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<p><strong>Saturday Olympic Daily Digest: Shuster Stops Shustering</strong></p><p>The Olympics might be winding down, but they’re not over yet! On Saturday in PyeongChang, there’s new stuff, old stuff and young blood to watch. And over the last 24 hours, there’s been loads of excitement:</p><p>Team USA’s nail-biting final curling match against Sweden left four-time Olympian John Shuster a blubbering mess after <a href="https://www.si.com/olympics/2018/02/24/john-shuster-usa-curling-olympics-gold-sweden" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:leading his team to gold" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">leading his team to gold</a>. The lovable Midwesterner debuted at the 2006 Games when the U.S. won bronze. Shuster has been the skip for the U.S. team in every Games since, but he has a strong history of choking—or <a href="https://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=Shuster" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:“Shustering”" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">“Shustering”</a>—at the Olympics. But this time, the ‘Team of Rejects’ skip pulled it off, finally letting it shine on the Olympic stage and winning the U.S.’s first curling gold. It might be time for a new definition of Shustering. (And maybe <a href="https://slate.com/culture/2018/02/john-shuster-and-the-underdog-us-mens-curling-team-will-play-for-gold-in-pyeongchang.html" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:a Paul Rudd movie" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">a Paul Rudd movie</a>.)</p><p>In the men’s snowboarding big air final on Saturday morning in PyeongChang, Michigander <a href="https://www.si.com/olympics/2018/02/23/Sebastien-Toutant-kyle-mack-americans-americans-big-air-final" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Kyle Mack scored a silver" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Kyle Mack scored a silver</a>, his first Olympic medal at his first Games. He did it with a trick called—seriously—a bloody dracula. Mack shared the podium with Canadian Sebastien Toutant, who took gold, and Britain’s Billy Morgan. The charming youth Red Gerard, a gold-medalist in slopestyle, came in at sixth with Chris Corning just behind him. In other snowboarding news, Switzerland’s Nevin Galmarini won the giant slalom, with Korea’s Sangho Lee in second and Slovakia’s Zan Kosir third.</p><p>Over on the skate track, Japan’s Nana Takagi took gold for the women in the first-ever mass start event, while Korea’s Bo-Reum Kim and the Netherlands’ Irene Schouten took silver and bronze. For the men, Seung-Hoon Lee won for Korea, with Belgian Bart Swings and Dutch Koen Verweij joining him on the podium.</p><p>The Olympics are a time for most of us to sit on our couches and reflect on how many things in life we don’t do, and how tragically infrequently we push our bodies to the limit (excuse us for a moment, Iroman runners). The Czech Republic’s <a href="https://www.si.com/olympics/2018/02/24/ester-ledecka-wins-2nd-gold-medal-skiing-snowboarding" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Ester Ledecka" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Ester Ledecka</a> took the couch potato-shaming to a whole new level in PyeongChang by accidentally winning a gold medal in and event she wasn’t really there for (the alpine ski event super-G) and then went ahead and did it again for an event she was a favorite in, the ladies’ parallel giant slalom. She’s the first to win Olympic gold in two unrelated disciplines.</p><p>Two Russian athletes made the podium in the men’s 50km mass start cross-country race (maybe the most grueling event in the Olympics) Saturday while Finland’s Iivo Niskanen won gold. In the alpine team ski event, Switzerland, Austria and Norway achieved the top spots.</p><h3><strong>Must-Watch Events</strong></h3><p>There are just four events to watch on Sunday as the PyeongChang Olympics wrap up: bobsled, cross-country, curling and hockey.</p><p><em>Men’s Curling Final (Replay), Saturday at 3:00 p.m. ET on NBC</em></p><p>In case you weren’t up at 1:30 a.m. to watch Team Shuster like a real fan, NBC is showing it this afternoon. Don’t miss Ivanka Trump mingling with curling enthusiasts or John Shuster’s weepy interview.</p><p><em>Women’s Curling Final, Saturday at 7:05 p.m. ET streaming online</em></p><p>The gold medals for the women were accidentally handed to the U.S. men on Saturday. Be a witness as they finally make it to their rightful owners—Korea or Sweden—at 7:05 p.m.</p><p><em>Men’s Hockey Final: OAR vs. Germany, Saturday at 11:10 p.m. ET streaming online</em></p><p>Everyone expected the loaded Russian squad to be playing for the gold, but… Germany? After taking down bronze medalist Canada, the Germans look to extend their stunning run for one more game to finish off Olympic hockey in PyeongChang.</p><p><em>Figure Skating Gala, Saturday at 8:00 p.m. ET on NBC</em></p><p>Saturday’s primetime coverage will showcase the day’s speed skating events, the four-man bobsled, and the figure skating gala, marking your last chance to watch Olympic figure skating until 2022.</p><p><em>Men’s Cross-Country: 50km Mass Start, Saturday at 11:30 p.m. ET on NBC</em></p><p>If you like watching people in pain, this is for you! Cross-country is one of the most grueling sports around and this is the longest race­­. The sport forces its athletes to push their bodies to the limit both aerobically and anaerobically, which is why they always collapse dramatically at the end (…and often barf, too).</p><h3><strong>Tweet of the Day</strong></h3><p>Ivanka Trump (along with Sarah Sanders) talks to a lady with a curling stone on her head.</p><h3><strong>Daily Reading and Videos</strong></h3><p>Michael Rosenberg gets all choked up about that <a href="https://www.si.com/olympics/2018/02/24/john-shuster-usa-curling-olympics-gold-sweden" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Team Shuster win" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Team Shuster win</a>—it’s the perfect Olympic story. Gus Kenworthy had a <a href="https://slate.com/culture/2018/02/congratulations-to-gus-kenworthy-for-having-the-grossest-injury-of-the-olympics.html" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:disgusting injury" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">disgusting injury</a>, but continued his tradition of <a href="https://www.si.com/olympics/2018/02/23/skier-gus-kenworthy-who-adopted-2-sochi-dogs-rescues-puppy-korean-dog-meat-farm" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:rescuing puppies" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">rescuing puppies</a> at the Olympics. The Olympic village seems like a lot of fun… maybe <a href="https://edit.si.com/olympics/2018/02/24/canadian-david-duncan-willy-raine-arrest-dui-stolen-car-olympics" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:too much fun" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">too much fun</a>, though. Volleyball… <a href="http://www.si.com/olympics/video/2018/02/23/snow-volleyball-new-winter-sport" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:in the snow" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">in the snow</a>?! Norway is crushing it in PyeongChang. <a href="http://www.si.com/olympics/2018/02/23/2018-winter-olympics-norway-medals" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Here’s the secret" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Here’s the secret</a> to the Norwegians’ success. Tim Layden takes a look at the <a href="http://www.si.com/olympics/2018/02/23/mikaela-shiffrin-lindsey-vonn-united-states-ski" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:future of U.S. skiing" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">future of U.S. skiing</a>, and (spoiler alert!) it’s not all that great. Luger Chris Mazdzer had to bribe a South Korean bus driver. <a href="http://www.si.com/olympics/video/2018/02/22/why-olympic-silver-medalist-chris-mazdzer-bribed-bus-driver" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:He explains why" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">He explains why</a>.</p><h3><strong>Athlete to Root For</strong></h3><p><a href="https://www.si.com/olympics/2018/02/14/codie-bascue-bobsled-pyeongchang-whitehall" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Codie Bascue" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Codie Bascue</a>, a 23-year-old from a tiny town called Whitehall, N.Y., is piloting the four-man bobsled for Team USA. After finishing ninth in the preliminary rounds, he’s hoping to shave off even more time in the finals. Bobsledding will be on NBC primetime tonight.</p>
Saturday Daily Olympic Digest: A New Definition of 'Shustering'

Saturday Olympic Daily Digest: Shuster Stops Shustering

The Olympics might be winding down, but they’re not over yet! On Saturday in PyeongChang, there’s new stuff, old stuff and young blood to watch. And over the last 24 hours, there’s been loads of excitement:

Team USA’s nail-biting final curling match against Sweden left four-time Olympian John Shuster a blubbering mess after leading his team to gold. The lovable Midwesterner debuted at the 2006 Games when the U.S. won bronze. Shuster has been the skip for the U.S. team in every Games since, but he has a strong history of choking—or “Shustering”—at the Olympics. But this time, the ‘Team of Rejects’ skip pulled it off, finally letting it shine on the Olympic stage and winning the U.S.’s first curling gold. It might be time for a new definition of Shustering. (And maybe a Paul Rudd movie.)

In the men’s snowboarding big air final on Saturday morning in PyeongChang, Michigander Kyle Mack scored a silver, his first Olympic medal at his first Games. He did it with a trick called—seriously—a bloody dracula. Mack shared the podium with Canadian Sebastien Toutant, who took gold, and Britain’s Billy Morgan. The charming youth Red Gerard, a gold-medalist in slopestyle, came in at sixth with Chris Corning just behind him. In other snowboarding news, Switzerland’s Nevin Galmarini won the giant slalom, with Korea’s Sangho Lee in second and Slovakia’s Zan Kosir third.

Over on the skate track, Japan’s Nana Takagi took gold for the women in the first-ever mass start event, while Korea’s Bo-Reum Kim and the Netherlands’ Irene Schouten took silver and bronze. For the men, Seung-Hoon Lee won for Korea, with Belgian Bart Swings and Dutch Koen Verweij joining him on the podium.

The Olympics are a time for most of us to sit on our couches and reflect on how many things in life we don’t do, and how tragically infrequently we push our bodies to the limit (excuse us for a moment, Iroman runners). The Czech Republic’s Ester Ledecka took the couch potato-shaming to a whole new level in PyeongChang by accidentally winning a gold medal in and event she wasn’t really there for (the alpine ski event super-G) and then went ahead and did it again for an event she was a favorite in, the ladies’ parallel giant slalom. She’s the first to win Olympic gold in two unrelated disciplines.

Two Russian athletes made the podium in the men’s 50km mass start cross-country race (maybe the most grueling event in the Olympics) Saturday while Finland’s Iivo Niskanen won gold. In the alpine team ski event, Switzerland, Austria and Norway achieved the top spots.

Must-Watch Events

There are just four events to watch on Sunday as the PyeongChang Olympics wrap up: bobsled, cross-country, curling and hockey.

Men’s Curling Final (Replay), Saturday at 3:00 p.m. ET on NBC

In case you weren’t up at 1:30 a.m. to watch Team Shuster like a real fan, NBC is showing it this afternoon. Don’t miss Ivanka Trump mingling with curling enthusiasts or John Shuster’s weepy interview.

Women’s Curling Final, Saturday at 7:05 p.m. ET streaming online

The gold medals for the women were accidentally handed to the U.S. men on Saturday. Be a witness as they finally make it to their rightful owners—Korea or Sweden—at 7:05 p.m.

Men’s Hockey Final: OAR vs. Germany, Saturday at 11:10 p.m. ET streaming online

Everyone expected the loaded Russian squad to be playing for the gold, but… Germany? After taking down bronze medalist Canada, the Germans look to extend their stunning run for one more game to finish off Olympic hockey in PyeongChang.

Figure Skating Gala, Saturday at 8:00 p.m. ET on NBC

Saturday’s primetime coverage will showcase the day’s speed skating events, the four-man bobsled, and the figure skating gala, marking your last chance to watch Olympic figure skating until 2022.

Men’s Cross-Country: 50km Mass Start, Saturday at 11:30 p.m. ET on NBC

If you like watching people in pain, this is for you! Cross-country is one of the most grueling sports around and this is the longest race­­. The sport forces its athletes to push their bodies to the limit both aerobically and anaerobically, which is why they always collapse dramatically at the end (…and often barf, too).

Tweet of the Day

Ivanka Trump (along with Sarah Sanders) talks to a lady with a curling stone on her head.

Daily Reading and Videos

Michael Rosenberg gets all choked up about that Team Shuster win—it’s the perfect Olympic story. Gus Kenworthy had a disgusting injury, but continued his tradition of rescuing puppies at the Olympics. The Olympic village seems like a lot of fun… maybe too much fun, though. Volleyball… in the snow?! Norway is crushing it in PyeongChang. Here’s the secret to the Norwegians’ success. Tim Layden takes a look at the future of U.S. skiing, and (spoiler alert!) it’s not all that great. Luger Chris Mazdzer had to bribe a South Korean bus driver. He explains why.

Athlete to Root For

Codie Bascue, a 23-year-old from a tiny town called Whitehall, N.Y., is piloting the four-man bobsled for Team USA. After finishing ninth in the preliminary rounds, he’s hoping to shave off even more time in the finals. Bobsledding will be on NBC primetime tonight.

Austria is leading the way to adding the unique sport of snow volleyball to the Olympic Winter Games, so it can be played year round.
Snow Volleyball: The New Winter Sport
Austria is leading the way to adding the unique sport of snow volleyball to the Olympic Winter Games, so it can be played year round.
Brandon&#39;s Callie Minshew was named Gatorade Volleyball Player of the Year.
Callie Minshew named Gatorade Player of the Year
Brandon's Callie Minshew was named Gatorade Volleyball Player of the Year.
Brandon's Callie Minshew was named Gatorade Volleyball Player of the Year.
Callie Minshew named Gatorade Player of the Year
Brandon's Callie Minshew was named Gatorade Volleyball Player of the Year.
Brandon&#39;s Callie Minshew was named Gatorade Volleyball Player of the Year.
Callie Minshew named Gatorade Player of the Year
Brandon's Callie Minshew was named Gatorade Volleyball Player of the Year.
Brandon&#39;s Callie Minshew was named Gatorade Volleyball Player of the Year.
Callie Minshew named Gatorade Player of the Year
Brandon's Callie Minshew was named Gatorade Volleyball Player of the Year.
Bill Gurolnick walks with his wife, Peggy Bartelstein, near their home in Northbrook, Ill., on Feb. 20, 2018. Gurolnick, who turns 87 in March 2018, thinks his own stellar memory is bolstered by keeping busy. He bikes, and plays tennis and water volleyball. He stays social through regular lunches and meetings with a men’s group he co-founded. &quot;Absolutely that&#39;s a critical factor about keeping your wits about you,&quot; exclaimed Gurolnick, fresh off his monthly gin game. (AP Photo/Teresa Crawford)
Bill Gurolnick walks with his wife, Peggy Bartelstein, near their home in Northbrook, Ill., on Feb. 20, 2018. Gurolnick, who turns 87 in March 2018, thinks his own stellar memory is bolstered by keeping busy. He bikes, and plays tennis and water volleyball. He stays social through regular lunches and meetings with a men’s group he co-founded. "Absolutely that's a critical factor about keeping your wits about you," exclaimed Gurolnick, fresh off his monthly gin game. (AP Photo/Teresa Crawford)
Bill Gurolnick walks with his wife, Peggy Bartelstein, near their home in Northbrook, Ill., on Feb. 20, 2018. Gurolnick, who turns 87 in March 2018, thinks his own stellar memory is bolstered by keeping busy. He bikes, and plays tennis and water volleyball. He stays social through regular lunches and meetings with a men’s group he co-founded. "Absolutely that's a critical factor about keeping your wits about you," exclaimed Gurolnick, fresh off his monthly gin game. (AP Photo/Teresa Crawford)
<p>Volleyball player Misty May-Treanor </p>
Olympians on DWTS

Volleyball player Misty May-Treanor

<p>Life is just more fun in the summer.</p><p>So when warmer days finally do come around, you&#39;re going to want to be sure you&#39;re making the most of them. Maybe consider taking a hint from the sunshine experts in Arizona. </p><p><a href="https://azstateparks.com/slide-rock/" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Slide Rock State Park" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Slide Rock State Park</a> in Sedona&#39;s Oak Creek Canyon has been a longtime favorite destination for local families and visitors, mainly for its spectacular desert views, cool swimming holes and natural pools, red rock beaches, and a long, champagne flute slide that was completely formed by nature.</p><p><strong>Related:</strong> <a href="http://www.travelandleisure.com/hotels-resorts/best-arizona-resorts" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:7 of the Best Arizona Resorts for Luxury Travelers" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">7 of the Best Arizona Resorts for Luxury Travelers</a></p><p>The gently sloping slide (about a seven-percent decline) is propelled by the natural current and algae to keep it slippery, and it lands in a large pool where you can swim to your heart’s content. The slide itself is about 80 feet long and 2.5 to 4 feet wide.</p><p>And when you’re ready to take a break, you can lounge along the creek and watch the natural wildlife in the area, have a picnic, hike the many trails, or play volleyball on the park’s court.</p><p><strong>Related:</strong> <a href="http://www.travelandleisure.com/trip-ideas/national-parks/best-national-parks-in-arizona" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:A Guide to the National Parks of Arizona" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">A Guide to the National Parks of Arizona</a></p><p>The park is located on the historic, 43-acre Pendley Homestead, which is also home to an orchard with more than 300 apple trees. Every September, visitors can enjoy the fruit at the homestead&#39;s annual apple festival.</p><p>Park entrance fees vary from $10 to $30 depending on the season, so it’s best to check online or call ahead before you set out on your adventure. The water does get cold during the winter months — yes, even in Arizona — so be sure to check before jumping in. And lifeguards are not on duty, so be sure to put safety first. For more information, visit the Slide Rock State Park <a href="https://azstateparks.com/slide-rock" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:website" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">website</a>.</p>
This All-natural Red Rock Waterslide Is Cooler Than Anything at a Theme Park

Life is just more fun in the summer.

So when warmer days finally do come around, you're going to want to be sure you're making the most of them. Maybe consider taking a hint from the sunshine experts in Arizona.

Slide Rock State Park in Sedona's Oak Creek Canyon has been a longtime favorite destination for local families and visitors, mainly for its spectacular desert views, cool swimming holes and natural pools, red rock beaches, and a long, champagne flute slide that was completely formed by nature.

Related: 7 of the Best Arizona Resorts for Luxury Travelers

The gently sloping slide (about a seven-percent decline) is propelled by the natural current and algae to keep it slippery, and it lands in a large pool where you can swim to your heart’s content. The slide itself is about 80 feet long and 2.5 to 4 feet wide.

And when you’re ready to take a break, you can lounge along the creek and watch the natural wildlife in the area, have a picnic, hike the many trails, or play volleyball on the park’s court.

Related: A Guide to the National Parks of Arizona

The park is located on the historic, 43-acre Pendley Homestead, which is also home to an orchard with more than 300 apple trees. Every September, visitors can enjoy the fruit at the homestead's annual apple festival.

Park entrance fees vary from $10 to $30 depending on the season, so it’s best to check online or call ahead before you set out on your adventure. The water does get cold during the winter months — yes, even in Arizona — so be sure to check before jumping in. And lifeguards are not on duty, so be sure to put safety first. For more information, visit the Slide Rock State Park website.

Despite his recent comments that Patrick Cutrone needs to find a girlfriend, AC Milan boss Gennaro Gattuso wasn&#39;t too impressed with Sky Italia&#39;s suggestions, with the Milan legend claiming that the professional volleyball player offered was &quot;too muscular&quot; and would &quot;break him.&quot; Seventh-placed Milan are yet to be beaten this year under Gattuso with Cutrone, who only turned 20 last month, key to their upturn in form with 13 goals and three assists in his 30 competitive appearances. However,...
Swipe Left: AC Milan Boss Gennaro Gattuso Judges Potential Girlfriends for Starlet Patrick Cutrone
Despite his recent comments that Patrick Cutrone needs to find a girlfriend, AC Milan boss Gennaro Gattuso wasn't too impressed with Sky Italia's suggestions, with the Milan legend claiming that the professional volleyball player offered was "too muscular" and would "break him." Seventh-placed Milan are yet to be beaten this year under Gattuso with Cutrone, who only turned 20 last month, key to their upturn in form with 13 goals and three assists in his 30 competitive appearances. However,...
Despite his recent comments that Patrick Cutrone needs to find a girlfriend, AC Milan boss Gennaro Gattuso wasn&#39;t too impressed with Sky Italia&#39;s suggestions, with the Milan legend claiming that the professional volleyball player offered was &quot;too muscular&quot; and would &quot;break him.&quot; Seventh-placed Milan are yet to be beaten this year under Gattuso with Cutrone, who only turned 20 last month, key to their upturn in form with 13 goals and three assists in his 30 competitive appearances. However,...
Swipe Left: AC Milan Boss Gennaro Gattuso Judges Potential Girlfriends for Starlet Patrick Cutrone
Despite his recent comments that Patrick Cutrone needs to find a girlfriend, AC Milan boss Gennaro Gattuso wasn't too impressed with Sky Italia's suggestions, with the Milan legend claiming that the professional volleyball player offered was "too muscular" and would "break him." Seventh-placed Milan are yet to be beaten this year under Gattuso with Cutrone, who only turned 20 last month, key to their upturn in form with 13 goals and three assists in his 30 competitive appearances. However,...
Despite his recent comments that Patrick Cutrone needs to find a girlfriend, AC Milan boss Gennaro Gattuso wasn&#39;t too impressed with Sky Italia&#39;s suggestions, with the Milan legend claiming that the professional volleyball player offered was &quot;too muscular&quot; and would &quot;break him.&quot; Seventh-placed Milan are yet to be beaten this year under Gattuso with Cutrone, who only turned 20 last month, key to their upturn in form with 13 goals and three assists in his 30 competitive appearances. However,...
Swipe Left: AC Milan Boss Gennaro Gattuso Judges Potential Girlfriends for Starlet Patrick Cutrone
Despite his recent comments that Patrick Cutrone needs to find a girlfriend, AC Milan boss Gennaro Gattuso wasn't too impressed with Sky Italia's suggestions, with the Milan legend claiming that the professional volleyball player offered was "too muscular" and would "break him." Seventh-placed Milan are yet to be beaten this year under Gattuso with Cutrone, who only turned 20 last month, key to their upturn in form with 13 goals and three assists in his 30 competitive appearances. However,...
<p>Christopher Hixon, athletic director at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla., in a photo taken from the Facebook page of Aaron Gonzales. (Photo via Facebook)<br>Christopher Hixon, a married father of two and the school’s athletic director, wasn’t shy about jumping in wherever he was needed, said friend and onetime colleague Dianne Sanzari. Hixon belonged to a Roman Catholic church in Hollywood, Fla. When a volleyball team needed a fill-in coach, Hixon took over; the same thing happened with the wrestling team, Sanzari said. When the school needed someone to patrol the campus and monitor threats as a security specialist, Hixon did that, too. It was in that security role that Hixon apparently came within range of the shooter. (AP) </p>
Christopher Hixon, 49

Christopher Hixon, athletic director at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla., in a photo taken from the Facebook page of Aaron Gonzales. (Photo via Facebook)
Christopher Hixon, a married father of two and the school’s athletic director, wasn’t shy about jumping in wherever he was needed, said friend and onetime colleague Dianne Sanzari. Hixon belonged to a Roman Catholic church in Hollywood, Fla. When a volleyball team needed a fill-in coach, Hixon took over; the same thing happened with the wrestling team, Sanzari said. When the school needed someone to patrol the campus and monitor threats as a security specialist, Hixon did that, too. It was in that security role that Hixon apparently came within range of the shooter. (AP)

Volleyball is traditionally a summer sport, but a new exhibition in South Korea has some people wanting to swap out the sand for the snow.
Could snow volleyball be a Winter Olympic sport? Natalie Morales weighs in
Volleyball is traditionally a summer sport, but a new exhibition in South Korea has some people wanting to swap out the sand for the snow.
<p>Christopher Hixon, athletic director at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla., in a photo taken from the Facebook page of Aaron Gonzales. (Photo via Facebook)<br></p><p>Christopher Hixon, a married father of two and the school’s athletic director, wasn’t shy about jumping in wherever he was needed, said friend and onetime colleague Dianne Sanzari. Hixon belonged to a Roman Catholic church in Hollywood, Fla. When a volleyball team needed a fill-in coach, Hixon took over; the same thing happened with the wrestling team, Sanzari said. When the school needed someone to patrol the campus and monitor threats as a security specialist, Hixon did that, too. It was in that security role that Hixon apparently came within range of the shooter. (AP) </p>
Christopher Hixon, 49

Christopher Hixon, athletic director at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla., in a photo taken from the Facebook page of Aaron Gonzales. (Photo via Facebook)

Christopher Hixon, a married father of two and the school’s athletic director, wasn’t shy about jumping in wherever he was needed, said friend and onetime colleague Dianne Sanzari. Hixon belonged to a Roman Catholic church in Hollywood, Fla. When a volleyball team needed a fill-in coach, Hixon took over; the same thing happened with the wrestling team, Sanzari said. When the school needed someone to patrol the campus and monitor threats as a security specialist, Hixon did that, too. It was in that security role that Hixon apparently came within range of the shooter. (AP)

<p>Christopher Hixon, athletic director at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla., in a photo taken from the Facebook page of Aaron Gonzales. (Photo via Facebook)<br></p><p>Christopher Hixon, a married father of two and the school’s athletic director, wasn’t shy about jumping in wherever he was needed, said friend and onetime colleague Dianne Sanzari. Hixon belonged to a Roman Catholic church in Hollywood, Fla. When a volleyball team needed a fill-in coach, Hixon took over; the same thing happened with the wrestling team, Sanzari said. When the school needed someone to patrol the campus and monitor threats as a security specialist, Hixon did that, too. It was in that security role that Hixon apparently came within range of the shooter. (AP) </p>
Christopher Hixon, 49

Christopher Hixon, athletic director at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla., in a photo taken from the Facebook page of Aaron Gonzales. (Photo via Facebook)

Christopher Hixon, a married father of two and the school’s athletic director, wasn’t shy about jumping in wherever he was needed, said friend and onetime colleague Dianne Sanzari. Hixon belonged to a Roman Catholic church in Hollywood, Fla. When a volleyball team needed a fill-in coach, Hixon took over; the same thing happened with the wrestling team, Sanzari said. When the school needed someone to patrol the campus and monitor threats as a security specialist, Hixon did that, too. It was in that security role that Hixon apparently came within range of the shooter. (AP)

Charlotte Frivoll of the Essex Hornets was presented with the Green Mountain State&#39;s first-ever volleyball Gatorade Player of the Year award Wednesday afternoon at EHS.
Essex senior lands inaugural VT Volleyball Gatorade POY
Charlotte Frivoll of the Essex Hornets was presented with the Green Mountain State's first-ever volleyball Gatorade Player of the Year award Wednesday afternoon at EHS.
Charlotte Frivoll of the Essex Hornets was presented with the Green Mountain State's first-ever volleyball Gatorade Player of the Year award Wednesday afternoon at EHS.
Essex senior lands inaugural VT Volleyball Gatorade POY
Charlotte Frivoll of the Essex Hornets was presented with the Green Mountain State's first-ever volleyball Gatorade Player of the Year award Wednesday afternoon at EHS.
Charlotte Frivoll of the Essex Hornets was presented with the Green Mountain State&#39;s first-ever volleyball Gatorade Player of the Year award Wednesday afternoon at EHS.
Essex senior lands inaugural VT Volleyball Gatorade POY
Charlotte Frivoll of the Essex Hornets was presented with the Green Mountain State's first-ever volleyball Gatorade Player of the Year award Wednesday afternoon at EHS.
Charlotte Frivoll of the Essex Hornets was presented with the Green Mountain State&#39;s first-ever volleyball Gatorade Player of the Year award Wednesday afternoon at EHS.
Essex senior lands inaugural VT Volleyball Gatorade POY
Charlotte Frivoll of the Essex Hornets was presented with the Green Mountain State's first-ever volleyball Gatorade Player of the Year award Wednesday afternoon at EHS.
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<p>The average temperature Pyeongchang right now is 23&#176; F (-5&#160;&#176;C), but some athletes still thought it the perfect time for a spot of... beach volleyball?</p> <p>On Valentine&#39;s Day, a snow volleyball match took place outside the Austrian Olympic team&#39;s lodgings at the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics.</p> <div><p>SEE ALSO: <a href="https://mashable.com/2018/02/13/matthias-mayer-crash-olympics/?utm_campaign=Mash-BD-Synd-Yahoo-Watercooler-Full&#38;utm_cid=Mash-BD-Synd-Yahoo-Watercooler-Full" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Olympic Austrian skier dramatically crashes into cameraman" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Olympic Austrian skier dramatically crashes into cameraman</a></p></div> <p>According to <a href="https://www.reuters.com/article/us-olympics-2018-snow-volleyball/swapping-sand-for-snow-volleyball-eyes-winter-games-slot-idUSKCN1FY1VT" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Reuters" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Reuters</a>, Wednesday&#39;s exhibition match, which featured volleyball players from South Korea, Austria, China, Brazil and Serbia was meant to showcase a sport hoped by organisers to be added to the Winter Olympics. Beach volleyball has been included in the Summer Olympics since Atlanta 1996.</p>  <p>Hardcore.</p><div><p>Image: Sergei Bobylev&#92;TASS via Getty Images</p></div><p>&#8220;We can show the world it&#8217;s possible,&#8221; Brazilian beach volleyball player and gold medallist Emanuel Rego told Reuters. &quot;It doesn&#8217;t matter if it&#8217;s a little bit cold or a little bit hot, you can play volleyball anywhere.&quot;</p> <div><div><blockquote> <p>I gotta say, snow volleyball looks pretty exciting. <a href="https://t.co/Ane4PHcpzu" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:pic.twitter.com/Ane4PHcpzu" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">pic.twitter.com/Ane4PHcpzu</a></p> <p>&#8212; &#51109;&#46041;&#50864; Chang Dong-woo (@odissy) <a href="https://twitter.com/odissy/status/963673146296602626?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:February 14, 2018" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">February 14, 2018</a></p> </blockquote></div></div> <p>Quite a crowd turned up to the exhibition match, getting into the spirit of things by having a go themselves.</p> <div><div><blockquote> <p>Decent scene here <a href="https://t.co/fVMDrN0EJz" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:pic.twitter.com/fVMDrN0EJz" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">pic.twitter.com/fVMDrN0EJz</a></p> <p>&#8212; Jay Busbee (@jaybusbee) <a href="https://twitter.com/jaybusbee/status/963669826769211392?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:February 14, 2018" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">February 14, 2018</a></p> </blockquote></div></div> <p>Could happen? With the first ever <a href="http://www.snowvolleyball.at/" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Snow Volleyball European Championships" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Snow Volleyball European Championships</a> coming up in March, the campaign could gain some traction.</p> <div> <h2><a href="https://mashable.com/2018/02/14/led-snowboard/?utm_campaign=Mash-BD-Synd-Yahoo-Watercooler-Full&#38;utm_cid=Mash-BD-Synd-Yahoo-Watercooler-Full" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:WATCH: Light up the slopes with this LED snowboard" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">WATCH: Light up the slopes with this LED snowboard</a></h2>  </div>
People are getting into snow volleyball at the freezing cold Winter Olympics

The average temperature Pyeongchang right now is 23° F (-5 °C), but some athletes still thought it the perfect time for a spot of... beach volleyball?

On Valentine's Day, a snow volleyball match took place outside the Austrian Olympic team's lodgings at the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics.

According to Reuters, Wednesday's exhibition match, which featured volleyball players from South Korea, Austria, China, Brazil and Serbia was meant to showcase a sport hoped by organisers to be added to the Winter Olympics. Beach volleyball has been included in the Summer Olympics since Atlanta 1996.

Hardcore.

Image: Sergei Bobylev\TASS via Getty Images

“We can show the world it’s possible,” Brazilian beach volleyball player and gold medallist Emanuel Rego told Reuters. "It doesn’t matter if it’s a little bit cold or a little bit hot, you can play volleyball anywhere."

I gotta say, snow volleyball looks pretty exciting. pic.twitter.com/Ane4PHcpzu

— 장동우 Chang Dong-woo (@odissy) February 14, 2018

Quite a crowd turned up to the exhibition match, getting into the spirit of things by having a go themselves.

Decent scene here pic.twitter.com/fVMDrN0EJz

— Jay Busbee (@jaybusbee) February 14, 2018

Could happen? With the first ever Snow Volleyball European Championships coming up in March, the campaign could gain some traction.

<p>The average temperature Pyeongchang right now is 23&#176; F (-5&#160;&#176;C), but some athletes still thought it the perfect time for a spot of... beach volleyball?</p> <p>On Valentine&#39;s Day, a snow volleyball match took place outside the Austrian Olympic team&#39;s lodgings at the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics.</p> <div><p>SEE ALSO: <a href="https://mashable.com/2018/02/13/matthias-mayer-crash-olympics/?utm_campaign=Mash-BD-Synd-Yahoo-Watercooler-Full&#38;utm_cid=Mash-BD-Synd-Yahoo-Watercooler-Full" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Olympic Austrian skier dramatically crashes into cameraman" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Olympic Austrian skier dramatically crashes into cameraman</a></p></div> <p>According to <a href="https://www.reuters.com/article/us-olympics-2018-snow-volleyball/swapping-sand-for-snow-volleyball-eyes-winter-games-slot-idUSKCN1FY1VT" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Reuters" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Reuters</a>, Wednesday&#39;s exhibition match, which featured volleyball players from South Korea, Austria, China, Brazil and Serbia was meant to showcase a sport hoped by organisers to be added to the Winter Olympics. Beach volleyball has been included in the Summer Olympics since Atlanta 1996.</p>  <p>Hardcore.</p><div><p>Image: Sergei Bobylev&#92;TASS via Getty Images</p></div><p>&#8220;We can show the world it&#8217;s possible,&#8221; Brazilian beach volleyball player and gold medallist Emanuel Rego told Reuters. &quot;It doesn&#8217;t matter if it&#8217;s a little bit cold or a little bit hot, you can play volleyball anywhere.&quot;</p> <div><div><blockquote> <p>I gotta say, snow volleyball looks pretty exciting. <a href="https://t.co/Ane4PHcpzu" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:pic.twitter.com/Ane4PHcpzu" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">pic.twitter.com/Ane4PHcpzu</a></p> <p>&#8212; &#51109;&#46041;&#50864; Chang Dong-woo (@odissy) <a href="https://twitter.com/odissy/status/963673146296602626?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:February 14, 2018" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">February 14, 2018</a></p> </blockquote></div></div> <p>Quite a crowd turned up to the exhibition match, getting into the spirit of things by having a go themselves.</p> <div><div><blockquote> <p>Decent scene here <a href="https://t.co/fVMDrN0EJz" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:pic.twitter.com/fVMDrN0EJz" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">pic.twitter.com/fVMDrN0EJz</a></p> <p>&#8212; Jay Busbee (@jaybusbee) <a href="https://twitter.com/jaybusbee/status/963669826769211392?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:February 14, 2018" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">February 14, 2018</a></p> </blockquote></div></div> <p>Could happen? With the first ever <a href="http://www.snowvolleyball.at/" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Snow Volleyball European Championships" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Snow Volleyball European Championships</a> coming up in March, the campaign could gain some traction.</p> <div> <h2><a href="https://mashable.com/2018/02/14/led-snowboard/?utm_campaign=Mash-BD-Synd-Yahoo-Watercooler-Full&#38;utm_cid=Mash-BD-Synd-Yahoo-Watercooler-Full" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:WATCH: Light up the slopes with this LED snowboard" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">WATCH: Light up the slopes with this LED snowboard</a></h2>  </div>
People are getting into snow volleyball at the freezing cold Winter Olympics

The average temperature Pyeongchang right now is 23° F (-5 °C), but some athletes still thought it the perfect time for a spot of... beach volleyball?

On Valentine's Day, a snow volleyball match took place outside the Austrian Olympic team's lodgings at the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics.

According to Reuters, Wednesday's exhibition match, which featured volleyball players from South Korea, Austria, China, Brazil and Serbia was meant to showcase a sport hoped by organisers to be added to the Winter Olympics. Beach volleyball has been included in the Summer Olympics since Atlanta 1996.

Hardcore.

Image: Sergei Bobylev\TASS via Getty Images

“We can show the world it’s possible,” Brazilian beach volleyball player and gold medallist Emanuel Rego told Reuters. "It doesn’t matter if it’s a little bit cold or a little bit hot, you can play volleyball anywhere."

I gotta say, snow volleyball looks pretty exciting. pic.twitter.com/Ane4PHcpzu

— 장동우 Chang Dong-woo (@odissy) February 14, 2018

Quite a crowd turned up to the exhibition match, getting into the spirit of things by having a go themselves.

Decent scene here pic.twitter.com/fVMDrN0EJz

— Jay Busbee (@jaybusbee) February 14, 2018

Could happen? With the first ever Snow Volleyball European Championships coming up in March, the campaign could gain some traction.

<p>The average temperature Pyeongchang right now is 23&#176; F (-5&#160;&#176;C), but some athletes still thought it the perfect time for a spot of... beach volleyball?</p> <p>On Valentine&#39;s Day, a snow volleyball match took place outside the Austrian Olympic team&#39;s lodgings at the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics.</p> <div><p>SEE ALSO: <a href="https://mashable.com/2018/02/13/matthias-mayer-crash-olympics/?utm_campaign=Mash-BD-Synd-Yahoo-Watercooler-Full&#38;utm_cid=Mash-BD-Synd-Yahoo-Watercooler-Full" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Olympic Austrian skier dramatically crashes into cameraman" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Olympic Austrian skier dramatically crashes into cameraman</a></p></div> <p>According to <a href="https://www.reuters.com/article/us-olympics-2018-snow-volleyball/swapping-sand-for-snow-volleyball-eyes-winter-games-slot-idUSKCN1FY1VT" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Reuters" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Reuters</a>, Wednesday&#39;s exhibition match, which featured volleyball players from South Korea, Austria, China, Brazil and Serbia was meant to showcase a sport hoped by organisers to be added to the Winter Olympics. Beach volleyball has been included in the Summer Olympics since Atlanta 1996.</p>  <p>Hardcore.</p><div><p>Image: Sergei Bobylev&#92;TASS via Getty Images</p></div><p>&#8220;We can show the world it&#8217;s possible,&#8221; Brazilian beach volleyball player and gold medallist Emanuel Rego told Reuters. &quot;It doesn&#8217;t matter if it&#8217;s a little bit cold or a little bit hot, you can play volleyball anywhere.&quot;</p> <div><div><blockquote> <p>I gotta say, snow volleyball looks pretty exciting. <a href="https://t.co/Ane4PHcpzu" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:pic.twitter.com/Ane4PHcpzu" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">pic.twitter.com/Ane4PHcpzu</a></p> <p>&#8212; &#51109;&#46041;&#50864; Chang Dong-woo (@odissy) <a href="https://twitter.com/odissy/status/963673146296602626?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:February 14, 2018" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">February 14, 2018</a></p> </blockquote></div></div> <p>Quite a crowd turned up to the exhibition match, getting into the spirit of things by having a go themselves.</p> <div><div><blockquote> <p>Decent scene here <a href="https://t.co/fVMDrN0EJz" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:pic.twitter.com/fVMDrN0EJz" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">pic.twitter.com/fVMDrN0EJz</a></p> <p>&#8212; Jay Busbee (@jaybusbee) <a href="https://twitter.com/jaybusbee/status/963669826769211392?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:February 14, 2018" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">February 14, 2018</a></p> </blockquote></div></div> <p>Could happen? With the first ever <a href="http://www.snowvolleyball.at/" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Snow Volleyball European Championships" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Snow Volleyball European Championships</a> coming up in March, the campaign could gain some traction.</p> <div> <h2><a href="https://mashable.com/2018/02/14/led-snowboard/?utm_campaign=Mash-BD-Synd-Yahoo-Watercooler-Full&#38;utm_cid=Mash-BD-Synd-Yahoo-Watercooler-Full" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:WATCH: Light up the slopes with this LED snowboard" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">WATCH: Light up the slopes with this LED snowboard</a></h2>  </div>
People are getting into snow volleyball at the freezing cold Winter Olympics

The average temperature Pyeongchang right now is 23° F (-5 °C), but some athletes still thought it the perfect time for a spot of... beach volleyball?

On Valentine's Day, a snow volleyball match took place outside the Austrian Olympic team's lodgings at the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics.

According to Reuters, Wednesday's exhibition match, which featured volleyball players from South Korea, Austria, China, Brazil and Serbia was meant to showcase a sport hoped by organisers to be added to the Winter Olympics. Beach volleyball has been included in the Summer Olympics since Atlanta 1996.

Hardcore.

Image: Sergei Bobylev\TASS via Getty Images

“We can show the world it’s possible,” Brazilian beach volleyball player and gold medallist Emanuel Rego told Reuters. "It doesn’t matter if it’s a little bit cold or a little bit hot, you can play volleyball anywhere."

I gotta say, snow volleyball looks pretty exciting. pic.twitter.com/Ane4PHcpzu

— 장동우 Chang Dong-woo (@odissy) February 14, 2018

Quite a crowd turned up to the exhibition match, getting into the spirit of things by having a go themselves.

Decent scene here pic.twitter.com/fVMDrN0EJz

— Jay Busbee (@jaybusbee) February 14, 2018

Could happen? With the first ever Snow Volleyball European Championships coming up in March, the campaign could gain some traction.

Brazil&#39;s Giba, center right, tries to block Austria&#39;s Stefanie Schwaiger during a snow volleyball exhibition match at the Austria House in Pyeongchang, South Korea, Wednesday, Feb. 14, 2018. Europe has a small snow volleyball league, and promoters showed off the sport in an exhibition match before hundreds of curiosity seekers. (AP Photo/Felipe Dana)
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Brazil's Giba, center right, tries to block Austria's Stefanie Schwaiger during a snow volleyball exhibition match at the Austria House in Pyeongchang, South Korea, Wednesday, Feb. 14, 2018. Europe has a small snow volleyball league, and promoters showed off the sport in an exhibition match before hundreds of curiosity seekers. (AP Photo/Felipe Dana)
Brazil&#39;s Giba, center right, tries to block Austria&#39;s Stefanie Schwaiger during a snow volleyball exhibition match at the Austria House in Pyeongchang, South Korea, Wednesday, Feb. 14, 2018. Europe has a small snow volleyball league, and promoters showed off the sport in an exhibition match before hundreds of curiosity seekers. (AP Photo/Felipe Dana)
Brazil's Giba, center right, tries to block Austria's Stefanie Schwaiger during a snow volleyball exhibition match at the Austria House in Pyeongchang, South Korea, Wednesday, Feb. 14, 2018. Europe has a small snow volleyball league, and promoters showed off the sport in an exhibition match before hundreds of curiosity seekers. (AP Photo/Felipe Dana)
Brazil's Giba, center right, tries to block Austria's Stefanie Schwaiger during a snow volleyball exhibition match at the Austria House in Pyeongchang, South Korea, Wednesday, Feb. 14, 2018. Europe has a small snow volleyball league, and promoters showed off the sport in an exhibition match before hundreds of curiosity seekers. (AP Photo/Felipe Dana)
Pyeongchang 2018 Winter Olympics - Pyeongchang - South Korea – February 14, 2018. Nikolas Berger of Austria and Giba Godoy of Brazil in action during an event promoting the Snow Volleyball hosted by the International Volleyball Federation (FIVB) and European Volleyball Confederation (CEV). REUTERS/Kim Hong-Ji
Nikolas Berger of Austria and Giba Godoy of Brazil in action during an event promoting the Snow Volleyball hosted by FIVB and CEV in Pyeongchang
Pyeongchang 2018 Winter Olympics - Pyeongchang - South Korea – February 14, 2018. Nikolas Berger of Austria and Giba Godoy of Brazil in action during an event promoting the Snow Volleyball hosted by the International Volleyball Federation (FIVB) and European Volleyball Confederation (CEV). REUTERS/Kim Hong-Ji
Pyeongchang 2018 Winter Olympics - Pyeongchang - South Korea – February 14, 2018. Players celebrate during an event promoting the Snow Volleyball hosted by the International Volleyball Federation (FIVB) and European Volleyball Confederation (CEV) in Pyeongchang. REUTERS/Kim Hong-Ji
Players celebrate during an event promoting the Snow Volleyball hosted by FIVB and CEV in Pyeongchang
Pyeongchang 2018 Winter Olympics - Pyeongchang - South Korea – February 14, 2018. Players celebrate during an event promoting the Snow Volleyball hosted by the International Volleyball Federation (FIVB) and European Volleyball Confederation (CEV) in Pyeongchang. REUTERS/Kim Hong-Ji
Pyeongchang 2018 Winter Olympics - Pyeongchang - South Korea – February 14, 2018. Xue Chen of China returns the ball during an event promoting the Snow Volleyball hosted by the International Volleyball Federation (FIVB) and European Volleyball Confederation (CEV). REUTERS/Kim Hong-Ji
Xue Chen of China returns the ball during an event promoting the Snow Volleyball hosted by FIVB and CEV in Pyeongchang
Pyeongchang 2018 Winter Olympics - Pyeongchang - South Korea – February 14, 2018. Xue Chen of China returns the ball during an event promoting the Snow Volleyball hosted by the International Volleyball Federation (FIVB) and European Volleyball Confederation (CEV). REUTERS/Kim Hong-Ji
Pyeongchang 2018 Winter Olympics - Pyeongchang - South Korea – February 14, 2018. Giba Godoy of Brazil plays during an event promoting the Snow Volleyball hosted by the International Volleyball Federation (FIVB) and European Volleyball Confederation (CEV). REUTERS/Kim Hong-Ji
Giba Godoy of Brazil plays during an event promoting the Snow Volleyball hosted by FIVB and CEV in Pyeongchang
Pyeongchang 2018 Winter Olympics - Pyeongchang - South Korea – February 14, 2018. Giba Godoy of Brazil plays during an event promoting the Snow Volleyball hosted by the International Volleyball Federation (FIVB) and European Volleyball Confederation (CEV). REUTERS/Kim Hong-Ji
Pyeongchang 2018 Winter Olympics - Pyeongchang - South Korea – February 14, 2018. Stefanie Schwaiger of Austria spikes during an event promoting the Snow Volleyball hosted by the International Volleyball Federation (FIVB) and European Volleyball Confederation (CEV). REUTERS/Kim Hong-Ji
Stefanie Schwaiger of Austria spikes during an event promoting the Snow Volleyball hosted by FIVB and CEV in Pyeongchang
Pyeongchang 2018 Winter Olympics - Pyeongchang - South Korea – February 14, 2018. Stefanie Schwaiger of Austria spikes during an event promoting the Snow Volleyball hosted by the International Volleyball Federation (FIVB) and European Volleyball Confederation (CEV). REUTERS/Kim Hong-Ji
Pyeongchang 2018 Winter Olympics - Pyeongchang - South Korea – February 14, 2018. Xue Chen of China returns the ball during an event promoting the Snow Volleyball hosted by the International Volleyball Federation (FIVB) and European Volleyball Confederation (CEV). REUTERS/Kim Hong-Ji
Xue Chen of China returns the ball during an event promoting the Snow Volleyball hosted by FIVB and CEV in Pyeongchang
Pyeongchang 2018 Winter Olympics - Pyeongchang - South Korea – February 14, 2018. Xue Chen of China returns the ball during an event promoting the Snow Volleyball hosted by the International Volleyball Federation (FIVB) and European Volleyball Confederation (CEV). REUTERS/Kim Hong-Ji
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Pyeongchang 2018 Winter Olympics - Pyeongchang - South Korea – February 14, 2018. Nikolas Berger of Austria and Giba Godoy of Brazil in action during an event promoting the Snow Volleyball hosted by the International Volleyball Federation (FIVB) and European Volleyball Confederation (CEV). REUTERS/Kim Hong-Ji
Nikolas Berger of Austria and Giba Godoy of Brazil in action during an event promoting the Snow Volleyball hosted by FIVB and CEV in Pyeongchang
Pyeongchang 2018 Winter Olympics - Pyeongchang - South Korea – February 14, 2018. Nikolas Berger of Austria and Giba Godoy of Brazil in action during an event promoting the Snow Volleyball hosted by the International Volleyball Federation (FIVB) and European Volleyball Confederation (CEV). REUTERS/Kim Hong-Ji
Pyeongchang 2018 Winter Olympics - Pyeongchang - South Korea – February 14, 2018. Giba Godoy of Brazil plays during an event promoting the Snow Volleyball hosted by the International Volleyball Federation (FIVB) and European Volleyball Confederation (CEV). REUTERS/Kim Hong-Ji
Giba Godoy of Brazil plays during an event promoting the Snow Volleyball hosted by FIVB and CEV in Pyeongchang
Pyeongchang 2018 Winter Olympics - Pyeongchang - South Korea – February 14, 2018. Giba Godoy of Brazil plays during an event promoting the Snow Volleyball hosted by the International Volleyball Federation (FIVB) and European Volleyball Confederation (CEV). REUTERS/Kim Hong-Ji
Pyeongchang 2018 Winter Olympics - Pyeongchang - South Korea – February 14, 2018. Players celebrate during an event promoting the Snow Volleyball hosted by the International Volleyball Federation (FIVB) and European Volleyball Confederation (CEV) in Pyeongchang. REUTERS/Kim Hong-Ji
Players celebrate during an event promoting the Snow Volleyball hosted by FIVB and CEV in Pyeongchang
Pyeongchang 2018 Winter Olympics - Pyeongchang - South Korea – February 14, 2018. Players celebrate during an event promoting the Snow Volleyball hosted by the International Volleyball Federation (FIVB) and European Volleyball Confederation (CEV) in Pyeongchang. REUTERS/Kim Hong-Ji
Pyeongchang 2018 Winter Olympics - Pyeongchang - South Korea – February 14, 2018. Players hug each other during an event promoting the Snow Volleyball hosted by the International Volleyball Federation (FIVB) and European Volleyball Confederation (CEV) in Pyeongchang. REUTERS/Kim Hong-Ji
Players hug each other during an event promoting the Snow Volleyball hosted by FIVB and CEV in Pyeongchang
Pyeongchang 2018 Winter Olympics - Pyeongchang - South Korea – February 14, 2018. Players hug each other during an event promoting the Snow Volleyball hosted by the International Volleyball Federation (FIVB) and European Volleyball Confederation (CEV) in Pyeongchang. REUTERS/Kim Hong-Ji
Pyeongchang 2018 Winter Olympics - Pyeongchang - South Korea – February 14, 2018. Giba Godoy of Brazil plays during an event promoting the Snow Volleyball hosted by the International Volleyball Federation (FIVB) and European Volleyball Confederation (CEV). REUTERS/Kim Hong-Ji
Giba Godoy of Brazil plays during an event promoting the Snow Volleyball hosted by FIVB and CEV in Pyeongchang
Pyeongchang 2018 Winter Olympics - Pyeongchang - South Korea – February 14, 2018. Giba Godoy of Brazil plays during an event promoting the Snow Volleyball hosted by the International Volleyball Federation (FIVB) and European Volleyball Confederation (CEV). REUTERS/Kim Hong-Ji
Pyeongchang 2018 Winter Olympics - Pyeongchang - South Korea – February 14, 2018. Nikolas Berger of Austria reacts as Kim Yeon-Koung of South Korea returns the ball watched by Giba Godoy of Brazil during an event promoting the Snow Volleyball hosted by the International Volleyball Federation (FIVB) and European Volleyball Confederation (CEV). REUTERS/Kim Hong-Ji
Nikolas Berger of Austria reacts as Kim Yeon-Koung of South Korea returns the ball watched by Giba Godoy of Brazil during an event promoting the Snow Volleyball hosted by FIVB and CEV in Pyeongchang
Pyeongchang 2018 Winter Olympics - Pyeongchang - South Korea – February 14, 2018. Nikolas Berger of Austria reacts as Kim Yeon-Koung of South Korea returns the ball watched by Giba Godoy of Brazil during an event promoting the Snow Volleyball hosted by the International Volleyball Federation (FIVB) and European Volleyball Confederation (CEV). REUTERS/Kim Hong-Ji
Pyeongchang 2018 Winter Olympics - Pyeongchang - South Korea – February 14, 2018. Giba Godoy of Brazil plays during an event promoting the Snow Volleyball hosted by the International Volleyball Federation (FIVB) and European Volleyball Confederation (CEV). REUTERS/Kim Hong-Ji TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY
Giba Godoy of Brazil plays during an event promoting the Snow Volleyball hosted by FIVB and CEV in Pyeongchang
Pyeongchang 2018 Winter Olympics - Pyeongchang - South Korea – February 14, 2018. Giba Godoy of Brazil plays during an event promoting the Snow Volleyball hosted by the International Volleyball Federation (FIVB) and European Volleyball Confederation (CEV). REUTERS/Kim Hong-Ji TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY

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