Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, August 6, 2016 - The FIVB officially opened volleyball courts on the iconic Copacabana Beach on Saturday as well as in Deodoro Olympic Park and in the Athletes’ Village Plaza Court as part of its commitment to be the number one family entertainment sport at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games and leave a lasting legacy in the city. Quick links - FIVB in Rio:
Tickets for volleyball and beach volleyball at Rio 2016 have been among the most sought after and, with unparalleled levels of innovation and fan engagement, the sport is set to be the signature event of the Rio Games as it returns to its spiritual home. The FIVB is committed to leaving a lasting legacy away from the competition courts as well as on them. The FIVB has set up the showcase courts across three sites in the city and will look to harness the passion and enthusiasm for volleyball shown everyday by Cariocas to help inspire the rest of the world to follow volleyball and participate in the sport.
FIVB President Dr. Ary Graça said: “We are 100% committed to making volleyball the number one family sport entertainment in Rio. We hope these courts will provide enjoyment and entertainment to fans of all ages so they can be a part of the greatest ever Olympic volleyball and beach volleyball competitions.”
The Copa Courts, located in front of the FIVB Volleyball House, has six courts in total with three different themes. There will be a Court of the Future showcasing the LED net, Kids Corner courts and Volleyball Your Way courts. The courts will be open every day of the Games and will host a wide range of clinics for the entire family, competitions and exhibition matches between volleyball legends and there will also be opportunities to meet with the players.
Over in the Athletes’ Village there will be Viva Vôlei instructors and clinics for the athletes and also in Deodoro Olympic Park the courts will be open to the public providing everyone with the opportunity to enjoy the Olympic Games volleyball experience.