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Jul 21, 2021
Sputnik International © Photo : Norway’s Handball Federation https://sputniknews.com/sport/202107211083429101-social-media-storm-erupts-after-norways-womens-handball-team-fined-for-not-wearing-bikinis/ The issue of women's skimpy clothes is hotly contested in sports and beach handball is not the only sport, where women are required to wear bikinis. Beach volleyball is quite popular for the revealing outfits of competing women's teams too. After the Norwegian women's beach handball team was fined $1,700 due to their refusal to wear bikini bottoms, opting to wear shorts instead, Twitterati slammed the European Handball Federation (EHF) for being "misogynistic" and "sexist". Each Norwegian player received a fine of $177. On the other hand, some social media users called the rules archaic, while others declared the situation "awkward". Example #4,893 of misogyny in sports. Good for Norway's women's beach handball team! https://t.co/NQF2ukGB9y It's like expecting men to wear tighty-whities while they compete. Seems super awkward. https://t.co/wAL1djA8Np This ain't it. How about as long as it doesn't provide a competitive advantage we let women wear what they are comfortable wearing? https://t.co/2tdZZlPtky Well done Norway's women Beach Handball team in challenging the archaic dress code. Surely in 2021 we can wear what we want? Norway women's beach handball team fined for wearing not bikini bottoms. "Men are allowed to wear shorts that are “not too baggy,” as long as they remain 10 centimetres above the kneecap.” Just stop. Stop. https://t.co/svgtI9PD0I This sexist ruling needs to change. There is no athletic reason why women “must” wear bikini bottoms.