The United States have a record of three gold medals in men’s Beach Volleyball at the Olympic Games. Karch Kiraly became the first – and only to date – man to secure gold in both Volleyball and Beach Volleyball, adding gold on sand in 1996 to Olympic Volleyball titles he won with Team USA in 1984 and 1988. Brazil have two gold medals to their name. Germany’s Jonas Reckermann and Julius Brink are the only European team to have stood on top of an Olympic podium in Beach Volleyball – they did so at London 2012. Apart from Germany, teams from Spain, Switzerland, Latvia, Italy and the Netherlands have also claimed Olympic medals in men’s Beach Volleyball.