Female athletes in all FIVB beach volleyball competitions and the Olympic Games will have the option of wearing shorts and top to respect custom and/or religious beliefs
Lausanne, Switzerland, March 18, 2012 – The FIVB Board of Administration approved a key change to women’s beach volleyball uniforms with immediate effect at its three day meeting in Lausanne, Switzerland on Sunday.
The Board approved to apply the modified women’s uniform rule - which was implemented for the Continental Cup - for all beach volleyball tournaments, including the Olympic Games. This is to respect the custom and/or religious beliefs.
Previously there were two uniform choices for female players, a one-piece bathing suit or a bikini with a maximum side width of 7cm while full body suits could also be used under the bikini in cold weather. Now, there are three extra choices. Players can wear shorts of a maximum length of 3cm above the knee with sleeved or sleeveless tops or a full body suit.