Arena, sol y mucha piel en el vóley playa

Una colección de imágenes del voleibol playa femenino y de algunas de las figuras que competirán en los Olímpicos de Londres. Asistirán las 16 duplas que encabezan el ranking de la Federación Internacional de Vóley Playa, con un máximo de dos equipos máximo por país. Así las cosas, serán dos equipos de Brasil, República Checa, Alemania y Estados Unidos.

Team GB Female Beach Volleyball Players Launch Road Safety Initiative

LONDON, ENGLAND - MAY 24: Members of Great Britain women's Beach Volleyball team (L-R) Lucy Bolton, Zara Dempney and Shauna Mullin take part in a 'Stop Traffic' photocall on Parliament Square on May 24, 2012 in London, England. The PR stunt was aimed at reminding commuters that roads were likely to be busier at peak times during the 2012 London Olympic Games. (Photo by Dan Kitwood/Getty Images)

2012 Beach Volleyball European Championship - Day 3

THE HAGUE, NETHERLANDS - JUNE 02: Cheerleaders dance during the women?s quarter final match between Liesbeth Mouha and Katrien Gielen of Belgium and Sanne Keizer and Marleen van Iersel of Netherlands during the Beach Volleyball European Championships Day 3 at the Hague Beach Stadium on June 2, 2012 in The Hague, Netherlands. Netherland won in 2-1 sets against Belgium. (Photo by Christof Koepsel/Bongarts/Getty Images)

FIVB Beach Volleyball Beijing Grand Slam - Day 6

BEIJING, CHINA - MAY 12: Sanne Keize of Netherlands in action during the 2012 Swatch FIVB World Tour Beijing Grand Slam Final 3rd Place match with Marleen Van Iersel against Katrin Holtwick and Ilka Semmler of Germany in Chaoyang Park on May 12, 2012 in Beijing, China. (Photo by Lintao Zhang/Getty Images)

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Hana Klapalova of the Czech Republic (L) spikes a ball against Brasilian Juliana Felisberta Silva during the FIVB Beach Volleyball World Championships in Rome's Foro Italico, on June 18, 2011. AFP PHOTO / Filippo MONTEFORTE (Photo credit should read FILIPPO MONTEFORTE/AFP/Getty Images)

FIVB Beach Volleyball Beijing Grand Slam - Day 6

BEIJING, CHINA - MAY 12: Marta Menegatti (L) and Greta Cicolari of Italy present their silver medals during the medal ceremony of the 2012 Swatch FIVB World Tour Beijing Grand Slam in Chaoyang Park on May 12, 2012 in Beijing, China.(Photo by Lintao Zhang/Getty Images)

Maria Elisa Antonelli

Brazil's Maria Elisa Antonelli returns a shot during a beach volleyball training match on Ipanema beach in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Wednesday, April 11, 2012. Antonelli and her teammate Talita Antunes are one of the favorite teams that will compete at the London 2012 Olympic games women's beach volley competition. (AP Photo/Victor R. Caivano)

China's Xi Zhang (2nd R) and her teammat

China's Xi Zhang (2nd R) and her teammate Chen Xue (2nd L) vie for the ball with Brooke Hanson (L) and Lauren Fendrick (R) of the US during their FIVB Beach-Volleyball Grand Slam 2012 match in Berlin on July 12, 2012. The team of China won the match 21-14, 21-19. The Grand slam takes place from July 10 to 15, 2012. AFP PHOTO / DAVID GANNONDAVID GANNON/AFP/GettyImages

Team GB Female Beach Volleyball Players Launch Road Safety Initiative

LONDON, ENGLAND - MAY 24: Members of Great Britain women's Beach Volleyball team (L-R) Denise Johns, Lucy Bolton, Shauna Mullin and Zara Dempne take part in a 'Stop Traffic' photocall on Parliament Square on May 24, 2012 in London, England. The PR stunt was aimed at reminding commuters that roads were likely to be busier at peak times during the 2012 London Olympic Games. (Photo by Dan Kitwood/Getty Images)

A Beach volleyball player takes part in

A Beach volleyball player takes part in a women’s Pool Play match during the 2012 FIVB Beach Volleyball World Tour Moscow Grand Slam at the historical Poklonnaya Gora (Victory Park) in Moscow, on June 8, 2012. AFP PHOTO / KIRILL KUDRYAVTSEVKIRILL KUDRYAVTSEV/AFP/GettyImages

TOPSHOTS German beach volleyball player

TOPSHOTS German beach volleyball player Ilka Semmler reacts during a training session during the FIVB Beach-Volleyball Grand Slam 2012 in Berlin on July 10, 2012. The Grand slam takes part from July 10 to 15, 2012. AFP PHOTO / HANNIBAL HANSCHKE GERMANY OUTHANNIBAL HANSCHKE/AFP/GettyImages

Sanne Keizer, Marleen Van Iersel

Sanne Keizer, bottom, and Marleen Van Iersel of the Netherlands compete during the women's match against the team of Karla Borger and Britta Buthe of Germany in the Beach Volleyball World Tour Grand Slam at Jinshan, outskirts of Shanghai, China, Thursday, May 3, 2012. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko)