Carambula/Ranghieri (ITA) vs. Doppler Horst (AUT)
9:00 a.m. ET
Italy’s Alex Ranghieri and Adrian Carambula will kick off the men’s preliminary match against Austria’s Clemens Doppler and Alexander Horst.
Alison/Bruno Schmidt (BRA) vs. Binstock/Schachter (CAN)
10:00 a.m. ET
Top-ranked Brazilians Alison Cerutti and Oscar Bruno Schmidt take the sands in the second Olympic beach volleyball match. The Brazilian duo will take on Canada’s Josh Binstock and Sam Schachter.
Bawden/Clancy (AUS) vs. Alfaro/C. Charles (CRC)
11:00 a.m. ET
Australia and Costa Rico will kick off the women’s tournament at 11:00 am E.T. Louise Bawden, who made her Olympic debut at the 2000 Sydney Games, will be joined by Olympic rookie Taliqua Clancy. Across the net they’ll face off against Costa Rica, a nation making it’s Olympic beach volleyball debut in Rio.
Elsa/Liliana (ESP) vs. Gallay/Klug (ARG)
12:00 p.m. ET
Agatha/Barbara (BRA) vs. Hermannova/Slukova (CZE)
2:30 p.m. ET
Brazilian duo Agatha and Barbara start the afternoon session against the Czech Republic.
Gibb/Patterson (USA) vs. Jefferson/Cherif (QAT)
3:30 p.m. ET
Jake Gibb is make his third consecutive Olympic appearance in Rio while his partner Casey Patterson, also known as Mr. Boom, is making his Olympic debut. They’ll battle in the sands against Qatar’s Jefferson/Cherif.
Brouwer/Meeuwsen (NED) vs. Liamin/Barsouk (RUS)
4:30 p.m. ET
Meppelink/Van Iersel (NED) vs. Pazo Agudo (VEN)
5:30 p.m. ET
Losiak/Kantor (POL) vs. Bockermann/Fluggen (GER)
8:00 p.m. ET
Poland and Germany will kick off the men’s evening session as the late night party begins on the Copacabana.
Herrera/Gavira (ESP) vs. Huber/Seidl (AUT)
9:00 p.m. ET
Forrer/Verge-Depre (SUI) vs. Wang/Yue (CHN)
10:00 p.m. ET
Walsh Jennings/Ross (USA) vs. Artacho del Solar/Laird (AUS)
11:00 pm ET
Three-time defending Olympic gold medalist Kerri Walsh Jennings, alongside London silver medalist April Ross, will close the first day of preliminary beach volleyball.