IN BLANKSTARE NEWS: No shorts allowed


The bottom must not be more than 10 centimeters [slightly less than 4 inches] on the sides.” The fine is $1,770 or $177 per player.

The Norwegian women's beach handball team has been fined for wearing shorts instead of bikini bottoms during the bronze medal game of the European championships. According to European Handball Federation (EHF) uniform regulations, "Women should wear a bikini where the top should be a tight-fitting sports bra with deep openings at the arms. The bottom must not be more than 10 centimeters [slightly less than 4 inches] on the sides.” The fine is $1,770 or $177 per player. The players said they were more comfortable playing in shorts and thought the bottoms were too revealing.

Regulations for the men’s uniforms, on the other hand, are "tight-fitting tank tops" and longer shorts "that are not too baggy" but "should be 10 centimeters above the kneecap."

In other news … there’s a sport called beach handball?


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