Olympic Beach Volleyball: A 2012 Cover-Up?
Beach volleyball has been an Olympic event since 1996. The U.S. is the current reigning champ in both the men’s (Phil Dalhausser and Todd Rogers) and women’s (Kerri Walsh and Misty May-Treanor) categories. May-Treanor and the now Kerry Walsh Jennings are attempting to win their 3rd straight Olympic gold medal.
It is a graceful sport made to be played under a beautiful sky by athletes wearing eye-pleasing sports swimwear – it is BEACH volleyball, after all.
The 2012 Olympic Opening Ceremony is just days away, but the weather in London may alter what 500,000 spectators expect to see once the beach volleyball action begins. The current forecast for the 7 days following Friday’s ceremonies calls for some rain and temperatures ranging from 11°C(52° F) lows to 21°C(70° F) highs. Add in the night games factor, and it would seem that those sports bikinis will need some help keeping the participants’ muscles warm and functioning at peak efficiency.
So, this could be the year of the Olympic beach volleyball cover-up. Would this keep you from tuning in? Not me.