can you dig it: 20 reasons why women's beach volleyball was the hottest ticket at the 2012 Olympic games

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can you dig it: 20 reasons why women's beach volleyball was the hottest ticket at the 2012 Olympic games

  • Elsa Baqueiro and Liliana Fernandez, Spain

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  • Talita Rocha and Maria Antonelli, Brazil

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  • Anna Vozakova and Anastasia Vasina, Russia

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  • Becchara Palmer, Australia

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  • Juliana Silva, Brazil

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  • Olympic volleyball dancers

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  • Ekaterina Khomyakova, Russia (L) and Annie Martin, Canada (R)

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  • Maria Antonelli, Brazil

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  • Ilka Semmler, Germany (L) and Sara Goller, Germany (R)

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  • April Ross (L) and Jennifer Kessy (R), USA

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  • Larissa Franca (L) and Juliana Silva (R), Brazil

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  • Greta Cicolari (L) and Marta Menegatti (R), Italy

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  • Olympic volleyball dancers

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  • Misty May-Treanor, USA

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  • Talita Rocha, Brazil (L) and Marketa Slukova, Czech Republic (R)

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  • Liliana Fernandez Steiner, Spain

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  • Chen Xue (L) and Xi Zhang (R), China

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  • Shauna Mullin (L) and Zara Dampney (R), Great Britain

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  • Olympic volleyball dancers

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  • Marketa Slukova, Czech Republic

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