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  • 03:37 PM ET  08.12

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Welcome back to the first post-break edition of Caption This, complete with non-winners. That's Bulgaria's Evgeni Ivanolv (with his face obscured by the ball) going up against Japan's Nobuharu Saito in Olympic volleyball action on Tuesday.

Feel free to supply a suggested caption in the comments section. I will post some selections later tonight.

(UPDATED)

Here are a Sweet 16 of selections:

“Bulgaria's witness protection program leaves a little to be desired.” (Finsterbaby)

“It was later revealed that Ivanolv's scream of pain had actually emanated from a less attractive athlete.” (Mark G)

“Shocking photo purports to illustrate Olympic event lacking any U.S. participants!” (Martel)

“In Bulgaria, ball block you!” (Clef, also gill, Anthony Verna, Midvalley and Finsterbaby on a similar line)

“I dated this guy once. He had this great big goiter on his forehead. Turns out he knew Ghandi.” (Ghost of Jen’s Past)

“See Evgeni ‘The Human Seal’ Ivanolv practice his ball-balancing and jazz hands for VolleyBall -- The Musical.” (ahegel)

“He has that sixth sense all great players have, a real ball for the nose ... wait.” (gill)

“I picked the wrong week to stop sniffing leather.” (Anthony Verna)

“It's a good thing Evgeni had tape on his hands, otherwise he could have gotten hurt on this play.” (Midvalley)

“Drat. If I could jump three feet higher this could be another 'crotch-shot' Caption This.” (Rickapolis)

“Before touching the ball, Evgeni Ivanolv reads the label carefully to see that it contains no lead or other harmful ingredients.” (Tom the actuary)

“Evgeni Ivanolv misinterprets the ancient Chinese remedy of acupressure.” (KS Elwood)

“This is the Olympics' answer to Mr. Met.” (thehemogoblin)

“Tragically, after balancing a volleyball on his nose, Bulgarian Evgeni Ivanolv was clubbed to death after being mistaken for a baby seal.” (Sean NJ)

“Ivanolv learns that Saito is Japanese for Cheney.” (manta)

“Former soccer player Evgeni Ivanolv still hasn't learned all the rule differences in his new sport.” (big west)
 

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