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Egyptian Women’s Beach Volleyball Team Rock Hijab & Sleeved Uniforms on the Sand For First Time at the 2016 Rio Olympics

The end of regulation bikinis means team Egypt can play the sport on their own terms.

Egypt’s first women’s beach volleyball team to participate in the Olympics since the sport was added in 1996 made their initial appearance against Germany at the Copacabana venue Sunday night. It was the Egyptians’ first international event outside the African continent where they had won a major title in April and are ranked 15th overall.

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