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Olympic Volleyball 2024: Where to Watch, Full Schedule

Get information on where and when to watch the men's and women's teams play at the Summer Games in Paris.

By Jax Miller
Kelly Clarkson, Peyton Manning & Mike Tirico Preview Paris Olympics Opening Ceremony

There are 24 men and women heading to the 2024 Summer Olympics in Paris to brandish America's stars and stripes in classic indoor volleyball.

Two teams of 12 men and 12 women have their eyes on the gold since solidifying their places on Team USA The women will be defending their title since dominating Brazil in the Tokyo 2020 Olympics and winning the nation’s first-ever gold medal in the sport. Meanwhile the men aim to grab their fourth gold medal since winning their first in the 1984 Los Angeles Games, their most recent being 16 year ago in Beijing.

Here's what to know ahead of the Games.

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Key athletes to watch

Nine of the 12 men’s athletes are returning Olympians, according to NBC Sports. Of them, 37-year-old opposite Matt Anderson ties 39-year-old middle blocker David Smith for a record-setting fourth appearance in the Olympics.

USA's Torey Defalco (L) spikes the ball in the men's preliminary round pool B volleyball match between USA and Argentina in Tokyo

In a 2023 interview with Olympics.com, Anderson cited “a quiet confidence” about the men’s team after their “frustrating” experience in Tokyo, in which they placed 10th. The married father of two told NBC Sports it was “always a goosebumps-type of honor” to represent America, even if maybe for one last time.

“Paris 2024 would be a great end to my career,” he said in the September 2023 interview. “I don’t want to say it’s going to be the end because then I get emotional, but it’ll be really good.”

As for Smith, his participation in the 2024 Games will make him the oldest player to compete since Reid Priddy. The California-raised athlete helped Team USA win bronze in the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Games, which was no small feat considering he was born deaf and relies on lip-reading and hearing aids, according to USA Volleyball.

“I always knew I was different. I knew [I] was unique,” Smith said in a 2012 interview with NBC Los Angeles. “But my parents made sure I was in class with the average kids and played sports with every other kid.”

Team Captain for the Women’s National Team since 2017, three-time Olympic medalist Jordan Larson, 37, shocked fans when taking back her decision to retire after the Tokyo 2020 Games, where she was named Best Outside Hitter and MVP.  She told NBC Olympics there was “more in the tank” for Paris.

“I’m excited to keep exploring that,” she said. “And I feel this sense of just peace and pure enjoyment.”

Another one to watch is fellow outside hitter, 32-year-old Kelsey Robinson Cook, who joined Larson in the 2016 and 2020 Games and will return for her third Olympic appearance with the U.S. Women’s Team.

Learn more about the athletes headed to Paris on NBC's Olympics website.

Jordan Larson during FIVB Volleyball Women's Olympic Qualifying Tournament in 2023

How to watch                    

Every day during the Summer Olympics, NBC will offer fans at least nine hours of daytime coverage of the Games’ most exciting events, including live finals coverage of swimming, gymnastics, track and field, and more. Considering the time difference (Paris is six hours ahead of the U.S.’s eastern time zone), fans will be able to watch the day’s most popular events live on NBC in the morning and afternoon. NBC will also deliver an enhanced Olympics primetime show each night, providing three hours of must-see entertainment.

In addition, every event from the Summer Olympics will be broadcast live on Peacock, which will be home to an innovative Olympics hub that will include "curated rails of live and upcoming events, dedicated in-depth hubs for nearly 40 sports, medal standings and an interactive schedule."

Complete schedule for volleyball events

Saturday, July 27
3:00 a.m. ET: Match 1: Men’s Pool Play
7:00 a.m. ET: Match 2: Men’s Pool Play
11:00 a.m. ET: Match 3: Men’s Pool Play
3:00 p.m. ET: Match 4: Men’s Pool Play

Sunday, July 28
3:00 a.m. ET: Match 5: Women’s Pool Play
7:00 a.m. ET: Match 6: Women’s Pool Play
11:00 a.m. ET: Match 7: Men’s Pool Play
3:00 p.m. ET: Match 8: Men’s Pool Play

Monday, July 29
3:00 a.m. ET: Match 9: Women's Pool Play
7:00 a.m. ET: Match 10: Women's Pool Play
11:00 a.m. ET: Match 11: Women's Pool Play
3:00 p.m. ET: Match 12: Women's Pool Play

Tuesday, July 30
3:00 a.m. ET: Match 13: Men's Pool Play
7:00 a.m. ET: Match 14: Men's Pool Play
11:00 a.m. ET: Match 15: Men's Pool Play 
3:00 p.m. ET: Match 16: Men's Pool Play

Wednesday, July 31
3:00 a.m. ET: Match 17: Men's Pool Play
7:00 a.m. ET: Match 18: Men's Pool Play 
11:00 a.m. ET: Match 19: Women's Pool Play
3:00 p.m. ET: Match 20: Women's Pool Play

Thursday, August 1
3:00 a.m. ET: Match 21: Women's Pool Play
7:00 a.m. ET: Match 22: Women's Pool Play
11:00 a.m. ET: Match 23: Women's Pool Play 
3:00 p.m. ET: Match 24: Women's Pool Play

Friday, August 2
3:00 a.m. ET: Match 25: Men's Pool Play
7:00 a.m. ET: Match 26: Men's Pool Play
11:00 a.m. ET: Match 27: Men's Pool Play 
3:00 p.m. ET: Match 28: Men's Pool Play

Saturday, August 3
3:00 a.m. ET: Match 29: Women's Pool Play
7:00 a.m. ET: Match 30: Women's Pool Play
11:00 a.m. ET: Match 31: Men's Pool Play
3:00 p.m. ET: Match 32: Men's Pool Play

Sunday, August 4
3:00 a.m. ET: Match 33: Women's Pool Play
7:00 a.m. ET: Match 34: Women's Pool Play
11:00 a.m. ET: Match 35: Women's Pool Play
3:00 p.m. ET: Match 36: Women's Pool Play

Monday, August 5
3:00 a.m. ET: Men's Quarterfinal 1
7:00 a.m. ET: Men's Quarterfinal 2
11:00 a.m. ET: Men's Quarterfinal 3
3:00 p.m. ET: Men's Quarterfinal 4

Tuesday, August 6 
3:00 a.m. ET: Women's Quarterfinal 1
7:00 a.m. ET: Women's Quarterfinal 2
11:00 a.m. ET: Women's Quarterfinal 3 
3:00 p.m. ET: Women's Quarterfinal 4

Wednesday, August 7 
10:00 a.m. ET: Men's Semifinal 1
2:00 p.m. ET: Men's Semifinal 2

Thursday, August 8 
10:00 a.m. ET: Women's Semifinal 1
2:00 p.m. ET: Women's Semifinal 2

Friday, August 9 
10:00 a.m. ET: Men's Bronze Final

Saturday, August 10 
7:00 a.m. ET: Men's Gold Final 
11:15 a.m. ET: Women's Bronze Final

Sunday, August 11
7:00 a.m. ET: Women's Gold Final

Don't Miss

Watch live coverage of the Opening Ceremony on Friday, July 26, on NBC and Peacock beginning at 12 p.m. ET. Telemundo will provide Spanish-language coverage beginning at 1 p.m. ET. Primetime coverage starts at 7:30 p.m. ET/PT on NBC and Peacock.

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