Qatar beach volleyball tournament reverses restrictions against bikinis after star players boycott event The players were not happy with the policy against wearing bikinis.
Aug 7, 2021. Qatar’s Cherif Younousse and Ahmed Tijan downed Latvia’s Martins Plavins and Edgars Tocs in the men’s beach volleyball bronze medal match, 21-12, 21-18. The straight sets victory provided Qatar’s first medal in the sport — and eighth overall medal in the history of the Olympics. By those standards, the country has enjoyed overwhelming success at the 2020 Tokyo Games, where they’ve won one gold.
The Middle Eastern country is hosting the Beach Volleyball World Tour from March 8-12. In a statement on Tuesday, the FIVB said it has consulted with the Qatar Volleyball Association.
Qatar is hosting the upcoming FIVB World Tour event but strict rules about on-court clothing have led the world championships silver medallist Borger and her doubles partner Sude to shun the event.
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Organizers of a major volleyball tournament in Qatar have backed down over the wearing of bikinis, potentially ending a row that saw two German players vow to boycott the event over an apparent ban on skimpy teamwear. German stars Karla Borger and Julia Sude said they would skip the competition after being prohibited from donning their regular sports uniform in Qatar in order out of “ respect for the culture and traditions of the host country .”.
Qatar is home to a women's beach volleyball tournament for the first time. Normally they play in a bikini, but in the Arab country that is not allowed. A shirt and trousers to the knee, according to the dress code.
The women’s portion of the International Volleyball Federation (FIVB) World Tour will head to Doha, Qatar, for the first time next month. Female players have been asked to wear long shirts and ...
Israel\’s Ariel Hilman at this week’s Qatar Open beach volleyball tournament. Two Israeli beach volleyball athletes have sparked a stir on social media among some Qatar residents after appearing in a major international tournament hosted by the Gulf state. Sean Faiga and Ariel Hilma made history as the first volleyball players to represent Israel in an Arab state, the Israeli Volleyball Association (IVA) said on Facebook.