See what the rulebook says about hair, piercings, and more.
Gymnasts at the Olympics have to follow a set of beauty rules and regulations when competing. See what the rulebook says about hair, piercings, and more.
In gymnastics, the National Women's Program Committee has specific regulations on hair and jewelry. According to theUSA Gymnastics Women's Program: 2020-2021 Rules and Policies, hair is to be"secured away from the face so as to not obscure her vision of the apparatus." Hence why you'll see your fair share of buns and ponytails on the beam.
Jewelry is also mentioned in the rulebook, specifically earrings. Athletes are allowed to wear a stud in each ear but"all other piercing should be removed, not just covered with tape or Band-Aids." (This one probably has to do with safety, as you don't want to be flipping and run the risk of your dangly hoops getting in the way.)
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