Beach Volleyball is coming back to Rio!
Last year Rio de Janeiro was the centre of the beach volleyball world. The Olympic tournament showed great and exciting matches.
This year a FIVB 4**** event takes place at Olympic Tennis Centre in Barra da Tijuca district in Rio between May 17-21. It is the second time that the venue is hosting a beach volleyball event after an exhibition tournament in February 2017. Thus despite having great beaches such as Copacabana and Ipanema, Rio organizers decided to play in a stadium away from the beach.
Some of the world’s best beach volleyball teams will be back. Among them are Alison/Bruno Schmidt (Brazil) as well Laura Ludwig and Kira Walkenhorst (Germany), all of them Olympic gold medal winners from 2016.