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Beach Volleyball Players Get to Cover Up

Debates over female athletes' clothing roil Games

(Newser) - As the top athletes of the world go head-to-head with rivals, what are people talking about? What the female athletes are wearing. Some are removing clothing, while others are adding coverage, and still others are smoldering about battles over skirts. A female judo competitor from Saudi Arabia—which is sending... More »

What You May See Less of at London Olympics: Bikinis

Women's beach volleyball players can opt for shorts, sleeved tops

(Newser) - If you only watch beach volleyball for the bikini-clad eye candy, the London Olympics may not be quite as exciting as you hoped. Under new rules adopted by the International Volleyball Federation, players will be free to wear shorts and sleeved tops. The governing body said the move was made... More »

Prince Harry Fosters World Peace—With Beach Volleyball

British royal son bonds with Brazilians on the beach

(Newser) - If Prince Harry isn't fighting in Afghanistan , eyeing a climb of Mount Everest , or leading a bar hop in San Diego , he's ... fostering international relations through volleyball? The British royal son spent three days in Rio to publicize this year's London Olympics and Brazil's 2016 games,... More »

Beach Volleyball Team Puts Ad Barcodes Where?

On bikini bottoms, to be photographed

(Newser) - Two pro beach volleyball players are capitalizing on their ... assets: They're going to wear bikini bottoms printed with an advertising barcode on the backside, the Telegraph reports. Spectators will photograph the Quick Response code on their smartphones, then get directed to the sponsor's website. British players Zara Dampney... More »

US Men Take Gold in Beach Volleyball

(Newser) - The weather was more like California than China, and Todd Rogers and Phil Dalhausser played like they were right at home today in the Olympic beach volleyball final. In blazing sunshine at the Beijing Games venue nowhere near a real beach, Rogers and Dalhausser won the gold medal by beating... More »

US Women Win Gold Again in Beach Volleyball

(Newser) - Americans Kerri Walsh and Misty May-Treanor are still queens of the sand. The duo won the gold medal in beach volleyball today by beating the Chinese team of Wang Jie amd Tian Ja, the AP reports. Walsh and May-Treanor, who have now won 108 consecutive matches, are the first to... More »

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