AUGUST 9 - THE opening day of competition at the Olympics was overshadowed by the murder in Beijing of a relative of a coach for the United States men's volleyball coach which has overshadowed the opening day of the Games.
AUGUST 13 - BRITAIN'S best young beach volleyball players looking to compete in the 2012 Olympics will begin their preparations by competing in the SWATCH FIVB Junior World Beach Volleyball Championships in Brighton next month.
SEPTEMBER 12 - ST CHAD'S HEADLAND in Blackpool was today the host for the Nestea European Tour English Masters, one of the biggest and most prestigious beach volleyball events ever to be staged in Britain.
SEPTEMBER 14 - GREEK and Dutch pairs triumphed at the Nestea European Championship Tour English Masters in Blackpool today.
JULY 2 - AMERICAN car manufacturer Dodge are to sponsor this year's Urban Beach Volleyball Tour, which will stage matches across Britain's cities, it was announced today.
May 30 - Canadian-born Jason Haldane (pictured) is due to make his debut for Britain's volleyball team today as they continue their build-up towards the London 2012 Olympics.
April 1 - Alan Knipe (pictured) was named today as the new coach of the defending Olympic champion United States men's volleyball team for the London 2012 Games.
April 17 - Britain’s women volleyball side will make their debut in this summer’s European League next month with a match at Sheffield, it was announced today.
March 13 - British Volleyball has axed Lorne Sawula (pictured), the coach of its women's team, because of a cut in funding it has received from UK Sport to prepare for the London 2012 Olympics.
March 21 - British Volleyball has launched a new website so that people can track their progress towards the London 2012 Olympics and Paralympics.
March 24 - China has taken the surprise decision to replace Chen Zhonghe (pictured) as its women's volleyball coach for the London 2012 Olympics after the team won only a bronze medal at the Beijing Olympics.
MAY 6 - BRITAIN'S fledging volleyball team will not be capable of winning a medal at London 2012, the team's coach admitted today.
MAY 14 - RUBEN ACOSTA (pictured), one of the world's most controversial sports chiefs, is to surprisingly step down as head of the international volleyball federation (FIVB) before London 2012, it was announced today.
FEBRUARY 12 - A LEADING British Volleyball official today claimed pre-Olympics funding cuts have placed the credibility of the sport at risk in the build-up to the London 2012 Games.
DECEMBER 15 - TOP French volleyball coach Philippe Blain (pictured) is flying over to Britain this weekend to offer advice and support at the GB Volleyball Camps in Sheffield which start today.