Sometimes a story is so shocking it could only be true.
No one could make up a tale so absurd as a women’s team competing in 2021 being forced to pay a fine for choosing to wear shorts rather than bikini bottoms, as players of the Norwegian volleyball team have just done. A fine that the singer Pink has offered to pay.
The history of sport is also a history of sexism. And the Olympics have long been part of that ignoble tradition.
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