London 2012 Olympics "undress" rehearsal as beach volleyball hits Westminster

London 2012 Olympics "undress" rehearsal as beach volleyball hits Westminster

Keep your eyes on the ball! Olympic beach volleyball has an “undress” rehearsal

8:24 AM on 10th August 2011

Volley good show: Cheerleaders turn up the heat in the test event on Horse Guards Parade beach

Volley good show: Cheerleaders turn up the heat in the test event on Horse Guards Parade beach

Go team go! The bikini-clad cheerleaders shook their hips and heads as they welcomed the volleyball teams to practice their games

Go team go! The bikini-clad cheerleaders shook their hips and heads as they welcomed the volleyball teams to practice their games

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Rear view: Spain

Rear view: Spain”s Garcia Gonzalo signals to her team-mates

Grand surroundings: The arena during the preliminary phase of the FIVB Beach Volleyball International at Horse Guards Parade

Grand surroundings: The arena during the preliminary phase of the FIVB Beach Volleyball International at Horse Guards Parade

Team spirit: The volleyball cheerleaders got into the Olympic spirit by jumping over one another in their turquoise uniforms

Team spirit: The volleyball cheerleaders got into the Olympic spirit by jumping over one another in their turquoise uniforms

Over the net: Denise Johns and Lucy Bolton of Great Britain in action during their match

Over the net: Denise Johns and Lucy Bolton of Great Britain in action during their match

Ball skills: Denise Johns of Great Britian in action during a practice session prior to the VISA FIVB Beach Volleyball International in London

Ball skills: Denise Johns of Great Britian in action during a practice session prior to the VISA FIVB Beach Volleyball International in London

Poise: Brittany Hochevar of USA serves during the VISA FIVB Beach Volleyball International at Horse Guards Parade

Poise: Brittany Hochevar of USA serves during the VISA FIVB Beach Volleyball International

Catch! Lisa Rutledge of the USA prepares to serve during the tournament at Horse Guards Parade

Catch! Lisa Rutledge of the USA prepares to serve during the tournament at Horse Guards Parade

Well built: Players practise ahead of the VISA FIVB Beach Volleyball International at Horse Guards Parade

Well built: Players practise ahead of the VISA FIVB Beach Volleyball International at Horse Guards Parade

Fan frenzy: Olympic fans came to watch the FIVB Beach Volleyball International in London, despite the riots going on in the capital

Fan frenzy: Olympic fans came to watch the FIVB Beach Volleyball International in London, despite the riots going on in the capital

Taking London

Taking London”s minds off the riot: The beach volleyball test event at Horse Guards Parade saw these cheerleaders lightening the mood in the capital

British beach volleyball players: Denise Johns, Lucy Boulton, Shauna Mulliin and Zara Dampney during a photocall for the London 2012 test event FIVB Beach Volleyball International Preview Day

British beach volleyball players: Denise Johns, Lucy Boulton, Shauna Mulliin and Zara Dampney during a photocall for the London 2012 test event FIVB Beach Volleyball International Preview Day