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  • The Norwegian women’s handball team was fined for not wearing bikini bottoms during the European Beach Handball Championships.
  • The team is facing a fine of $1,766.83.
  • The Norway Handball Federation announced on Instagram that it would pay the fines for the team and offered its support.

The Norwegian women’s handball team was fined for not wearing bikini bottoms during the European Beach Handball Championships, The Independent reported.

“The Disciplinary Commission at the Beach Handball EURO 2021 has dealt with a case of improper clothing,” the European Handball Federation said in a statement. “In the bronze medal game against Spain on Sunday the team of Norway played with shorts that are not according to the Athlete Uniform Regulations defined in the IHF Beach Handball Rules of the Game.”


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The team is facing a fine of $1,766.83, which comes to $176.74 per person.

The Norway Handball Federation announced on Instagram that it would pay the fines for the team and offered its support of their decision.

 

“We are very proud of these girls who are at the European Championships in beach handball. They raised their voice and told us that enough is enough,” it said in its post. “We are the Norwegian Handball Federation and we stand behind you and support you. We will continue to fight to change the international regulations for attire, so that players can play in the clothing they are comfortable with.” 


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Published on Jul 20, 2021