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U.S. ends Japan's hopes of medal

Olympics / Summer Olympics / Volleyball Aug 17, 2016

U.S. ends Japan's hopes of medal

Japan was outclassed by the United States in a straight-sets defeat, seeing its quest for a second consecutive Olympic medal end in the quarterfinals of the women's volleyball tournament at the Rio Olympics on Tuesday. Masayoshi Manabe's squad, which finished in a tie for -fifth ...

Japan spikers lose again

Olympics / Summer Olympics / Volleyball Aug 13, 2016

Japan spikers lose again

The Japan women's volleyball team suffered a third defeat in four matches at the Rio Olympics on Friday, this time losing 3-0 to Russia and putting its bid for a place in the quarterfinals in jeopardy. Russia plowed through its opponent, dominating the first (25-14) ...

More Sports / Volleyball Feb 5, 2014

Sato fired as men's volleyball coach

Gary Sato, the Japan men's volleyball coach, will be replaced after a year on the job, the Japan Volleyball Association announced Wednesday. The JVA is scheduled to announce a successor to the American at a news conference in Tokyo on Thursday. Sato, the first foreign ...

Japan beats South Korea for historic volleyball bronze

Volleyball Aug 12, 2012

Japan beats South Korea for historic volleyball bronze

by Ed Odeven

One of the most appealing aspects of Olympic volleyball is the fast, furious pace of the matches. Japan vs. South Korea demonstrated these traits in the Olympic women's volleyball bronze-medal match Saturday at Earls Court. Coach Masayoshi Manabe's team was stronger, more consistent in all aspects ...