Monthly Archives: July 2021

Norway’s beach handball team fined for refusing to wear bikini bottoms

Norwegian officials reacted sharply Tuesday after the country’s beach handball women were fined for wearing shorts instead of bikini bottoms in competition. The disciplinary commission of the European Handball Federation (EHF) on Monday fined the Norwegian team € 1,500 (1,768 US dollars) or 150 euros per player for “improper clothing” …

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Maike Diekmann, Namibia’s rowing star

MAIKE Diekmann has made a spectacular rise in rowing and has gone from absolute beginner to African champion in just five years. She first started rowing in late 2014 when she was helping out a social race while studying at Grahamstown University and making an instant impression. Her team won …

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Handball players are fined for rejecting bikini uniforms

In a 2006 letter to the International Handball Federation, the Norwegian Handball Federation said the obligation for women to wear bikini bottoms was impervious to the cultural norms of some countries and could be embarrassing for those who did not want to expose so much of their bodies so seen …

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