Videos 2016

#TorontoFinals 13 September - 18 September 2016

Our top 5 from Toronto | Nos top 5 de Toronto

These are the top 5 moments that made us laugh and cry at the Swatch Beach Volleyball FIVB World Tour Finals in Toronto.

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Is there anything better than beach volleyball?

What a great week it's been. Canada treated us well. Relive the best moments from the #TorontoFinals men's and women's gold medal matches.

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#TorontoFinals: Tough to beat

Listen to what the world elite of beach volleyball has to say about the Swatch beach Volleyball FIVB World Tour Finals in Toronto.

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This might be the perfect finish

The tough battles on the sand payed off with medals. Here is the action that lead to the triumph.

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This might be the perfect finish

The tough battles on the sand payed off with medals. Here is the action that lead to the triumph.

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#TorontoFinals Top Rally men's final: Alison/Bruno (BRA) vs. Pedro Solberg/Evandro (BRA)

In an all Brazilian face-off, Alison/Bruno clashed with Pedro Solberg/Evandro in the #TorontoFinals race for gold.

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What a spectacular end to the season

The women semi finals and finals had it all: Action, drama, emotions and top rallies.

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#TorontoFinals Top Rally women's final: Heidrich/Zumkehr (SUI) vs. Ludwig/Walkenhorst (GER)

Simply remarkable play

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Whoa! Slow it down!

You haven't seen beach volleyball if you haven't experienced the extraordinary #TorontoFinals.

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#TorontoFinals Top Rally men's quarterfinals: Saxton/Schalk (CAN) vs. Kantor/Losiak (POL)

Canadian beach volleyball talents Saxton/Schalk clashed with Polish power duo Kantor/Losiak. One of the battles brought us this rally.

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#TorontoFinals Top Rally women's semi final: Ludwig/Walkenhorst (GER) vs. Larissa/Talita (BRA)

Ludwig Walkenhorst teasing Larissa Talita in the #TorontoFinals and present us the women's rally of day 5.

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#TorontoFinals: see you at the beach!

Kacie MacTavish takes you on a sunrise walk through the Beach Village, Center Court and the VIP Area. Enjoy the venue before it wakes up.

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#TorontoFinals Top Rally women's quarterfinal: Ludwig/Walkenhorst (GER) vs. Walsh/Ross (USA)

Right down the middle! Sometimes that's all it takes - or at least that's what German Olympic Champions Laura Ludwig and Kira Walkenhorst show us in this #TorontoFinals top rally vs. US top team Kerri Walsh Jennings and April Ross!

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Meet & Beach: From sandy Copacabana to ice in Canada

Olympic champions like you've never seen them before! Canadian pro Kacie MacTavish takes the Brazilian Olympic Champs Alison/Bruno on ice, that's a Canadian challenge right there!

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Meet & Beach: #Toronto Finals Challenge accepted

Kacie MacTavish takes Brouwer/Meeuwsen on an incredible challenge throuh her home town Toronto.

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The hottest ticket in town - #TorontoFinals

Ben Saxton and Chaim Schalk feel like they are hosting the Swatch Beach Volleyball FIVB World Tour Finals in Toronto. Here is how they approach ther last tournament this season.

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#TorontoFinals are going to be epic

Canada's most spectacular sporting event is about to begin

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Full Story: The split-up of Pavan/Bansley

Sarah Pavan and Heather Bansley about the reasons for splitting up, their new teammates and their plans.

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#TorontoFinals: The wait is almost over

THIS is the show you've been waiting for! Join us at Polson Pier between September 13-18 and experience the incredible atmosphere that cannot be put into words - live at the Swatch Beach Volleyball FIVB World Tour Finals in Toronto.

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What to expect from the #TorontoFinals!

From September 13-18, Toronto will host the Swatch Beach Volleyball FIVB World Tour Finals, promising world-class sports performances and an unforgettable atmosphere in front of a unique skyline. Don't miss out when the best players of the world battle again for the last time this season! #TorontoFinals

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#KlagenfurtMajor 26 – 31 July 2016

Top 5 Swatch Moments of Klagenfurt Major

A review of the most emotional, heart warming and just stunning scenes from the #Klagenfurt Major.

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This was #KlagenfurtMajor!

The girls showed some high-class beach volleyball on their final day of competition at A1 Major Klagenfurt/Kärnten. Two Swiss teams, Heidrich/Zumkehr and Hüberli/Betschart, on the podium and Germany's Ludwig/Walkenhorst claiming the gold.

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#KlagenfurtMajor: a tournament like no other

All the highlights of this spectacular day of the men's semi finals and final of #KlagenfurtMajor

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#KlagenfurtMajor Final Top Rally: Samoilovs/Smedins (LAT) vs. Guto/Saymon (BRA)

What a final! What a tournament! Watch this spectacular rally from the men's final at A1 Major Klagenfurt/Kärnten. Latvians Samoilovs/Smedins battle it out with Brazilians Guto/Saymon - in style!

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The best of the men's final at #KlagenfurtMajor

Latvians love Klagenfurt and here is why.

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#KlagenfurtMajor Top Rally Guto/Saymon (BRA) vs. Losiak/Bryl (POL)

Taking care of business! Guto/Saymon (BRA) take on Losiak/Bryl (POL) in the A1 Major Klagenfurt semifinal - that's when THIS happened!

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#KlagenfurtMajor Semifinal Top Rally: Saxton/Schalk (CAN) vs. Samoilovs/Smedins (LAT)

Sometimes you gotta rip it cross court!

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#KlagenfurtMajor: beach volleyball at its finest

Here is how players and fans experienced the greatest beach party ever.

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A1 Major Klagenfurt: an experience on a whole 'nother level

A walk around the glamorous A1 Major Klagenfurt venue with Julius Brink.

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Actions speak louder than words at #KlagenfurtMajor

Just when you think there isn't any more excitement, the A1 Major Klagenfurt takes beach volleyball to a higher level

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#KlagenfurtMajor Women's bronze medal match top rally: Betschart/Hüberli (SUI) vs.Gallay/Klug (ARG)

What a difference a block makes! You need to watch this top rally from the A1 Major Klagenfurt match for bronze between Swiss girls Betschart/Hüberli and Argentinians Gallay/Klug! What a tight match!

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Laura Ludwig gets pranked at the airport when arriving at A1 Major Klagenfurt/Kärnten

Laura Ludwig gets pranked by Beach Majors CEO Hannes Jagerhofer at the airport when arriving at A1 Major Klagenfurt/Kärnten. Might she not be able to travel to the Copacabana after all?

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Meet & Beach: Julius Brink is looking for the A1 Major Klagenfurt superfan

Meet & Beach: Julius Brink is looking for the A1 Major Klagenfurt superfan! Everyone knows that Klagenfurt is the Capital of Beach Volleyball - and the atmosphere and the fans too are one of a kind! So Julius tries to crown the king and queen of beach fans at A1 Major Klagenfurt.

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#KlagenfurtMajor Top Rally: Gallay/Klug (ARG) vs. Borger/Büthe (GER)

The clash of ongoing Copacabana rivals. Watch how they prove their world class qualities.

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#KlagenfurtMajor Top Rally: Brouwer/Meeuwsen (NED) vs. Huber/Seidl (AUT)

Just a couple of jousts at the net! Dutch beach boys Brouwer/Meeuwsen bring it at A1 Major Klagenfurt/Kärnten. Local heroes Huber/Seidl fight hard, but ultimately the Dutch guys prevailed.

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Meet & Beach with Julius Brink: fan culture in Klagenfurt - they've got the moves

The beach volleyball fan culture in Klagenfurt is one of a kind. Julius Brink meets the superfans of the A1 Major Klagenfurt Center Court - and learns a move or two!

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#KlagenfurtMajor makes you feel like a rockstar!

... claim local heroes Clemens Doppler and Alex Horst!

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This is what to expect from #KlagenfurtMajor

Watch this year's epic teaser to one of the best beach volleyball events in the world - the A1 Major Klagenfurt/Kärnten, 26 - 31 July 2016!

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[GER] smart teams in Klagenfurt

Nach 14 Turnieren in Klagenfurt, erklären euch Babsi Hansel und Steffi Schwaiger, was das Klagenfurt zu Capital of Beach Volleyball macht.

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smart Team Check Claes/Hughes

Sara and Kelly checking each other out. Did you know that Kelly...

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smart Beach Challenge with Laboureur/Sude

Chantal Laboureur and Julia Sude giving the smart Beach Challenge a try. Do they make it?

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[GER] Good bye Babsi Hansel

Steffi Schwaiger interviewt ihre scheidende Partnerin über ihr Karriereende. Das Swatch Major Series Team und smart wünschen beiden viel Erfolg.

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#GstaadMajor 5 – 10 July 2016

Top 5 Swatch Moments of #GstaadMajor

Must Watch! The most memorable moments of Gstaad Major

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This is why ‪everybody loves #‎GstaadMajor

Watch and see for yourself, why everybody is in love with Gstaad Major

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Men's race for gold at Gstaad Major

Relive the spectacular race for gold and the cowbells of #GstaadMajor. We bet you didn't see that coming!

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The epic conclusion to an epic Major!

Watch the highlights of the big fight for the cowbells: Solberg/Evandro (BRA) vs. Lucena Dalhausser (USA)

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The biggest block of the week!

Watch this highlight of the bronze medal match between Herrera/Gavira (ESP) and Samoilovs/Smedins (LAT)

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Simply brilliant play!

You need to watch this amazing rally of this #GstaadMajor semifinal between Herrera/Gavira (ESP) and Evandro/Pedro (BRA)

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The best of the women's final!

There were three cowbells and three medals to give out at #GstaadMajor. In the competition for it: Walsh/Ross (USA), Larissa/Talita (BRA), Meppelink/Van Iersel (NED) and Ludwig/Walkenhorst (GER)

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What a rally to close the day!

Gibb/Patterson (USA) vs. Samoilovs/Smedins (LAT) in their quarterfinal match at #GstaadMajor

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What a final!

Larissa/Talita BRA vs. Walsh/Ross USA The fight for the #GstaadMajor gold medal and the infamous Swiss cowbell. Rewatch the best action scenes from the match!

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This is simply massive!

Ludwig/Walkenhorst (GER) versus Walsh/Ross (USA) in their semifinal match at #GstaadMajor

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That's the shot, that's the set, that's the game!

Great match point by Kerri and April in their #GstaadMajor quarterfinal versus Germans Holtwick/Semmler.

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Meet & Beach at #GstaadMajor: Julius Brink with Borger/Büthe

Julius Brink meets German top team Borger/Büthe at #GstaadMajor in a classic Swiss challenge that involves shooting apples from heads!

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Meet & Beach at #GstaadMajor: Julius Brink with Nummerdor/Varenhorst

Julius Brink meets Dutch top team Nummerdor/Varenhorst at #GstaadMajor and tries to answer one question: is height actually a blessing in disguise?

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Welcome to #GstaadMajor 2016

After the successful #PorecMajor we reconvened with the international beach volleyball elite in the middle of the Swiss Alps, at #GstaadMajor. And they're all here for the cowbell!

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#PorecMajor 28 June – 3 July 2016

Swatch Top 5 Moments of Poreč Major

Here are 5 moments of the Poreč Major that are going to make you love, cry, sweat and happy. Enjoy to the fullest.

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#PorecMajor 2016: The Story

The perfect combination of sport and party. What an event.

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Day 6 at #PorecMajor: Thank you for the show

The day of the Men's Final broke every record. Looks like we are going to need an even bigger stadium next year.

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Day 6 at #PorecMajor: Men's Final

Poreč Major Men's Final had it all: Stunning action on the Center Court, goosebumps in the grand stands and thrilling atmosphere in the whole town.

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Full House. Full Throttle.

The #PorecMajor concluded in an unbelievably good final. Relive the spectacular rally of the match, the day, the entire tournament - between Austrians Doppler/Horst and Brazilians Alison/Bruno Schmidt.

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Day 6 at #PorecMajor: Top Rally Doppler/Horst vs Saxton/Schalk

No one had the Austrians on the list for the semifinals or the final. And here they are. With Rallies like this, they fought their way to the top of #PorecMajor

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Fortune favors the brave at Poreč Major

After a long third sets match in the burning heat of Poreč Major between Brazil and Austria - the blasting matchpoint for Austria released the power of a roaring stadium. Pure emotion, pure excitement. Relive this spectacular moment.

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Pure emotion at #PorecMajor

Center Court favorites Doppler/Horst giving the crowd what it wants - full beach volleyball action at #PorecMajor.

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Actions speak louder than words

Day 5 of Poreč Major and the stakes have never been higher

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Meet & Beach: Tower of Power

Julius Brink is looking for a new job and just found his perfect position. Can we sign up, too?

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Women’s Top Rally

Get stunned by this dramatic rally. IncrediBALL!

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#PorecMajor: Top Rally Day 5

This is crazy! Is this even legit? What a great fight for the point in today's top rally between Austrians Doppler/Horst and Spaniards Herrera/Gavira

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This is what to expect at Poreč Major!

Croatia's biggest sporting event reaches its spectacular climax. Be part of it!

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#PorecMajor: Thriller of the day

This nailbiter will go down in history. #PorecMajor just witnessed the most thrilling rally between Alison/Bruno Schmidt and Ranghieri/Carambula. More action is impossible.

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#PorecMajor: Top Rally Day 4

It's day 4 of #PorecMajor and one surprise is chasing the other. Relive one of the moments why the Austrians beat the Dutch succesfully.

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Meet & Beach: Goosebumps on the rocks

Forget the Icebucket Challenge: Julius Brink takes Czech beach volleyball talents Markéta Sluková and Barbora Hermannová on a special Ice Pool Challenge at Poreč Major. Who gets cold feet first?

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Meet & Beach: Paddle Battle at Poreč Major

Adrian Carambula challenges his teammate Alex Ranghieri and his pal Julius Brink to respond to his very special skyballs. But this time on a paddle board in the Adriatic Sea. Don't try this at home!

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Welcome to Poreč Major!

The city of Poreč hosts Croatia’s biggest sporting event again. Being the second stop of the Swatch Major Series, Poreč Major impresses the audience and the athletes once more.

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#HamburgMajor 7 June – 12 June 2016

Top 5 Beach Volleyball Moments of smart Major Hamburg

Relive the most emotional, most thrilling and funniest moments ... of the first tour stop of the Swatch Beach Volleyball Major Series 2016: smart Major Hamburg.

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A little help from the net for this amazing rally

The women's final of the smart Major Hamburg was one of the magic moments in beach volleyball history. Relive the rally of the match that was crucial to the game and a stunning performance for the full stadium.

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SANDsational #HamburgMajor

A spectacular finish of a spectacular smart Major Hamburg. Relive the men's final of Germany's biggest beach volleyball party and the kick off to the Swatch Beach Volleyball Major Series 2016.

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#HamburgMajor: Top Rally Day 6 - Gold medal match Dalhausser/Lucena (USA) vs. Brouwer/Meeuwsen (NED)

US boys Dalhausser/Lucena show their sick skills in this #HamburgMajor top rally from their gold medal face-off with Dutch top team Brouwer/Meeuwsen.

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Perfection perfected - the women's final at smart Major Hamburg

Germany's very own Ludwig/Walkenhorst made it possible, everything fell into place for them on their home turf and they took the Gold, topped the podium and left two Brazilian top teams trailing in their wake.

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German beach girls claim gold at smart Major Hamburg

Laura Ludwig & Kira Walkenhorst defeated world's best teams and Relive the action of the day of the women's final of smart Major Hamburg.

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#HamburgMajor: Top Rally Day 5 - Quarterfinal Alison/Bruno (BRA) vs. Virgen/Ontiveros (MEX)

The surprise team of the smart Major Hamburg, Mexicans Ontiveros/Virgen, scores big versus Brazilian World Champions Alison/Bruno at their quarterfinal meet up! This is the match's top rally!

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#HamburgMajor: Top Rally Day 5 - Semifinal Ludwig/Walkenhorst (GER) vs. Walsh/Ross (USA)

European Champions Ludwig/Walkenhorst from Germany seal the deal at #HamburgMajor versus Kerri Walsh and April Ross (USA) and make it to the finals! This is the top rally of the match!

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#HamburgMajor: Top Rally Day 4 - Larissa/Talita (BRA) vs. Meppelink/Van Iersel (NED)

Brazilian beach volleyball super stars Larissa/Talita show what they've got at smart Major Hamburg. Top rally versus Dutch Meppelink/Van Iersel

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#HamburgMajor: Top Rally Day 4 - Böckermann/Flüggen (GER) vs. Fijalek/Prudel (POL)

The local heroes Böckermann/Flüggen send fans at #HamburgMajor Center Court into frenzy with this stunning Day 4 top rally versus Poles Fijalek/Prudel

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Beach volleyball hits Hamburg

Julius Brink on a hit'n'miss mission through Hamburg!

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Hamburg, we’re here!

We've asked the Swatch Beach Volleyball Major Series players what they're expecting from the #HamburgMajor. Rest assured, it's gonna be awesome!

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Julius Brink takes Ranghieri/Carambula to the infamous Reeperbahn

Olympic Champion and Swatch Major Series ambassador Julius Brink takes Italian top team Ranghieri/Carambula to Germany's sin city - the infamous Reeperbahn of Hamburg. This is not gonna end well! 😉

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smart nachgefragt: Julius Brink auf Spritztour mit Jonas Reckermann

Auf ihrer Spritztour durch Hamburgs Speicherstadt bohrt Julius bei seinem ehemaligen Teamkollegen Jonas Reckermann nach und fragt ihn über seine besonderen Eigenheiten aus.

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smart nachgefragt: Jonas Reckermann knöpft sich Julius Brink vor

Auf einer kleinen Irrfahrt durch Hamburg darf nun Jonas Reckermann seinen ehemaligen Teamkollegen Julius Brink über sehr persönliche Dinge ausfragen.

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smart Beach Challenge: Ludwig/Walkenhorst und Borger/Büthe baggern um die Wette

Welches deutsche Beach Volleyball Olympia Damenteam gewinnt die smart Beach Challenge?

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smart präsentiert: Die wohl genialste Teampresentation ever

Mit dem Auto direkt zur Sandkiste am Center Court? Beim smart Major Hamburg kein Problem. Karla Borger und Britta Büthe wurden wie alle anderen #SwatchMajorSeries Athleten direkt ins Stadion und zur tobenden Arena gefahren.

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smart Major Hamburg und der Einsatz der HawkEye Technology

Schiedsrichter und die Spieler selbst, können noch am Platz während des Spiels die Bilder der Spezialkamera einsehen und gemeinsam mit dem Publikum eine Entscheidung der Linienrichter verifizieren oder falsifizieren lassen. Julius Brink erklärt was genau es damit auf sich hat.

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smart Team Check mit Borger/Büthe beim smart Major Hamburg

Was wolltest du schon immer über das Beach Volleyball Team Borger/Büthe erfahren?

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smart Teams entdecken Hamburg im Rahmen des smart Major Hamburg

Die smart Teams Herrera/Gavira (ESP) und Laboureur/Sude (GER) entdecken die schönsten Ecken der Hansestadt im Zuge des smart Major Hamburg.

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smart Beach Girls in Action beim smart Major Hamburg

Die smart Beach Girls bekommen prominente Trainingsunterstützung von Latin Dancer Julio - äh Julius Brink - der seine Moves vom Let's Dance Parkett auspackt!

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smart Team Check mit Herrera/Gavira beim smart Major Hamburg

Was wolltest du schon immer über das Beach Volleyball Team Herrera/Gavira erfahren? Im smart Team Check wirst du es hoffentlich herausfinden!

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Julius Brink in der smart Beach Challenge

Der Olympiasieger Julius Brink muss sich heute im smart Beach Cage beweisen! Reichen seine Skills? Findet es heraus!

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smart Team Check mit Laboureur/Sude beim smart Major Hamburg

Was wolltest du schon immer über das Beach Volleyball Team Laboureur/Sude erfahren? Im smart Team Check wirst du es hoffentlich herausfinden!

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  Questions of the week

Question of the Week - Have you ever sent a nude selfie?

We ask our Swatch Major Series Athletes some very serious questions.

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Question of the Week - Is Justin Bieber on your Playlist?

We ask our Swatch Major Series Athletes some very serious questions.

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Question of the Week - Have you ever had Sex on the beach?

We ask our Swatch Major Series Athletes some very serious questions.

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Swatch Major Series Trailer 2016

Beach Volleyball is back - The 2016 Swatch Major Series season

After the successful introduction last year - get ready for the 2016 season of the Swatch Beach Volleyball Major Series!

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