Tue. Nov 29th, 2022

 

Many folks watching the Beijing Olympics are wondering who picks out the outfits and sportswear for the various teams competing. For instance, the girls U. S. volleyball team wear bikinis for the beach volleyball leggings . T his perhaps makes sense since they are competing in beach volleyball on the sand. However, if you watch closely you can see that the athletes are constantly adjusting their bikinis during the competition between plays.

It seems that athletes should wear the most appropriate attire that allows them the maximum benefits of their performance. Now then, if the beach volleyball players are constantly adjusting their bikinis because they are not kept in place during play then perhaps these are not the best outfits to wear for peak performance to win gold medals. Some are asking is this exploitation of women or are the bikinis the very best sports ware for the athletes.

If one is to look at this debate seriously, it is quickly noted that the bikinis are not the best sportswear for these players and in fact, they get in the way of their performance. Thus, in all the commercialization that goes on with the Olympics perhaps these outfits should be modified with a winning in mind. It makes sense for the sprinters and other type athletes to wear bikinis, if appropriate. However when it’s not appropriate other attire should be used in competition.

The debate gets quite heated when you throw in a little religious fanaticism into the picture. If the bikinis are not the proper attire for the beach volleyball competition then more appropriate sportswear must be considered. Regardless, of how anyone feels about the issue of half naked girls playing volley ball in the Olympics, the real concern is that it is being done for the right reasons, if not, then it’s not a good thing.

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