Tina Maze Wears Rubber Underpants
Scandal recently erupted in the world of women's alpine skiing. Slovenian skier, Tina Maze, was accused of wearing an illegal ski-suit (or at least that's what I read at first) which had a plastic backing. Ski-suits are routinely tested by the FIS for breathablity. How much air passes through the fabric affects speed, so a standard is set and once the suit passes a test, a tag known as a "plomb" is attached.
It turns out that the "plastic ski-suit" was actually a rubber underpants! Maze was apparently wearing a one piece rubber "Long Johns" which some suggested was giving her an unfair aerodynamic advantage. She addressed this story after her run in this mornings Super G in Cortina d'Ampezzo with her "protest bra" pictured above.
Posted at 12:16