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The Italian volleyball team claims silver. The men's volleyball team, led by Blengini, reaches the second step of the podium in Rio 2016, after a sensational Olympic tournament. The Italian team were beaten - only in the final - by the host nation Brazil, 3-0 (25-22, 28-26, 26-24) but with their heads held high after a vibrant game, marked by some controversial decisions. It represents the third silver in the event, after those won in Atlanta 1996 and Athens 2004, the sixth Olympic medal in volleyball, with the 3 bronzes won in Los Angeles in 1984, Sydney 2000 and London 2012. The Italian Team ends the 31st edition of the Olympic Games with 28 medals (8 golds, 12 silvers and eight bronzes), claiming 9th place in the medal table.

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