There’s an easy way to end the Olympics’ never-ending dress code debate

Dress code debate. You want the Olympics to just be about the athletes and their athleticism; the incredible feats of strength and endurance and agility, the come-from-behind wins, the honest-to-goodness heartwarming stories like Austrian cyclist Anna Kiesenhofer, a mathematician with no pro team who won gold—in stunning fashion—in the women’s road race. But because sports are a microcosm of society—part of their enduring appeal—they’re also served with a side of commentary on women’s bodies and what female competitors should and shouldn’t wear.



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