Date: 2016-08-17 01:13 pm (UTC)
akamarykate: (Default)
From: [personal profile] akamarykate
Same with beach volleyball. Can't imagine who decided that. Hmmmmm...

Date: 2016-08-17 05:46 pm (UTC)
nestra: (Default)
From: [personal profile] nestra
I think they used to be required, and then the countries were allowed to make their own rules.

Date: 2016-08-17 04:32 pm (UTC)
kore: (Default)
From: [personal profile] kore
Not just you, during that heartwarming story about the two female runners who fell I was like "AWW....wait wtf why are they running in hot pants and oversized bras?" Even the male sprinters have shirts that cover their torsos and floppy shorts!

Date: 2016-08-18 02:39 am (UTC)
starwatcher: Western windmill, clouds in background, trees around base. (Default)
From: [personal profile] starwatcher
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Runners, gymnasts, whatever sport. If at all possible, the women's outfits are skin-tight and skimpy, while the men have more comfortable, less revealing clothes. I noticed the women gymnasts have their leotards cut halfway up their butt-checks, while the men wore short-short that seemed to fit close to the leg at the bottom edge, but were loose and flippy for movement. In other years, the men wore leotard tights, completely covering their legs, so obviously the women don't need the high-cut leotards for "ease of movement". Ditto with winter figure-skating -- women in short-short skirts, men in full-length pants. I'm furious every time I notice the disparity, and I'm convinced there's no other reason than pandering to the male gaze.
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Date: 2016-08-18 03:20 am (UTC)
cofax7: climbing on an abbey wall  (Default)
From: [personal profile] cofax7
At least some of the women run in outfits that cover their bellies. I don't think it's for the Olympics, it's just that this is what the running community has decided is the fashion for women runners at elite levels.

Even recreational runners that I see in the woods on my own runs often wear extremely short shorts. It's certainly cooler.

So I blame the Patriarchy, not the Olympics. Possibly the individual country teams picked the uniforms.

Date: 2016-08-18 04:54 am (UTC)
sasha_feather: Retro-style poster of skier on pluto.   (Default)
From: [personal profile] sasha_feather
The only consolation is diving, where the men wear speedos and the women wear sensible one-piece swim suits.

Date: 2016-08-18 05:23 am (UTC)
monanotlisa: Diana as Diana Prince in glasses and a hat, lifting the rim of the latter rakishly. HOT! (Default)
From: [personal profile] monanotlisa
No, anonsally and I have been bothered almost daily about this and other differences.

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