Thursday, 23 May 2024

Olympics Schedule Revealed for Indoor Volleyball

The FIVB has unveiled the highly-anticipated competition schedule for indoor volleyball at the upcoming 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games. Volleyball enthusiasts in the USA will be delighted to know that they can catch Team USA’s matches during prime time viewing.

A Historic Return to the Birthplace

Volleyball returns to its birthplace, where it made its Olympic program debut back in 1964. An interesting twist this time around is that the women’s final will be the culmination of the tournament on August 9. This is the first time in Olympic history that the women’s final will take place just a few hours before the Tokyo 2020 Closing Ceremony, and a day after the men’s gold medal match.

Exciting Preliminary Matches

The preliminary round matches for both men and women will be held on alternating days, commencing with the men’s competition on July 25. The U.S. Men’s team will play three out of five preliminary matches during prime time in the USA, while the U.S. Women’s team will have four out of five matches scheduled in prime time.

US Women’s Schedule at the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games

  • July 26: USA vs. Argentina, 11:05 a.m./July 25 at 10:05 p.m.
  • July 28: USA vs. China, 11:05 a.m./July 27 at 10:05 p.m.
  • July 30: USA vs. Turkey, 9:45 p.m./8:45 a.m.
  • Aug. 1: USA vs. Russia, 11:05 a.m./July 31 at 10:05 p.m.
  • Aug. 3: USA vs. Italy, 11:05 a.m./Aug. 2 at 10:05 p.m.
  • Aug. 5: Quarterfinals
  • Aug. 7: Semifinals
  • Aug. 9: Medal Matches
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US Men’s Schedule at the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games

  • July 25: USA vs. France, 9:45 p.m./8:45 a.m.
  • July 27: USA vs. Russia, 11:05 a.m./July 26 at 10:05 p.m.
  • July 29: USA vs. Tunisia, 11:05 a.m./July 28 at 10:05 p.m.
  • July 31: USA vs. Brazil, 11:05 a.m./July 30 at 10:05 p.m.
  • Aug. 2: USA vs. Argentina, 9:45 p.m./8:45 a.m.
  • Aug. 4: Quarterfinals
  • Aug. 6: Semifinals
  • Aug. 8: Medal Matches

Exciting quarterfinal matches await both the men’s and women’s teams. The top seed in each pool will cross over to compete against the fourth seed in the opposite pool. Drawing will determine the quarterfinal crossover opponents for the second and third seeds. Semifinals are scheduled for August 6, followed by the medal-round matches on August 8.

All Matches at the Ariake Arena

Indoor volleyball enthusiasts will be delighted to know that all matches will be held at the newly constructed Ariake Arena, providing a state-of-the-art venue for the teams to showcase their skills and compete for Olympic glory.

Preparing for Olympic Success

Before the Olympic Games, both the U.S. Men and U.S. Women will engage in the highly competitive FIVB Volleyball Nations League. This tournament serves as a crucial stepping stone towards the Olympics, allowing Team USA to fine-tune their skills and providing athletes with one final opportunity to secure their spot on the 12-player Olympic Games roster.

FAQs

Q: Where will the indoor volleyball matches be held in the 2020 Tokyo Olympics?
A: All matches will take place at the newly constructed Ariake Arena.

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Q: Will Team USA’s matches be televised during prime time in the USA?
A: Yes, most of the matches will be scheduled for prime time viewing.

Q: What is the format for the quarterfinals in both men’s and women’s competitions?
A: The top seed in each pool will cross over to play against the fourth seed in the opposite pool. A drawing will determine the crossover opponents for the second and third seeds.

Q: What is the significance of the FIVB Volleyball Nations League?
A: The FIVB Volleyball Nations League serves as an important tournament leading up to the Olympics, allowing teams to fine-tune their skills and players to secure their spot on the Olympic Games roster.

Conclusion

As the anticipation for the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games continues to build, volleyball fans are eagerly looking forward to witnessing the exhilarating matches between the world’s best teams. Team USA’s players are hard at work, preparing to showcase their talent and determination on the Olympic stage. Stay tuned for an unforgettable volleyball spectacle at the newly constructed Ariake Arena. For more information about Alpinetgheep, visit Alpinetgheep.