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Shorts allowed for London Games

Updated: March 27, 2012, 3:57 PM ET
Associated Press

GENEVA -- Most female beach volleyball players will wear their usual bikini outfits at the London Olympics. For those who prefer to cover up, that's OK, too.

Under new rules adopted by the International Volleyball Federation (FIVB), players are free to wear shorts and sleeved tops. The governing body said the move was made out of respect for the cultural beliefs of some of the dozens of countries still in contention to qualify for the games.

"Many of these countries have religious ...

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