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      08-21-2016, 07:08 AM   #80
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Originally Posted by M_Six View Post
Brazilians get very excited over beach volleyball. Lots of crying and joyful celebrations like the second coming of Christ has occurred. Geez. It's beach volleyball folks. Let's not get carried away.
I went to nine different events in Rio and beach volleyball was hands-down the most exciting to watch.

Also, Brazil has a history of doing well in volleyball (men's, women's and beach) and in soccer (men's and more recently women's). They are not a powerhouse in other sports, thus there is considerable focus on those two sports.

Also, as a nation they will earn less than 20 medals, of those there will be seven or eight gold medals. Yet another reason that they celebrate the men's beach volleyball duo winning a gold medal.

And regardless of the sport, Olympians dedicate considerable time and energy to their trade. Winning a gold is the culmination of all of that struggle and sacrifice.

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