OLYMPIC DISTRACTIONS

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Associated Press

Posted on July 30, 2012 at 11:01 AM

Updated Monday, Jul 30 at 2:03 PM

Soldiers dancing in conga lines, bikini-clad cheerleaders, spectators stacking plastic beer cups in tottering towers — is anyone watching actual Olympic beach volleyball?

Even spectators taking in a match Monday between the men from Great Britain and Brazil were distracted by activity in the stands at central London's Horse Guards Parade.

As rival sections of the arena competed to build the largest beer cup tower, jumbo screens showed troops joining a conga line around the 15,000 seat venue.

Even those watching the sandy court faced distractions, including dancers in skimpy outfits who performed during each major break in play.

— David Stringer - Twitterhttp://twitter.com/david_stringer

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