Norwegian women’s beach handball team is set to be FINED after refusing to
wear bikini bottoms. The EHF’s regulations require players to wear bikini bottoms
when they are competing. “Women should wear a bikini where the top should be a
tight-fitting sports bra with deep openings at the arms.
But Norway stood up to this rule and turned out in non-regulation shorts.
They risk being fined around £43 per player.
Read Also: AC Milan makes 6m euros offer for Kaio Jorge
But Norwegian Handball Federation president Kare Geir Lio is right behind the
players and has vowed to pay the fine.
Lio then continued: “The most important thing is to have equipment that athletes
are comfortable with.”
He then added: “It should be a free choice within a standardized framework.”
Before the competition, Norway asked the European Handball Federation for
permission to play in shorts instead of a bikini bottom, But they were denied, instead
being threatened with sanctions. As per the Mail, the European Handball Federation
has not yet decided whether to go through with their punishment against Norway.
Spokesman Andrew Barringer told the Mail: “The EHF is committed to bringing this
topic forward in the interest of its member federations, however, it must also be said
that a change of the rules can only happen at IHF level.”