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Beach volleyball players awed by majestic venue

 Reigning Olympic men's beach volleyball champion Phil Dalhausser, of the United States, trains at the Beach Volleyball Arena at Horse Guards Parade i...
 A members of the Horse Guards parade enter the Admiralty House at the 2012 Summer Olympics, Thursday, July 26, 2012, in London. Beach Volleyball comp...
 An umpire chair sits in a park at the Beach Volleyball venue at the 2012 Summer Olympics, Friday, July 27, 2012, in London. (AP Photo/Petr David Jose...
 An unidentified coach holds a ball during a practice session at the Beach Volleyball venue at the 2012 Summer Olympics, Friday, July 27, 2012, in Lon...

London Olympics Beach Volleyball Men

Reigning Olympic men's beach volleyball champion Phil Dalhausser, of the United States, trains at the Beach Volleyball Arena at Horse Guards Parade i...

London Olympics Beach Volleyball

A members of the Horse Guards parade enter the Admiralty House at the 2012 Summer Olympics, Thursday, July 26, 2012, in London. Beach Volleyball comp...

London Olympics Beach Volleyball

An umpire chair sits in a park at the Beach Volleyball venue at the 2012 Summer Olympics, Friday, July 27, 2012, in London. (AP Photo/Petr David Jose...

London Olympics Beach Volleyball

An unidentified coach holds a ball during a practice session at the Beach Volleyball venue at the 2012 Summer Olympics, Friday, July 27, 2012, in Lon...

From chiming Big Ben to the London Eye. From Lord Nelson's statue to Buckingham Palace. Every view from the Olympic beach volleyball stadium is London in all its majesty.
The players knew they would be competing in the showcase venue of these Summer Games, And now that they've finally seen it in person, almost every one of them is in awe heading into Saturday's opening matches of pool play.
Defending gold medalist American Todd Rogers calls the beach volleyball players the "spoiled children" of the Olympics because they have it that good. During training Friday, a squirrel carrying a nut in its mouth scurried through the sand on one practice court.


Updated : 2021-10-18 01:56 GMT+08:00