Olympic beach volleyball – getting serious

Down to the final 16 teams, the only surprise, and a good one for the locals here, is that there are two Austrian teams still in contention. Gosch-Horst AUT [24] squeaked through the lucky losers with a convincing win over Heyer-Heuscher SUI [11], and Doppler-Gartmayer AUT [16] are on fire with three wins and a quarter final against Geor-Gia GEO [15] which I think is about as good as it could get for them.

I will be very interested to see Nummerdor-Schuil NED [5] vs Schacht-Slack AUS [10]. The is the first real test for Josh and Shachty, and from what I hear from sources on the ground, the Dutch guys are on fire. Bwin has the odds at 2.95 for Australia Vs 1.35 for NED, so the Dutch are clear favourites.