The Bikini Files

Members of Norway’s handball team were fined $1,770 for daring to wear shorts instead of bikini bottoms. Obviously, I would obviously prefer to watch the Norway women in bikinis, but this is a stupid rule.

Members of the Norway beach handball team are speaking out after they were fined by the sport’s governing body for wearing shorts instead of the required bikini bottoms.

According to the European Handball Federation, which fined the team $1,770, the members who wore shorts instead of bikini bottoms broke uniform requirements implemented by the International Handball Federation (IHF).

I understand that’s the rule, but a $1,700 fine seems overofficious to me.

Making an appearance on ITV’s “Lorraine”, two of the team’s members, Tonya Lurstaad and Julia Bird, expressed their frustration with the fine and the rule, saying there is “no good reason” why the women on the team should be required to wear bikini bottoms instead of shorts.

There is actually a very good reason; so guys like me can ogle them as they’re playing handball. Duh, this isn’t brain science, it’s rocket surgery!