Volleyball at the 2016 Summer Olympics

The Volleyball tournament of the Rio 2016 Summer Olympics will take place from 6 to 21 August 2016 at two different venues in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

Volleyball at the 2016 Summer Olympics

The indoor volleyball tournament will take place at the Ginásio do Maracanãzinho while the beach volleyball tournament will take place at the Copacabana Beach.

In the game of indoor volleyball, two teams of six players each separated by a net have to score points by hitting the ball on to the court of the opposing side.

In beach volleyball, on a sand court divided in half by a net, two teams of two players must try to hit the ball on to the ground in their opponents’ court.

The sport of indoor volleyball made its Olympic debut at the 1964 Summer Olympics in Tokyo while the sport of beach volleyball made its Olympic debut at the 1996 Summer Olympics at Atlanta.

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Rio 2016 Summer Olympics Volleyball Events :

Total of 4 medal events will take place.

Indoor Volleyball Events -

  • Men’s Tournament
  • Women’s Tournament

Beach Volleyball Events -

  • Men’s Tournament
  • Women’s Tournament

24 indoor volleyball teams and 48 beach volleyball teams, totaling 386 athletes, will participate in the tournament.

The qualifications of the volleyball tournament of Rio 2016 Olympic Games will get over in July 2016.

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