Olympic Games - Beach volleyball

The beach volleyball will take place at Horse Guards Parade in central London.

The Olympic beach volleyball events take place outdoors at a temporary venue at Horse Guards Parade in central London.

Teams of two will compete in the men's and women's events to take Gold. The event starts with 24 teams split into six pools of four competing against each other. The top 16 teams go into a knockout round before playing the semi finals and eventually the final to see who will be Olympic champions.

The event will begin on 28 July and run through to the 9 August with nearly 100 athletes taking part.

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28 July - 9 August - Check the weather forecast for the beach volleyball at Horse Guards Parade.

Beach volleyball and the weather

Beach volleyball is more commonly played in warmer, drier locations such as California and Hawaii.

Players prefer dry conditions as rain can make the ball slippery and difficult to control. Athletes will also be hoping for still conditions as the wind could affect the accuracy of their passes.