Walsh Jennings, who's paired with April Ross in Rio de Janeiro rather than the now-retired Misty May-Treanor, continues to wear a bikini on the sand despite a rule change in that made that attire optional rather than required. Four years ago, Katy Waldman explained why the American women would continue to wear barely-there swimwear. Her piece is reprinted below.
Twenty storylines for the Tokyo Olympics with one year until the Games begin …. A softball game will be the first event of the Olympics, held two days before the Opening Ceremony in Fukushima, site of the nuclear plant meltdowns caused by an earthquake and tsunami miles north of Tokyo. Basketball: Same U.
This year, however, some controversy has centered on the tiny bikinis that are the uniforms for many in the sport. Kerri Walsh Jennings has fired back against the critics who say the uniforms objectify women. She says the swim suits are about comfort and tradition.
Recently, I was sitting on the couch after a long day of work and my parents had the Olympics on TV. In my case, I somewhat agreed. I have learned far too much about the patriarchal operations of our society to disagree that the uniforms might have been originally intended for sex appeal and for appearances at least in addition to practicality for playing the sport.
Beach Volleyball is an outdoor sand-based court sport played between two teams of two. The aim of the game is to hit an inflated ball over a net that hangs high at the centre of the court and make it land in the opposition's half. Beach Volleyball originated in Hawaii aroundand began to surface in Europe in the s.
These are external links and will open in a new window. For the Times it was a "culture clash", for the Daily Mail "a massive cultural divide" between "the cover-ups" and "the cover-nots" - and for the Sun the cultural divide was not "massive" but "colossal". The pictures of Egypt's women's beach volleyball team playing Germany swept the internet yesterday, but while some people focused on what divided the players, others focused on what united them.
Sarah Pavan of Canada competes in the Olympic Games Women's beach volleyball gets a lot of attention, the majority of which is unfortunately spent on what the athletes are wearing and not on their physical prowess. The women's bikini uniforms and whether or not they're appropriate is hotly debated.
With temperatures in Rio in sizzling high 20s, the likes of USA, Canada and Brazil kept their cool in the heat with their stripped-back designs - no doubt to help their performance too. Larissa, who has odds of 2. They showcased their incredible physiques as well as their skills, as they cavorted on pitch after their sensational win.
An international phishing gang has been dismantled, and its members have been arrested worldwide in 10 countries with the help of Turkish authorities and others. The Turkish Central Bank on Sept. Women can cover up at Olympic beach volleyball.
I didn't get the chance to play competitive volleyball when I was growing up, but I always thought it looked like fun. So when my kids signed up for the sport earlier this year, I was excited to learn more about it. The rules were more complicated than I imagined — you can kick the ball to keep a point alive, who knew?