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Women beach volleyball players donít have to wear bikinis at Olympics
yahoo ^ | 9 hours ago | Chris Chase

Posted on 03/27/2012 5:37:33 PM PDT by BenLurkin

Women beach volleyball players won't have to wear bikinis at the 2012 London Olympics. A new rule announced Tuesday says that participants in this summer's beach volleyball competition can wear shorts and sleeved tops.

Athletes in the event have exclusively worn bikinis since the sport was introduced at the 1996 Olympics in Atlanta. Competitors could also wear bodysuits in cold-weather events.

The change was made to reflect cultural conventions of various participating countries.

"Shorts of a maximum length of [1.18 inches] above the knee, and sleeved or sleeveless tops," will now be allowed, according to the new IOC ruling.

Since the Beijing Olympics, most beach volleyball competitions have changed rules to allow for more modest uniforms. It's an attempt to broaden the diversity in the sport, which tends to be dominated by athletes from Europe, Brazil and the United States. Allowing shorts and shirts can encourage participation from countries with more modest cultural beliefs.

...the field at London's beach volleyball competition won't be dictated by world rankings, as in Olympics past. Qualifying tournaments on various continents will fill the 24-team draw.

(Excerpt) Read more at sports.yahoo.com ...


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1 posted on 03/27/2012 5:37:39 PM PDT by BenLurkin
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To: BenLurkin

They’re taking away the one reason I watch the event.


2 posted on 03/27/2012 5:39:32 PM PDT by mkmensinger
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To: BenLurkin

EXCELLENT!!!


3 posted on 03/27/2012 5:39:54 PM PDT by null and void (Day 1162 of America's ObamaVacation from reality [Heroes aren't made, Frank, they're cornered...])
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To: BenLurkin
Textbook example of Committee:   Shorts of a maximum length of 1.18 inches above the knee
4 posted on 03/27/2012 5:41:54 PM PDT by tomkat (FU.baraq !)
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To: BenLurkin

NO BIKINI, NO PEACE!!!


5 posted on 03/27/2012 5:41:58 PM PDT by smoothsailing
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To: BenLurkin

Dang! Guess I’ll just have to watch the pole vault instead.


6 posted on 03/27/2012 5:42:51 PM PDT by saganite (What happens to taglines? Is there a termination date?)
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To: BenLurkin

NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


7 posted on 03/27/2012 5:44:26 PM PDT by EEGator
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To: smoothsailing
I love play #2:
8 posted on 03/27/2012 5:46:48 PM PDT by EEGator
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To: BenLurkin

When you are beautiful it doesn’t matter.

Besides only the hotties are going to win anyway.

Look Anna Poranakova. Makes more money off her humor and hotness, using tennis as the front for other opportunities.


9 posted on 03/27/2012 5:48:18 PM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously, you won't live through it anyway)
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To: EEGator

Magnum!!!! Dear Gawd !!!


10 posted on 03/27/2012 5:50:37 PM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously, you won't live through it anyway)
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To: EEGator

Yes, that’s the cue to play it right down the center.


11 posted on 03/27/2012 5:51:14 PM PDT by fieldmarshaldj
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To: BenLurkin

Then what’s the point of watching that Olympic event?


12 posted on 03/27/2012 5:52:52 PM PDT by ought-six ( Multiculturalism is national suicide, and political correctness is the cyanide capsule.)
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To: tomkat

1.18”=3cm

That being said, the Olympics were originally played in the nude...


13 posted on 03/27/2012 5:53:31 PM PDT by null and void (Day 1162 of America's ObamaVacation from reality [Heroes aren't made, Frank, they're cornered...])
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To: Vendome

14 posted on 03/27/2012 5:54:00 PM PDT by EEGator
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To: fieldmarshaldj

It’s probably pretty hard to spike in a burqua.


15 posted on 03/27/2012 5:54:30 PM PDT by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
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To: EEGator

16 posted on 03/27/2012 5:54:52 PM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously, you won't live through it anyway)
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To: null and void

I’d prefer the bikini.


17 posted on 03/27/2012 5:55:22 PM PDT by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: fieldmarshaldj
Yes, that’s the cue to play it right down up the center.

There.

Fixed.

18 posted on 03/27/2012 5:55:39 PM PDT by null and void (Day 1162 of America's ObamaVacation from reality [Heroes aren't made, Frank, they're cornered...])
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To: EEGator

Dammit man!! Give a brother.. nevermind...


19 posted on 03/27/2012 5:56:00 PM PDT by goseminoles
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To: EEGator

Dammit man!! Give a brother.. nevermind...


20 posted on 03/27/2012 5:56:06 PM PDT by goseminoles
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To: fieldmarshaldj
There's only one thing to do now...
21 posted on 03/27/2012 5:56:12 PM PDT by EEGator
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To: BenLurkin
When I saw the headline I thought they meant they could wear even less. What a let down.

Ungiggity.

22 posted on 03/27/2012 5:56:43 PM PDT by Sirius Lee (Sofa King Mitt Odd Did Obamneycare)
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To: goseminoles
For you:
23 posted on 03/27/2012 5:58:36 PM PDT by EEGator
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To: null and void

the Olympics were originally played in the nude...

Yes, then they would oil themselves down, scrape
themselves with a stirgil and be fresh as a daisy.

I would be glad to oil some of those ladies...


24 posted on 03/27/2012 5:59:02 PM PDT by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
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To: BenLurkin

They don’t have to wear bikinis? Then I don’t have to watch. Why would I even want to watch!


26 posted on 03/27/2012 6:00:50 PM PDT by Terry Mross ( "It happened. And we let it happen. - Peter Griffin, Family Guy)
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To: goseminoles
Okay...one more:
27 posted on 03/27/2012 6:03:32 PM PDT by EEGator
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To: BenLurkin
ball Pictures, Images and Photos
28 posted on 03/27/2012 6:04:20 PM PDT by Snickering Hound
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To: BenLurkin

I really have nothing of value to add. I just want to be part of this thread.


29 posted on 03/27/2012 6:08:55 PM PDT by socal_parrot (I hate to say I told you so, but...)
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To: BenLurkin; a fool in paradise
Beach volleyball is a great improvement over mud wrestling!


30 posted on 03/27/2012 6:10:53 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Let us prey!)
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To: BenLurkin

NO BIKINIS??? The Olympics gets naked????


31 posted on 03/27/2012 6:12:48 PM PDT by bigheadfred (INSANE MILITARY HATING LEFTIST /s)
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To: EEGator

God is sure great and must be a man in God world

Nice camel under a full moon

And with sand too....

Inspiring.


32 posted on 03/27/2012 6:12:48 PM PDT by wardaddy (I am a social conservative. My political party left me(again). They can go to hell in a bucket.)
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To: EEGator
(glad to have seen that one before it gets yanked ... errr pulled ... damn!nuked   ;-)
33 posted on 03/27/2012 6:13:17 PM PDT by tomkat (FU.baraq !)
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To: BenLurkin

(For our gay members.)

34 posted on 03/27/2012 6:14:37 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Let us prey!)
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To: wardaddy

Truly a wonder to behold.


35 posted on 03/27/2012 6:16:04 PM PDT by Have Ruck - Will Travel (Hmm, I wonder what would happen if I...)
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To: EEGator

Zactly


36 posted on 03/27/2012 6:16:33 PM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously, you won't live through it anyway)
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To: EEGator

37 posted on 03/27/2012 6:16:49 PM PDT by fieldmarshaldj
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To: BenLurkin

I notice it doesn’t say how short the shorts can be,
just that they can’t be longer than 1.18 above the
knee.

There is hope.


38 posted on 03/27/2012 6:16:58 PM PDT by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
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To: wardaddy

It’s why I am here...to inspire mankind.


39 posted on 03/27/2012 6:17:24 PM PDT by EEGator
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To: BenLurkin
Leave it up to fundamentalist whatevers to try to mess up the best sporting event on television ever.

Fortunately, there will still be teams in bikinis.

40 posted on 03/27/2012 6:17:24 PM PDT by elkfersupper ( Member of the Original Defiant Class)
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To: null and void
We're sooo predictable


oh well

41 posted on 03/27/2012 6:19:05 PM PDT by tomkat (FU.baraq !)
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To: fieldmarshaldj

Just like that pencil in his hand! (I probably shouldn’t say that)


42 posted on 03/27/2012 6:20:07 PM PDT by EEGator
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To: mkmensinger

I used to play a lot of competitive volleyball, so the game interests me some for its own sake. Still, often it’s the bikinis that make the difference between watching and switching to another channel.


43 posted on 03/27/2012 6:20:39 PM PDT by GJones2 (volleyball bikinis)
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To: Revolting cat!

Post #30 good, post #34 bad. Slap yourself for that.


45 posted on 03/27/2012 6:21:29 PM PDT by EEGator
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To: elkfersupper
You know full well..or you should if you don't...that it was not Christian fundamentalists behind this.”
46 posted on 03/27/2012 6:22:53 PM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both)
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To: Molon Labbie

I love their seafood.


47 posted on 03/27/2012 6:23:31 PM PDT by EEGator
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To: BenLurkin
If you wanna save it for posterior, better do a screen grab of this thread now cuz it prolly won't last the night hour .. lol
48 posted on 03/27/2012 6:25:09 PM PDT by tomkat (FU.baraq !)
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To: tomkat

You say predictable, I say reliable...


49 posted on 03/27/2012 6:25:53 PM PDT by EEGator
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To: tet68

50 posted on 03/27/2012 6:26:19 PM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both)
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