Olympic Gold Medallist Julius Brink to Compete at SandJam Halifax

(HALIFAX, August 6, 2013): Halifax will welcome the 2012 London Olympic Beach Volleyball Men’s Gold Medallist Julius Brink to SandJam Halifax. The German player will compete for the Canada Cup from August 15-18 on the Halifax waterfront along with new partner Sebastian Fuchs.
 
Brink, with former partner Jonas Reckermann, defeated Brazil’s Alison Cerutti and Emanuel Rego in three sets to win the gold medal at the 2012 London Olympic games, making Germany the first European country to win gold in Olympic Beach Volleyball. The pair, who qualified as the third seed for the Olympics, has also won four FIVB competitions with three consecutive Grand Slams, and the German Masters of the CEV European Championship Tour. In 2009, Brink received the FIVB Team of the Year and Tour Champion awards. His sponsors include Red Bull, Oakley, Ultrasun and Camp David. 
 
SandJam Halifax is also excited to announce that the men’s and women’s finals of this year’s tournament will be broadcast for the first time on TSN.  The network will broadcast each final across Canada as a thirty-minute special segment, showcasing the outstanding talent of these athletes and the beauty of our unique waterfront stadium
 
“With the participation of the reigning Olympic Gold medallist, SandJam Halifax is now firmly entrenched as one of the premier beach volleyball events in the world,” stated Derek Martin, President of Sports & Entertainment Atlantic, “and with TSN as our National broadcast partner, all of Canada will have a chance to be captivated by the skill and beauty of these athletes and this place.”
 
Round robin play takes place from August 15-17, with semi-finals taking place at 6:00p.m. on August 17, and finals taking place on August 18 at 1:00p.m. The SandJam Halifax stadium will be built for the event at the Salter Lot on Lower Water Street in Halifax. Events begin Monday August 12 and include an exhibition tennis match between Jim Courier and Mikael Pernfors, the Sterling Vineyards Date Night Under the Stars outdoor movie, and the Corona Extra Beach Party. For a full schedule of events and to purchase tickets visit www.sandjamhalifax.ca. 
 
SandJam Halifax is produced by Sports & Entertainment Atlantic in partnership with Waterfront Development, Halifax Regional Municipality, The Province of Nova Scotia, Corona, Sterling Vineyards, 101.3 The BOUNCE and more.
 
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For more information contact:
Emily LeBlanc
Communications Coordinator, Sports & Entertainment Atlantic
902.444.3773 x2
emily@seatlantic.ca 

(Photo credit: FIVB)