No Tights for Men at the 2018 PyeongChang Olympics

According to ruling of the The International Skating Union (ISU), ‘men must wear full length trousers and must not wear tights.’

We don’t feel as if this is discrimination – however, would be happier if men were able to wear tights! We don’t see any reason why men shouldn’t wear tights, they can look fashionable and they can be practical. We feel that surely tights are the most practical option for figure skating so it is a shame they won’t be allowed to be worn.

There is also this rule for women: ‘in Ice Dance, Ladies must wear a skirt.’ So they are not only ruling on what men are allowed to wear. We hope that this rule will change in the future as more people accept that men can wear tights!

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