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The Norwegian women’s beach-handball team is facing fines for wearing shorts.

The team, competing at the European championship, chose to wear thigh-length shorts instead of bikini bottoms in the bronze-medal match on Sunday. 

Regulations for women’s uniforms at the tournament say players must comply with certain clothing specifications. Those specifications are outlined in the International Handball Federation beach-handball rule book. 

“Women should wear a bikini where the top should be a tight-fitting sports bra with deep openings at the arms. The bottom must not be more than ten centimeters on the sides,” the regulations say.

Men’s uniforms are not nearly as revealing, with participants having to wear “tight-fitting tank tops” and longer shorts “that are not too baggy” but “should be 10 centimeters above the kneecap.”

The Disciplinary Commission ultimately imposed a fine of $177 per player for a total of $1,770.