According to the Handball Federation, players must wear bikinis that do not exceed 10 cm at the sides.
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With a top and leggings. Thus Norwegian beach handball players competed for bronze. European Championship. She stopped appearing in bikinis, which she replaced with short leggings.
but they did defying the rules of the European Handball Federation, Which indicates that players “should wear bikinis with a tight shape and an upward cut towards the top of the leg.” It also states that “the broad side must be Maximum 10 cm”.
Men, on the other hand, are allowed to wear long trousers, which “should be 10 centimeters above the knee cap.” EHF Dress Code This also applies in Spain.
The Norwegian Federation has been protesting since the beginning of the year that this sexist rule should be changed to allow lower backs more than 10cm in length. Although they have not been successful, they have received the support of many network users.
national team captain, Katinka Haltwick, Norwegian Public Radio Television (NRK) explained the threats he received: “First they told us that we would get a fine of 50 euros per person per game, which would mean 5,000 euro fine. And we replied that we agreed. “But then the threats started with him being disqualified.
Although they followed the rules until the semi-finals, they chose to wear tights in the last match where they competed with Spain.