Women’s Beach Volleyball Players Threaten to Skip Tournament Over Bikini Ban

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Two German beach volleyball stars backed out of an upcoming tournament in Qatar after they were told they would have to cover up on court.  

The Katara Beach Volleyball Cup shocked competitors by requiring females to ditch their standard bikini uniform for a modest shirt and long pants combo. The International Volleyball Federation (FIVB) said the rule was “out of respect for the culture and traditions of the host country.”

2013 World Championship silver medalist Karla Borger and teammate Julia Sude announced they were planning to boycott the event last week. “We are there to do our job, but are being prevented from wearing our work clothes,” Borger said on a radio show.  

Conservative Islamic state Qatar enforces a national women’s dress code of an all black head covering and long dress that can include total face covering. As tourism has flourished in the country, observance of the rule has waned, and women in bikinis can be seen on some beaches.  

But officials were pressing for a no bikini policy at the March event, which would be the first time Doha hosts the women’s World Tour, despite being a stop on the men’s tour for the last seven years. “This is really the only country and the only tournament where a government tells us how to do our job – we are criticizing that,” Borger remarked.

Sude commented that the country had already made provisions for the uniforms of female track and field athletes in 2019, and allowed women at the World Beach Games to compete in their bikinis the same year. 

“We are asking whether it’s necessary to hold a tournament there at all,” Borger concluded. In addition to the harsh restrictions, Qatar’s extreme heat makes competing outside difficult. Half of the competitors in the World Athletics Championships women’s marathon race dropped out due to the temperature last year.   

With the 2022 World Cup around the corner, the nation seems to have back tracked under international scrutiny. The FIVB announced that the Qatar volleyball association amended the uniform rules on Tuesday, there will be “no restrictions on female players wearing standard uniforms”.

 

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Beverly
Beverly
6 months ago

I’ve been up all night lately worrying about this.

Dennis
Dennis
6 months ago
Reply to  Beverly

I know, this is serious stuff

Mark Brickey
Mark Brickey
6 months ago

So, they can’t hit a ball over a net with lightweight sweats on? They gotta show off their crotch & butt to play well? Since ALL would have to wear the same, there’s no differentiation between teams, unless these german gals think the Quatars will kick their COVERED butts!!!

Laxmom
Laxmom
6 months ago
Reply to  Mark Brickey

Stfu and go put on a burka.

Jasmine
6 months ago
Reply to  Mark Brickey

I agree-respect the host country and their customs.I wouldn’t watch anyway if they have to show their butt crackS and crotches. They are disgusting-no respect for other countries and no respect for themselves.

Robert L. Kaufman
Robert L. Kaufman
6 months ago
Reply to  Mark Brickey

You are missing the entire point. But I think you know that.

Michael wisley
Michael wisley
6 months ago

Women yeah better get used to it the mask is just a star have your high job that you will be wearing you will all look like muslims within 3 years .thank the Biden voters for that so if you voted for that iddiot you get what you vote for

Recce1
Recce1
6 months ago

Is the player in the left background really a woman???

Will Garrett
Will Garrett
6 months ago
Reply to  Recce1

If he says he is, he gets to play with them and use the female locker room. STUPID!
I think that if you have a Y chromosome you are banned from female sports.

Tony Winters
Tony Winters
6 months ago

Now I am very confused. All you hear from the WOKE Clowns and Feminists is that Women have the right to do whatever they want. I have read a couple of articles that interviewed Woman Volleyball Players and THEY are the ones who Want to Wear these bikini uniforms. At least as of a few days ago all of the players are Female and they ALL want to wear bikini uniform, now until the Biden Socialist Regime forces the issue and allows Biological Men to Play on the Women’s Volleyball Teams My opinion is shut the hell up and let the women play their own game in their own uniform.

Jasmine
6 months ago
Reply to  Tony Winters

I say they need to respect the host country and themselves.These so called “bikinis” are next to nothing.What kind of women would play sports just about naked with their crack and crotch hanging out? Qatar is better off without them.

Robert L. Kaufman
Robert L. Kaufman
6 months ago
Reply to  Tony Winters

I share your confusion. Men wear “Speedos” when competing on the same sport Why is that different than women wearing bikinis?

proudmomoffive
proudmomoffive
6 months ago

Wow! Very controversial and volatile subject. As a woman, I really think female sports competitions of any kind are out of place and pointless, really. Any male counterpart will put them to shame in performance. By God’s design, men are stronger, taller, more buffed up, more tolerant to pain, they can hit harder jump higher, run faster, etc. That’s why these stupid transgenders are such losers!! They didn’t cut it in the men’s world. On the other hand, women have been so belittled and objectified by the media, sports, movie and pornography industry, etc. ONLY focusing on their physical features, like if there’s nothing more to women than certain body parts. I can not fathom why the so called “feminists” or more properly feminazis, are not up in arms about this. They are perfectly content with men using and abusing women for an often short lived moment of physical pleasure, leaving many of them to deal with the consequences. Immodesty in women started to appear in the fifties when the communists infiltrated Hollywood and Academia (look for Bella Dodd, American communist agent’s deposition to Congress) in order to destroy the family unit. Lenin found that in order for communism to move forward he needed to corrupt women and devoid them of their healthy protective barrier of shame and sense of modesty. When the first bikini was launched, no model wanted to put it on. They had to resort to hard core prostitutes for the photo shoot. This has been a down and degrading term ever since and now we have these shameless women to dare protest the fact that they will not be able to go out on the court almost naked, so men can continue to objectify all women. Please don’t tell me there will be no men out there that will watch this only for the “eye candy”. This is just soft porn. We have to thank women like these in part for the fact that now America is officially a communist country and the family unit, corner stone of society, has been effectively demolished.