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Beach Volleyball Schedule and Venue for Rio 2016 Olympic Games



Beach Volleyball at Olympics: Beach volleyball is a popular variation of the sport event, volleyball. Unlike the indoor volleyball, beach volleyball is played on sand courts. The players play barefoot during the game. The sport evolved at the beginning of twentieth century. There are many differences between the beach volleyball and the indoor volleyball. The number of players in the beach volleyball team is two. The Federation Internationale de Volleyball or the FIVB is the international governing body of beach volleyball.


The 2016 Games in Numbers


  • Nations Participating : 24
  • Number of Athletes : 96
  • Total Events : 2

Rio 2016 Summer Olympics Beach Volleyball Schedule


DateStart TimeEnd TimeDisciplineGenderEventsMedalVenueZone
Aug 6, 201615:3019:20Volleyball - BeachM/FMen's and/or Women's PreliminariesNoBeach Volleyball ArenaCopacabana
Aug 6, 201621:000:50Volleyball - BeachM/FMen's and/or Women's PreliminariesNoBeach Volleyball ArenaCopacabana
Aug 7, 201610:0013:50Volleyball - BeachM/FMen's and/or Women's PreliminariesNoBeach Volleyball ArenaCopacabana
Aug 7, 201615:3019:20Volleyball - BeachM/FMen's and/or Women's PreliminariesNoBeach Volleyball ArenaCopacabana
Aug 7, 201621:000:50Volleyball - BeachM/FMen's and/or Women's PreliminariesNoBeach Volleyball ArenaCopacabana
Aug 8, 201610:0013:50Volleyball - BeachM/FMen's and/or Women's PreliminariesNoBeach Volleyball ArenaCopacabana
Aug 8, 201615:3019:20Volleyball - BeachM/FMen's and/or Women's PreliminariesNoBeach Volleyball ArenaCopacabana
Aug 8, 201621:000:50Volleyball - BeachM/FMen's and/or Women's PreliminariesNoBeach Volleyball ArenaCopacabana
Aug 9, 201610:0013:50Volleyball - BeachM/FMen's and/or Women's PreliminariesNoBeach Volleyball ArenaCopacabana
Aug 9, 201615:3019:20Volleyball - BeachM/FMen's and/or Women's PreliminariesNoBeach Volleyball ArenaCopacabana
Aug 9, 201621:000:50Volleyball - BeachM/FMen's and/or Women's PreliminariesNoBeach Volleyball ArenaCopacabana
Aug 10, 201610:0013:50Volleyball - BeachM/FMen's and/or Women's PreliminariesNoBeach VolleyballCopacabana
Aug 10, 201615:3019:20Volleyball - BeachM/FMen's and/or Women's PreliminariesNoBeach Volleyball ArenaCopacabana
Aug 10, 201621:000:50Volleyball - BeachM/FMen's and/or Women's PreliminariesNoBeach Volleyball ArenaCopacabana
Aug 11, 201610:0013:50Volleyball - BeachM/FMen's and/or Women's PreliminariesNoBeach Volleyball ArenaCopacabana
Aug 11, 201615:3019:20Volleyball - BeachM/FMen's and/or Women's PreliminariesNoBeach Volleyball ArenaCopacabana
Aug 11, 201621:000:50Volleyball - BeachM/FMen's and/or Women's Prelims Lucky LoserNoBeach Volleyball ArenaCopacabana
Aug 12, 201611:0012:50Volleyball - BeachM/FMen's and/or Women's - Round of 16NoBeach Volleyball ArenaCopacabana
Aug 12, 201615:0016:50Volleyball - BeachM/FMen's and/or Women's - Round of 16NoBeach Volleyball ArenaCopacabana
Aug 12, 201619:0020:50Volleyball - BeachM/FMen's and/or Women's - Round of 16NoBeach Volleyball ArenaCopacabana
Aug 12, 201623:000:50Volleyball - BeachM/FMen's and/or Women's - Round of 16NoBeach Volleyball ArenaCopacabana
Aug 13, 201611:0012:50Volleyball - BeachM/FMen's and/or Women's - Round of 16NoBeach Volleyball ArenaCopacabana
Aug 13, 201615:0016:50Volleyball - BeachM/FMen's and/or Women's - Round of 16NoBeach Volleyball ArenaCopacabana
Aug 13, 201619:0020:50Volleyball - BeachM/FMen's and/or Women's - Round of 16NoBeach Volleyball ArenaCopacabana
Aug 13, 201623:000:50Volleyball - BeachM/FMen's and/or Women's - Round of 16NoBeach Volleyball ArenaCopacabana
Aug 14, 201616:0017:50Volleyball - BeachFWomen's Quarter-finalsNoBeach Volleyball ArenaCopacabana
Aug 14, 201623:000:50Volleyball - BeachFWomen's Quarter-finalsNoBeach Volleyball ArenaCopacabana
Aug 15, 201616:0017:50Volleyball - BeachMMen's Quarter-finalsNoBeach Volleyball ArenaCopacabana
Aug 15, 201623:000:50Volleyball - BeachMMen's Quarter-finalsNoBeach Volleyball ArenaCopacabana
Aug 16, 201616:0017:50Volleyball - BeachM/FMen's and/or Women's Semi-finalsNoBeach Volleyball ArenaCopacabana
Aug 16, 201623:000:50Volleyball - BeachM/FMen's and/or Women's Semi-finalsNoBeach Volleyball ArenaCopacabana
Aug 17, 201622:001:30Volleyball - BeachFWomen's - Bronze Gold FinalsYesBeach Volleyball ArenaCopacabana
Aug 18, 201622:001:30Volleyball - BeachMMen's - Bronze Gold FinalsYesBeach Volleyball ArenaCopacabana

Beach Volleyball in the Summer Games: Beach volleyball was introduced to the Olympic during the 1996 Atlanta Summer Games. After the 1996 Games, beach volleyball has become a regular part of the Olympic schedule. The events contested at the Olympics are-


  • Men's beach volleyball
  • Women's beach volleyball

Rules of Beach Volleyball: The Federation Internationale de Volleyball or the FIVB is authorized to set rules for the beach volleyball at the international level. Some of the rules followed during the beach volleyball matches are-


  • The beach volleyball court is divided into two halves by a net. The length and width of the court are specified by the FIVB rule-book.
  • Each team is given three chances to send the ball over the net to the opponent's court.
  • The sand on the court has to be leveled. The depth of the sand on the court is also predetermined by the FIVB.
  • The volleyball court should be appropriately marked during the game.
  • The dimension of the net used to separate the two halves of the court should be as per the FIVB rule-book.
  • The size and weight of the ball used during the beach volleyball games are determined by the FIVB in its rule-book.
  • During the game, the players are not allowed to wear any such object, which can cause injury to other players.
  • Generally there are three sets in the beach volleyball game. The point system used during the game is the rally-point system.
  • To win a set, the team has to make a two point lead over the opponent.

Medal winners in Beach Volleyball: Emanuel Ricardo, Marcio Araujo Fabio Luiz, Dieckmann Ch. Brink, Franco Cunha, Conde Baracetti, Xu Wu, Kobel Heuscher, Rosenthal Gibb, Vesik Kais Kr. and Dalhausser Rogers are some of the top male beach volleyball players at the international level. Among the female beach volleyball players Larissa Juliana, Wang Tian Jia, Zhang Xi Xue, May-Treanor Walsh, Talita Renata, Leila Ana Paula, Shelda Adriana Behar, Torlen Hakedal, Arvaniti Karadassiou and Esteves Ribalta M. Crespo are the famous ones.


Beach Volleyball Top Men Medalists


Men Medals
CountyNameGoldSilverBronzeTotal
BrazilEmanuel Rego1113
BrazilRicardo Santos1113
USA Phil Dalhausser1001


Beach Volleyball Top Women Medalists


WomenMedals
CountyNameGoldSilverBronzeTotal
USA Kerri Walsh-Jennings3003
USA Misty May-Treanor3003
BrazilSandra Pires1012


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Last updated on: August 03, 2016



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