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PHOTOS: Bikini-babes, bronze bodies at the Games

Last updated on: August 8, 2012 10:18 IST


Photographs: Petr David Josek/ AP

Beach volleyball is a huge crowd-puller sport. The event at the London Games was no different. Record crowds gathered over the last week to enjoy the action and skimpy outfits on view.

-London Olympics 2012 - Complete coverage

In the run-up to the Games, British media coverage of the sport focused on whether the women players would wear bikinis if it rained. The implication was that if they covered up, the game would lose much of its appeal.

Fortunately, the weather did not play spoilsport, and spectators were treated to the sight of tanned and toned bodies.

Rediff.com brings you images from the sport at the Games:

Misty May-Treanor of US hits a ball during the quarterfinal women's beach volleyball match against Italy during the London Games.

PHOTOS: Bikini-babes, bronze bodies at the Games


Photographs: Dave Martin/AP

Germany's Sara Goller strikes a graceful pose after chasing down a ball during a beach volleyball match against Australia.

PHOTOS: Bikini-babes, bronze bodies at the Games


Photographs: Dave Martin/AP

Marta Menegatti of Italy and teammate Greta Cicolari react following a two-set win over Spain during a beach volleyball match.

PHOTOS: Bikini-babes, bronze bodies at the Games


Photographs: Dave Martin/AP

Italy's Marta Menegatti returns the ball during a beach volleyball match against Russia.

PHOTOS: Bikini-babes, bronze bodies at the Games


Photographs: Petr David Josek/AP

Italy's Marta Menegatti signals to her teammate during the quarterfinal women's beach volleyball match against USA.

PHOTOS: Bikini-babes, bronze bodies at the Games


Photographs: Petr David Josek/AP

US Kerri Walsh dives for a ball during the quarterfinal women's beach volleyball match against Italy.

PHOTOS: Bikini-babes, bronze bodies at the Games


Photographs: Petr David Josek/AP

Xue Chen of China sets the ball for her teammate Zhang Xi during a beach volleyball match against Austria.

PHOTOS: Bikini-babes, bronze bodies at the Games


Photographs: Petr David Josek/AP

China's Xi Zhang dives for a ball during the quarterfinal women's beach volleyball match against Austria.


PHOTOS: Bikini-babes, bronze bodies at the Games


Photographs: Petr David Josek/AP

Maria Antonelli from Brazil dives for a ball during the Beach Volleyball match against CZech Republic.

PHOTOS: Bikini-babes, bronze bodies at the Games


Photographs: Petr David Josek/AP

Italy's Marta Menegatti dives for a ball during the quarterfinal women's beach volleyball match against USA.

PHOTOS: Bikini-babes, bronze bodies at the Games


Photographs: Dave Martin/AP

Maria Antonelli of Brazil digs out a ball during a beach volleyball match against the Czech Republic.