.Tokyo, Japan
3,500 tons of sand shipped in from Vietnam. (Representational Image: Unsplash)

  • Beach Volleyball made its Olympic debut at Barcelona 1992 as a demonstration sport
  • In Tokyo Olympics, the sport won't be played on a beach
  • The venue is in the urban Shiokaze Park overlooking Tokyo Bay

Both the player for the US have come through NCAA program. (Photo credit: Twitter/@NCAAVolleyball)

  • The NCAA program for women's beach volleyball has only been around since 2012
  • College beach volleyball was never an option for the previous generation of the sport
  • Men still do not have an NCAA program for beach volleyball