Thursday, July 12, 2018

The Wimbledon All-White Dress Code

One of the more famous (and somewhat controversial) traditions at Wimbledon is the all-white dress code for participating athletes. Proper apparel is at the discretion of the referee, who can force a player to change his or her clothing.

Why the big fuss?
The rule apparently dates back to the 1800s when the sight of sweaty patches of colored clothing was seen as inappropriate. The “predominately in white” rule was adopted by Wimbledon in 1963 before it evolved into the “almost entirely in white rule” in 1995. Accessories were included in the rule beginning in 2004.
Read more -- for even if you are an athlete who is a global star, rules are rules and not to be broken.

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