Pic provided is from the Olympic diving team doing training in Rio. As you can see the bottoms are fairly revealing. Dont me wrong, these women are in fantastic shape and don't mind what I see at all. But is it also degrading all the work these athletes have sacrificed themselves for? Could their bottoms be of full coverage? This isn't anything new either. Everyone's seen pics such as this with women's from different countries baring a bit too much. Especially sports like beach volleyball where apparently the vast majority of spectators came just to see the girls. I have no problem with them playing the sport in bikinis but do they need to be so high cut?
It's unnecessary and degrading
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Who cares... I wanna see that ass
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Let them wear what they want... They can deal with the backlash of what they wear
Olympic athletes are afforded very little personal dignity or autonomy anyway. They are normally 'bred' specifically to be Olympians. They are raised, trained, and engineered from as early as they can walk specifically to be Olympic athletes in the sport chosen for them, to have a *chance* at competing, against thousands of other bred and engineered Olympians, because otherwise they have no chance at competing. In many countries, athletes who fail are imprisoned and tortured. In the rest, their treatment can't be much better behind closed doors. A lot of people put a lot of money into them.
I honestly... I can't get behind that. The whole thing.
The fact that they may wear revealing outfits isn't so much of an issue as the fact that they probably dont have an option on wether or not they can wear the outfits, which is a symptom of that larger problem.
I don't think they are given much choice. The committee chooses a uniform and they either wear it or are out, as far as I know. And that would be forcing them to wear things more revealing than they are comfortable with. That is the problem.