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For Team GB it was not the winning but the taking part

One win from 10 games is clearly not a rich statistic in terms of results, but for Great Britain's volleyball teams, London 2012 was never about...

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Tears as GB's volleyball adventure ends

There were few dry eyes in the Great Britain men's volleyball camp as they began to plot their journey home from the Olympics.

After a la...

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Loss leaves GB on the brink

A day after the women's side secured a maiden Great British volleyball win, the lights went out on their male counterparts' Olympic quarter-fina...

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Pipes drained by men's volleyball defeat

Captain Ben Pipes put his hand up to take the blame as Great Britain's men's volleyball team were beaten 3-0 (25-18 25-20 26-24) by Bulgaria on ...

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GB men's volleyball suffer debut defeat

Bulgaria's brilliant defence snuffed out Great Britain's men's volleyball hopes of marking their Olympic debut as they recorded a 3-0 win at Ear...

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Biography

Ben Pipes is the captain of the British team and made his debut for them against Australia in 2006. He admits he was a jack-of-all-trades sportsman until he was 13 when he took up volleyball.

Like most of the British team, Pipes has played for several clubs on the continent, including spells in Belgium and Spain as well as in Britain where he started his career. He now plays in the Netherlands.