About this time last year I got exciting confirmation that I was going to be volunteering in the Olympic News Service at the 2012 London Olympics. Cryptically, I was due to work as a Flash Quote Reporter at the BV competition–it took me a while to figure out that meant Beach Volleyball and even longer…
It’s fair to say that beach volleyball was a hit at the London 2012 Olympic Games. I am biased, since I spent my summer working as a volunteer at Horse Guards Parade, this Games’ venue for beach volleyball. But the sellout crowds truly created a great atmosphere at most matches, even those starting at 9 a.m. and 11 p.m. The sport’s governing body, the FIVB, has interpreted this as a strong sign that the Olympic Games will leave a big legacy in the U.K., that the country is both building up a fan base and encouraging people to take up the sport.
I’m lucky enough to be volunteering at the London 2012 Olympic Games and even luckier to have a relatively interesting role in press operations. Unfortunately, I’m not really supposed to go into too much detail about this right now, due to both general security concerns and exclusive deals that the International Olympic Committee has with various media organizations. I am, however, getting to watch a lot of beach volleyball.
Considering the entire project is complete except for the sand in the volleyball courts, it’s about time a dump truck came and completed the job”?
Former Stanford women’s volleyball standout Kerri Walsh won gold at the FIVB Swatch Moscow Grand Slam in Russia this week, playing alongside partner Misty May-Treanor.