Beach Volleyball World Tour in Berlin

June 19, 2008

The International Federation of Volleyball (FIVB) Beach Volleyball World Tour Grand Slam was in Berlin this week. There were tons of male and female players and dancers sweating in the sand and little bitty suits trying to qualify for the Olympics. Check out the photos and video below.

If you are at all interested in seeing fit, athletic, sweaty, hot bodies in bikinis running around playing volleyball in the sand, then Berlin was the place to be this week. The SWATCH, FIVB Beach Volleyball World Tour Grand Slam were competing to qualify for the Olympics there. They’ve now moved on to Paris for further qualifications. The World Tour culminates at the Beijing Olympics.

The Beach Volleyball World Tour in Berlin was full of excitement, playing in front of a capacity crowd of 5,000. As if there weren’t enough women in itsy-bitsy suits in the sand, there were Spanish dancers to help entertain the crowds.

The reigning Olympic champions, Misty May-Treanor and Kerri Walsh of the United States earned their 32nd gold medal when they defeated the Chinese team of Jia Tian and Jie Wang. Before these matches, May-Treanor and Walsh had been tied with Brazilian men tandem of Emanuel Rego and Ricardo Santos and Brazilian women tandem of Adriana Behar and Shelda Bede with 31 SWATCH medals.

Now its on to the next round of qualifying matches in Paris!

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