By Sharon Clott Kanter
Updated Aug 02, 2012 @ 12:30 pm
Beach Volleyball
Credit: Landov (2)

It’s a very different Olympics for two-time defending Olympic beach volleyball gold medalists Kerri Walsh Jennings and Misty May-Treanor. Not only did they lose their first Olympics set ever last night against Austria (but they won the match overall), they’re also skipping the bikinis this time around in favor of spandex pants and long-sleeve tops. And not because of a rule that says they can, but rather because it’s just cold out there! The athletes are playing outside in the middle of the Horse Guards Parade, and the temperatures in London are in the 60s and 70s all week. Quite the difference from the white sporty two-pieces they wore in Beijing four years ago! Continue to watch the terrific twosome advance; more games are scheduled this week.

Plus, all the details on their necklaces!