VOLLEYBALL > Turkey fails to impress in first Olympic volleyball match


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Turkey's women volleyball team lost to Brazil in their first face-off of the London Games. The 'Sultans' failed to keep up with their competition on the court, resulting in a final score of 3-2.

The team will play against China in the second match of the group scheduled for July 30.

This is the first time in 52 years that Turkey is being represented in team sports, with both the women’s volleyball and basketball teams winning Olympic berths.


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shen pops

7/29/2012 4:26:47 PM

I suspect the writer of this article has seen the full game. The BBC presentar concluded the emission with the following words: "Match goes to Brasil, but the honour, passion, excitement, ... goes to Turkey. They made their country proud! " As he iterated many times this was a fantastic 1st day sportive event, the best of the day. I am very proud of the team and think they will do even better in the days to come. Go girls !

Hakan C

7/29/2012 2:07:47 PM

Ryan is 100% right!! FAILED TO IMPRESS????? THEY WERE FANTASTIC!!! Yes they made a few mistakes, and that was their overall downfall. But they took the Olympic champions right to the wire!!! I for one are very proud f them!!!

mevlut erdem

7/29/2012 1:52:07 PM

Ryan right you are!! Brasil after the USA was the best team in the world grandprix,so close to winning. We should be happy the girls are that good. Go girls Go you can do it,beat them in the Final! Unreal to put it as''fails to impresse'',do you even know something about volleyball wrighter of this artcle?

Ryan James

7/29/2012 12:29:35 PM

You have such high standards! Did you even see the game. A game against the best team in the world? A game that saw the Turks come back from severe deficits twice. A game that the Turks took to the limit of 5 sets. No other volleyball match went that far. What were you watching? "Failed to impress"? What "fails to impress" are the Turkish men"s teams. What fails to impress is your inability to see a positive achievement. A pathetic article, that's what fails to impress me.
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