FIBA dance team, The Red Foxes, are to stop performing during Turkey's games at the basketball championships currently being held in Istanbul.
The Red Foxes have been told to stop performing in games involving the
host country because their risque costumes and routines are offensive to
the nation that is nearly entirely Muslim. Islam prohibits women from
exposing their skin in public.
Performers wore long pants Wednesday during a game between the United
States and Iran. Iranian officials had turned their backs when the
dancers, who usually wear tiny shorts or skirts, performed in earlier
The professional dance team from the Ukraine will still perform at other games in Ankara.