Olympic Beach Volleyball Uses Canadian Treated Sand

Misty May-Treanor and Kerri Walsh celebrate their third gold medal in a row in women's beach volleyball. The sand used in London is treated in Canada. Photo: FIVB

via The Toronto Star.

Since beach volleyball became an Olympic sports in 1966, Hutcheson Sand & Mixes of Huntsville, Ontario, has taken the fine-grained sand of choice and made it even finer and more perfect.

Canadian technology is why it doesn't stick to all those very exposed surfaces during a game.

"Hutcheson provides sand that will not compact, thus performing under the best and most adverse weather conditions"