AVP beach volleyball tour to open in Atlanta after Olympics

(AP)- The AVP beach volleyball tour is counting on an Olympic bump this summer. The U.S. pro tour announced a schedule that will open on Aug. 13, the week after the gold medal is awarded in Tokyo. The first tournament will be in Atlanta, where the sport made its Olympic debut in 1996. The tour then goes to California for the Manhattan Beach Open and then Chicago. The AVP had planned an eight-event season last year before shutting down in March after the COVID-19 outbreak. It rebooted in July with a three-tournament, fan-free series on successive weekends, all in Long Beach, California.

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