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Olympic Games - Beach Volleyball

Having been a demonstration sport at the 1992 Olympics, Beach Volleyball was accepted as an official event for the first time in Atlanta in 1996.
Both the Men's and Women's events have 24 teams take part at each Games, with a maximum of two two teams per country. One place is reserved for the host nation and a `wildcard` country.
The men's tournament has always had 24 pairs in each edition. The Women's event had 18 teams in 1996 before being raised to equal the Men in 2000.

The venues have been as follows:
1996: Atlanta Beach, Jonesboro, United States
2000: Bondi Beach, Sydney, Australia
2004: Faliro Coastal Zone Olympic Complex, Athens, Greece
2008: Chaoyang Park, Beijing, China

2012: Horse Guards Parade, London, Great Britain

Medallists

1996
GOLD
SILVER BRONZE
Men
KARCH KIRALY &
KENT STEFFES (USA)
Mike Dodd & Mike
Whitmarsh (Usa)
John Child &
Mark Heese (Can)
Women
JACKIE SILVA &
SANDRA PIRES (Bra)
Adriana Samuel &
M'a Rodrigues (Bra)
Natalie Cook &
K'i Pottharst (Aus)

2000

GOLD

SILVER

BRONZE
Men
DAIN BLANTON &
ERIC FONOIMOANA (Usa)
Ze Marco de Melo &
R'ardo Santos (Bra)
Axel Hagger &
Jorg Ahmann (Ger)
Women
NATALIE COOK &
KERRI POTTHARST (Aus)
Adriana Behar &
Shelda Bede (Bra)
Adriana Samuel &
Sandra Pires (Bra)

2004

GOLD

SILVER

BRONZE
Men
RICARDO SANTOS &
EMANUEL REGO (Bra)
Javier Bosma &
Pablo Herrera (Esp)
Stefan Kobel &
P Heuscher (Swi)
Women
KERRI WALSH &
MISTY MAY (Usa)
Adriana Behar &
Shelda Bede (Bra)
Holly McPeak &
E'ne Youngs (Usa)

2008

GOLD

SILVER

BRONZE
Men PHIL DALHAUSSER &
TODD ROGERS (Usa)
Fabio Luiz &
Marcio Araujo (Bra)
R'ardo Santos &
E'uel Rego (Bra)
Women KERRI WALSH &
MISTY MAY-TREANOR (Usa)
Tian Jia &
Wang Jie (Chn)
Xue Chen &
Zhang Xi (Chn)

2012

GOLD

SILVER

BRONZE
Men JULIUS BRINK &
JONAS RECKERMANN (Ger)
Alison Cerruti &
Emanuel Rego (Bra)
Martins Plavins &
J'nis Smedins (Lat)
Women KERRI WALSH &
MISTY MAY-TREANOR (Usa)
Jennifer Kessy &
April Ross (Usa)
J'iana Felisberta &
L'issa Franca (Bra)



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