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The Norwegian Women's Handball Team Rallied Against Their Sexist Dress Code—And Pink Approves

, at the recent European Beach Handball Championships, all female players were required by the International Handball Federation to wear “bikini bottoms… with a close fit and cut on an upward angle toward the top of the leg. The side width must be of a maximum of 10 centimeters." But the Norwegian team, going up against Spain, decided at the last minute to play in shorts and were fined the equivalent of $1,765 by the European Handball Federation, which cited "improper clothing."The , you will not be surprised to learn, appears to play in comfortable tank tops and loose athletic shorts.

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