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Beach handball: International federation changes rules to allow women to wear shorts

Updated: Sep 26, 2023





(REUTERS) - The International Handball Federation (IHF) has changed its rules regarding women's uniforms to allow beach handball players to wear shorts instead of bikini bottoms following complaints that the previous regulations were sexist.


Norway's beach handball team were fined €1,500 (S$2,300) by the European Handball Federation in July for being"improperly dressed" after the women wore shorts instead of bikini bottoms at the European Championship.


Norway's Sports Minister Abid Raja said the situation was"completely ridiculous" and that attitudes needed to change, while US singer Pink said she was proud of the team and also offered to pay the fines.




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