2012 Olympic Beach Volleyball TV Schedule

Beach volleyball fans won’t have any trouble finding matches on TV during the Summer Olympics in London. The Canadian Consortium (CTV, SN, TSN and OLN) is showing more than 30 hours of live coverage combined between the men’s and women’s events. NBC is showing an additional 10 hours of live action. Many of the important women’s matches featuring Misty May-Treanor and Kerri Walsh will air on tape delay in primetime on NBC. Walsh and May are set to play all three of their group stage matches at 7:00pm Atlantic, with taped coverage on NBC.

Canada has qualified a team in both the men’s and women’s events. Josh Binstock and Martin Reader will compete in the men’s event, while Annie Martin and Marie-Andrée Lessard have qualified for the women’s tournament. Binstock and Reader are in a tough group that includes the third best team in the world (Ricardo and Pedro). The Canadian men do have an outside chance of advancing past the group stage though. The Canadian women will also compete for a spot in the last 16. They are ranked fairly close to both the Russians and Brits in the world rankings. The Italian team of Cicolari and Menegatti are favourites to win the group.

RJ Broadhead and 1996 Olympic bronze medallist Mark Heese are CTV’s Olympic beach volleyball commentators. NBC’s commentators are Chris Marlowe and Kevin Wong. Remember that this schedule is highly subject to change. Check back daily during The Games for an up-to-date broadcast schedule. All times are Atlantic Daylight Time, which is BST-4 and EDT+1.

Men’s Round Robin
Saturday 7/28, 12:30-1:20pm on TSN –  Garcia Thompson/Grotowski (GBR) vs. Binstock/Reader (CAN)
Saturday 7/28, 4:00-4:50pm on TSN – Cunha/Santos (BRA) vs. Skarlund/Spinnangr (NOR)
Saturday 7/28, 6:00-7:00pm on NBC – Gibb/Rosenthal (USA) vs. Chiya/Goldschmidt (RSA)
Sunday 7/29, 6:00-7:00pm on NBC – Dalhausser/Rogers (USA) vs. Asahi/Shiratori (JPN)
Monday 7/30, 7:00-8:00am on TSN – Skarlund/Spinnangr (NOR) vs. Binstock/Reader (CAN)
Monday 7/30, 1:30-2:45pm on TSN – Garcia Thompson/Grotowski (GBR) vs. Pedro/Ricardo (BRA)
Monday 7/30, 5:00-6:00pm on NBC – Gibb/Rosenthal (USA) vs. Fijałek/Prudel (POL)
Tuesday 7/31, 5:00-6:00pm on NBC – Dalhausser/Rogers (USA) vs. Gavira/Herrera (ESP)
Tuesday 7/31, 6:00-7:00pm on CTV – Lupo/Nicolai (ITA) vs. Doppler/Horst (AUT)
Wednesday 8/1, 7:00-8:30am on SN – Wu/Xu (CHN) vs. Prokopiev/Semenov (RUS)
Wednesday 8/1, 12:30-1:30pm on NBC/TSN – Gibb/Rosenthal (USA) vs. Samoilovs/Sorokins (LAT)
Wednesday 8/1, 1:30-2:20pm on TSN – Garcia Thompson/Grotowski (GBR) vs. Skarlund/Spinnangr (NOR)
Wednesday 8/1, 4:00-4:50pm on SN – Cunha/Santos (BRA) vs. Binstock/Reader (CAN)
Thursday 8/2, 7:00-8:00am on SN – Emmanuel/Cerutti (BRA) vs. Lupo/Nicolai (ITA)

Women’s Round Robin
Saturday 7/28, 5:00-6:00pm on TSN – Kuhn/Zumkehr (SUI) vs. Arvaniti/Tsiartsiani (GRE)
Sunday 7/29, 12:30-1:30pm on TSN – Goller/Ludwig (GER) vs. Bawden/Palmer (AUS)
Sunday 7/29, 1:30-2:20pm on TSN – Dampney/Mullin (GBR) vs. Lessard/Martin (CAN)
Sunday 7/29, 4:00-5:00pm on TSN – Antonelli/Antunes (BRA) vs. Meppelink/van Gestel (NED)
Sunday 7/29, 5:00-6:00pm on NBC – Kessey/Ross (USA) vs. Gallay/Zonta (ARG)
Monday 7/30, 8:00-9:00am on TSN –  Xue/Zhang (CHN) vs. Kuhn – Zumkehr (SUI)
Monday 7/30, 11:30am-12:45pm on NBC – Juliana/Larissa (BRA) vs. Holtwick/Semmler (GER)
Thursday 8/2, 8:00-8:50am on SN – Cicolari/Menegatti (ITA) vs. Lessard/Martin (CAN)
Thursday 8/2, 12:30-1:30pm on NBC – Kessey/Ross (USA) vs. Baquerizo/Fernández (ESP)
Thursday 8/2, 1:30-2:20pm on TSN – Antonelli/Antunes (BRA) vs. Bawden/Palmer (AUS)
Thursday 8/2, 2:30-3:20pm on TSN – Dampney/Mullin (GBR) vs. Khomyakova/Ukolova (RUS)

Men’s & Women’s Playoffs
Friday 8/3, 9:00-10:00am on TSN – Round of 16
Friday 8/3, 1:00-2:00pm on NBC – Round of 16
Friday 8/3, 2:00-3:00pm on TSN/NBC – Round of 16
Friday 8/3, 5:00-6:00pm on TSN – Round of 16
Saturday 8/4, 6:00-7:00pm on NBC – Round of 16
Sunday 8/5, 2:00-2:50pm on TSN – Women’s Quarterfinal
Sunday 8/5, 6:00-7:00pm on CTV/NBC – Women’s Quarterfinal
Sunday 8/5, 7:00-7:50pm on OLN – Women’s Quarterfinal
Monday 8/6, 2:00-4:00pm on TSN – Men’s Quarterfinals
Monday 8/6, 6:00-7:00pm on CTV – Men’s Quarterfinal
Tuesday 8/7, 1:05-2:45pm on CTV – Men’s & Women’s Semifinals
Tuesday 8/7, 5:00-6:00pm on NBC – Men’s Semifinal #2
Tuesday 8/7, 6:00-7:00pm on CTV – Women’s Semifinal #2
Wednesday 8/8, 3:00-4:00pm on TSN/NBC – Women’s Bronze Medal Game
Wednesday 8/8, 5:00-6:00pm on TSN – Women’s Gold Medal Game
Thursday 8/9, 3:00-4:00pm on TSN/NBC – Men’s Bronze Medal Game
Thursday 8/9, 5:00-5:50pm on SN – Men’s Gold Medal Game

3 thoughts on “2012 Olympic Beach Volleyball TV Schedule

  1. I am glad with the amount of beach volleyball its a great sport and with a large stadium i think it could be one of the more exciting team sports events.

  2. I just looked at the times, and they seem a bit wonky – according to the official schedule, the first Canadian men’s game tomorrow is at 16:30 in London… that would be 11:30 am here in Toronto… and yet it’s posted as 12:30 Atlantic time… shouldn’t that be 10:30??? am I missing something?

  3. never mind… it’s been a long week :D

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