Maria Tsiartsiani is one of the emerging starts of Olympics in Beijing. She is a 27 year old beach voley ball player from Greece and the highest internation position she has held in 2nd.
Chen Xue is the Chinese beach volley ball player and attracting equal limelight from reporters and fans alike. Her Chinese name I believe is è–›æ™¨.
Beach voley ball events attract quite a crowd and not all of them are game enthusiasts. Reporters are keen on snapping pictures (referred to as pics in Internet lingo) because these sell like hot cakes all over the media.