By Caroline Radnofsky. The Norwegian 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 team wore thigh ...
Norwegian officials reacted sharply on Tuesday after the country's women's beach handball team was fined for wearing shorts instead of bikini bottoms in competition. The Disciplinary Committee of...
Norway’s Stine Bredal Oftedal tries to score during the women’s handball Olympic qualifying match between Norway and Romania in Podgorica, Montenegro, on March 20, 2021. The Norwegian team has challenged a rule that forces its players to wear bikini bottoms in competition. Risto Bozovic, Associated Press. Over the weekend, the Norwegian women’s handball team decided to compete in its usual training uniforms.
Handball bikini rule: Denmark, Norway, Sweden, Iceland and Finland call for uniform policy review. Norway were fined for refusing to wear bikini shorts at a European match in July.
The recent furor over the Norwegian women’s beach handball team receiving a fine for a uniform protest made news worldwide. However, despite a worldwide backlash from national governing bodies, players, the media, and even a rockstar, the International Handball Federation refuses to budge. It says that it cannot make any changes to rules about uniforms until an international conference in Switzerland later this year.
Each Norwegian player was fined 150 euros (about $ 177), a total fine of 1,500 euros. Kare Geir Lio, director of the Norwegian Handball Federation, said the organization will pay the fine. He said Norway had repeatedly complained about the bikini bottom requirement to the international federation since 2006. “Nothing has happened,” he said.
Norwegian women’s beach handball team fined 1,500 euro for wearing shorts instead of bikini bottoms. The European Handball Federation (EHF) has issued a EUR 1,500 fine to the Norwegian women’s handball team due to the team not wearing bikini bottoms…. 1 2 3 … 31 ».
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