I actually do get it. I’ve hung out with enough theater folks in my life to know that if you have to move a lot (be it dancing or sports), you either wear something really baggy or skin tight. It’s the only way to keep the clothes from restricting your movement. In fact, yahoo had a story the other day where the men stated that they actually prefer the longer (and even baggier) board shirts when playing, but the IOC prefers the cleaner look of the shirts they’re currently wearing.

The women, of course, couldn’t get a cleaner look without moving to total nudity, but that same story says they prefer the bikinis over shorts and shirts, so fair enough. But maybe you could forego the all white outfits…I’m no prude, but beach volleyball is a sweaty game, and I’d really prefer some things left to the imagination!