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Events of the Summer Olympic Games

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Beach Volleyball, Volleyball

Men's and women's beach volleyball tournaments are each made up of 24 teams. Teams consist of 2 players interchanging between the roles of blocker and setter.

Volleyball at the Olympic Games also consists of men's and women's tournaments, each made up of 12 teams. Each team consists of 12 players, with 6 players on the floor at once, rotating positions.

Beach volleyball medal events: August 8 and 9

Volleyball medal events: August 11 and 12

Next: Aquatics


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