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2011-10-19

Beach Volleyball: the joy of the sport under the Copacabana sky

Olympic champions talk about their achievements, friendships and the expectations for the Rio 2016™ Games

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Shelda and Adriana Behar celebrate winning the semifinal in Athens 2004 (Photo: ©Getty Images/Sean Garnsworthy)

Originated in the 1920s in California, Beach Volleyball is almost a centenary in the world scenario, but it is just a teenager in the Olympic programme. In Atlanta 1996, the sport debuted in the Olympic Games, and the 10,000 stadium was sold out! And this is the expectation to the competitions that will take place in Copacabana Beach in 2016.

After the Volleyball, Triathlon, Shooting, Judo, Athletics and Swimming specials, the Beach Volleyball special tells the story of the mythic double Adriana Behar and Shelda; the trajectory of the Olympic twice-champion Misty May; and it shows Emanuel’s Olympic spirit, a Brazilian athlete who, at 38 years old, is the current Beach Volleyball world champion.

Learn more about Beach Volleyball and check out the agenda:

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Adriana Behar and Shelda: a double on the top of the world

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Misty May: on the track of the third gold medal

Friday, October 21, 2011

Olympic spirit in green and yellow: the trajectory of Emanuel

GAMES' MAKERS: Guilherme, Sport competition coordinator and former Beach Volleyball player

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