It’s my badminton match, and I’ll wear shorts if I want to!
That’s right: After telling women players last spring that they would have to wear skirts or dresses in competition to “ensure attractive presentation,” the Badminton World Federation has tossed out the rule, London’s Telegraph reports. The reversal came just weeks before the Summer Olympics.
“We have shelved the ban” on women’s shorts, Paisan Rangsikitpho, BWF deputy president, tells the newspaper. “We just want to encourage women and men players to dress properly. We want them to dress nicely, professionally.”
“Attractive presentation” is so last year.
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