Norway’s women's beach handball players were each fined 150 euros for wearing shorts rather than bikini bottoms. Men are allowed to wear shorts. A spokeswoman for the International Handball Federation said she did not know the reason for the rules. https://t.co/DUuaoGKhIi— The New York Times (@nytimes) July 20, 2021
Norway’s women’s beach handball team has been fined for refusing to play in bikini bottoms during a game in the sport’s Euro 2021 tournament. “The players tell me they are uncomfortable, feel naked and watched,” another women’s team manager said. The women's handball tournament at the Summer Olympics will be the twelfth edition.