Organisers of the men’s beach volleyball tournament at the 16th Asian Games in Guangzhou, Guangdong province thought it would be a good idea to employ four cheerleader squads, each made up of eight girls, to entertain fans during breaks in the games.
The scantily-clad girls did more than cheer, they performed martial arts and fan dancing. For one of the teams they also raised their body temperatures making it too hot for them to play well.
At least that is what was claimed by Yemen beach volleyballer Adeeb Mahfoudh: the dancers made it impossible for his team to concentrate, "They had an effect on how we played." Adeeb speculates that the cheerleaders had something to do with the Yemen team losing the match.
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The problem for any Middle Eastern sports team is that they are used to leering at Muslim cheerleaders.