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beach volleyball

In the 1990s so-called alternative sports made inroads into the imagination and recreation time of people around the world--but especially in the United States. Figures from the National Sporting Goods Association showed a decline in participation by Americans in traditional sports, including football and baseball, in favour of such new sports as in-line skating and snowboarding. Even "extreme" sports, the playground of adrenaline junkies, high-speed addicts, and alterna-athletes, were becoming more mainstream in 1997 than ever before

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Example sentences
Here bronzed bodies took a break from their beach volleyball to watch the
  television screens at the outdoor bar.
Take part in a game of horseshoes, beach volleyball, or basketball on one of
  the numerous courts.
They fly fighter jets together at the speed of sound and then play beach
  volleyball.
Other activities include beach yoga and beach volleyball.
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