Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, August 9, 2016 – Colour, rhythm and fun is always associated with Brazil and the same can be definitely said with the volleyball competition at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games volleyball competition at the Maracanazinho.
A superb atmosphere of passion, emotion and drama provides a stunning setting for the 12 men's and 12 women's teams battling for Olympic gold in one of the most iconic venues in world sport.
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The atmosphere at the iconic Maracanazinho gets more colourful as the action gets more intense each day. Volleyball supporters from all over the world flock to the stadium and join in the fun, setting the great ambiance and record-breaking attendance each day that the sport aims for. Each volleyball moment encapsulates the emotion of the athletes and the spectators in one big volleyball show.
These passionate fans sing, dance and partake in the big celebration inside the stadium, and cheering for their favourite teams. Some lucky fans even get memorable moments as volleyball provides a lot of fan-engagement activities.
The sport presentation offered spectacular entertainment through a light and sound show for the competing teams and the crowd, providing an interactive and picture-perfect scene.
For many years, the International Volleyball Federation (FIVB) have envisioned and worked tirelessly to bring the sport closer to the fans. The innovation and entertainment at Rio 2016 is the product of that vision, as the fans get the feel that they are very much part of the action.
Volleyball indeed has been brought to a different level, which is unparalleled, in terms of the intense competition, entertainment, spectator attendance, technological advancement and fan-engagement.
Since Brazil is a volleyball-loving country, the vision is heightened up, making it the top sport in the Olympic Games.