Who is wearing the pants here?

Berlin/ColorFirst, let’s take a look at the beach handball dress code. The world association IHF stipulates that men must wear shorts during official tournaments that end at least ten centimeters above the knee. Players, on the other hand, have to wear bikini bottoms that are tight-fitting and have a side width of no more than ten centimeters. In plain language: men put on comfortable, airy shorts, women squeeze into tight panties.

Is it so nice to look at, or what is the purely sporting purpose behind this unequal treatment? In any case, it is hardly surprising when you look at who makes the rules. The IHF has been a male-led association since it was founded in 1946. When a beach handball world championship was organized by the IHF for the first time in 2004, Hassan Moustafa, who is still in office today, was president.

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