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Why don't female Olympic swimmers wear bikini swimsuits anymore?

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08-20-2012, 02:45 AM
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Why don't female Olympic swimmers wear bikini swimsuits anymore?

So I was watching some old swimming events and I noticed that in the past Olympics, female swimmers showed a lot more skin back then. 2004 Athens:





2012 London:


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I wonder if it was the same reason for the Beach Volleyball attire. Things were getting to Risque?

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The new ones are probably better for aerodynamics and all that stuff

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The more skin shown the more drag there is I think.

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Damn aerodynamics, probably.

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I wonder if it was the same reason for the Beach Volleyball attire. Things were getting to Risque?
No, it had more to do with the weather. It was quite chilly on some of the days that they were playing. Plenty of the teams still wore bikinis when it was warmer.

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Damn aerodynamics, probably.
Hydrodynamics, but yeah, same idea. The suit compresses the skin and decreases drag.

Some of the girls still where the racerback style, though. I'm guessing it's more comfortable.

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The Olympics should be done naked as per tradition.

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The Olympics should be done naked as per tradition.
Bobsled just because significantly more popular amongst certain demographics.

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Bobsled just because significantly more popular amongst certain demographics.
Doubles luge

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Lisa! Come in here!

IN THIS HOUSE WE OBEY THE LAWS OF THERMODYNAMICS!

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Doubles luge
The goggles.... they do nothing.


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Meh, at least there's womens water polo now and the inevitable nip slips.

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