Mariafe Artacho del Solar of Australia reacts after winning the match against Canada at the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games – which is under fire for its women’s uniform rules. Photo: Reuters
Mariafe Artacho del Solar of Australia reacts after winning the match against Canada at the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games – which is under fire for its women’s uniform rules. Photo: Reuters

Olympics 2020: why are skimpy women’s uniforms still a thing? Simone Biles leads the call to ditch sexualised kits and let athletes wear what’s actually comfortable

  • Male swimmers don’t have to wear Speedos, but female gymnasts can only wear unitards with ‘proper necklines’ – otherwise it’s leotards only
  • Norway’s beach handball team was fined for wearing shorts instead of bikini bottoms – with side widths no bigger than an iPhone – at another championship event

Mariafe Artacho del Solar of Australia reacts after winning the match against Canada at the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games – which is under fire for its women’s uniform rules. Photo: Reuters
Mariafe Artacho del Solar of Australia reacts after winning the match against Canada at the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games – which is under fire for its women’s uniform rules. Photo: Reuters
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