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U.S. Beach Volleyball Brings Party To Beijing

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American sports fans have many traditions, but one bit of fan Americana that hasn't translated in Beijing is the beach volleyball's "party vibe." So two longtime announcers did some Olympics training of their own: working with Chinese DJs to pump up the sound and get the fans up and dancing.

RENEE MONTAGNE, host:

Good morning. I'm Renee Montagne.

American sports fans have many traditions: pointing giant foam fingers and donning big pieces of cheese on their heads. One bit of fan Americana that's not quite translating in Beijing is the party vibe traditional to beach volleyball. So the sport's two long-time announcers did some Olympics training of their own. They worked with Chinese DJs to pump up the sound and Chinese volunteers to get the fans up and dancing.

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