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Tokyo: The women’s beach handball team from Norway was fined 1,500 euros on Monday after players opted to wear shorts instead of Bikini bottoms at a European championship match in Bulgaria.
The European handball Federation (EHF) said in a statement that its disciplinary commission had dealt with “a case of improper clothing” as the shorts were “not according to the Athlete Uniform Regulations defined in the IHF Beach handball Rules of the game”, reported ABC News.
According to International Handball Federation rules, women athletes must wear bikini bottoms "with a close fit and cut on an upward angle toward the top of the leg." On the sides, the bottoms can be no longer than four inches. Men, on the other hand, can wear shorts four inches above the knee.