Chalk this up as a Mayan victory. During the 2012 Summer Olympics, volleyball players might cover their bodies during competition due to unseasonable cold temperatures. The forecast in London states the highs will be in the 60s, with a 30 percent chance of rain, causing the ladies in competition to bundle up for the Spring-like weather.
According to Australian player Tasmin Hinchley, players need to “keep their body warm” so their muscles stay loose during competition. Ideally, this wouldn’t be a problem for most events, but women’s volleyball draws some of the biggest crowds the Olympic Games have to offer. Nearly 500,000 spectators are expected during the 100 or so matches during the week, a huge number compared to other events. Needless to say, we all know why the women’s sand volleyball competition gets a lot of attention. That is because men are dirty, dirty pigs and we like seeing as much as we possibly can of a woman’s body, let alone a woman’s body in a sporting event.
Us guys aren’t viewing to see the great set-ups and spikes, but rather the short bikini bottoms and skin tight tops. Not to mention the rock hard stomachs most of these Greek goddesses have. If there is one thing we all know about TV ratings, it’s that sex sells. And nothing is more sexier – now that Nastia Liukin isn’t on the gymnastics team – than women’s sand volleyball. The bodies, the grunting, the competitiveness.
As Daniel Bryan would say, YES! YES! YES! Pheww. I need a cigarette.