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Rio counting days until Olympics beach volleyball

Wednesday, August 19 2015 by SNTV
  • Script: In exactly one year the Olympics will be underway in Rio de Janerio.

    And this will be the setting for surely the signature sport of Rio 2016.

    Both the men's and women's Brazilian beach volleyball teams took home medals at London 2012 , however neither with

    Much will be demanded of a crowd crazy for the sport in Brazil.

    For as was made clear by those involved in the planning, beach volleyball is a religion in these parts....

    "Volleyball is already very popular in Brazil. We have big stars in both our male and female division. I have no doubt that volleyball (tickets) will be in high demand next year during the Olympics. A lot of people will want to see these games."

    "Volleyball today in Brazil is almost a religion. I used to say in the past that I could not fight, when I was president here, I could not fight against football because football was a religion. But now, I'm seeing that after 17 years of hard working, volleyball is obviously in the heart of all the Brazilians. Now (it) is the new religion."

    "People want to see, to laugh. The message is entertainment. It's not only sport. That's the big message we send to the whole world."

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