Tuesday, July 08, 2008

2008 Olympics Uniforms

Athletes traveling to Beijing for the Olympics next month will be equipped with uniforms for every occasion. Besides specifically designed sport uniforms, most will also have clothing to represent their nation as a unified team. These formal and/or leisure uniforms are used for official functions, press conferences, and the opening (formal) and closing (leisure) ceremonies.

The Canadian uniforms are stirring things up. They've been called pajamas, clown suits, loud, and just plain ugly. And there's some snark about the fact that they are manufactured in China.

The USA's leisure uniforms for the closing ceremonies are preppy city, but the formal uniforms for the opening ceremony won't be seen til August 8th, when the Summer Games open in Beijing.

See these and more at mental_floss.

Disclaimer: I wrote this.

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