So Phelps is not what he used to be and Usain Bolt is still undisputed fastest man on Earth, the other Olympic story that has the world talking though, is what the athletes are wearing and how they were chosen. Ranging from the psychedelic to the just plain bizarre to the retro Eastern Bloc. Swide chooses for you some of the most outlandish.
5 bizarre olympic uniforms
Not a bad offering for the Chinese women’s gymnastics team. In a world of swirly madness and sequined motifs, China gets the balance right between gymnastic bling and state-sponsored go-faster. Evoking fire (possibly) it’s one of the more memorable of the competition.
Germany Women’s Diving swimsuit
Germany have really pushed the boat out and in terms of pastel shades and garish colours have really gone for it. This is the matching pair for women’s synchronised diving and the fluorescent green colours and pattern are a nod to the former East Germany (we think) in a retro Eastern Bloc tribute.
Jamaica official team uniform
Bring some of the Jamaican sunshine to the opening proceedings the Jamaicans’ yellow-black affair brakes nearly all the rules. But their Jamaican, and we love them, so the get away with it. Bolt could carry anything off.
Spain official team tracksuit
Whether this is inspired by super heroes or matadors is any one’s guess. We’re sort of at a loss for words for this one, perhaps the Spanish team are using it as a sort of additional motivation to their athletes.
Russia official team tracksuit
The undisputed king of London Olympics’ eccentric athlete’s dress code. The swirling psychedelia is a retro-inspired trip into the heart soviet eccentricity. Making the TIME Magazine ‘ugly’ list, along with Spain’s this is design that my in time acquire so sort of cult status. Whatever about where it came from, we can’t stop looking at it!
By Hugo Mc Cafferty
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