Soul Cap: Afro swimming cap Olympic rejection could be reconsidered after backlash

July 5, 2021

Soul Cap, which makes caps to fit over and protect dreadlocks, afros, weaves, braids, and thick and curly hair, said FINA, the water sports world governing body, had told them the hats aren’t suitable because they don’t follow “the natural form of the head”. The comments sparked criticism from many swimmers with some saying it would discourage black people from the sport. BBC