NORWAY’S women’s handball team has been fined £1,300 for refusing to wear bikini bottoms.
The Scandinavians have been charged with sporting “improper clothes” as they as an alternative wore shorts through the European Beach Handball Championships in Bulgaria.
Norway’s women’s handball team has been fined £1,300 for refusing to wear bikini bottomsCredit: Instagram / @elisabethhammerstad
A European Handball Federation assertion learn: “In the bronze medal sport towards Spain, the team of Norway performed with shorts that aren’t in accordance to the athlete uniform laws outlined within the IHF Beach Handball guidelines of the sport.”
Norway’s handball federation stood by its athletes, saying: “We are very pleased with these ladies who raised their voices and introduced that sufficient is sufficient!
“Together we are going to proceed to battle to change the foundations for clothes, in order that gamers can play within the garments they’re snug with.”
The positive comes a day after British Paralympian Olivia Breen mentioned she had been instructed by an official at Sunday’s English Championships that her competitors briefs have been too SHORT.
The double world champ sprinter and lengthy jumper, 24, mentioned: “It made me really feel actually offended and it’s very unsuitable.
“You know they’ll’t touch upon what we are able to and may’t wear. They are like high-waisted bikini bottoms.
“I’ve worn them for 9 years, I’ve by no means had an issue and we must always really feel snug with what we wear.”
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It appears the ‘acceptable’ size of shorts for feminine athletes stays below dialogue.
Teams within the Olympic handball competitors, not performed on a seashore, DO wear shorts.
Norway begin their marketing campaign towards South Korea on Sunday.
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