Can I just say, although I really enjoy the Olympics, I am appalled at the dress that is ordained for some of the sports. Beach volleyball comes directly to mind. The men get to wear long shorts and tank tops; the women, however, must don barely-there, bikini-style skimps. Like gymnastics – the men get to cover more than the poor women. The divers, male and female, sport scanty, tight suits. How is there not a chorus of protests? I did hear that one country refused to wear the official garb, and were thus fined $15,000.
Even what are generally considered modest countries wear these uniforms: China, Japan, Indonesia, Iran, etc.
I am pleased that the swimmers’ suits have evolved to cover more; although that is due to streamlining and faster times.
- images from google images