The Olympics represents a coming together of the world's diverse nations and cultures, and that was on display when Germany faced off with Egypt on the beach volleyball court in Rio, amid a stunning display of sporting excellence.
The two teams contrasted with their strikingly different choice of sportswear, with Germany’s Kira Walkenhorst and Laura Ludwig in barely-there athletic beach gear and Nada Meawad and Doaa Elghobashy covered up but still highly kinetic, in Islamic garments.
Despite these superficial differences, both teams exhibited their top-level skill and athleticism, and a shared Olympic spirit - with Germany eventually triumphing 21-12, 21-15. Well done all!
Uniform regulations have been adapted in recent years to allow more culturally inclusive styles.
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