I saw this today on CBS News – Germany’s female gymnasts wear full-body unitards in stand against “sexualization” of sport: https://www.cbsnews.com/news/germany-female-gymnastics-unitard-against-sexualization-tokyo-olympic-games/. Longer article.
BY SOPHIE LEWIS July 26, 2021
Fans are used to seeing gymnasts wearing bold, colorful outfits covered in sparkly gems. But Team Germany made a statement with their outfits at the Tokyo Olympic Games on Sunday — completely covering their arms and legs with full-body unitards.
The team says that the outfits are a protest against the “sexualization” of the sport.
The looks were a stark departure from the sport’s standard bikini-cut leotards. They are much more similar to the body-covering outfits worn by male gymnasts during their routines.