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London Olympics: Beach VolleyballGiven its scantily clad performers and the novelty of taking place in a giant sand pit, it's no surprise that Beach Volleyball has taken the Olympics by storm since taking a bow at the Atlanta 1996 Games. The London 2012 Beach Volleyball event will be played out right in the centre of London, in the historic square of Horse Guards Parade a mere five minute walk from Buckingham Palace. The beach variety of the sport is very similar to regular Volleyball, but with two clear differences: teams of two instead of six, and a much smaller court. Oh, and the presence of a sandy beach requires all participants to wear bikinis and bermudas as well, but that's a given. 24 teams will battle it out in the preliminaries before 16 teams progress to the knock-out phased, with the winners of the semi-finals going head-to-head (or cheek-to-cheek?) for the gold.

 

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Event: Beach VolleyballWithout a doubt, one of the most heavily subscribed events for ticket applications was the Beach Volleyball competition, which takes place on the Prime Minister's doorstep at the historic Horse Guards Parade in the heart of London. Since making its Olympic debut at Atlanta 1996, Beach Volleyball has become one of the most popular spectator sports at the Games - and it's not hard to see why. More about London Olympics: Horse Guards Parade

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Date / Time Event name Venue
28th Jul  9:00 - 12:00 Men's and women's preliminaries (4 matches) London Olympics: Horse Guards Parade
28th Jul  14:00 - 18:00 Men's and women's preliminaries (4 matches) London Olympics: Horse Guards Parade
28th Jul  20:00 - 23:00 Men's and women's preliminaries (4 matches) London Olympics: Horse Guards Parade
29th Jul  9:00 - 12:00 Men's and women's preliminaries (4 matches) London Olympics: Horse Guards Parade
29th Jul  14:00 - 18:00 Men's and women's preliminaries (4 matches) London Olympics: Horse Guards Parade
29th Jul  20:00 - 23:00 Men's and women's preliminaries (4 matches) London Olympics: Horse Guards Parade
30th Jul  9:00 - 12:00 Men's and women's preliminaries (4 matches) London Olympics: Horse Guards Parade
30th Jul  14:00 - 18:00 Men's and women's preliminaries (4 matches) London Olympics: Horse Guards Parade
30th Jul  20:00 - 23:00 Men's and women's preliminaries (4 matches) London Olympics: Horse Guards Parade
31st Jul  9:00 - 12:00 Men's and women's preliminaries (4 matches) London Olympics: Horse Guards Parade
31st Jul  14:00 - 18:00 Men's and women's preliminaries (4 matches) London Olympics: Horse Guards Parade
31st Jul  20:00 - 23:00 Men's and women's preliminaries (4 matches) London Olympics: Horse Guards Parade
1st Aug  9:00 - 12:00 Men's and women's preliminaries (4 matches) London Olympics: Horse Guards Parade
1st Aug  14:00 - 18:00 Men's and women's preliminaries (4 matches) London Olympics: Horse Guards Parade
1st Aug  20:00 - 23:00 Men's and women's preliminaries (4 matches) London Olympics: Horse Guards Parade
2nd Aug  9:00 - 12:00 Men's and women's preliminaries (4 matches) London Olympics: Horse Guards Parade
2nd Aug  14:00 - 18:00 Men's and women's preliminaries (6 matches) London Olympics: Horse Guards Parade
2nd Aug  20:00 - 23:00 Men's and women's preliminaries (2 matches), lucky loser round (4 matches) London Olympics: Horse Guards Parade
3rd Aug  9:00 - 10:00 Men's round of 16 (1 match) London Olympics: Horse Guards Parade
3rd Aug  9:00 - 10:00 Women's round of 16 (1 match) London Olympics: Horse Guards Parade
3rd Aug  13:00 - 14:00 Men's round of 16 (1 match) London Olympics: Horse Guards Parade
3rd Aug  13:00 - 14:00 Women's round of 16 (1 match) London Olympics: Horse Guards Parade
3rd Aug  17:00 - 18:00 Women's round of 16 (1 match) London Olympics: Horse Guards Parade
3rd Aug  17:00 - 18:00 Men's round of 16 (1 match) London Olympics: Horse Guards Parade
3rd Aug  21:00 - 22:00 Men's round of 16 (1 match) London Olympics: Horse Guards Parade
3rd Aug  21:00 - 22:00 Women's round of 16 (1 match) London Olympics: Horse Guards Parade
4th Aug  9:00 - 10:00 Men's round of 16 (1 match) London Olympics: Horse Guards Parade
4th Aug  9:00 - 10:00 Women's round of 16 (1 match) London Olympics: Horse Guards Parade
4th Aug  13:00 - 14:00 Women's round of 16 (1 match) London Olympics: Horse Guards Parade
4th Aug  13:00 - 14:00 Men's round of 16 (1 match) London Olympics: Horse Guards Parade
4th Aug  17:00 - 18:00 Men's round of 16 (1 match) London Olympics: Horse Guards Parade
4th Aug  17:00 - 18:00 Women's round of 16 (1 match) London Olympics: Horse Guards Parade
4th Aug  21:00 - 22:00 Women's round of 16 (1 match) London Olympics: Horse Guards Parade
4th Aug  21:00 - 22:00 Men's round of 16 (1 match) London Olympics: Horse Guards Parade
5th Aug  18:00 - 19:00 Women's quarter-finals (2 matches) London Olympics: Horse Guards Parade
5th Aug  22:00 - 23:00 Women's quarter-finals (2 matches) London Olympics: Horse Guards Parade
6th Aug  18:00 - 19:00 Men's quarter-finals (2 matches) London Olympics: Horse Guards Parade
6th Aug  22:00 - 23:00 Men's quarter-finals (2 matches) London Olympics: Horse Guards Parade
7th Aug  17:00 - 18:00 Women's semi-final London Olympics: Horse Guards Parade
7th Aug  17:00 - 18:00 Men's semi-final London Olympics: Horse Guards Parade
7th Aug  21:00 - 23:00 Men's semi-final London Olympics: Horse Guards Parade
7th Aug  21:00 - 23:00 Women's semi-final London Olympics: Horse Guards Parade
8th Aug  19:00 - 22:00 Women's bronze medal match, gold medal match, victory ceremony
This is a medal event.
London Olympics: Horse Guards Parade
9th Aug  19:00 - 22:00 Men's bronze medal match, gold medal match, victory ceremony
This is a medal event.
London Olympics: Horse Guards Parade

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