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Beach party!

Jim Caple checked out the beach volleyball tournament and came away impressed with the bikinis, Brazilians and party atmosphere.

Updated: August 23, 2004, 11:59 AM ET
By Jim Caple | Page 2

ATHENS, Greece -- The official motto of the Olympics is "Swifter, Higher, Stronger." But the unofficial motto of Olympic beach volleyball is "Show us some skin!"

The stadium announcer declared, "Beach volleyball is one Olympic site where you will never hear the words, 'Silence please!'" -- and he was right. By the end of the night, I couldn't even hear myself talk -- not that I could speak in anything but a drunken slur. An all-day party that doesn't end until midnight (or whenever ...

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