Sand Volleyball at the Olympics I was watching sand volleyball in the Olympics. The women were wearing tight bikinis. That might by normal on a French beach, but I know much of the world is more modest than that (A couple of years ago, I heard Rush Limbaugh refer to ESPN women's volleyball as porn). I asked my wife, "why?" She speculated that it has something to do with sand sticking to them. Then the next day I saw the men play. They might be considered over-dressed at your local mega-church. Go figure.