After leaving Rio 5 years ago with Silver, it has been a long wait for Serbia’s captain and setter try and complete her medal collection by topping the podium at an Olympic Games.  Here Maja joins our team and talks in detail about her love for Japan, why she skipped the VNL this year and various aspects of her life away from the court.

Ci asks those random, yet interesting, questions that never knew we wanted to know the answers to until they were asked, and Dave asks as many of the hundreds of fan questions that we received as possible in Ask Me Anything.

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Beach Volleyball is again on the Tokyo 2020ne Olympic Games schedule and looking to top their Bronze from Rio are the Dutch World Champions of 2013 Alexander Brouwer & Robert Meeuwsen.

They join Lewie and Ci to discuss their memories of the 2016 Games, how it felt to qualify early for Tokyo 2020 and their expectations for a Games which is inevitably going to be different.  As always Ci Digs in, while we also challenge the guys so some player vs player questions and get to know them far beyond their on-court performances.  In terms of Volleyball chat, the guys talk about their journey so far, recent results, as well as the influence of their staff and support network.

With half the combined Beach teams coming from Europe, there will be plenty to cheer on as they all take to the sand at a 12,000-capacity custom-built temporary stadium in the Japanese capital's magnificent Shiokaze Park – an event which is sure to be one of the visual highlights of the Games once again.  Follow all the action through our #TakingtheStage initiative through our dedicated page on cev.eu as well as all the socials.

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It was a big week for European Volleyball with 197 teams being confirmed in the six European Cup competitions for 2022 and all except the 4th Round of the Champions League onwards being drawn in one day at the Broadcast centre in Luxembourg. 

Dan joins Dave and Ci to review the draw and look at some of the exciting match-ups that were confirmed - especially in the CEV Cup Men which looks like being a mini Champions League next season.

Dave also talks to one of the real gentlemen of Volleyball, Middle Blocker Dragan Stanković, about his career to date, being spotted by Lube, the EuroVolley podiums achieved with Serbia and what he is up to now that he has retired from the national team.

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Here Lewie and Matt talk to German Beach Volleyball star Karla Borger prior to the Tokyo 2020ne final qualification show down at the Continental Cup Final in The Hague. She looks back at the Silver Medal win at the 2013 World Champs, her Beach Volleyball journey to date and talked in detail about their current level and expectations for this Summers Olympics.

In Ci's absense, Matt has a go at digging in and as always we have some questions from fans in Ask Me Anything.

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The summer of 2021 will thrill and excite fans all over the world, and it will come to an end with the European Championships, EuroVolley.  Each host country has appointed two event ambassadors and here Dave catches up with two from Croatia and Romania to talk about what we can expect from the event, their respective host countries and their teams on court performances.

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As the focus shifts from the indoor season to the Summer Season, so starts another Ace Space series.  Here Lewie and Ci return with the jump setting Swedes, Åhman & Hellvig, to reflect on them taking Gold at the U22s in Baden this past weekend. 

In terms of Volleyball chat, the guys talk about stepping up this year and playing against some of their idols.  They also go into detail on persisting with their unique attacking style and the fun they have had on the world tour already.

As always Ci Digs in, while we also challenge the guys so some player vs player questions and get to know them far beyond their on-court performances.

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After her team, A. Carraro Imoco CONEGLIANO, completed the dream by winning their first ever Champions League title, we thought it was the right time to re-release the Unscripted Dave had with Joanna Wolosz back in July 2020 - where they talk about life away from the court and her thoughts going into the 2021 season.

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...Part 2 of our recap celebratioon, as Dave, Ci and Dan look back at Super Finals Verona, and the men's final.  Where the for the first time, in both their and Polish club history, Grupa Azoty KĘDZIERZYN KOŹLE (ZAKSA) triumphed with the CEV Champions League Volley title following a four-set victory over three-time winners TRENTINO Itas of Italy.

As well as talking through the event in general, listen out for the final point commentary, the on court flash interview with Aleksander Śliwka, as well as Nikola Grbić and Nimir Abdel-Aziz in the mixed zone.

Check back to listen to Part A that reflects on the women's Final which saw A. Carraro Imoco CONEGLIANO clinch a five set win over VakifBank ISTANBUL.

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Dave, Ci and Dan take some time to look back at Super Finals Verona, and in particular the women's final which saw a thrilling tie-break win for A. Carraro Imoco CONEGLIANO against VakifBank ISTANBUL to secure the first ever European title for the Italian side.  Imoco came back from a set down twice during Saturday’s Super Final at the AGSM Forum and from a four-point deficit in the fifth set to triumph victorious.

As well as talking through the event in general, listen out for the final point commentary, the on court flash interview with Kim Hill, as well as Giovanni Guidetti and Joanna Wolosz in the mixed zone.

Look out for Part B that will follow this episode soon that looks back at the men's Final - also includes an exclusive interview with winning captain Benjamin Toniutti.

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TRENTINO Itas take to the court for the CEV Champions League Volley 2021 final in Verona this week and a new face in their team this season is Ricardo Lucarelli SANTOS DE SOUZA who has starred for Brazil for nearly decade and has carried on that fine form with the Italian giants this season.

He talks with Dave and Ci chat about the season that has gone, looking at how he has settled in Italy, how Trentino are now fully focused on ending the season on a high, and his thoughts about a massive summer with the National Team.

There are some great questions from fans in "Ask me Anything" as he shares his views on Bruno and Giannelli, what his favourite Brazillian food is and why his idol is one of the worlds best Liberos.

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