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US volleyball vows to keep bikinis

FILE 2012: U.S. beach volleyball players Kerri Walsh, right, and her partner Misty May train for the London 2012 Olympics in Manhattan Beach, California.

FILE 2012: U.S. beach volleyball players Kerri Walsh, right, and her partner Misty May train for the London 2012 Olympics in Manhattan Beach, California.  (Reuters)

They’re going to be the cheekiest gals in London this summer.

Olympian Misty May-Treanor and her fellow competitors on the US women’s beach volleyball team vowed yesterday to keep wearing their sexy bikinis at the upcoming Games — despite a new rule that lets female players compete in dowdy shorts and T-shirts.

“We’re not uncomfortable in our bikinis,” said team member Jen Kessy.

“Growing up in southern California, that’s what you wear from when you’re a little kid to now in the summertime.”

Treanor said she loves to compete in her skimpy, bottom-baring bikini because “what you see is what you get — there’s no airbrushing.”

“I grew up on the beach, grew up in a bikini,” said May-Treanor, who has won two gold medals with her partner, Kerri Walsh.

Olympic officials changed the dress code for the racy sport — in which teams of two compete against each other — to soothe the concerns of nations where religion dictates that women wear more than skimpy swimsuits.

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