Olympic Beach Volleyball 2016: Dates, Start Times, TV Schedule, Live Stream

Who doesn’t love a sport with sand?

Beach volleyball will be a popular attraction at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro. So grab your beach chair, your shades and your sunblock, and let’s have some fun.

Or, if you happen to be catching the action inside, just check out the schedule below so that you’re up to speed on all of the beach volleyball happenings down in Brazil.

Live stream
NBCOlympics.com

Schedule (all times ET)
Saturday, Aug. 6
Men’s (preliminaries)
Pool A: Italy vs. Austria (9 a.m.)
Pool A: Brazil vs. Canada (10 a.m.)
Pool F: USA vs. Qatar (3:30 p.m.)
Pool B: Netherlands vs. Russia (4:30 p.m.)
Pool B: Poland vs. Germany (8 p.m.)
Pool F: Spain vs. Austria (9 p.m.)

Women’s (preliminaries)
Pool F: Australia vs. Costa Rica (11 a.m.)
Pool B: Spain vs. Argentina (noon)
Pool B: Brazil vs. Czech Republic (2:30 p.m.)
Pool F: Netherlands vs. Venezuela (5:30 p.m.)
Pool C: Switzerland vs. China (10 p.m.)
Pool C: USA vs. Australia (11 p.m.)

Sunday, Aug. 7
Men’s (preliminaries)
Pool C: Italy vs. Mexico (11 a.m.)
Pool E: Netherlands vs. Chile (noon)
Pool C: USA vs. Tunisia (3:30 p.m.)
Pool D: Brazil vs. Cuba (4:30 p.m.)
Pool E: Russia vs. Poland (10 p.m.)
Pool D: Latvia vs. Canada (10 p.m.)

Women’s (preliminaries)
Pool A: Brazil vs. Russia (9 a.m.)
Pool A: Poland vs. USA (10 a.m.)
Pool E: Canada vs. Netherlands (2:30 p.m.)
Pool D: Germany vs. Egypt (5:30 p.m.)
Pool E: Germany vs. Switzerland (8 p.m.)
Pool D: Italy vs. Canada (9 p.m.)

Monday, Aug. 8
Men’s (preliminaries)
Pool B: Poland vs. Russia (11 a.m.)
Pool F: Spain vs. Qatar (noon)
Pool A: Brazil vs. Austria (2:30 p.m.)
Pool F: USA vs. Austria (3:30 p.m.)
Pool B: Netherlands vs. Germany (5:30 p.m.)
Pool A: Italy vs. Canada (8 p.m.)

Women’s (preliminaries)
Pool C: Switzerland vs. Australia (9 a.m.)
Pool B: Brazil vs. Argentina (10 a.m.)
Pool F: Netherlands vs. Costa Rica (4:30 p.m.)
Pool B: Spain vs. Czech Republic (9 p.m.)
Pool F: Australia vs. Venezuela (10 p.m.)
Pool C: USA vs. China (11 p.m.)

Tuesday, Aug. 9
Men’s (preliminaries)
Pool D: Brazil vs. Canada (9 a.m.)
Pool C: USA vs. Mexico (10 a.m.)
Pool D: Latvia vs. Cuba (2:30 p.m.)
Pool E: Netherlands vs. Poland (4:30 p.m.)
Pool C: Italy vs. Tunisia (9 p.m.)
Pool E: Russia vs. Chile (10 p.m.)

Women’s (preliminaries)
Pool D: Italy vs. Egypt (11 a.m.)
Pool A: Poland vs. Russia (noon)
Pool A: Brazil vs. USA (3:30 p.m.)
Pool D: Germany vs. Canada (5:30 p.m.)
Pool E: Germany vs. Netherlands (8 p.m.)
Pool E: Canada vs. Switzerland (11 p.m.)

Wednesday, Aug. 10
Men’s (preliminaries)
Pool F: USA vs. Spain (10 a.m.)
Pool F: Austria vs. Qatar (11 a.m.)
Pool A: Brazil vs. Italy (2:30 p.m.)
Pool B: Netherlands vs. Poland (3:30 p.m.)
Pool B: Germany vs. Russia (10 p.m.)
Pool A: Austria vs. Canada (11 p.m.)

Women’s (preliminaries)
Pool F: Netherlands vs. Australia (9 a.m.)
Pool C: China vs. Australia (noon)
Pool B: Brazil vs. Spain (4:30 p.m.)
Pool F: Costa Rica vs. Venezuela (5:30 p.m.)
Pool C: USA vs. Switzerland (8 p.m.)
Pool B: Argentina vs. Czech Republic (9 p.m.)

Thursday, Aug. 11
Men’s (preliminaries)
Pool D: Canada vs. Cuba (10 a.m.)
Pool E: Poland vs. Chile (11 a.m.)
Pool E: Netherlands vs. Russia (noon)
Pool C: USA vs. Italy (3:30 p.m.)
Pool C: Mexico vs. Tunisia (3:30 p.m.)
Pool D: Brazil vs. Latvia (4:30 p.m.)
Men’s Lucky Loser (TBD)

Women’s (preliminaries)
Pool A: Brazil vs. Poland (9 a.m.)
Pool A: USA vs. Russia (2:30 p.m.)
Pool D: Canada vs. Egypt (2:30 p.m.)
Pool E: Switzerland vs. Netherlands (5:30 p.m.)
Pool D: Germany vs. Italy (8 p.m.)
Pool E: Canada vs. Germany (9 p.m.)
Women’s Lucky Loser (TBD)

Friday, Aug. 12
Women’s Round of 16
Men’s Round of 16

Saturday, Aug. 13
Women’s Round of 16
Men’s Round of 16

Sunday, Aug. 14
Women’s Quarterfinal

Monday, Aug. 15
Men’s Quarterfinal

Tuesday, Aug. 16
Women’s Semifinal
Men’s Semifinal

Wednesday, Aug. 17
Women’s Bronze Medal Match
Women’s Gold Medal Match

Thursday, Aug. 18
Men’s Bronze Medal Match
Men’s Gold Medal Match

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