Norway’s seashore handball group has been fined $1,764 US for being improperly dressed after the ladies 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 clothes” within the bronze medal match towards Spain.
It added that the shorts have been “not in response to the Athlete Uniform Rules outlined within the IHF Seaside Handball Guidelines of the Sport.”
The effective labored out to about $177 US a participant and was criticized by the Norwegian federation, whereas the nation’s Sports activities Minister Abid Raja stated it was “fully ridiculous” and that attitudes wanted to vary.
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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 assist you. Collectively we’ll proceed to combat to vary the foundations for clothes, in order that gamers can play within the garments they’re snug with,” it added.
Seaside Handball’s guidelines stipulate that feminine gamers should put on tops and bikini bottoms. Males put on tank tops and shorts.
“Athletes’ uniforms and equipment contribute to serving to athletes improve their efficiency in addition to stay coherent with the sportive and engaging picture of the game,” the uniform laws add.
“Feminine athletes should put on bikini bottoms … with a detailed match and minimize on an upward angle towards the highest of the leg.”