Switzerland’s Anouk Verge-Depre (left) attempts a shot past Canada’s Sarah Pavan in their beach volleyball contest at the Tokyo Olympics. Photo: AFP Switzerland’s Anouk Verge-Depre (left) attempts a shot past Canada’s Sarah Pavan in their beach volleyball contest at the Tokyo Olympics. Photo: AFP
Switzerland’s Anouk Verge-Depre (left) attempts a shot past Canada’s Sarah Pavan in their beach volleyball contest at the Tokyo Olympics. Photo: AFP

Tokyo Olympics: why wrestlers must be clean shaven or have a beard, why water polo players must cut their toenails and other obscure rules for athletes

  • As the world’s best try to fight their way to Games glory, there are a host of unique rules fans might not be aware of
  • Gymnasts are allowed to compete in socks, runners don’t have to wear shoes and sailors must carry a drinking container

Topic |   Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games
Switzerland’s Anouk Verge-Depre (left) attempts a shot past Canada’s Sarah Pavan in their beach volleyball contest at the Tokyo Olympics. Photo: AFP Switzerland’s Anouk Verge-Depre (left) attempts a shot past Canada’s Sarah Pavan in their beach volleyball contest at the Tokyo Olympics. Photo: AFP
Switzerland’s Anouk Verge-Depre (left) attempts a shot past Canada’s Sarah Pavan in their beach volleyball contest at the Tokyo Olympics. Photo: AFP
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