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Volleyball Global Cup at the Huntsman World Senior Games, Russia v. Switzerland, St. George, Utah, Oct. 15, 2012 | Photo by Chris Caldwell, St. George News

Senior Games: Global Cup men’s volleyball, veritably world

ST. GEORGE – Due to the all-too-common truncation of the World Huntsman Senior Games title, observers often forget that it is truly a worldwide event. Each sport draws athletes from all parts of the globe, and few do so to the same extent as the Volleyball Global Cup.

Team Switzerland at the Volleyball Global Cup at the Huntsman World Senior Games, St. George, Utah, Oct. 15, 2012 | Photo by Chris Caldwell, St. George News

Unlike many of the events, the Volleyball Global Cup is an invite-only event, and is comprised of teams representing various countries. With this exclusivity comes tougher competition, more professional play, and a great show for spectators.

The Global Cup has been running over the last seven years, and alternates between men’s and women’s teams each year. This year is the men’s turn, and teams include Russia, Switzerland, Canada, and the United States. For some, it means defending a hard-earned title, and for others it’s a chance to prove themselves against the returning champions.

Matches between these teams will continue through Oct. 18 at the Dixie Center, with the final matches at Desert Hills High School, on Thursday at 5:30pm.

Entry is free to the public, and members of the community are encouraged to take advantage of this once-a-year opportunity to see some of the world’s best senior athletes.

Team Russia at the Volleyball Global Cup at the Huntsman World Senior Games, St. George, Utah, Oct. 15, 2012 | Photo by Chris Caldwell, St. George News

Team Russia at the Volleyball Global Cup at the Huntsman World Senior Games, St. George, Utah, Oct. 15, 2012 | Photo by Chris Caldwell, St. George News

Team Russia at the Volleyball Global Cup at the Huntsman World Senior Games, St. George, Utah, Oct. 15, 2012 | Photo by Chris Caldwell, St. George News

L: Team Russia; R: Team Switzerland defending. Volleyball Global Cup at the Huntsman World Senior Games, St. George, Utah, Oct. 15, 2012 | Photo by Chris Caldwell, St. George News

L: Russian player No. 4; R: Team Switzerland. Volleyball Global Cup at the Huntsman World Senior Games, St. George, Utah, Oct. 15, 2012 | Photo by Chris Caldwell, St. George News

R: Team Switzerland at the ball. Volleyball Global Cup at the Huntsman World Senior Games, St. George, Utah, Oct. 15, 2012 | Photo by Chris Caldwell, St. George News

Team Switzerland. Volleyball Global Cup at the Huntsman World Senior Games, St. George, Utah, Oct. 15, 2012 | Photo by Chris Caldwell, St. George News

 

For more on Huntsman World Senior Games 2012:

Senior Games: Week 1 photo gallery

Senior Games: Week 2 photo gallery

Senior Games: Santa Clara’s golden boy chases tennis three-peat with faithful partner

Senior Games: Barbadian athletes cast a ray of Caribbean sunshine on St. George

Senior Games: Chinese volunteers keep score and score for life success

Senior Games: Women’s softball teams triumph after tragedy

Senior Games: Santa Clara’s golden boy chases tennis three-peat with faithful partner

Photo Gallery: Senior Games opening ceremonies bring pride, grandeur to St. George

Senior Games begin with 10,000 athletes battling for gold

Gold to go around, Marathon and Senior Games come to town

Email: ccaldwell@stgnews.com

Twitter: @STGnews

Copyright St. George News, SaintGeorgeUtah.com LLC, 2012, all rights reserved.

 

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