A brief scare rippled through the mixed zone after the women's beach volleyball gold medal game when the floor gave way while Kerri Walsh Jennings and Misty May-Treanor were chatting with reporters.
More than two dozen reporters were crowded around the two stars when the staged floor buckled. Several sections of the floor started to come apart on the media side of the zone, sending reporters scrambling for more stable footing.
No one was hurt, and the floor underneath May-Treanor and Walsh Jennings remained stable.
Officials ended the interviews and moved everyone to a press conference room where the questions and answers continued.
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