Women’s Handball Players Are Fined for Rejecting Bikini Uniforms

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> In 2011, the Badminton World Federation decreed that women must wear skirts or dresses to play at the elite level in order to help revive flagging interest in women’s badminton. Yeah, that’s why people aren’t watching badminton… not enough gams.


> The International Handball Federation requires women to wear bikini bottoms “with a close fit and cut on an upward angle toward the top of the leg.” The sides of the bikini bottoms must be no more than 4 inches. Men, on the other hand, can wear shorts as long as 4 inches above their knees as long as they are “not too baggy.” Yup, that’s pretty unfair.


Back in February some German Olympic Volleyball Players were invited to go to Qatar for a tournament. They backed out because they were asked to wear long shirts and trousers. Yes the request was done “out of the respect of the culture and traditions of the host country”, but I think the girls made the right choice. Now I’m hearing this, that the Olympics wants the women’s handball players to wear bikinis. Just let the women wear what they want, my god!


This paralympian’s shorts are too short, these ladies shorts are too long. I think it’s just about controlling women at this point.


>Kare Geir Lio, the head of the Norwegian Handball Federation, said the organization would pay the fine. He said Norway had repeatedly complained about the bikini bottom requirement to the international federation since 2006. “Nothing has happened,” he said. Pretty cool that the Norwegian national organization is covering their players’ backs.