Norwegian Female Beach Handball Team Refused To Wear Bikini Bottoms
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European Championships organizers for Olympics 2020 are threatening the Norwegian Beach Handball team for their dress code. The rule was set that the team should not wear anything longer than 10 cm from their bum.
However, the girls found the bikini bottoms way too revealing and wanted to go in these tight shorts.
“Women should wear a bikini where the top should be a tight-fitting sports bra with deep openings at the arms. The bottom must not be more than ten centimeters on the sides,” the regulation reads.
The bottom meant is shown below.
Female players expressed their discomfort as the bottoms are too short and made them feel unnecessarily sexualized during the matches. One of the players said, “First, we were told about a fine of 50 euros per person per match, something that would have landed us a fine of about 4,850 euros. We accepted that.”
“However, just before the match, we were told that we would be disqualified if we play like that. So we had to go with the bikini bottoms.”
The French team manager, Valerie Nicolas, supported the women’s decision who later wore shorts on their bronze final match, “It is a sport with a lot of movement, and you are hindered by the bikini. There is also discomfort associated with menstruation and not least religion.”
A proposal from Norwegian Beach Handball Association has been made to abolish the rule. The latest update from the Congress of the European Handball Federation (EHF) was that it had been approved, and it’ll be suggested to the EHF board.