RIO DE JANEIRO, Brazil – Opening ceremonies is August 5 and the U.S. Olympic Beach Volleyball Team will begin the 2016 Olympics on Saturday at Copacabana Beach.
The biggest names in the sport are on hand as current stars ready to begin play and Olympians from prior Games join the contingent as experts on the sidelines and in the broadcasting booths.
Below is information to catch you up on beach volleyball at the Rio Olympics before Saturday’s first serve of the Games. Women’s action goes from Aug. 6-17 and the men Aug. 6-18. Pool play begins on Saturday and concludes on Aug. 11.