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Beach Volleyball

Beach Volleyball In The Commonwealth Games

Beach Volleyball is an optional sport in the Commonwealth Games and made its debut at the Gold Coast 2018 Games in Australia. It made its Youth Games debut eight months earlier at 2017 Commonwealth Youth Games in the Bahamas.

Commonwealth Games Beach Volleyball competition is run under the rules of the International Volleyball Federation (FIVB).

  • Core / Optional Optional
  • Appearances In The Games 1
  • First Games Gold Coast 2018
  • Most Recent Games Gold Coast 2018
Team Scotland’s Beach Volleyball Medal Count:
  • Total: 0
  • Asset 3
  • Asset 2
  • Asset 1

Did You Know?

  • A new sport to the Games, Beach Volleyball made its Youth Games and Commonwealth Games debuts just eight months apart – at Bahamas 2017 and Gold Coast 2018.

  • Scotland’s Lynne Beattie captained Team GB’s Indoor Volleyball squad at the London 2012 Olympic Games.

  • Robin Miedzybrodzki and Seain Cook were the first Scottish players on court at a Commonwealth Games, winning against Sri Lanka

  • Both Scotland's men and women reached the quarter-finals at Gold Coast 2018

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Competition Format

Beach volleyball is a team sport played by two teams of two players on a sand court divided by a net.

Commonwealth Games competition features both men’s and the women’s Team events. There are 12 men’s teams and 12 women’s teams, with each gender seeded into pools, with the top teams advancing to the knockout phase of quarter-finals, semi-finals and finals.

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