How to Watch 2020 Tokyo Olympics Beach Volleyball

Updated on July 25, 2021


They’re almost here. And we’ve got everything you need to watch your AVP athletes play beach volleyball at the Tokyo 2020 Olympics. 

When are the Opening Ceremonies, and what channel are they on? 

The Opening Ceremonies will air live on NBC on Friday, July 23, 2021, at 3:55 am PDT. Replayed at 4:30 pm PDT. 

What channel will Olympic Beach Volleyball be on?

All the beach volleyball action will be available on different NBC-affiliated mediums. Check below for what channels the USA Olympic beach volleyball pool play matches will be on. I’ll be updating the channels and times on this page as we get into the elimination rounds. 

What is the Olympic Beach Volleyball schedule? 

Check here for the beach volleyball schedule and here for NBC’s lineup of all sports. But most of you are AVP fans, so we have the entire USA Beach Volleyball schedule and the channels they’re playing on below. 

USA Beach Volleyball Olympic Pool Play Viewing Guide
All Times Pacific
Saturday, July 24, 2021

5am — Phil Dalhausser/Nick Lucena v. Brouwer/Meeuwsen (NED) on USA NETWORK

5pm — April Ross/Alix Klineman v. Xue/Wang (CHN) on NBC

Sunday, July 25, 2021 

6am — Jake Gibb/Tri Bourne v. Carambula/Rossi (ITA) on NBC 

5pm — Sarah Sponcil/Kelly Claes v. Graudina/Kravcenoka (LAT) on USA NETWORK

Monday, July 26, 2021

5pm — April Ross/Alix Klineman v. Liliana/Elsa (ESP) on CNBC

8pm — Phil Dalhausser/Nick Lucena v. Alison/Alvaro (BRA) on USA NETWORK

Tuesday, July 27, 2021

5pm — Jake Gibb/Tri Bourne v. Heidrich/Gerson (SUI) on USA NETWORK

Wednesday, July 28, 2021

5pm — Sarah Sponcil/Kelly Claes v. Makokha/Khadambi (KEN) on USA NETWORK

7pm — Phil Dalhausser/Nick Lucena v. Azaad/Capogrosso (ARG) on USA NETWORK

Thursday, July 29, 2021

5pm — April Ross/Alix Klineman v. Keizer/Meppelink (NED) on CNBC

Friday, July 30, 2021

6am — Jake Gibb/Tri Bourne v. Cherif/Ahmed (QAT) on NBCSN

5pm — Sarah Sponcil/Kelly Claes v. Ana Patricia/Rebecca (BRA) on  CNBC


And don’t forget our Canadian AVP ladies’ matches. All times Pacific. 

Friday, July 23, 2021 

8pm — Pavan/Humana-Paredes v. Stam/Schoon (NED)

*Note: No listing for this match

Saturday, July 24, 2021 

4am — Wilkerson/Bansley v. Xia/Wang (CHN) replay at 9:15am on USA NETWORK

Sunday, July 25, 2021

8pm — Sarah Pavan/Melissa Humana-Paredes v. Borger/Sude (GER) on  USA NETWORK

*Note: Also listed with 3×3 basketball 

Monday, July 26, 2021 

7pm — Brandie Wilkerson/Heather Bansley v. Gallay/Pereyra (ARG) 

*Note: No listing for this match

Wednesday, July 28, 2021 

6pm — Sarah Pavan/Melissa Humana-Paredes v. Vergé-Dépré/Heidrich (SUI) replay at 9pm on USA NETWORK

Thursday, July 29, 2021

5am — Heather Bansley/Brandie Wilkerson v. Ágatha/Duda replay at 7:30am on USA NETWORK

Canada and other countries’ TV coverage is less straightforward than the USA teams. There are ways to watch via various live streams and apps and channels. It’s honestly too much to dive into here. If you’re a big Canada fan, I bet there is a way to watch these matches live on various mediums. 

Keep checking back here for more information on that and for updated times and channels for elimination rounds. And for real-time Olympic TV listings, check here

If you have any more questions you want answered, don’t hesitate to reach out to @AVPBeach or me @KimESmith21 on Instagram.