Sports visor

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Former President George W. Bush wears a sports visor courtesy of the U.S. Beach Volleyball team at the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing.
Tennis player Ashley Harkleroad wears a sports visor at the 2007 Australian Open

A 'sports visor — is a type of crownless hat or "strap" consisting simply of a visor or brim encircling the head. Although the top of the head is not covered, a visor is still considered a type of hat. The visor protects only the face, including eyes, nose, and cheeks, from the sun

The visor portion of a sun visor may be either curved or flat and the strap is often equipped with an adjustable velcro fastener in back. The strap can function as a sweatband. This type of headgear was designed for use in outdoor sports (especially golf, tennis, and volleyball) where eye protection from direct sunlight is desirable, but is now often used by non-athletes at beach and other sunny outdoor events.

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