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Wednesday, April 14, 2021

Volleyball


How long has beach volleyball been around?  Apparently, a long time.



 

11 comments:

  1. Man, I never had that much fun playing volleyball...we had to wear jocks and shorts in high school and college. Too bad.

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  2. More bugs. I can't access the next few pages.

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    1. Same thing happened yesterday. I complained to Google, but it takes them days to fix anything.

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  3. Ditto. You're right about that W&B photo. That's Monte Hansen at the top left.

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    1. Google Blogger has a glitch that is shifting comments to the wrong post. Thanks for the info.

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  4. Volleyball emerged in the 1890s - along with a lot of sports - as a game designed from an amalgam of other ball games, to be played in YMCA gymnasia. As many YMCA gyms in fact forbade clothing - the meaning of the word, via the Latin, in the Greek γυμνός (naked) - it was a game men at least would already have been used to playing in the bare. With the equal explosion in health spas and open-air sports clubs, it is not surprising that it became a staple of the nudist camp when everyone had suddenly to start covering-up with the onset of more prudish times.

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    1. I never knew the history of volleyball. Thanks.

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    2. Wikipedia says that beach volleyball was first played in 1915 on Waikiki Beach in Hawaii, while the modern two-player game originated in Santa Monica, California. It has been an Olympic sport since the 1996 Summer Olympics. Women’s beach volleyball is apparently a popular spectator sport, probably due to their skimpy outfits.

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    3. Thanks, Phil! I should have known that the beach version originated here in Hawaii. Volleyball is the national sport and the only one besides surfing that we're good at.

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  5. Also appearing in the 'questionable photo' is the famouns Scotty Bowers, second from right in the front row. (I also found that my comment was switched to this photo.)

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    1. Wow! That does look like him, but this picture dates from much later than when Scotty was known to be modeling. Did he make a comeback in the 60's?

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