‘What you see is what you get’: U.S. beach volleyball team vow to keep wearing bikinis despite new dress code
Good news – the U.S. women’s Olympic beach volleyball team has no intention of covering up in London – despite new rules which allow them to.
There will be no conservative shorts or T-shirts for TeamUSA as they limber up in the shadow of London’s 10 Downing Street, as they have chosen to remain in their skimpy crop-tops and bikini bottoms.
‘We’re not uncomfortable in our bikinis,’ said team member Jen Kessy. ‘Growing up in southern California, that’s what you wear from when you’re a little kid to now in the summertime.’
Olympic officials have allowed a change to the dress code in the famously popular sport, to accommodate the religious concerns of nations who have reservations about women wearing little clothing on the beach.
And in addition, the changes to the official uniform of tight bikini’s reflect the changeable nature of the British weather, which can become cold despite it being the height of summer.
However, none of this has deterred the U.S. volleyball team.
‘I grew up on the beach, grew up in a bikini,’ said Misty May-Treanor, who prefers competing in a cheeky bikini because, ‘what you see is what you get – there’s no airbrushing.’
Allaying any fears that there will be disappointment for arm-chair fans watching at home, U.S team members reaffirmed their love of their minimalist beach gear.
‘This is the most comfortable thing for us to wear,’ said Kessy to the New York Post.
‘We can style our bikinis however we want. They can be bigger or smaller.
‘If it is cold, we will put clothes on. But we won’t be playing in shorts.
‘For us, that’s not comfortable. You get sand everywhere in the pockets.
‘But for others, it’s now their choice.’
However, despite any worries that the London weather may betray the sexiest Olympic sport, the thermometer has topped out at 86 degrees Farenheit this week.
It is expected to stay warm for the duration of the 30th Olympiad.
‘If the weather stays like this, we’ll be in our bikinis all night,’ said Kessy’s partner April Ross.
Kerri Walsh (left) of USA digs the ball with team mate Misty May-Treanor (right) as they cover up in cold weather tops
Despite their own personal preferences, the U.S. Olympic team has declared their support for anyone to wear what they want while competing during the games.
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