Brickbat: Cheeky


The Alaska School Activities Association has reversed the decision of a referee who disqualified the winner of a swimming meet because she got a wedgie. The ref said the girl's swimsuit violated a rule requiring suits to cover the buttocks. But the girl's coach noted that she was wearing a school-issued suit and that no other swimmers were disqualified for wearing those suits. And swimming coaches at other schools criticized the disqualification, noting that wedgies are a common, and uncomfortable, part of swimming. In overturning the disqualification, the association noted that the rules say that if there is a problem with swimsuits the coach must be notified before the start of a heat or dive, not after.