Men's Olympic Games, Athens GREECE
From 14 August To 25 August 2004

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Olympic Beach Volleyball Tournaments
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The Venue

 

The Olympic Beach Volleyball Centre will seat 10,000 in the warm and sandy environment of South Attica, at the Faliro Coastal Zone.  A test event was held at the venue in August 2003.

 

Athletes participating.......................................... 96

Spectator capacity........................................ 10,000

Total land surface................................. 123,000 sq m

Distance from Olympic Village.......................... 25km

Completion Date............................. January 31, 2004

Official Opening.................................... July 30, 2004

Press seats..................... 110 media, 30 photographers

 

    There are five countries with four teams each in the Athens 2004 Olympic Games Beach Volleyball competition, including two menís and two womenís team.  The countries with two teams per gender are Australia, Brazil, Germany, Norway and the United States.

 

   A total of 24 countries are competing in the Olympic Beach Volleyball competition, including 24 menís teams from 17 countries (Argentina, Australia, Austria, Brazil, Canada, Cuba, France, Germany, Greece, Norway, Portugal, Puerto Rico, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland and the United States). and 24 womenís teams from 17 countries (Australia, Brazil, Bulgaria, Canada, China, Cuba, the Czech Republic, Germany, Greece, Italy, Japan, Mexico, the Netherlands, Norway, South Africa, Switzerland and the United States).

 

    Brazil and the United States have six teams each in the Athens 2004 Olympic Games Indoor and Beach Volleyball competition, including one indoor menís and one indoor womenís teams.

 

1996 Atlanta Olympic Games

  

Gold Medal - Karch Kiraly (pictured left)/Kent Steffes, USA def. Mike Dodd/Mike Whitmarsh, USA, 12-8 and 12-5 (62 minutes)

Bronze Medal - John Child/Mark Heese, Canada def. Joao Brenha/Luis Maia, Portugal, 12-5 and 12-8 (77)

 

Sydney 2000 Olympic Games

 

Gold Medal Ė Dain Blanton/Eric Fonoimoana (pictured right), United States def. Ze Marco de Melo/Ricardo Santos, Brazil, 12-11 and 12-9 (101 minutes)

Bronze Medal Ė Jorg Ahmann/Axel Hager, Germany def. Joao Brenha/Luis Maia, Portugal, 12-9 and 12-6 (70)