Volleyball passion permeates all levels of Brazilian society


Volleyball and beach volleyball are hugely popular in Brazil

Lausanne, Switzerland, May 2, 2016 - With the Rio 2016 Olympic Games just over three months away, hosts Brazil - a nation hooked on volleyball and beach volleyball - are looking forward to a memorable Games for its national teams.

Both volleyball and beach volleyball are set to be among the most popular events at this year's Summer Games and as this report from France Television suggests, the two sports permeate Brazilian society like no other.

Watch the francetvsport video (in French) below:

With volleyball taking place at the renowned Maracanãzinho stadium and beach volleyball on the famous Copacabana beach, ticket sales for both disciplines have topped Rio 2016 organisers’ lists.

Follow all the build-up to the Rio 2016 Olympic Games on Click here for information about the qualification process for the Olympic Games: beach volleyball and volleyball.


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