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February 2017

Why Is Sand Volleyball So Popular In The Olympics?

Some people might be wondering why sand volleyball has become an important and popular part of the Olympics in recent years. Some people might even feel frustrated that this has become such a popular sport because they do not see it as fitting in with the other athletic sports of the Olympics. But if someone asks me, I would say that volleyball has become so popular because people are finally seeing that it is just as hard to play as any other sport. It is a fun sport to watch, too, and I think it’s great that more people are falling in love with this sport.

Sand volleyball started to gain popularity when Misty May-Treanor and Kerri Walsh-Jennings began to play. These two American girls showed everyone how volleyball can and should be played. They had many wins through the years, and they became names that everyone knew. Before them, people just did not have too much of an interest in volleyball. But now, thanks to these two incredible athletes, people have started to take notice of sand volleyball. They see that it is more than just a sport where girls dress in bikinis and get on what looks like a beach, but that it actually takes real talent to win.

I watched as these woman played in the 2012 games, and I saw them win. It was an amazing and inspiring thing to see two woman get out there and do what they were made to do. And I think that is why sand volleyball has become so important and popular to everyone. When they see woman like these two playing the sport, they know that they can do anything that they want to do in their own lives. Men and women alike are inspired by Misty and Kerri because they see the determination that this pair has always shown to win. And not only that, but the teamwork that they have shown throughout their time in the Olympics, as well.

So, while some may believe that sand volleyball has no place in the Olympics, I have to disagree. It has started to take on popularity because of the ones who are playing the sport. They have inspired everyone, and they have shown that sand volleyball is something to be taken seriously. Anyone who is any kind of a sports fan should follow it closely. They should see the athleticism that all of those who play the sport need to show, and they should feel inspired by them.

Sand volleyball has been shown on TV a lot lately, and it is deserving of all of the airtime that it gets. Every year that sand volleyball is part of the Olympics it should be shown because it is such a good and catching sport. More and more people are becoming fans of it because of all of the great things that those who play volleyball have done at the Olympics, and it is a sport that I believe is not going to go away or lose its momentum anytime soon.