Brazilian players Larissa Juliana (R) and Talita Renata practice at the Beach Volleyball stadium in Beijing on August 5, 2008 ahead of the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games. US and Brazil, two nations blessed with more sand and sun than most, will resume their battle for beach volleyball domination in Beijing after virtually monopolising gold in previous editions.  AFP PHOTO THOMAS COEX (Photo credit should read THOMAS COEX/AFP via Getty Images)