Norway’s volleyball team was fined for wearing shorts rather than bikinis and Pink has offered to pay their fines.
I MIGHT not be a major sports fan but when the Olympics comes around I like to check out the highlights at the end of the day.
This past weekend I happened to come across a women’s beach volleyball match between Australia and Cuba and was shocked to see these bronzed tanned women playing the game in bikini tops and bottoms.
Not full, high-waisted bikini bottoms. Small low cut bottoms you’ll find girls wearing on the beach!
Why are women participating in an Olympic sport wearing bikinis?
Are their male counterparts going topless and wearing small briefs on the Olympic court?
Of course not! The men get to wear vests and long shorts.
During the European Beach Handball Championship two weeks ago, Norway’s women’s beach handball team were fined because they refused to wear bikini bottoms during their bronze-medal match.
The European federation called their kit improper and “a breach of clothing regulations”. The rules stipulate that women must wear bikini bottoms.
On Saturday, three-time Grammy Award winner Pink took to Twitter saying that she is supportive of the Norwegian team for protesting the rules, and offered to pay their fines.
“I’m VERY proud of the Norwegian female beach handball team FOR PROTESTING THE VERY SEXIST RULES ABOUT THEIR ’uniform’” she wrote. “The European handball federation SHOULD BE FINED FOR SEXISM. Good on ya, ladies. I’ll be happy to pay your fines for you. Keep it up,“ said the Get the Party Started singer.
The Norwegian team expressed their gratitude towards the artist with an Instagram post saying: “Thank you so much for all the support. We really appreciate all the love we have received.“