Have a look at the 'Rio 2016' section where there is a compilation of match reports, pictures, statistics, vidoes, articles, and much more. Relive the epic Summer of 2016 all over again!
The eagerly awaited DVD/Bluray Ludwig/Walkenhorst Der Weg zu Gold is now available to purchase from the official shop. Go on, buy yourself a copy today! Also new to the official shop are t-shirts signed by Laura & Kira.
29th April 17 - Social media update. The @Lalu86 Instagram account would now appear to be defunct. :( But L&K have created a shiny new account with some new pictures!
26th April 17 - Laura & Kira are now ambassadors in a tie-up between Bridgestone and the German Olympic Sports Federation to inspire and motivate people to fight for their dreams. Before you go and buy yourself some new Bridgestone rubber, have a look at their 3-minute promotion film which was made last week at Tenerife. [Video]
20th April 17 - Another training update. A very short video cycling on their way to train with April & Keri. And in the afternoon they will be training with the Czech duo Makki & Ba. [Video] [Picture]
19th April 17 - Update video from Laura & Kira showing them training hard in preperation for their first tournament together this year. [Video]
17th April - L&K at the beach watching some BVB. But of course, they'd rather be playing..... :) [Picture]
16th April 17 - Laura & Kira give a Happy Easter to their fans from their current location in America and share a picture of their lunch which is complete with hidden Easter Eggs! [Picture]
13th April 17 - Article in Hamburger Abendblatt which discusses L&Ws latest award and their upcoming tournaments. [English translation]
10th April 17 - Laura and Kira pick up the "Team 2016" category award in the Sport1 awards at the REWE Final Four in the Barclaycard Arena Hamburg [Article - English Translation]
Today the duo have been watching the Handballers. A mega atmosphere and an exciting game apparently. [Picture]
28 March 17 - Laura (Translation): Finally the sun shines again in Hamburg! Are you looking forward to the summer? Your girlzzzzz [Photo]
15th March 17 - Laura & Kira are offering the opportunity for 13-18 year olds to train with them. An excellent way to promote youngsters to get involved with the sport. It also shows Capri Sonne is back on their tops. Is the brand still involved or is this an error? [Video]
13th March 17 - FB Update (Translated extract)
A super camp is coming to an end. We spent two weeks in Tenerife and have taken our first big outdoor training camp behind us. The first week we did with Helke, the second with Jonas [...] The shoulder was very good, it all went according to plan.
10th March 17 - SMS published an article last week entitled "More Than Sports: Laura’s back on track" where Laura talks about Fort Lauderdale and the latest on her shoulder recovery. [Source]
9th March 17 - The FIVB have announced that the World Tour Finals will be taking place in - Hamburg. Laura & Kira managed to win playing at home last year, let's hope the same happens again.... [source]
5th March 17 - Recent pictures: Laura & Kira taking a break on the sand from training [here]. The duo enjoying a well earned meal after all that training [here]. Finally, Laura enjoying a pedicure [here].
4th March 17 - Short BVB segment from ZDF featuring Laura & Kira. As this was shown when there is no current tournaments it's a good sign that BVB is growing in popularity. [Video link]
3rd March 17 - A very short video showing Laura & Kira now training together for the 2017 season. It appears that the Canarian Sun was a good location to choose! [Link]
13th Feb 17 - Laura & Kira do the Apple Break challenge for charity. Well done Kira! [Video - German]
13th Feb 17 - Update from Kira (Translation):
Very windy... Too bad - actually Jule and I were good on it. But in our last game against the Dutch women van Gestel / Meppelink the wind did not really help us. It was still great to be back on the pitch. Thanks also to Jule, it was huge fun. Now I'm looking forward to going home and especially to the first joint ball training with Laura. [Source]
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Retail price: £10.99 (Steam Store) The game is currently in 'Early Access' which means that there are still a few bugs to be ironed. However, having played the game for many hours I can say that it is a very good Beach Volleyball simulation. Physics have been accurately simulated and the gameplay is smooth, making it a very enjoyable game to play.
Monster Block Kira!
Still tapping your feet to the tunes played at Rio 2016?
The chances are you're thinking of the music played by DJ Roueche. He has released a special 36 minute "Thank You Rio" megamix featuring the most popular tunes from the arena. Well worth a listen.
Many thanks to Julia for postponing her own partnership with Glenzke to assist Kira in Fort Lauderdale Major to finish a credible 17th.