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Norway’s women’s handball team fined €1,500 for wearing shorts instead of bikini bottoms

Norway condemns ‘ridiculous’ €1,500 fine for their women’s beach handball team after punishment for wearing shorts instead of bikini bottoms is confirmed

  • The Scandinavians wore shorts instead of regulation bikinis in Sunday’s match
  • Officials fined the team 1,500 euros, or 150 euros per player over the breach
  • The women’s team must wear bikini bottoms to certain measurements stipulating they must have ‘a close fit’, while male handball players wear shorts
  • The issue of clothing has been debated in beach sports circles for several years 
  • In a reverse, two German beach volleyball players boycotted a Qatar tournament earlier this year after they were initially told they could not wear bikinis

Norway’s women’s beach handball team has been fined after the players refused to wear bikini bottoms in a match, instead competing in non-regulation shorts.

The Disciplinary Committee of the European Handball Federation (EHF) on Monday fined the team 1,500 euros (£1,300), or 150 euros (£130) per player.

The fine comes after they wore shorts – instead of the bikini bottoms required by International Handball Federation’s (IHF) rules – in their bronze-medal match loss to Spain at the European Beach Handball Championship in Bulgaria on Sunday. 

Norwegian officials reacted angrily to the news on Tuesday.

‘It’s completely ridiculous,’ Norway’s Minister for Culture and Sports, Abid Raja, tweeted after Monday’s ruling. ‘What a change of attitude is needed in the macho and conservative international world of sport.’

Eirik Sordahl, the president of the Norwegian Volleyball Federation, told national news agency NTB: ‘In 2021, it shouldn’t even be an issue.’ 

Norway's beach handball team has been fined after the players refused to wear bikini bottoms in a match, instead competing in non-regulation shorts (pictured)

Norway’s beach handball team has been fined after the players refused to wear bikini bottoms in a match, instead competing in non-regulation shorts (pictured)

Before the sanction, the Norwegian handball federation said on Monday it was ready to pay the fine after the women’s team knowingly defied official regulations. 

‘Of course we would pay any fine,’ Norwegian Handball Federation president Kare Geir Lio told AFP news agency on Monday. ‘We are all in the same boat,’ he added.

Norway’s handball player Katinka Haltvik, quoted by public broadcaster NRK, also said ahead of the fine that the team would happily pay it. 

It was expected the team would only be fined 50 euros (£43) per player, meaning the fine is 1,000 euros more than first anticipated. 

Clothing has long been an issue in beach sports, with some women players finding bikinis degrading or impractical.

While bikinis have not been compulsory for beach volleyball players since 2012, IHF rules state ‘female athletes must wear bikini bottoms’ and that these must have ‘a close fit’, be ‘cut on an upward angle toward the top of the leg’ and a side depth of no more than 10 centimetres.

Male players wear shorts. 

Ahead of the European Championship, Norway approached the European Handball Federation to ask for permission to play in shorts, but were told that breaches of the rules were punishable by fines.

They complied, until their last match. 

‘The most important thing is to have equipment that athletes are comfortable with,’ Lio said, adding that ‘it should be a free choice within a standardised framework.’ 

Pictured: Norway’s beach handball team compete in 2017 in regulation clothing. The issue has been debated in beach sports circles for several years as some players find the bikini degrading or simply impractical

By ditching the regulation bikini bottoms, the Norwegian women's team (pictured in 2017 wearing bikini bottoms) has been fined 150 euros per player - a total of 1,500 euros

By ditching the regulation bikini bottoms, the Norwegian women’s team (pictured in 2017 wearing bikini bottoms) has been fined 150 euros per player – a total of 1,500 euros

A Norwegian motion to amend the current rules will be discussed by the bodies in the coming months.

‘The EHF is committed to bring this topic forward in the interest of its member federations, however it must also be said that a change of the rules can only happen at IHF level,’ EHF spokesman Andrew Barringer said in an email.

In a reverse of the situation earlier this year, German beach volleyball stars Karla Borger and Julia Sude said they would boycott a tournament in Qatar, saying it is ‘the only country’ where players are forbidden from wearing bikinis on court.

‘We are there to do our job, but we are being prevented from wearing our work clothes,’ Borger told a radio station at the time. 

‘This is really the only country and the only tournament where a government tells us how to do our job – we are criticising that.’

The Middle Eastern country hosted the FIVB World Tour event, but strict rules about on-court clothing had led to world championships silver medallist Borger and her doubles partner Sude shunning the event.

In a reverse of the situation earlier this year, German beach volleyball stars Karla Borger and Julia Sude (pictured) said they would boycott a tournament in Qatar, saying it is 'the only country' where players are forbidden from wearing bikinis on court

In a reverse of the situation earlier this year, German beach volleyball stars Karla Borger and Julia Sude (pictured) said they would boycott a tournament in Qatar, saying it is ‘the only country’ where players are forbidden from wearing bikinis on court 

But in a major U-Turn, the Qatar Volleyball Association (QVA) said there would be ‘no restrictions’ on players wearing bikinis.

Female players had been asked to wear shirts and long trousers rather than the usual bikinis, a rule which the world beach volleyball federation FIVB said is ‘out of respect for the culture and traditions of the host country’.

Qatar is a conservative Islamic country in which women are expected to dress conservatively, however the large numbers of foreign workers and bids to boost tourism means adherence is somewhat patchy.   

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‘F***ed me up for years’ Nadia Sawalha flaunts figure in bikini as she speaks on body woes

“So that was all… just an absolute idiot. I got what I deserved really for being so stupid.”

Luckily it wasn’t anything more serious as Nadia is now on the mend thanks to a skin patch. “I’ve got this brilliant patch thing,” she said. 

“It’s something called hydrocolloid or something? It just stops that itching, and it’s really good for scarring, but actually it’s doing really well. I did it about ten days ago and it’s doing really well.”

Last weekend, Nadia posted a photo of her gruesome injury, admitting she had the “week from hell,” since her post comes just days after one of her dogs was taken ill.

Alongside the snap, which showed a painful-looking blister on her neck, she wrote: “I’m calling this my IDIOT INJURY! What a PLONKER I am!”

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Liz Hurley, 56, leaves little to the imagination as cleavage spills from tiny bikini

Elizabeth Hurley is certainly no stranger when it comes to showcasing her enviable figure on social media and her latest post is no different. The actress has taken to social media, posing in her “favourite” bikini amidst the scorching heatwave.

Making the most of the thermometer shattering temperatures, Liz, 56, ensured all eyes would be on her as fans scrolled through the photo-sharing application.

Liz, as always, looked picture perfect as she happily posed in what appeared to be an outhouse at her luxury estate.

The brunette bombshell is known for sharing racy snaps with her millions of adoring fans and as the temperatures heated, so did Liz’s photos.

Taking to her Instagram page on which she boasts 2.1 million followers, the mum-of-one certainly did not disappoint her fans.

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Offering a string of different poses, Liz instantly caught the attention of Instagram users as she slipped into a tiny black bikini.

The tiny lycra outfit struggled to contain Liz’s bulging bosom as they risked escaping from the string-like two piece.

Her washboard abs took centre stage as she posed for the onlooking camera.

Meanwhile, Liz opted to wear her caramel tresses in loose natural waves, cascading freely down her back, while some rested on her shoulder.

Earlier this year, Liz revealed that during lockdown, she spent her time with nine people at her Hereford estate.

She was joined by her sister Kate, son Damian, 18, mother Angela, 80, and vulnerable friends.

Discussing her time in lockdown, she told Christine Lampard on ITV’s Lorraine: “We all got healthier. We ate quite a lot but there was manual labour!”

She added: “We were very nervous about health, there were elderly women and a friend with low immunity who had to be kept safe. We were just nervous and scared the whole time.”

The star became a household name overnight after stepping onto the red carpet with former boyfriend Hugh Grant, wearing a dress that was held together by safety pins.

Since then, The Royals star has continued to showcase her gym-honed physique to her millions of adoring followers.

Liz has spoken openly about her raunchy social media posts that have previously landed the star in hot water.

She once admitted that her son Damian, 18, often takes her stunning social media posts for her.

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Demi Moore, 58, sparks frenzy as she flaunts toned physique in bikini on family holiday

Demi Moore, 58, shared new images to Instagram on Wednesday as she modelled a black bikini from Andie Swim – a company she has invested in. The Ghost actress looked sensational as she enjoyed an exotic sun-drenched holiday in Greece with her three daughters.

The ex-wife of Bruce Willis was seen in a hotel room while taking a selfie as she noted: “Getting ready for another day in paradise.”

Demi posed with oversized glasses and her hair down. Behind her was an unmade bed.

In response to the sizzling shots, her fans rushed to pay her compliments.

One said: “How can you be so beautiful?”

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On Saturday, she looked heavenly wearing a flowing white dress and flower crown as she attended her goddaughter’s baptism on the Greek island of Crete.  

Before that, she modelled swimsuits with her mini-me kids Rumer, 32, Scout, 29, and Tallulah, 27, whom she had with Willis, the actor to whom she was married from 1987 to 2000. 

Demi and her girls are featured in a new campaign for beachwear brand Andie Swim, modelling a variety of swimsuits and bikinis after investing in the brand back in 2018.

Andie Swim was founded by Melanie Travis in 2017 as a direct-to-consumer swimwear company that allows consumers to order, try on and send back as many swimsuits as they’d like. 

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Speaking about her decision to invest in the swimwear giant, Demi told Women’s Wear Daily: “I was drawn to Andie’s approach, which puts women at the forefront. 

“Shopping for a swimsuit can be stressful and time-consuming for so many women, but Andie makes finding the perfect swimsuit an incredibly simple, easy and comfortable experience.”

Melanie revealed that she got Demi on board with the investment after emailing her out of the blue and asking her to consider providing funding. 

The CEO explained: “I think it’s rare that that works, but it worked for me. I knew she was getting more into investing, and that she was a champion for female-founded brands, particularly in the fashion space. 

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Helen Skelton posts eye-popping bikini pic after hitting back at harsh outfit criticism

Helen Skelton took to social media yesterday as she soaked up the sun at a luxury spa hotel, before heading home to watch the England game with her family. The This Week On The Farm star could be seen sipping a cocktail as she made the most of the warm weather and sunshine in a bikini.

The 37-year-old TV star put on a busty display as she posed for the camera in her black swimwear.

The mum-of-two swept her hair away from her face and styled it in a high bun, as she enjoyed some down time.

Helen completed her summery look with a pair of stylish dark sunglasses.

“Not even sorry @ruddingparkhotel,” she captioned the snap, which she shared with her 244,000 followers.

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Following her relaxing day at the spa, Helen headed home to watch the football with her rugby star husband Richie Myler and their children Ernie, six, and Louis, four.

She posted a throwback picture of her eldest son at his first match and told fans that he was now “analysing the England game”.

“Every age has a stage,” she went on to reflect amid the match.

In an update this morning, she explained that her boys had got caught up in the sporting drama, as England made history by securing a place in the final of Euro 2020.

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Julia Bradbury fires back at claims she's too skinny after bikini pictures raise eyebrows

Many took to the comments section of her post to compliment the star and thank her for the summer hack.

However, others discussed her weight and figure in a more negative manner.

An earlier post showed Julia enjoying a staycation and sunbathing in a black bikini.

Again she received comments on her appearance.

“Julia I have always admired your fabulous figure and fitness. But you look so thin at the moment. I do hope you’re OK and well,” one user wrote.

“Yes I think she needs a good few meals,” another added.

Others warned of the danger of commenting on someone’s weight when you don’t know what’s going on in their life.

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Our Yorkshire Farm's star sizzles as she herds cows in bikini

Our Yorkshire Farm’s star Amanda Owen showed her glamorous side as she conducting her farming whilst sporting a bikini.

The TV star now known as the ‘Yorkshire Shepherdess’ herded cows in her swimming outfit before heading straight to the farm’s beck in order to take a dip, Yorkshire Live reports.

Despite some viewers of the Channel 5 show previously saying she was “too glam” for farming life, fans were quick to compliment the star’s natural beauty whilst working hard through the heatwave.

Most would think it’s a time when farm work gets a bit too much and it’s difficult to work, but that’s hardly been the case for the Yorkshire Shepherdess and her family.

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They’ve adapted to working hard even in the heat and Amanda has shared snaps of her family hard at work.

Showing children Clemmy, Nancy and Annas all working hard on caring for their horses, she also showed them cooling off after the day’s work.

But she gained most traction when she shared a video of herself herding her cows in more remote pastures, dressed in a bikini.

A fan commented: “You’re the most glamorous shepherdess! Another said: “You look fabulous!”

Amanda got to go for a swim after hard farm work
Amanda got to go for a swim after hard farm work

Amanda has hit out before at trolls who claimed she ‘doesn’t look like’ a farmer.

She had previously remarked on assumptions made on a person’s looks, saying: “We don’t like stereotypes. I think that’s the thing – you know.

“I mean yes I’ve got a sheepdog, yes I’ve got a crook. I think that’s the name of the game to be able to turn your hand to whatever comes your way.”

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Amelia Hamlin Rocks Tie-Dye Bikini In Sexy New Pics Amid Scott Disick Romance

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Amelia Hamlin sizzled in a nude-colored bikini as she soaked up the sun outdoors, teasing that it’s looking ‘a lot like summer.’

Amelia Hamlin took to Instagram to share her latest bikini photo. The 19-year-old stunned in a nude tie dye bikini from British fast fashion label boohoo on Friday, April 30. “It’s beginning to look a lot like summer,” the model captioned her post, adding sunshine and bikini emojis, as well as tagging boohoo. Amelia lounged on a white chair as she soaked up the sunshine in what appeared to be her backyard.

The brunette paired the bra style top with a matching cover-up skirt, opting to go barefoot as she showed off her fresh white pedicure. She kept her hair center parted and straight as she looked off to the side, keeping her glam on the light side. She appeared to be rocking her signature laminated brows and light eye makeup, as well as a neutral lipstick.

Fans showed plenty of love for Lisa Rinna‘s daughter in the comments. “Gorgeous darling!” one fan gushed, while another added, “Keep positive…Looking a bit like a young Jessica Alba.” Others made reference to her ongoing romance with Scott Disick, 37, which seemed to begin around Halloween of last year.

Scott Disick and girlfriend Amelia Hamlin color coordinate in orange hues as they take a stroll along the beach in Miami. 07 Apr 2021 Pictured: Scott Disick; Amelia Hamlin. Photo credit: MEGA TheMegaAgency.com +1 888 505 6342 (Mega Agency TagID: MEGA744807_001.jpg) [Photo via Mega Agency]
Scott Disick and Amelia Hamlin color coordinate in orange hues as they take a stroll along the beach in Miami on April 7, 2021. (MEGA)

Earlier this month, Scott and Amelia returned to Miami for a romantic getaway that included plenty of PDA. The model rocked a sheer green cover-up and slides as she headed to a yacht with the Keeping Up With The Kardashians star, who appeared to be enjoying a vape and Red Bull on April 6. On the same trip, Amelia also appeared to be sporting a beaded bracelet that read “Scott,” which popped up in social media posts (another also read “The Lord,” a nickname bestowed on Scott after purchased an online knighting ceremony in London).

“Cutest lil bracelets,” Amelia wrote in her caption, tagging the founder of jewelry brand Aura Sugar Co., Corinne Olympios. The teen has also been spending time with Scott and Kourtney Kardashian‘s kids, including the adorable Penelope, 8! Scott and P held hands as Amelia, clad in a pair of rainbow hot pants, walked just behind on a shopping trip. At one point, she appeared to gaze at Penelope lovingly.

Controversy has swirled around the pair for months due to their 18 year age gap — and the drama appears to be spilling onto The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills. After Lisa Rinna receives a call from Amelia that she will be hanging out with her “friend” Scott, she tells the other ladies — including Kyle Richards. Kyle didn’t seem to approve of the situation, saying “He’s too damn old and he’s got three kids.” Lisa retorted, “I know!”

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Fans have been encouraging Kim Kardashian, 40, to date close friend Van Jones since she filed for divorce from Kanye West in February.

Kim and Van have known each other for years and worked together on criminal justice reform, helping to free Alice Johnson from jail in 2018 after she was jailed for life for a first-time drug offence.

One fan commented, “They look good together” below a picture of the pair at a criminal justice summit.

Kim, who shares North, seven, Saint, five, Chicago, three, and Psalm, one, with Kanye, 43, filed for divorce from her third husband after nearly seven years of marriage.

The filing came after Kanye struggled with his bipolar disorder last summer, going on rants on Twitter and at his presidential rallies.