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Beach Volleyball at the 2000 Sydney Summer Games

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Host City: Sydney, Australia
Date Started: September 16, 2000
Date Finished: September 26, 2000
Events: 2

Participants: 96 (48 men and 48 women) from 23 countries
Youngest Participant: CHN Tian Jia (19 years, 220 days)
Oldest Participant: ARG Eduardo Martínez (38 years, 358 days)
Most Medals (Athlete): 12 athletes with 1 medal
Most Medals (Country): BRA Brazil (3 medals)


Beach volleyball in 2000 was akin to a rock concert. It was held at Bondi Beach and was wildly popular among the Australian crowds. It then fulfilled the destiny described by Olympic historian Ian Buchanan, who once noted that beach volleyball was basically “Baywatch with a medal ceremony.”