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2018-03-21 23:56:00 CET

Beach Shorts

Beach Shorts: The week in the sands of the world

The beach arena of the Commonwealth Games will host matches of teams from 17 countries (Photocredit: CG2018)The beach arena of the Commonwealth Games will host matches of teams from 17 countries (Photocredit: CG2018)

The week is almost over, but there’s still time to catch up the latest news in the beach volleyball world and that’s what Beach Shorts is here for! This edition of our weekly column brings news from the upcoming Commonwealth Games, players flying to a certain Spanish island and a brand-new team formed in Brazil.

Don’t miss another second and check out what we have for you this week:

Commonwealth Games venue unveiled

The Commonwealth Games are just around the corner and the Organizing Committee just released a breathtaking aerial photo of the venue at the Coolangatta Beach. The tournament will run from April 6-12 with 48 teams from 17 countries and, don’t forget, we’ll be there bringing all the news for you.

What an amazing spot for beach volleyball at #GC2018, right next to the beach at Coolangatta! #SHARETHEDREAM #thisisqueensland

2,094 Likes, 59 Comments - Gold Coast 2018 (@gc2018) on Instagram: "What an amazing spot for beach volleyball at #GC2018, right next to the beach at Coolangatta!..."

Tenerife-bound

The World Tour is on a three-week break and the Europeans teams are using the time available to train and get better for the remainder of the season. Unsurprisingly, several of them picked the Spanish island of Tenerife to do so. Among them are Germans Karla Borger and Margareta Kozuch, who are literally hungry to train and improve.

πŸ‘‹πŸΌ Crazy Friday πŸŽˆπŸŽ‰ when we are hungry but coach says we have to do one more session β € β € #crazyfriday 🎈 #weekend #fireabend #beachvolleyball #team2k #stupidpositive

446 Likes, 4 Comments - Beachteam Borger-Kozuch (@beachteamborgerkozuch) on Instagram: "πŸ‘‹πŸΌ Crazy Friday πŸŽˆπŸŽ‰ when we are hungry but coach says we have to do one more session β € β €..."

A new Brazilian team

Last week we reported here that Taiana Lima and Carol Horta decided to stick together after their amazing campaign in the Fort Lauderdale Major, remember? So, their former partners, Elize Maia and Maria Clara Salgado decided to join forces as well. Good luck, girls!

Aquele mergulho no fim de tarde, energizando o início dessa nova parceria com a @elizemaia ✨🌊!! Sorriso no rosto pra meter a cara no trabalho que tem muita coisa boa pela frente, Vamo que Vamo🀘🏼! Super excited to have @elizemaia as my new Brasilian partner!! Time to bring the πŸ”₯ & the hard work cuz we have a lot of great things coming our way!! Can't waitπŸ™ŒπŸΌ! #fivb #cbv #voleibol #voleibrasil #voleidepraia #ipanema #beachvolleyball #riodejaneiro #fordsports #errejota #rj

418 Likes, 7 Comments - Maria Clara Salgado (@mariaclarasalgado) on Instagram: "Aquele mergulho no fim de tarde, energizando o início dessa nova parceria com a @elizemaia ✨🌊!!..."

Social Media: Alix Klineman and the cookie challenge

Our gem this week comes from Alix Kineman. The American gave it a shot to the cookie challenge and nailed it on her very first try! Well, knowing her background a little bit we can't say we are too impressed that she gets things done on the first time, right? Well done, Alix!

Had my first @avpbeach media day today and it went...better than expected πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ #cookiechallenge #greenscreen

1,216 Likes, 42 Comments - Alix Klineman (@aklineman10) on Instagram: "Had my first @avpbeach media day today and it went...better than expected πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ #cookiechallenge..."

In case you missed it

Brouwer and Meeuwsen win a home gold in the World Tour

Alison and Bruno prevail in the Brazilian Tour

See you next week!

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