Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Canadian Beach Volleyball Pair Pavan, Bansley Split after Four Years Together

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Canadian Beach Volleyball Pair Pavan, Bansley Split after Four Years Together

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Canadian beach volleyball pair splits after four years

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Canadian Olympic beach volleyball duo Sarah Pavan and Heather Bansley have ended their four-year long partnership.

Volleyball Canada said Friday that Pavan, of Kitchener, Ont., and Bansley, of Waterdown, Ont., had planned to split up at the end of the 2016 Olympics before they even got to Rio.

"Most sports have a reshuffle period where people retire, athletes switch teams, new athletes emerge, athletes start families, etc.," Canadian beach volleyball head coach Steve Anderson said in a statement. "For a lot of sports this happens yearly after the playoffs and championships. For beach volleyball our big reshuffle period comes after the Olympic Games.

"It's not unusual for teams to split up after four-plus years of playing together, and it's not uncommon that they later reunite the way that (Americans) Kerri Walsh and Misty May-Treanor did leading into the London Olympics. …

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