Who endeavors to have a beach volleyball tournament without bikinis? Qatar does, and two German volleyball stars are having none of it. Qatar is set to host the FIVB World Tour beach volleyball tournament in March. Though, while the Muslim Middle East nation has plenty of sun and sand, the one thing they’re lackadaisical towards is having competitors wearing skimpy bikinis.
And that just won’t do for the star German duo of Karla Borger and Julia Sude, who are threatening to boycott the tournament over the proscription. “We are there to do our job, but are being obviated from wearing our work attire,” Borger reportedly told German radio station Deutschlandfunk according to TMZ Sports.
Reports designate that Qatar would prefer female competitors to wear shirts with long pants. The expected temperatures at tournament time are 85 degrees. “The Qatar Volleyball Association is making it seem homogeneous to it’s more of a request than a rule,” TMZ Sports reports. “It’s additionally issued a verbal expression saying athletes are sanctioned to compete in their international uniforms … which are rudimentally less-skimpy bikinis.”
Borger verbalized, “This is genuinely the only country and the only tournament where a regime tells us how to do our job — we are reproving that.” The pair withal queried whether a nation such as Qatar, which stands inculpated of human rights abuses, should be hosting the tournament at all.
“We are asking whether it’s obligatory to hold a tournament there at all,” Borger verbally expressed. It’s unknown how many other volleyball players will be joining the boycott.
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