. International Handball Federation Changes ‘sexist’ Uniform Regulations Following Criticism « JO LEE MAGAZINE

The International Handball Federation has changed its much-criticized uniform regulations for beach handball, meaning female players will now wear shorts instead of bikini bottoms. The change comes after the Norwegian women’s beach handball team was fined for wearing shorts in a game against Spain earlier this year. The European Handball Federation had said the shorts were “improper clothing” in the statement announcing the 1,500 euro (around $1,735) fine — 150 euros ($173) per player. At the time, the team’s coach Eskil Berg Andreassen told CNN that the uniform regulations could discourage women from playing the sport, and singer-songwriter Pink slammed the regulations as “sexist” and offered to pay the fine on behalf of the Norwegian team.

Read More at CNN

World on the Run | Jo Lee Magazine

Comments are closed.