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