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London Olympics: Horse Guards ParadeEvent: Beach Volleyball

Without 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. Although there is obviously a lot more to it than meets the eye, Beach Volleyball is essentially teams of two scantily clad men and women diving around a large sandpit. What's not to like? Located between St James's Park and Whitehall, Horse Guards Parade is best known for the daily Changing of the Guard and annual Queen's birthday Trooping the Colour ceremonies. For the Games, around 5,000 tonnes of sand will be brought in to create London's very own 'beach' on which the Volleyball events will be played out in front of eager crowds between Saturday 28 July and Thursday 9 August. There will be one court with a capacity of 15,000 with two tiers and four floodlight towers at each of its corners, two practise courts to the east of the arena, and a further six practice courts at St. James's Park. Surely with all those nubile bodies on display, even the traditionally poker-faced robotic Horse Guards will not be able to resist peering out from beneath their bearskins to have a peek at this very modern of Olympic sports?

 

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

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