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Indoor Volleyball Schedule and Venue for Rio 2016 Olympic Games


Indoor Volleyball at Olympics: Volleyball is a team sport, which involves two teams. The teams are separated by a high net set at the middle of the volleyball court. The sport was invented at the end of the nineteenth century. A

The 2016 Games in Numbers


  • Nations Participating : 19
  • Number of Athletes : 289
  • Total Events : 2

Rio 2016 Summer Olympics Indoor Volleyball Schedule


DateStart TimeEnd TimeDisciplineGenderEventsMedalVenueZone
Aug 6, 201610:0013:50VolleyballM/FMen's and/or Women'sNoBeach VolleyballCopacabana
Aug 6, 20169:3013:20VolleyballFWomen's Preliminary RoundNoMaracanã zinhoMaracanã
Aug 6, 201615:0018:50VolleyballFWomen's Preliminary RoundNoMaracanã zinhoMaracanã
Aug 6, 201620:300:20VolleyballFWomen's Preliminary RoundNoMaracanã zinhoMaracanã
Aug 7, 20169:3013:20VolleyballMMen's Preliminary RoundNoMaracanã zinhoMaracanã
Aug 7, 201615:0018:50VolleyballMMen's Preliminary RoundNoMaracanã zinhoMaracanã
Aug 7, 201620:300:20VolleyballMMen's Preliminary RoundNoMaracanã zinhoMaracanã
Aug 8, 20169:3013:20VolleyballFWomen's Preliminary RoundNoMaracanã zinhoMaracanã
Aug 8, 201615:0018:50VolleyballFWomen's Preliminary RoundNoMaracanã zinhoMaracanã
Aug 8, 201620:300:20VolleyballFWomen's Preliminary RoundNoMaracanã zinhoMaracanã
Aug 9, 20169:3013:20VolleyballMMen's Preliminary RoundNoMaracanã zinhoMaracanã
Aug 9, 201615:0018:50VolleyballMMen's Preliminary RoundNoMaracanã zinhoMaracanã
Aug 9, 201620:300:20VolleyballMMen's Preliminary RoundNoMaracanã zinhoMaracanã
Aug 10, 20169:3013:20VolleyballFWomen's Preliminary RoundNoMaracanã zinhoMaracanã
Aug 10, 201615:0018:50VolleyballFWomen's Preliminary RoundNoMaracanã zinhoMaracanã
Aug 10, 201620:300:20VolleyballFWomen's Preliminary RoundNoMaracanã zinhoMaracanã
Aug 11, 20169:3013:20VolleyballMMen's Preliminary RoundNoMaracanã zinhoMaracanã
Aug 11, 201615:0018:50VolleyballMMen's Preliminary RoundNoMaracanã zinhoMaracanã
Aug 11, 201620:300:20VolleyballMMen's Preliminary RoundNoMaracanã zinhoMaracanã
Aug 12, 20169:3013:20VolleyballFWomen's Preliminary RoundNoMaracanã zinhoMaracanã
Aug 12, 201615:0018:50VolleyballFWomen's Preliminary RoundNoMaracanã zinhoMaracanã
Aug 12, 201620:300:20VolleyballFWomen's Preliminary RoundNoMaracanã zinhoMaracanã
Aug 13, 20169:3013:20VolleyballMMen's Preliminary RoundNoMaracanã zinhoMaracanã
Aug 13, 201615:0018:50VolleyballMMen's Preliminary RoundNoMaracanãMaracanã


volleyball team consists of six players. The aim of the sport is to pass the ball by hitting it with hand, arm or sometimes with other parts of body. Each team can hit the ball over the net for three times. Volleyball is a very dynamic sport event. The sport is governed by the Federation Internationale de Volleyball or the FIVB at the international level.

Indoor Volleyball in the Summer Games: Indoor volleyball was included in the Olympic schedule at the 1964 Tokyo Summer Games. Since the 1964 Games, indoor volleyball has been contested regularly at the Olympic volleyball competition. The events held at the Olympic volleyball competition are -


  • Men's volleyball
  • Women's volleyball

Rules of Indoor Volleyball: The Federation Internationale de Volleyball or the FIVB sets the rules for indoor volleyball at the international level. Some of the rules followed during the indoor volleyball competitions are -


  • The dimension of the volleyball court is predetermined by the FIVB. The court should be properly marked during the competition for the players' convenience.
  • The surface of the volleyball court must be flat. The rough or slippery courts cannot be used during the volleyball competition. The indoor court has to be of light color.
  • The height of the net used during the men's competition differs from the one used during the women's competition. The height is specified by the FIVB.
  • The size and color of the ball used during the volleyball games are determined by the FIVB. Usually, the material of the ball is flexible leather or synthetic leather.
  • Generally a volleyball match consists of five sets. The team first making the two point gap is declared the winner of the match.
  • The members of a team have to rotate their positions during the game.
  • The players have to pass the ball to the opponent's court over the net. Passing the ball in any other manner is not allowed.
  • A team is permitted to make a maximum of six substitutions during one set.

Medal winners in Indoor Volleyball: Brazil, Italy and Russia are the leading nations in the field of men's indoor volleyball competition. The leading countries at the women's indoor volleyball competitions are Brazil, Russia, China and Cuba.


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Last updated on: May 23, 2016



Team USA defeated team Serbia to win its third straight basketball gold medal in Men’s Basketball tournament. The winning team’s coach Mike Krzyzewski was utmost delighted with his team’s victory on the final day of Rio 2016 Olympic Games. USA won by a 19-15 lead and this is their 25th straight victory at the Olympic Games in addition to the 15th straight victory in the basketball tournament. 

Mo Farah of Great Britain has bagged the gold by winning the 5000 meters final and completed the double double. According to media reports, with this victory Farah has become the second man in the history of Olympics to be able to successfully defend his 5000 and 10000 Olympic championships. His victory is being hailed on Twitter with some calling him the greatest long distance runner of all time. Meanwhile, the silver medal has gone to Paul Kipkemoi Chelimo and Dejen Gebremeskel of Ethiopia has bagged the bronze.

In the women's event, Caster Semenya of South Africa won the Olympic gold in the 800m. She won in one minute 55.28 seconds.  Francine Niyonsaba of Burundi won the silver medal and Kenya's Margaret Nyairera Wambui bagged the bronze.

Chen Long of China has taken gold medal in the Rio Olympics 2016 after defeating Lee Chong Wei of Malaysia, who has won a silver in men’s badminton today. Lee was facing pressure not to lose the match. He beat Lin Dan of China in the semi-final. Lee and Lin, both are considered to be the best players of their time. With Lee’s defeat, Malaysia has missed out the chance of getting an Olympic gold medal.

 

Italy came up with a win and is heading to men's volleyball final against Brazil, after defeating USA. The US men's volleyball team tried all their survival skills, but could not stand in front of Italy. The winning team's thriller was 30-28, 26-28, 9-25, 25-22, 15-9. After it was over, US coach John Speraw said that the team was not skilled enough and they did not execute on some of the opportunities, which Italy flawlessly did

French boxer Estelle Mossely celebrated her 24th birthday by winning a gold medal in Women’s lightweight boxing championship. She defeated China’s Yin Junhua after the end of four rounds that had the two defending champions leveled on the scorecards of three judges. The bronze medals were earned by Mira Potkonen of Finland and Anastasia Beliakova of Russia.


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