Beach volleyball included in the program of the Summer Olympic Games in 1996.

The competition involved two teams of 2 athletes.Used sandy playground 18 m long and 9 m wide, in the center of the grid is stretched at a height of 2.43 m for men and 2.24 meters for women.

account is on glasses that are awarded for each pitch played out.Game 3 is set, each of which is played to 15 points, and in the final 2 or 3 sets are played to 12 points.

The game begins with the filing.Returns the ball with any part of the body is permitted.Players must guide the ball so that it flew over the net and landed on the side of the opponents.

In addition, athletes have to make sure that
the ball did not fall on their site.To do this, players are eligible to touch the ball three times.At the same time, a volleyball player can not hit the ball twice in a row.Do not touch the net and fed the ball so far that it flew out of bounds, beyond the playing field.

The same player at the back boundary of the field continues to serve the ball from the bottom, top, forearm or palm, as his team did not lose serve.

If the serving team wins, she earns 1 point.When the victory in the drawing on the side of the defending team, the right to file shall devolve upon them.

Seth lasts until one team will not earn 15 points with a difference with the enemy in 2 points or 17 points with a difference of 1 point.

In the final game the rules change.The game may consist of two sets.If there are 3, then in the last set points are awarded, and the supply, and the defending team.To win you need to get an advantage of 2 points.

The ball used for the game of beach volleyball, made of soft leather.Inside it there is a camera.

The format of the Olympiad games are knockout.First, in the contest involved 12 women's and 12 men's teams.They play in pairs against each other.Then selects among the 12 worst teams.Of these, four teams of players will be eligible to compete with the 12 winning team.