Female beach volleyball players have been given the option of playing in shorts rather than skimpy bikinis at the London 2012 Olympics.

( The new rule permits ‘shorts of a maximum length of three centimetres above the knee, and sleeved or sleeveless tops’. 

I was pleased to read this, I don’t usually watch beach volleyball, but the one time I did I couldn’t fail to notice how the cameraman zoomed in to the players’ posteriors whenever possible.)