There will be no Technical time-outs during the volleyball matches at the Rio Olympics! The matches will not be stopped at the 8th and 16th point of each set, while the teams will keep the right on calling two 30-sec time-outs and will still be available to ask for a video challenge.
This major change in volleyball rules confirms that the FIVB have started their mission in reducing the overall game-time of a volleyball match. Recall that the FIVB were looking to make volleyball more attractive for TV stations, so they determined that the ideal game-time for a single match would be 1 hour and 45 minutes.
For example the latest World League semifinal between Serbia and Italy lasted for 2 hours and 22 minutes.
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