British Olympic beach volleyball players sport QR codes on bikini bottoms

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Beach volleyball athletes and organizers rarely shy away from tying the marketing of their sport to the bodies of those who play it.

Let’s see: bronze-skinned babes, bikinis, the beach… there’s a natural advertising line there.

But now a pair of British Olympic hopefuls are taking the sex appeal of their sport one step further by slapping barcodes on their behinds.

Zara Dampney and Shauna Mullin have signed a sponsorship deal with the betting firm Betfair and have agreed to sport Quick Response (QR codes) on their bikini bottoms at this week’s tournament in London.

The QR codes, when photographed with a smart phone with a QR Code reader application, direct the photographer to Betfair’s Web site — where they can place their bets on a full array of sporting events.

Betfair public relations head Andy Lulham told the Telegraph that he wanted to place his company’s advertising where cameras focus — and the sun don’t shine.

The London 2012 beach volleyball tournament began Monday and concludes Sunday at the Horse Guards Parade. Earlier this week U.K. Prime Minister David Cameron’s office forced organizers to turn down the tournament’s sound system because it interfered with riot meetings.

A note to tournament organizers: you may want to beef up the security when Dampney and Mullin are playing, because not everyone has a massive zoom lens on his or her cell phone camera.

2 Responses to “British Olympic beach volleyball players sport QR codes on bikini bottoms”

  1. Stasia Diles says:

    Sounds great! How much does the app cost? I am due to get an android for my birthday, or at least i hope so, the mrs has had enough hints )

  2. says:

    QR Code readers are free, and there are many to choose from. Download several to your phone to see which one you like best. Some better than others. And if you want to make your own QR Code, try the custom qr code generator at Free to design, only USD 9.95 if you choose to download. There is also a basic generator on the site that is totally free. However, styled codes provide a more fun/better experience for your audience, and better results for you (more scans). Cheers.

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