BASIL – After the protests, the prescribed bikini bottom will no longer be mandatory for beach handball players.
“The sports association has heard the protests started by the Norwegian national team in July, and from now on women will be able to wear short skinny pants.” informs the AP agency.
The Norwegian national team in beach handball, who wore shorts instead of the prescribed bikini in the match for the European Championships for bronze, was fined 1,500 euros. Pop singer Pink also supported the protest against sexism and excessive exposure.
The International Handball Federation will let women play in shorts, after Norway’s women’s beach handball team was fined for refusing to wear bikinis.
Players say bikinis are restrictive, but they were fined $ 1,700 for wearing “improper” shorts (which is what men wear). pic.twitter.com/D6kjSIqXXs
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