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By Martin Kocandrle, Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO – Although Shanghai is not typically known for its tropical coast and sunny beachside activities, a corner of the city will be receiving a major makeover as one of Brazil’s favorite pastimes arrives in town. The Swatch FIVB International Beach Volleyball Tournament is making its way to the city for the seventh consecutive year as a part of the second leg of the 2010 tour.

Currently there are 72 men’s teams and 64 women’s teams from 35 different countries enrolled in the tournament, and with US$380,000 in prize . . .

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