US beach volleyballers sweat and set with Bush

Aug. 09, 2008, 12:09 a.m. (ET)

BEIJING (AP) U.S. President George W. Bush visited with American beach volleyball players at the Olympics, getting sandy with defending gold medalist Misty May-Treanor on the practice courts.

Bush stopped by the Chaoyang Park venue for about 30 minutes Saturday morning, posing for pictures with the U.S. players and staff. May-Treanor and her partner Kerri Walsh took a break in practice so Bush could try out a few bumps himself.

The president needs some work on his passing, putting a pair off his knuckles. When May-Treanor passed the ball back to him, he acted like he was going to dive after it but decided to stay on his feet.

The president then visited with men's players Phil Dalhausser, Todd Rogers, Sean Rosenthal and Jake Gibb.