Olympic beach volleyball

LONDON, ENGLAND - MAY 24: Members of Great Britain women's Beach Volleyball team (L-R) Lucy Bolton, Zara Dempney and Shauna Mullin take part in a 'Stop Traffic' photocall on Parliament Square on May 24, 2012 in London, England. The PR stunt was aimed at reminding commuters that roads were likely to be busier at peak times during the 2012 London Olympic Games. (Photo by Dan Kitwood/Getty Images)
Team GB Female Beach Volleyball Players Launch Road Safety Initiative
LONDON, ENGLAND - MAY 24: Members of Great Britain women's Beach Volleyball team (L-R) Lucy Bolton, Zara Dempney and Shauna Mullin take part in a 'Stop Traffic' photocall on Parliament Square on May 24, 2012 in London, England. The PR stunt was aimed at reminding commuters that roads were likely to be busier at peak times during the 2012 London Olympic Games. (Photo by Dan Kitwood/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - MAY 24: Members of Great Britain women's Beach Volleyball team (L-R) Denise Johns, Lucy Bolton, Shauna Mullin and Zara Dempne take part in a 'Stop Traffic' photocall on Parliament Square on May 24, 2012 in London, England. The PR stunt was aimed at reminding commuters that roads were likely to be busier at peak times during the 2012 London Olympic Games. (Photo by Dan Kitwood/Getty Images)
Team GB Female Beach Volleyball Players Launch Road Safety Initiative
LONDON, ENGLAND - MAY 24: Members of Great Britain women's Beach Volleyball team (L-R) Denise Johns, Lucy Bolton, Shauna Mullin and Zara Dempne take part in a 'Stop Traffic' photocall on Parliament Square on May 24, 2012 in London, England. The PR stunt was aimed at reminding commuters that roads were likely to be busier at peak times during the 2012 London Olympic Games. (Photo by Dan Kitwood/Getty Images)
Martin Reader prepares to serve at the 2012 Canadian Beach Volleyball Trials (Photo: Ben Kashin)
Martin Reader
Martin Reader prepares to serve at the 2012 Canadian Beach Volleyball Trials (Photo: Ben Kashin)
PUERTO VALLARTA, MEXICO - OCTOBER 21: Yarleen Santiago and Yamileska Yantin of Puerto Rico celebrate their Bronze Medal win against the USA at the Beach Volleyball Stadium on October 21, 2011 in Guadalajara, Mexico. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)
XVI Pan American Games - Day 7
PUERTO VALLARTA, MEXICO - OCTOBER 21: Yarleen Santiago and Yamileska Yantin of Puerto Rico celebrate their Bronze Medal win against the USA at the Beach Volleyball Stadium on October 21, 2011 in Guadalajara, Mexico. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)
PUERTO VALLARTA, MEXICO - OCTOBER 21: Yarleen Santiago of Puerto Rico celebrates the Bronze Medal win against the USA at the Beach Volleyball Stadium on October 21, 2011 in Guadalajara, Mexico. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)
XVI Pan American Games - Day 7
PUERTO VALLARTA, MEXICO - OCTOBER 21: Yarleen Santiago of Puerto Rico celebrates the Bronze Medal win against the USA at the Beach Volleyball Stadium on October 21, 2011 in Guadalajara, Mexico. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)
Martin Reader and Josh Binstock at the 2012 Canadian Beach Volleyball Trials
Martin Reader and Josh Binstock
Martin Reader and Josh Binstock at the 2012 Canadian Beach Volleyball Trials
TOPSHOTS German beach volleyball player Ilka Semmler reacts during a training session during the FIVB Beach-Volleyball Grand Slam 2012 in Berlin on July 10, 2012. The Grand slam takes part from July 10 to 15, 2012. AFP PHOTO / HANNIBAL HANSCHKE GERMANY OUTHANNIBAL HANSCHKE/AFP/GettyImages
TOPSHOTS German beach volleyball player
TOPSHOTS German beach volleyball player Ilka Semmler reacts during a training session during the FIVB Beach-Volleyball Grand Slam 2012 in Berlin on July 10, 2012. The Grand slam takes part from July 10 to 15, 2012. AFP PHOTO / HANNIBAL HANSCHKE GERMANY OUTHANNIBAL HANSCHKE/AFP/GettyImages
China's Xi Zhang (2nd R) and her teammate Chen Xue (2nd L) vie for the ball with Brooke Hanson (L) and Lauren Fendrick (R) of the US during their FIVB Beach-Volleyball Grand Slam 2012 match in Berlin on July 12, 2012. The team of China won the match 21-14, 21-19. The Grand slam takes place from July 10 to 15, 2012. AFP PHOTO / DAVID GANNONDAVID GANNON/AFP/GettyImages
China's Xi Zhang (2nd R) and her teammat
China's Xi Zhang (2nd R) and her teammate Chen Xue (2nd L) vie for the ball with Brooke Hanson (L) and Lauren Fendrick (R) of the US during their FIVB Beach-Volleyball Grand Slam 2012 match in Berlin on July 12, 2012. The team of China won the match 21-14, 21-19. The Grand slam takes place from July 10 to 15, 2012. AFP PHOTO / DAVID GANNONDAVID GANNON/AFP/GettyImages
A Beach volleyball player takes part in a women’s Pool Play match during the 2012 FIVB Beach Volleyball World Tour Moscow Grand Slam at the historical Poklonnaya Gora (Victory Park) in Moscow, on June 8, 2012. AFP PHOTO / KIRILL KUDRYAVTSEVKIRILL KUDRYAVTSEV/AFP/GettyImages
A Beach volleyball player takes part in
A Beach volleyball player takes part in a women’s Pool Play match during the 2012 FIVB Beach Volleyball World Tour Moscow Grand Slam at the historical Poklonnaya Gora (Victory Park) in Moscow, on June 8, 2012. AFP PHOTO / KIRILL KUDRYAVTSEVKIRILL KUDRYAVTSEV/AFP/GettyImages
Josh Binstock prepares to serve at the 2012 Canadian Beach Volleyball Trials (Photo: Ben Kashin)
Josh Binstock
Josh Binstock prepares to serve at the 2012 Canadian Beach Volleyball Trials (Photo: Ben Kashin)
Beach volleyball players take part in a women’s Pool Play match during the 2012 FIVB Beach Volleyball World Tour Moscow Grand Slam at the historical Poklonnaya Gora (Victory Park) in Moscow, on June 8, 2012. AFP PHOTO / KIRILL KUDRYAVTSEVKIRILL KUDRYAVTSEV/AFP/GettyImages
Beach volleyball players take part in a
Beach volleyball players take part in a women’s Pool Play match during the 2012 FIVB Beach Volleyball World Tour Moscow Grand Slam at the historical Poklonnaya Gora (Victory Park) in Moscow, on June 8, 2012. AFP PHOTO / KIRILL KUDRYAVTSEVKIRILL KUDRYAVTSEV/AFP/GettyImages
Sanne Keizer, bottom, and Marleen Van Iersel of the Netherlands compete during the women's match against the team of Karla Borger and Britta Buthe of Germany in the Beach Volleyball World Tour Grand Slam at Jinshan, outskirts of Shanghai, China, Thursday, May 3, 2012. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko)
Sanne Keizer, Marleen Van Iersel
Sanne Keizer, bottom, and Marleen Van Iersel of the Netherlands compete during the women's match against the team of Karla Borger and Britta Buthe of Germany in the Beach Volleyball World Tour Grand Slam at Jinshan, outskirts of Shanghai, China, Thursday, May 3, 2012. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko)
U.S.' Heather Hughes, left, celebrates with teammate Emily Day after defeating Chile in a women's beach volleyball match at the Pan American Games in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico, Sunday Oct. 16, 2011. (AP Photo/Ariana Cubillos)
Heather Hughes, left, celebrates with teammate Emily Day after defeating Chile
U.S.' Heather Hughes, left, celebrates with teammate Emily Day after defeating Chile in a women's beach volleyball match at the Pan American Games in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico, Sunday Oct. 16, 2011. (AP Photo/Ariana Cubillos)
ATHENS - AUGUST 23: Shelda Bede #2 and Adriana Behar #1 for Brazil celebate after winning the women's semifinal match between Australia and Brazil on August 23, 2004 during the Athens 2004 Summer Olympic Games at the Olympic Beach Volleyball Centre at the Faliro Coastal Zone Complex in Athens, Greece. (Photo by Sean Garnsworthy/Getty Images)
Womens Beach Volleyball Semis
ATHENS - AUGUST 23: Shelda Bede #2 and Adriana Behar #1 for Brazil celebate after winning the women's semifinal match between Australia and Brazil on August 23, 2004 during the Athens 2004 Summer Olympic Games at the Olympic Beach Volleyball Centre at the Faliro Coastal Zone Complex in Athens, Greece. (Photo by Sean Garnsworthy/Getty Images)
ATHENS - AUGUST 24: Kerri Walsh and Misty May (R) from the United States celebrate their win in the women's gold medal match on August 24, 2004 during the Athens 2004 Summer Olympic Games at the Olympic Beach Volleyball Centre at the Faliro Coastal Zone Complex in Athens, Greece. (Photo by Ian Waldie/Getty Images)
Womens Beach Volleyball Gold Contest
ATHENS - AUGUST 24: Kerri Walsh and Misty May (R) from the United States celebrate their win in the women's gold medal match on August 24, 2004 during the Athens 2004 Summer Olympic Games at the Olympic Beach Volleyball Centre at the Faliro Coastal Zone Complex in Athens, Greece. (Photo by Ian Waldie/Getty Images)
HAIYANG, CHINA - JUNE 18: Varapatsorn Radarong of Thailand spikes against Chunxia Chen of China during their Beach Volleyball Women's Gold Medal match with Tanarattha Udomchavee of Thailand and Anna Hu of China on Day 2 of the 3rd Asian Beach Games Haiyang 2012 at Fengxiang Beach on June 18, 2012 in Haiyang, China. (Photo by Ryan Pierse/Getty Images)
3rd Asian Beach Games: Beach Volleyball Day 2
HAIYANG, CHINA - JUNE 18: Varapatsorn Radarong of Thailand spikes against Chunxia Chen of China during their Beach Volleyball Women's Gold Medal match with Tanarattha Udomchavee of Thailand and Anna Hu of China on Day 2 of the 3rd Asian Beach Games Haiyang 2012 at Fengxiang Beach on June 18, 2012 in Haiyang, China. (Photo by Ryan Pierse/Getty Images)
Martin Reader and Josh Binstock at the 2012 Canadian Beach Volleyball Trials
Martin Reader and Josh Binstock
Martin Reader and Josh Binstock at the 2012 Canadian Beach Volleyball Trials
TOPSHOTS German beach volleyball player Ilka Semmler reacts during a training session during the FIVB Beach-Volleyball Grand Slam 2012 in Berlin on July 10, 2012. The Grand slam takes part from July 10 to 15, 2012. AFP PHOTO / HANNIBAL HANSCHKE GERMANY OUTHANNIBAL HANSCHKE/AFP/GettyImages
TOPSHOTS German beach volleyball player
TOPSHOTS German beach volleyball player Ilka Semmler reacts during a training session during the FIVB Beach-Volleyball Grand Slam 2012 in Berlin on July 10, 2012. The Grand slam takes part from July 10 to 15, 2012. AFP PHOTO / HANNIBAL HANSCHKE GERMANY OUTHANNIBAL HANSCHKE/AFP/GettyImages
China's Xi Zhang (2nd R) and her teammate Chen Xue (2nd L) vie for the ball with Brooke Hanson (L) and Lauren Fendrick (R) of the US during their FIVB Beach-Volleyball Grand Slam 2012 match in Berlin on July 12, 2012. The team of China won the match 21-14, 21-19. The Grand slam takes place from July 10 to 15, 2012. AFP PHOTO / DAVID GANNONDAVID GANNON/AFP/GettyImages
China's Xi Zhang (2nd R) and her teammat
China's Xi Zhang (2nd R) and her teammate Chen Xue (2nd L) vie for the ball with Brooke Hanson (L) and Lauren Fendrick (R) of the US during their FIVB Beach-Volleyball Grand Slam 2012 match in Berlin on July 12, 2012. The team of China won the match 21-14, 21-19. The Grand slam takes place from July 10 to 15, 2012. AFP PHOTO / DAVID GANNONDAVID GANNON/AFP/GettyImages
A Beach volleyball player takes part in a women’s Pool Play match during the 2012 FIVB Beach Volleyball World Tour Moscow Grand Slam at the historical Poklonnaya Gora (Victory Park) in Moscow, on June 8, 2012. AFP PHOTO / KIRILL KUDRYAVTSEVKIRILL KUDRYAVTSEV/AFP/GettyImages
A Beach volleyball player takes part in
A Beach volleyball player takes part in a women’s Pool Play match during the 2012 FIVB Beach Volleyball World Tour Moscow Grand Slam at the historical Poklonnaya Gora (Victory Park) in Moscow, on June 8, 2012. AFP PHOTO / KIRILL KUDRYAVTSEVKIRILL KUDRYAVTSEV/AFP/GettyImages
Josh Binstock prepares to serve at the 2012 Canadian Beach Volleyball Trials (Photo: Ben Kashin)
Josh Binstock
Josh Binstock prepares to serve at the 2012 Canadian Beach Volleyball Trials (Photo: Ben Kashin)
Beach volleyball players take part in a women’s Pool Play match during the 2012 FIVB Beach Volleyball World Tour Moscow Grand Slam at the historical Poklonnaya Gora (Victory Park) in Moscow, on June 8, 2012. AFP PHOTO / KIRILL KUDRYAVTSEVKIRILL KUDRYAVTSEV/AFP/GettyImages
Beach volleyball players take part in a
Beach volleyball players take part in a women’s Pool Play match during the 2012 FIVB Beach Volleyball World Tour Moscow Grand Slam at the historical Poklonnaya Gora (Victory Park) in Moscow, on June 8, 2012. AFP PHOTO / KIRILL KUDRYAVTSEVKIRILL KUDRYAVTSEV/AFP/GettyImages
Sanne Keizer, bottom, and Marleen Van Iersel of the Netherlands compete during the women's match against the team of Karla Borger and Britta Buthe of Germany in the Beach Volleyball World Tour Grand Slam at Jinshan, outskirts of Shanghai, China, Thursday, May 3, 2012. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko)
Sanne Keizer, Marleen Van Iersel
Sanne Keizer, bottom, and Marleen Van Iersel of the Netherlands compete during the women's match against the team of Karla Borger and Britta Buthe of Germany in the Beach Volleyball World Tour Grand Slam at Jinshan, outskirts of Shanghai, China, Thursday, May 3, 2012. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko)
U.S.' Heather Hughes, left, celebrates with teammate Emily Day after defeating Chile in a women's beach volleyball match at the Pan American Games in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico, Sunday Oct. 16, 2011. (AP Photo/Ariana Cubillos)
Heather Hughes, left, celebrates with teammate Emily Day after defeating Chile
U.S.' Heather Hughes, left, celebrates with teammate Emily Day after defeating Chile in a women's beach volleyball match at the Pan American Games in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico, Sunday Oct. 16, 2011. (AP Photo/Ariana Cubillos)
ATHENS - AUGUST 23: Shelda Bede #2 and Adriana Behar #1 for Brazil celebate after winning the women's semifinal match between Australia and Brazil on August 23, 2004 during the Athens 2004 Summer Olympic Games at the Olympic Beach Volleyball Centre at the Faliro Coastal Zone Complex in Athens, Greece. (Photo by Sean Garnsworthy/Getty Images)
Womens Beach Volleyball Semis
ATHENS - AUGUST 23: Shelda Bede #2 and Adriana Behar #1 for Brazil celebate after winning the women's semifinal match between Australia and Brazil on August 23, 2004 during the Athens 2004 Summer Olympic Games at the Olympic Beach Volleyball Centre at the Faliro Coastal Zone Complex in Athens, Greece. (Photo by Sean Garnsworthy/Getty Images)
ATHENS - AUGUST 24: Kerri Walsh and Misty May (R) from the United States celebrate their win in the women's gold medal match on August 24, 2004 during the Athens 2004 Summer Olympic Games at the Olympic Beach Volleyball Centre at the Faliro Coastal Zone Complex in Athens, Greece. (Photo by Ian Waldie/Getty Images)
Womens Beach Volleyball Gold Contest
ATHENS - AUGUST 24: Kerri Walsh and Misty May (R) from the United States celebrate their win in the women's gold medal match on August 24, 2004 during the Athens 2004 Summer Olympic Games at the Olympic Beach Volleyball Centre at the Faliro Coastal Zone Complex in Athens, Greece. (Photo by Ian Waldie/Getty Images)
HAIYANG, CHINA - JUNE 18: Varapatsorn Radarong of Thailand spikes against Chunxia Chen of China during their Beach Volleyball Women's Gold Medal match with Tanarattha Udomchavee of Thailand and Anna Hu of China on Day 2 of the 3rd Asian Beach Games Haiyang 2012 at Fengxiang Beach on June 18, 2012 in Haiyang, China. (Photo by Ryan Pierse/Getty Images)
3rd Asian Beach Games: Beach Volleyball Day 2
HAIYANG, CHINA - JUNE 18: Varapatsorn Radarong of Thailand spikes against Chunxia Chen of China during their Beach Volleyball Women's Gold Medal match with Tanarattha Udomchavee of Thailand and Anna Hu of China on Day 2 of the 3rd Asian Beach Games Haiyang 2012 at Fengxiang Beach on June 18, 2012 in Haiyang, China. (Photo by Ryan Pierse/Getty Images)
ATHENS - AUGUST 23: Shelda Bede #2 and Adriana Behar #1 for Brazil celebate after winning the women's semifinal match between Australia and Brazil on August 23, 2004 during the Athens 2004 Summer Olympic Games at the Olympic Beach Volleyball Centre at the Faliro Coastal Zone Complex in Athens, Greece. (Photo by Sean Garnsworthy/Getty Images)
Womens Beach Volleyball Semis
ATHENS - AUGUST 23: Shelda Bede #2 and Adriana Behar #1 for Brazil celebate after winning the women's semifinal match between Australia and Brazil on August 23, 2004 during the Athens 2004 Summer Olympic Games at the Olympic Beach Volleyball Centre at the Faliro Coastal Zone Complex in Athens, Greece. (Photo by Sean Garnsworthy/Getty Images)
ATHENS - AUGUST 24: Kerri Walsh and Misty May (R) from the United States celebrate their win in the women's gold medal match on August 24, 2004 during the Athens 2004 Summer Olympic Games at the Olympic Beach Volleyball Centre at the Faliro Coastal Zone Complex in Athens, Greece. (Photo by Ian Waldie/Getty Images)
Womens Beach Volleyball Gold Contest
ATHENS - AUGUST 24: Kerri Walsh and Misty May (R) from the United States celebrate their win in the women's gold medal match on August 24, 2004 during the Athens 2004 Summer Olympic Games at the Olympic Beach Volleyball Centre at the Faliro Coastal Zone Complex in Athens, Greece. (Photo by Ian Waldie/Getty Images)
HAIYANG, CHINA - JUNE 18: Varapatsorn Radarong of Thailand spikes against Chunxia Chen of China during their Beach Volleyball Women's Gold Medal match with Tanarattha Udomchavee of Thailand and Anna Hu of China on Day 2 of the 3rd Asian Beach Games Haiyang 2012 at Fengxiang Beach on June 18, 2012 in Haiyang, China. (Photo by Ryan Pierse/Getty Images)
3rd Asian Beach Games: Beach Volleyball Day 2
HAIYANG, CHINA - JUNE 18: Varapatsorn Radarong of Thailand spikes against Chunxia Chen of China during their Beach Volleyball Women's Gold Medal match with Tanarattha Udomchavee of Thailand and Anna Hu of China on Day 2 of the 3rd Asian Beach Games Haiyang 2012 at Fengxiang Beach on June 18, 2012 in Haiyang, China. (Photo by Ryan Pierse/Getty Images)
ATHENS - AUGUST 24: Kerri Walsh and Misty May (R) from the United States celebrate their win in the women's gold medal match on August 24, 2004 during the Athens 2004 Summer Olympic Games at the Olympic Beach Volleyball Centre at the Faliro Coastal Zone Complex in Athens, Greece. (Photo by Ian Waldie/Getty Images)
Womens Beach Volleyball Gold Contest
ATHENS - AUGUST 24: Kerri Walsh and Misty May (R) from the United States celebrate their win in the women's gold medal match on August 24, 2004 during the Athens 2004 Summer Olympic Games at the Olympic Beach Volleyball Centre at the Faliro Coastal Zone Complex in Athens, Greece. (Photo by Ian Waldie/Getty Images)
HAIYANG, CHINA - JUNE 18: Varapatsorn Radarong of Thailand spikes against Chunxia Chen of China during their Beach Volleyball Women's Gold Medal match with Tanarattha Udomchavee of Thailand and Anna Hu of China on Day 2 of the 3rd Asian Beach Games Haiyang 2012 at Fengxiang Beach on June 18, 2012 in Haiyang, China. (Photo by Ryan Pierse/Getty Images)
3rd Asian Beach Games: Beach Volleyball Day 2
HAIYANG, CHINA - JUNE 18: Varapatsorn Radarong of Thailand spikes against Chunxia Chen of China during their Beach Volleyball Women's Gold Medal match with Tanarattha Udomchavee of Thailand and Anna Hu of China on Day 2 of the 3rd Asian Beach Games Haiyang 2012 at Fengxiang Beach on June 18, 2012 in Haiyang, China. (Photo by Ryan Pierse/Getty Images)

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