Morio in Rio Day 7

Morio continues his Rio experience, this day at the beach to see volleyball and reports on a political protest along the way.

The spirited Brazilians went crazy at the beach volleyball match that pitted their team against the Dutch.

This is match point in the semifinal.

The International Olympic Committee has restrictions in place to prevent politics from taking center stage at the Games. One woman is defiant.


Darya Safai is trying to raise awareness about the fact that Iranian women are not allowed into stadiums for male sports events. Security asked Safai to leave the volleyball match between Iran and Egypt in the preliminary contest on the grounds that political statements are banned at the games. She was defiant. She traveled to Brazil and held her banner up during the semis.

She talked to Morio about her cause.