What a first day at Poreč Major!

What a first day at Poreč Major!2017-06-27 20:23:00 | Swatch Major Series

Day one - done!

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Sax on the Beach: Behind the Scenes

Sax on the Beach: Behind the Scenes2017-06-27 20:20:00 | Swatch Major Series

Read the third installment of Ben Saxton's Swatch Major Series blog

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World Champs rivals meet in Poreč

World Champs rivals meet in Poreč2017-06-27 14:50:00 | Swatch Major Series

First day pits two Austrian teams against each other

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Hello Poreč Major 2017!

Hello Poreč Major 2017!2017-06-27 08:00:00 | Swatch Major Series

Let the games begin!

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Kozuch in for Kira!

Kozuch in for Kira!2017-06-26 20:09:00 | Swatch Major Series

Injury puts pay to Olympic champs’ Croatian chances

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Early exit for Kerri and Nicole in Poreč

Early exit for Kerri and Nicole in Poreč 2017-06-26 17:41:00 | Swatch Major Series

Day/Hochevar stun Walsh/Branagh with wonderful wina

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Rocking all over the world

Rocking all over the world2017-06-26 15:59:00 | Swatch Major Series

It’s a global game in Poreč

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Meet the Poreč Major heroes: Bečić/Radanović

Meet the Poreč Major heroes: Bečić/Radanović2017-06-26 14:23:00 | Swatch Major Series

Our Croatian insider sits down and chats with leading Croatian women’s team

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The wait is almost over

The wait is almost over2017-06-26 09:00:00 | Swatch Major Series

Poreč are you ready?

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Nicole and Kerri have unfinished business

Nicole and Kerri have unfinished business2017-06-25 19:22:00 | Swatch Major Series

Reunited duo aiming for success at Poreč…and beyond

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Meet the local heroes: Silić/Djordjevic

Meet the local heroes: Silić/Djordjevic2017-06-25 11:21:00 | Swatch Major Series

Our Croatian insider talks to one of the home teams in the main

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Decoding beach volleyball hand signals

Decoding beach volleyball hand signals2017-06-24 17:15:00 | Swatch Major Series

Just in time for the Poreč Major

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Divine Set delight for Czech stars

Divine Set delight for Czech stars2017-06-22 13:55:00 | Swatch Major Series

Sluková and Hermannová’s delight at iconic Poreč photoshoot

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The Divine Set

The Divine Set2017-06-20 13:55:00 | Swatch Major Series

Beach volleyball stars play on no ordinary court in a 2,000 year-old town

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Larissa/Talita out to regain Poreč gold

Larissa/Talita out to regain Poreč gold2017-06-20 12:06:00 | Swatch Major Series

Fort Lauderdale Major champs eyeing podium return

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Poreč Major: side courts like no other

Poreč Major: side courts like no other2017-06-19 09:00:00 | Swatch Major Series

There’s no place quite like Poreč!

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Poreč is almost ready to rumble

Poreč is almost ready to rumble2017-06-16 18:07:00 | Swatch Major Series

We’re getting ready for something special in Croatia

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Olympic champ aiming for Poreč prize again

Olympic champ aiming for Poreč prize again2017-06-13 15:49:00 | Swatch Major Series

Alison gunning for gold once more

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Superstars primed for Poreč

Superstars primed for Poreč 2017-06-09 12:36:00 | Swatch Major Series

Country quota for Kerri, Perišić in the pool play...and don’t forget Olympic champions…

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Poreč Dictionary: Your specialized beach volleyball phrasebook

Poreč Dictionary: Your specialized beach volleyball phrasebook2017-06-09 09:00:00 | Swatch Major Series

All the Croatian you need to know in one place

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Poreč champs out to defend their title

Poreč champs out to defend their title2017-06-06 17:05:00 | Ninja Priesterjahn, Swatch Major Series

More Than Sports Blog: “We had to fight our way from the very bottom”

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Perišić’s Poreč Major dream

Perišić’s Poreč Major dream2017-06-01 15:43:00 | Swatch Major Series

Soccer star eyes glory on home sand this summer

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Soccer star Perišić to play Poreč Major

Soccer star Perišić to play Poreč Major2017-06-01 11:21:00 | Swatch Major Series

Croatian to swap a football for a beach volleyball!

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Kerri finds her Poreč partner!

Kerri finds her Poreč partner!2017-05-24 16:53:00 | Swatch Major Series

Nicole Branagh answers Kerri’s call

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A beach volleyball fan's guide to Porec

A beach volleyball fan's guide to Porec2017-05-24 09:00:00 | Swatch Major Series

The town was made for this tournament

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Tuesday Talent: Sara Radanovic

Tuesday Talent: Sara Radanovic2017-05-16 17:07:00 | Swatch Major Series

Is this the year for Sara Radanovic and Croatia?

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Kerri’s coming to Croatia!

Kerri’s coming to Croatia!2017-05-11 17:53:00 | Swatch Major Series

We spoke to Kerri Walsh as she faces up to the prospect of finding a new partner after splitting from April Ross

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It’s 50 days to Poreč!

It’s 50 days to Poreč!2017-05-08 15:56:00 | Swatch Major Series

Not long now until the Croatian sensation kicks off

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Lighting up the Poreč Major

Lighting up the Poreč Major2017-05-08 10:24:00 | Swatch Major Series

Bright lights and beach volleyball!

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Pack your bags for Poreč!

Pack your bags for Poreč!2017-05-01 06:00:00 | Swatch Major Series

Drop everything. Read this. Go to Poreč.

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2016 flashback: Awesome Alison/Bruno

2016 flashback: Awesome Alison/Bruno2017-04-06 10:05:00 | Swatch Major Series

Brazilians edge proud Austrians in fascinating final

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Top five tales from Poreč Major 2016

Top five tales from Poreč Major 20162017-04-06 07:40:00 | Swatch Major Series

What were our favorite stories from our week on the sand in Croatia? Read on…

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2016 flashback: Golden girls!

2016 flashback: Golden girls!2017-04-06 07:35:00 | Swatch Major Series

Qualifiers come through eight games to strike it rich in Poreč

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Hvala Poreč!

Hvala Poreč! 2016-07-04 09:30:00 | Swatch Major Series

All good things come to an end – we love you Poreč!

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Doppler/Horst back on track

Doppler/Horst back on track2016-07-03 20:32:00 | Swatch Major Series

Crowd favorites take heart from Poreč performance

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Bruno treasures Major moment

Bruno treasures Major moment2016-07-03 19:22:00 | Swatch Major Series

Boys from Brazil chuffed with Croatian crown

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Quiet please! Brazil out to silence Austria

Quiet please! Brazil out to silence Austria2016-07-03 14:09:00 | Swatch Major Series

World champs need to focus in heady Poreč atmosphere

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Winning the hard way is more fun!

Winning the hard way is more fun!2016-07-03 12:39:00 | Swatch Major Series

Austrians battle back to reach first final in four years

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Can men provide one last twist?

Can men provide one last twist?2016-07-03 09:00:00 | Swatch Major Series

After a week of upsets, who knows what will happen on Sunday

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Germans girls' golden dream

Germans girls' golden dream2016-07-02 21:00:00 | Swatch Major Series

Laboureur/Sude left speechless with success

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The shocks just keep coming…

The shocks just keep coming…2016-07-02 20:00:00 | Swatch Major Series

Both American teams bite the dust

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Austria live to fight another day

Austria live to fight another day2016-07-02 19:30:00 | Swatch Major Series

Doppler/Horst seal incredible comeback to reach the semis

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Canadians sick of silver

Canadians sick of silver2016-07-02 18:48:00 | Swatch Major Series

Pavan and Bansley bridesmaids again

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Gr-eight entertainment as men qualify for quarters

Gr-eight entertainment as men qualify for quarters2016-07-02 15:05:00 | Swatch Major Series

Boys to fight for a semifinal place!

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Canadians taking care of business

Canadians taking care of business2016-07-02 12:41:00 | Swatch Major Series

Watch out Germany – Pavan/Bansley are better than ever

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Canadians deny German final party

Canadians deny German final party2016-07-02 11:48:00 | Swatch Major Series

Last year’s silver medals in the final again!

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Laboureur/Sude reroute for a flight to the final!

Laboureur/Sude reroute for a flight to the final!2016-07-02 11:11:00 | Swatch Major Series

German duo check into final

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German qualifiers create history to reach final

German qualifiers create history to reach final2016-07-02 10:40:00 | Swatch Major Series

Laboureur/Sude stun Borger/Büthe in opening game of Super Saturday

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Five matches you can’t miss on Super Saturday

Five matches you can’t miss on Super Saturday2016-07-01 22:19:00 | Swatch Major Series

Spectacular Saturday climax in Poreč Major

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Center Court the place to be on Saturday!

Center Court the place to be on Saturday!2016-07-01 21:20:00 | Swatch Major Series

Awe inspiring line-up on penultimate day in Poreč

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Dutch dig deep to keep dream alive

Dutch dig deep to keep dream alive2016-07-01 21:02:00 | Swatch Major Series

Never-say-die saves Netherlands hopes

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German glee as trio win semi spots

German glee as trio win semi spots2016-07-01 19:41:00 | Swatch Major Series

Germany on course for two medals in Poreč!

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Stat’s what men do

Stat’s what men do2016-07-01 17:55:00 | Swatch Major Series

Best blocker and server so far?

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Fight for the right for the second round

Fight for the right for the second round 2016-07-01 17:45:00 | Swatch Major Series

Men to battle in epic elimination round tonight

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Doppler/Horst on fire on Center Court

Doppler/Horst on fire on Center Court2016-07-01 14:06:00 | Swatch Major Series

Austrian heroes power past Dutch

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O Canada!

O Canada!2016-07-01 13:04:00 | Swatch Major Series

A day of celebration for Canadian Olympic hopes

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Major Bra-exit in Poreč

Major Bra-exit in Poreč2016-07-01 11:35:00 | Swatch Major Series

Brazilian stars head home as Europeans cause an upset

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Five fixtures to get that Friday feeling

Five fixtures to get that Friday feeling2016-06-30 21:08:00 | Swatch Major Series

What a day in prospect at Poreč Major

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Stars and stripes storm to success

Stars and stripes storm to success2016-06-30 19:43:00 | Swatch Major Series

Five wins from six for American heroes

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Thursday crowds pack Center Court

Thursday crowds pack Center Court2016-06-30 19:15:00 | Swatch Major Series

Austrians honored to receive fans’ backing

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The women’s vital statistics!

The women’s vital statistics!2016-06-30 18:20:00 | Swatch Major Series

Our inner geek is back with these stats and facts

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Shock, shock, horror, horror!

Shock, shock, horror, horror!2016-06-30 16:04:00 | Swatch Major Series

Major upset in women’s Pool Play

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Emotional rollercoaster for Olympic hopefuls

Emotional rollercoaster for Olympic hopefuls2016-06-30 15:36:00 | Swatch Major Series

Austrians now focus on qualification after Poreč exit

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Men’s flawless start to the morning

Men’s flawless start to the morning 2016-06-30 13:23:00 | Swatch Major Series

World’s best take charge in Poreč Pool Play

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Germans gearing up for four-in-a-row

Germans gearing up for four-in-a-row2016-06-30 12:06:00 | Swatch Major Series

smart Major Hamburg winners eyeing second successive Major title

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Five mustn’t miss matches on Thursday

Five mustn’t miss matches on Thursday2016-06-29 22:09:00 | Swatch Major Series

Men get ready to flex their muscles on opening day of pool play

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Olympic contenders’ bad day at the office

Olympic contenders’ bad day at the office2016-06-29 21:57:00 | Swatch Major Series

Shock results and seamless wins on opening day of pool play

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Home favorites’ delight at debut despite defeats!

Home favorites’ delight at debut despite defeats!2016-06-29 20:30:00 | Swatch Major Series

Croatian sensations cause a stir on Center Court

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How does it feel to knock out your hero?

How does it feel to knock out your hero?2016-06-29 19:50:00 | Swatch Major Series

Just ask the Austrians after they complete their qualification quest

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Aussies feel the heat, beaten by the Greeks!

Aussies feel the heat, beaten by the Greeks!2016-06-29 16:54:00 | Swatch Major Series

Twists and turns a plenty in the opening pool play matches

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Gstaad is right on time for Swiss girls

Gstaad is right on time for Swiss girls2016-06-29 16:22:00 | Swatch Major Series

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

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Five matches to catch on Wednesday

Five matches to catch on Wednesday2016-06-29 10:49:00 | Swatch Major Series

Our guide to the must-see matches at Poreč Major today

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German girls gunning for Poreč improvement

German girls gunning for Poreč improvement2016-06-29 10:00:00 | Swatch Major Series

Olympic-bound duo aiming for semifinals by the sea

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Croatian rookies face World Champs in main draw

Croatian rookies face World Champs in main draw2016-06-28 21:31:00 | Swatch Major Series

Find out who’s playing who in the women's pool play at Poreč Major

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German girls’ green light to Main Draw

German girls’ green light to Main Draw2016-06-28 20:45:00 | Swatch Major Series

Women battle through qualification

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Vikings dominate in men’s qualification on day one

Vikings dominate in men’s qualification on day one2016-06-28 20:29:00 | Swatch Major Series

Men do battle on first day of Poreč Major

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Ghanaians inspiring beach volleyball hope in Africa

Ghanaians inspiring beach volleyball hope in Africa2016-06-28 19:14:00 | Swatch Major Series

We talk to African men’s only entrants at the Poreč Major

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Poreč Major can be monumental success

Poreč Major can be monumental success2016-06-28 13:00:00 | Swatch Major Series

Best players in the world make Poreč Major stand out from the crowd

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Poreč! Let’s get this party started!

Poreč! Let’s get this party started!2016-06-27 20:39:00 | Swatch Major Series

Bring on the beach volleyball!

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Know your bumps from your blocks at Poreč Major

Know your bumps from your blocks at Poreč Major2016-06-27 10:49:00 | Swatch Major Series

Beach terminology ahead of Poreč Major explained

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Croatia’s calling, Poreč says hi!

Croatia’s calling, Poreč says hi! 2016-06-27 09:10:00 | Swatch Major Series

Second Major Series stop oh so close to kick-off

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Borger and Büthe’s schnick schnack schnuck spectacular!

Borger and Büthe’s schnick schnack schnuck spectacular!2016-06-26 18:45:00 | Swatch Major Series

First victory of Poreč Major…

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Turning back the clock on Poreč

Turning back the clock on Poreč2016-06-25 15:31:00 | Swatch Major Series

We remember the fun we had last year…

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Poreč Major Elements Raffle

Poreč Major Elements Raffle2016-06-25 15:14:00 | Swatch Major Series

Your chance to not only experience sand and sun, but sea and sky too! Win a helicopter flight with Felix Baumgartner or a yacht cruise

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It's a numbers game!

It's a numbers game!2016-06-25 11:53:00 | Swatch Major Series

Delving into the digits of the Poreč Major

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Beach shift for indoor Croatian star

Beach shift for indoor Croatian star2016-06-24 11:51:00 | Swatch Major Series

We talked to Croatia’s Samanta Fabris ahead of her Majors debut

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Plan your perfect Poreč Major

Plan your perfect Poreč Major2016-06-23 14:17:00 | Swatch Major Series

Follow us every step of the way at our second Major of the summer

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Go back to school with our Croatian class!

Go back to school with our Croatian class!2016-06-22 14:13:00 | Swatch Major Series

Brush up on your beach terms and impress the locals in Poreč

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World’s best primed for Poreč Major

World’s best primed for Poreč Major2016-06-21 13:59:00 | Swatch Major Series

Who’s playing in Poreč? Read on!

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One week to Poreč!

One week to Poreč!2016-06-21 10:58:00 | Swatch Major Series

Counting down the days until Croatia

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Home crowd can lift Croatians in Poreč

Home crowd can lift Croatians in Poreč2016-06-20 17:10:00 | Swatch Major Series

Leading men can’t wait for Poreč Major

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Croatians can’t wait for Poreč!

Croatians can’t wait for Poreč! 2016-06-17 13:46:00 | Swatch Major Series

It’s not long until we pitch up in Poreč again!

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Preparation for the Poreč party

Preparation for the Poreč party 2016-06-14 16:51:00 | Swatch Major Series

Croatia’s biggest sporting event is almost ready

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Super second year planned for Poreč!

Super second year planned for Poreč! 2016-06-07 18:33:00 | Swatch Major Series

The countdown to Croatia is on!

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The Croatian sensations eyeing success in Poreč

The Croatian sensations eyeing success in Poreč 2016-05-31 14:22:00 | Swatch Major Series

Croatian stars pining for Poreč success

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Media accreditation open for Poreč!

Media accreditation open for Poreč!2016-05-17 18:00:00 | Swatch Major Series

Reporters, photographers and presenters lend us your ears!

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Volunteers wanted! Be a part of it in Poreč!

Volunteers wanted! Be a part of it in Poreč! 2016-04-21 11:11:00 | Swatch Major Series

Your chance to rub shoulders with the stars

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Dress Like A Pro

Dress Like A Pro2015-12-14 11:19:00 | Swatch Major Series

You don’t play like one of our star athletes? Don’t worry, now you can at least look like one. Get an original Swatch Major Series tank top for guys and girls.

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Poreč Major wins event award in Istria, Croatia

Poreč Major wins event award in Istria, Croatia2015-12-10 11:30:00 | Swatch Major Series

Poreč Major has been honored with the ‘Golden Goat’. This annual prestigious Croatian event award, the „Zlatna Koza - Capra dóro Award“, stands for outstanding contribution in the field of marketing activities in Istrian tourism.

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Poreč Major, Croatia: 28 June – 03 July 2016

Poreč Major, Croatia: 28 June – 03 July 20162015-10-20 11:04:00 | Swtach 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 Swatch Beach Volleyball Major Series stops 2016 are secured!

The Swatch Beach Volleyball Major Series stops 2016 are secured!2015-10-20 10:22:00 | 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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Netherlands nets Poreč Major gold

Netherlands nets Poreč Major gold2015-06-07 18:00:00 | Poreč Major

The Netherlands claimed the first-ever Swatch Beach Volleyball Major Series gold in men's competition at Poreč, Croatia on Sunday, June 7, while Canada went home with silver and Italy took bronze.

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Battle lines are drawn for men's medal rounds!

Battle lines are drawn for men's medal rounds!2015-06-07 12:58:00 | Poreč Major

Medal matches at the Poreč Major get underway at 13:30 CET Sunday afternoon

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Brazilian women reign at Poreč Major

Brazilian women reign at Poreč Major2015-06-06 20:32:00 | Poreč Major

Brazil earned the first-ever Swatch Beach Volleyball Major Series gold in Poreč Croatia on Saturday, June 6, with silver and bronze going to Canada and Australia in women's competition. Men's Semi Final matchups are set ahead of medal round duals as the road to Rio continues on Sunday.

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Women's medal rounds are set!

Women's medal rounds are set!2015-06-06 15:44:00 | Poreč Major

Medal matches at the Poreč Major get underway at 17:00 CET Saturday afternoon

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Aerial Action

Aerial Action2015-06-06 15:01:00 | Poreč Major

More than a ball flying by

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Fun at the Trade Village

Fun at the Trade Village2015-06-06 13:20:00 | Poreč Major

Breathtaking beach volleyball is only part of the story here in Poreč this weekend.

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Women's preview: It's make-or-break time!

Women's preview: It's make-or-break time!2015-06-06 11:35:00 | Poreč Major

For the women, it all comes down to today. By sundown, one team will be wearing the first Swatch Beach Volleyball Major Series gold ever awarded.

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Key men’s match Saturday

Key men’s match Saturday2015-06-06 10:38:00 | Poreč Major

There’s plenty of men’s play Saturday, and every match is an elimination.

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Bikini weather!

Bikini weather!2015-06-06 10:00:00 | Poreč Major

The conditions for beach volleyball couldn’t be any better.

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Friday highlights at the Poreč Major: Recap

Friday highlights at the Poreč Major: Recap2015-06-05 20:30:00 | Poreč Major

Two underdog women's teams from Canada and another from Australia earned an unlikely advance to the Semi Finals in day four of the Swatch Beach Volleyball Major Series on Friday, while men's Pool Play saw Austrians launch an upset and – in Elimination – first and second seeded contenders from Brazil go head to head.

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Friday at the Poreč Major: Midday Update

Friday at the Poreč Major: Midday Update 2015-06-05 13:48:00 | Poreč Major

Canada upset Spain while two German teams went head to head for survival in the women's Elimination rounds as the road to Rio continued on day four of the Swatch Beach Volleyball Major Series on Friday. Matchups are now set for the opening women's Quarter Final battles this afternoon.

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Day 3 @ Poreč Major

Day 3 @ Poreč Major2015-06-04 19:00:00 | Poreč Major

POREČ (Croatia) – Throngs of spectators were dancing in the Center Court grandstands on the third day of play (June 4) in Poreč, Croatia, where the opening tournament of the new Swatch Beach Volleyball Major Series is surpassing even the high expectations of the sport's fans and athletes.

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Thursday’s Side Court Sessions

Thursday’s Side Court Sessions2015-06-04 17:55:00 | Poreč Major

The action is amazing on the side courts, too, and the fans are supporting the athletes at Valamar Zagreb Hotel, where side courts 2 to 4 are located, and at Zelena Laguna Resort, where side courts 5 and 6 can be found.

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Hot atmosphere @ the Center Court

Hot atmosphere @ the Center Court2015-06-04 12:43:00 | Poreč Major

It's Thursday at the Poreč Major and Center Court is completely full. One of the world’s top teams (BRA) just played against the local heroes.

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Wednesday's Poreč Major highlights

Wednesday's Poreč Major highlights2015-06-03 21:53:00 | Poreč Major

The second day of play here in Poreč saw big names as well as a big breakthrough.

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The Lowdown on Beach Volleyball

The Lowdown on Beach Volleyball2015-06-03 16:07:00 | Poreč Major

There’s more to beach volleyball than meets the eye. As the first Swatch Beach Volleyball Major Series tournament heats up in Poreč, Croatia, here’s info to make you feel like an insider.

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Croatian teams are ready to fight at Poreč Major!

Croatian teams are ready to fight at Poreč Major!2015-06-03 15:50:00 | Poreč Major

If you’re in Poreč, it’s not too late to catch Wednesday action in the Swatch Beach Volleyball Major Series! Matches continue into the evening, so swing over to a court near you.

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#PorecMajor: Day 1

#PorecMajor: Day 12015-06-02 20:00:00 | Poreč Major

Highlights of the women's qualification at the first ever tournament of the Swatch Beach Volleyball Major Series: Poreč Major

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Swatch Major Series Kicks Off with Press Conference, Intense Action

Swatch Major Series Kicks Off with Press Conference, Intense Action2015-06-02 14:00:00 | Poreč Major

POREČ (Croatia) – Sporting history was made Tuesday as the first-ever Swatch Beach Volleyball Major Series was launched in Poreč, Croatia with a VIP press conference and explosive early-round action.

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#PorecMajor officially started!

#PorecMajor officially started!2015-06-02 12:00:00 | Poreč Major

Swatch Beach Volleyball Major Series – historic first tournament in Porec

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From Rovinj to #PorecMajor

From Rovinj to #PorecMajor2015-06-01 18:00:00 | Poreč Major

Historic first Swatch Beach Volleyball Major Series tournament on the Istrian Coast

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Country Quota is back!

Country Quota is back!2015-06-01 15:00:00 | Poreč Major

The system of Country Quota was played in Beach Volleyball until 2012. And now it’s back!

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Facts & Figures of Poreč Major

Facts & Figures of Poreč Major2015-05-31 10:20:00 | Poreč Major

Poreč is ready to host the first event of the Swatch Major Series from June 2–7! The beautiful Croatian city by the sea welcomes the best teams in Beach Volleyball next week for action that’s part of the Olympic qualifying process. Here are some fun facts and figures about the tournament!

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Party, fun and best entertainment at Poreč Major

Party, fun and best entertainment at Poreč Major2015-05-30 19:00:00 | Poreč Major

In only a few days Poreč welcomes the best Beach Volleyball players of the world. Fascinating matches are therefore guaranteed! Besides, best entertainment waits for the visitors and beach volleyball lovers on the beautiful coast of Istria.

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Poreč Major – your place to be!

Poreč Major – your place to be!2015-05-30 18:00:00 | Poreč Major

Make the most out of the long weekend and come to Poreč, Croatia to be part of the Swatch Beach Volleyball Major Series kick-off event #PorecMajor – supporting the top players on their way to Rio.

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Kick-off the summer in Croatia!

Kick-off the summer in Croatia!2015-05-30 17:00:00 | Poreč Major

Get your sunglasses, swimming trunks and sunscreen ready, call your friends together – and off to Poreč! Start the summer on the Istrian Coast with lots of sunshine and best beach volleyball entertainment at #PorecMajor (2 – 7 June 2015)!

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Poreč - City of mosaics

Poreč - City of mosaics2015-05-30 16:51:00 | Poreč Major

Top 5 most attractive destinations, activities and events you simply can't miss if you visit Poreč. Poreč is a town located in the heart of the western coast of Istria. It represents an amazing combination of tradition, culture, sports and night life, so it's not so surprising that it is also called the ''City of mosaics''.

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Big names for Poreč Major | Player list

Big names for Poreč Major | Player list2015-05-25 20:12:00 | Poreč Major

Each year, at the end of the FIVB Beach Volleyball World Tour, an Award Winning ceremony is held. The best players are awarded for outstanding achievements in different segments of the competition. Prizes are awarded on the basis of votes cast by players, coaches , judges and official organizers and therefore, selected players really are the best of the best.

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The Olympic Dream

The Olympic Dream2015-05-18 11:00:00 | Poreč Major

To participate in the Olympics certainly is the greatest achievement for every successful athlete. It takes a long ride paved with hard work and dedication to get there, but representing your country at this outstanding, world's most important multi-sport competition seems to be worth every drop of effort.

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History of Beach Volleyball

History of Beach Volleyball2015-05-17 10:00:00 | Poreč Major

Even though 1920. is the official birthday recorded in the history of beach volleyball, origins of this sport trace further back in time. It is written that beach volleyball was most likely played for the first time in Hawaii in 1915., on the sands of Waikiki Beach.

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Be part of Poreč Major from June 2-7, 2015

Be part of Poreč Major from June 2-7, 20152015-04-24 10:00:00 | Poreč Major

Coming up soon: sand games & beach feelings conquer the coast of Istria. Be part of the first tournament of the Swatch Beach Volleyball Major Series 2015 and immerse into the world of Beach Volleyball.

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