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BEACH VOLLEYBALL

Beach volleyball first appeared in the early 1920s in Santa Monica, California. What started out as a fun recreational activity spread rapidly throughout the world. By the 1930s, the game was played in Europe.

In 1994, beach volleyball was recognised as an Olympic discipline and it made its debut at the 1996 Games in Atlanta.

At the Nanjing 2014 Youth Olympic Games, beach volleyball was included on the sport programme and 144 athletes (72 women and 72 men) from 51 countries participated.

TOTAL ATHLETES
128 Athletes (64 women and 64 men)

EVENTS/CATEGORIES
Women / Men / Tournament by Team

RULES

1

Each team is composed of two athletes from the same NOC.

2

Each match is the best of three sets.

3

The first two sets are played to 21 points and the third set, if needed, is played to 15 points. All sets require a two-point advantage (which is unlimited) to win.

4

Net Fault - contact with the net between the antennas by the player in the action of playing the ball.

5

Antenna Touch - contact with the antenna by the player or the ball.

6

Service Foot Fault - at the moment of the service hit or take-off for a jump service, the server touches the court (including touching the end line or having the foot go under the line) or the ground outside the service zone.

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