Norway’s ladies’s seaside handball crew has been fined 1,500 Euros ($1,764) for being improperly dressed after the gamers wore shorts as an alternative of bikini bottoms at a European championship match in Bulgaria.
The European Handball Federation (EHF) stated in an announcement that its disciplinary fee had handled “a case of improper clothing” within the bronze medal match in opposition to Spain.
It added that the shorts have been “not according to the Athlete Uniform Regulations defined in the IHF Beach Handball Rules of the Game.”
The high-quality, labored out at 150 euros per participant, was criticised by the Norwegian federation whereas the nation’s sports activities minister Abid Raja stated it was “completely ridiculous” and attitudes wanted to alter.
The Norwegian federation stated on Twitter it was pleased with the ladies for standing up and saying sufficient was sufficient.
“We at NHF stand behind you and support you. Together we will continue to fight to change the rules for clothing, so that players can play in the clothes they are comfortable with,” it added.
Seashore Handball’s guidelines stipulate that feminine gamers should put on tops and bikini bottoms. Males put on tank tops and shorts.
“Athletes’ uniforms and accessories contribute to helping athletes increase their performance as well as remain coherent with the sportive and attractive image of the sport,” the uniform rules add.
“Female athletes must wear bikini bottoms…with a close fit and cut on an upward angle toward the top of the leg.”