London 2012: Beach volleyball at the Olympics explained (Part one)

Find out everything you need to know about beach volleyball at London 2012 - from the rules of the sport, to the venue it will be played in, to the equipment required.

Beach volleyball is an exciting, competitive team game that forces you to think tactically. You can get a casual game going almost anywhere, be it the park, the beach, your back garden, university or even a swimming pool. All that is needed is a net and a ball.

Visit the London 2012 schedule and results page on the BBC Sport website to find out details of when the Olympic beach volleyball events are taking place, and where you can watch them.

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