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Even the unlikeliest of opponents doesn't stop May-Treanor, Walsh

Updated: August 21, 2008, 7:17 AM ET
By Jim Caple | ESPN.com

BEIJING -- Women wearing revealing bikinis with rain streaming down their sculpted bodies, while American popular music plays and cheerleaders dance in the sand, might be a TV executive's idea of must-see prime time, but it's hardly what Mao ever envisioned for China. But then again, did Mao ever envision a Communist country where there now are shopping malls that include Cartier, Versace and Ferrari?

Thus, it should not have been shocking to see two Chinese teams win medals in beach ...

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