Women’s Handball Players Are Fined for Rejecting Bikini Uniforms

Norway’s beach handball players were each fined 150 euros for wearing shorts rather than the required bikini bottoms. A spokeswoman for the International Handball Federation said she didn’t know the reason for the rule.

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Bare Breasts on French Beaches? You Can, Despite Police Warnings

The country’s interior minister had to defend a “precious” freedom after topless sunbathers were wrongfully asked to cover up.

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China’s Swimwear Capital Can’t Wait for You to Go Back to the Beach

When the pandemic shut down pools and resorts around the globe, life slid to a halt in the seaside town of Xingcheng, a major producer of bikinis and trunks.

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Valentina Sampaio Is the First Transgender Model for Sports Illustrated

The Brazilian model, who is in the magazine’s swimsuit issue, was also the first transgender woman to work for Victoria’s Secret and grace the cover of Vogue magazine.

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