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Snow volleyball exhibition set for PyeongChang Olympics

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WASHINGTON, DC - JANUARY 25: Scott Behrens dives for the ball during a friendly game of volleyball with friends in the snow January 25, 2016 in Washington, DC. Winter Storm Jonas hit the East Coast over the weekend, breaking snowfall records, closing places of work, causing 29 storm-related deaths, leaving thousands of homes without power and serious flooding in coastal areas. (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)

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A snow volleyball exhibition is planned for PyeongChang to help the sport’s international governing body make the case for it to be added to the Olympics.

If successful, volleyball would be the first sport to be on the program at both the Winter and Summer Games.

Snow volleyball is similar to the beach discipline, with two-person teams.

With many of the tournaments hosted by ski resorts as a diversion for their guests, it also borrows the party atmosphere of the sandy side of the sport.

But those who have played it say the cold and snow are new challenges that make it a very different sport.

The exhibition on Feb. 14 at the Austria House will include Olympic medalists from the beach and indoor disciplines, as well as South Korean players.

There are already 17 European countries hosting national snow volleyball championships and a tour that will culminate in an inaugural European championship in Austria in March.

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