Gender issues at the Tokyo Olympics: “sexist” dress code for female athletes-BBC News

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The jerseys of the Norwegian beach handball teams for men and women look a little different.

“We will continue to work together to change the dress code so that players can wear comfortable clothes for the game.”

This is a statement from the Norwegian Handball Federation (NHF) after the Norwegian women’s beach handball team was fined 1,500 euros (1764 US dollars).

What crime did they commit? They refused to wear bikini bottoms when participating in the European Championships. However, just the day before, a female disabled athlete was told that her shorts were “too short and too revealing.”

Unfortunately, monitoring the dress of female athletes (and women in general) is nothing new. Let’s review some of the most well-known incidents and subsequent counterattacks by women.

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