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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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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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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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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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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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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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