The men’s beach volleyball gold medal match is officially set, with ROC’s duo Viacheslav Krasilnikov and Oleg Stoyanovsky facing Norway’s duo of Anders Mol and Christian Sorum. The match will kick off Saturday at 11:30 a.m. in Tokyo. Considering the time difference, the match will be live at 10:30 p.m. ET Friday evening for those in the US.
The Norwegians will be the favorite, having dropped a set in their pool play opener, but having won 13 in a row since. Ranked No. 5 in the world by the FIVB, the No. 1 team in 2019 looks to be in terrific form. They were third at the 2019 world championships, and have won three straight European titles.
The Russians went to a third set in every match of pool play, and lost to the Latvian team of Martins Plavins and Edgars Tocs. But the 2019 world champions are peaking at the right time, with no sets dropped through the last three matches and only one going to deuce.
The men’s beach volleyball gold medal match will air live via online stream on at NBCOlympics.com and through the NBC Sports mobile app. You’ll need a cable subscription for access. It will then air on replay in prime time on NBC starting at 8 p.m. ET. If you aren’t in front of a TV, you can also get a trial from YouTube TV, Hulu with Live TV, AT&T TV Now, FuboTV, or Sling TV to stream the event.