Brazil grabs volleyball gold
On July 15th, Brazil took the title of world military champions at the 33rd World Military Women’s Volleyball championship in Amsterdam. In a thrilling final, the South American team eventually overcame their Chinese rivals, winning by 3-2.
Earlier, the Dutch women's volleyballers played Greece in the bronze medal match, but stood little chance against the superior Greeks (0 -3). Germany, the United States and Canada took the minor placings.
The event’s closing ceremony was held shortly after presentation of the prizes. The World Military Championship was officially declared closed after the Commander of Support Command Vice Admiral Erik Kopp’s speech, followed by the lowering of the CISM flag. The ‘Johan Willem Friso’ Royal Military Band was on hand to provide musical accompaniment. During the WMC, approximately 240 athletes, coaches, officials and members of the organizing committee were guests at the Naval Barracks in Amsterdam. The matches were played at the Sporthallen Zuid in Amsterdam.