Norway has actually been fined EUR1,500 after their females” s coastline handball group did not put on swimwear bases at a European competitors.
Norway’s gamers used shorts in their bronze medal suit versus Spain at the European Coastline Handball Champion in Varna, Bulgaria, on Sunday.
Yet the consistent breached the policies of the International Handball Federation (IHF), which needs gamers to put on “fitted, low-cut swimwear bases”.
On Monday, the Disciplinary Board of the European Handball Federation (EHF) fined the Norwegian group EUR150 per gamer, for breaking worldwide guidelines.
The Norwegian Handball Federation (NHF) had actually mentioned that it was prepared to pay the fine.
” Obviously we would certainly pay any kind of penalty,” NHF head of state Kare Geir Lio informed AFP, “we are done in the very same watercraft.”
Yet Norwegian sporting activities circles and also analysts have actually shared their outrage at the penalty. Gamers have actually formerly mentioned that swimwear bases are as well derogatory or not practical.
” In 2021, it should not also be a concern,” Eirik Sørdahl, head of state of the Norwegian Beach ball Federation, informed the nationwide company NTB.
At the same time, Norway’s society preacher Abid Raja explained the penalty as “totally outrageous”.
” Just how much attitudinal modification is required in the aggressive and also traditional worldwide globe of sporting activity?” he said on Twitter.
Ahead of the European Champion, Norway had actually come close to the EHF to request approval to play in shorts, just to be informed that violations of the guidelines were culpable by penalties.
” One of the most vital point is to have devices that professional athletes fit with,” Lio claimed. “It must be a totally free option within standard guidelines.”
A Norwegian movement to modify the existing consistent policies will likely be reviewed by the bodies in the coming months.
” The EHF is devoted to relocating this concern ahead for its participant federations, yet it must be explained that an adjustment in the guidelines can just occur at the IHF degree,” a spokesperson claimed in an e-mail to AFP.
Norway shed their bronze medal suit versus Spain 0-2.