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2012 Summer Olympics Men’s and Women’s Beach Volleyball Schedule

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In the Olympic beach volleyball competition, 24 teams compete with two participants on each team. Each country is limited to one men's and one women's team.

The 24 teams are divided into six pools of four, with each team playing every team in their pool. A total of 16 teams from this phase qualify for the knockout phase.

To qualify for the knockout phase the top two teams from each pool and the best two third-ranked teams advance automatically. The four remaining third-ranked teams play a two-match lucky loser round. The two winning teams in the lucky loser round will also qualify for the elimination phase. The winners of the semi-finals go head-to-head in the gold medal match.

Note: All start times Eastern

Saturday, July 28

Men's Beach Volleyball:

Qualification, 4 a.m.

Qualification, 9:30 a.m.

Qualification, 3 p.m.

Women's Beach Volleyball:

Qualification, 4 a.m.

Qualification, 9:30 a.m.

Qualification, 3 p.m.

Sunday, July 29

Men's Beach Volleyball:

Qualification, 4 a.m.

Qualification, 9:30 a.m.

Qualification, 3 p.m.

Women's Beach Volleyball:

Qualification, 4 a.m.

Qualification, 9:30 a.m.

Qualification, 3 p.m.

Monday, July 30

Men's Beach Volleyball:

Qualification, 4 a.m.

Qualification, 9:30 a.m.

Qualification, 3 p.m.

Women's Beach Volleyball:

Qualification, 4 a.m.

Qualification, 9:30 a.m.

Qualification, 3 p.m.

Tuesday, July 31

Men's Beach Volleyball:

Qualification, 4 a.m.

Qualification, 9:30 a.m.

Qualification, 3 p.m.

Women's Beach Volleyball:

Qualification, 4 a.m.

Qualification, 9:30 a.m.

Qualification, 3 p.m.

Wednesday, August 1

Men's Beach Volleyball:

Qualification, 4 a.m.

Qualification, 9:30 a.m.

Qualification, 3 p.m.

Women's Beach Volleyball:

Qualification, 4 a.m.

Qualification, 9:30 a.m.

Qualification, 3 p.m.

Thursday, August 2

Men's Beach Volleyball:

Qualification, 4 a.m.

Qualification, 9:30 a.m.

Qualification, 3 p.m.

Lucky Losers, 5 p.m.

Women's Beach Volleyball:

Qualification, 4 a.m.

Qualification, 9:30 a.m.

Lucky Losers, 5 p.m.

Friday, August 3

Men's Beach Volleyball:

Round of 16, 4 a.m.

Round of 16, 8 a.m.

Round of 16, 12 p.m.

Round of 16, 4 p.m.

Women's Beach Volleyball:

Round of 16, 4 a.m.

Round of 16, 8 a.m.

Round of 16, 12 p.m.

Round of 16, 4 p.m.

Saturday, August 4

Men's Beach Volleyball:

Round of 16, 4 a.m.

Round of 16, 8 a.m.

Round of 16, 12 p.m.

Round of 16, 4 p.m.

Women's Beach Volleyball:

Round of 16, 4 a.m.

Round of 16, 8 a.m.

Round of 16, 12 p.m.

Round of 16, 4 p.m.

Sunday, August 5

Women's Beach Volleyball:

Quarterfinals, 1 p.m.

Quarterfinals, 5 p.m.

Monday, August 6

Men's Beach Volleyball:

Quarterfinals, 1 p.m.

Quarterfinals, 5 p.m.

Tuesday, August 7

Men's Beach Volleyball:

Semifinals, 12 p.m.

Semifinals, 4 p.m.

Women's Beach Volleyball:

Semifinals, 12 p.m.

Semifinals, 4 p.m.

Wednesday, August 8

Women's Beach Volleyball:

Bronze Medal Match, 2 p.m.

Gold Medal Match, 4 p.m.

Thursday, August 9

Men's Beach Volleyball:

Bronze Medal Match, 2 p.m.

Gold Medal Match, 4 p.m.

Sources:

London 2012

Paul Rados' first memory of the Olympic Games was watching with his family as a child in 1984 rampantly cheering for Team USA in any and every sport. He has been hooked ever since. Follow him on Twitter @PSRados

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