Uninspiring Olympic Uniforms

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While most sports teams have uniforms, the ones athletes wear during the Olympics usually get a lot of attention from the press. They may be designed by someone famous like Ralph Lauren if you’re talking about the Team USA. However, a lot of times the attention isn’t always going to be good. And let’s just say even Ralph Lauren has gotten criticism for his creations even though this blogger thinks his clothes are overpriced and overrated anyway. Then again, sports clothes were built for function, not effect. And it’s no surprise that a lot of these outfits would fail on the runway at a fashion show. Then again, the world of the fashion runway is one that’s set in a whole different universe from our own and has no relevance in our lives. But there are a lot of ugly Olympic uniforms out there, some more so than others. You have to wonder how these even got made at times. So for your reading pleasure, I give you a look at some of the big Olympic uniform catastrophes. Most are from opening ceremonies and general team outfits unless explained otherwise.

 

  1. 1992 Winter Olympics in Albertville, France: South Korea
I guess 1980s ski outfits weren't on their way out at this point. And Team South Korea has to parade in PennDOT yellow.

I guess 1980s ski outfits weren’t on their way out at this point. And Team South Korea has to parade in special PennDOT yellow.

2. 2012 Summer Olympics in London, Great Britain: Spain

Didn't know Spain would model their uniforms after the McDonald's drive-thru worker in Saturday Night Fever. And no, I don't want fries with that.

Didn’t know Spain would model their uniforms after the McDonald’s drive-thru worker in Saturday Night Fever. And no, I don’t want fries with that.

3. 1908 Summer Olympics in London, Great Britain: Denmark Women’s Gymnastics

From New Republic: "At the 1908 games in London, the Danish women's gymnastics team undertook incredible feats of flexibility, considering their team uniforms are straitjackets." Wonder what the women's swim team wore that year. Consider if they had a women's swim team.

From New Republic: “At the 1908 games in London, the Danish women’s gymnastics team undertook incredible feats of flexibility, considering their team uniforms are straitjackets.” Wonder what the women’s swim team wore that year. Consider if they had a women’s swim team.

4. 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia: Lithuania

I'm not sure what the average Lithuanian thinks of when they view these uniforms. But when I look at them, I imagine a PennDOT worker during an epic blizzard.

I’m not sure what the average Lithuanian thinks of when they view these uniforms. But when I look at them, I imagine a PennDOT worker during an epic blizzard.

5. 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia: France

Think of a suit jacket and women's trench coat repurposed into a bathrobe. And use a depressing gray color along with it. You get these.

Think of a suit jacket and women’s trench coat repurposed into a bathrobe. And use a depressing gray color along with it. You get these.

6. 1968 Summer Olympics in Mexico City, Mexico: United States

From Ugly Sweaters: "This badass team had soul. Solid! Coincidentally the singing group “Color Me Bad” would try to resurrect this look later but it looked a little more… jive-ass." Apparently, this fashion was all the rage at the time.

From Ugly Sweaters: “This badass team had soul. Solid! Coincidentally the singing group “Color Me Bad” would try to resurrect this look later but it looked a little more… jive-ass.” Apparently, this fashion was all the rage at the time.

7. 2002 Winter Olympics in Salt Lake City, Utah, USA: Australia

One Australian newspaper likened them to the Hogwarts class of 1999. However, I find that comment insulting, to Hogwarts. At least their uniforms come with awesome black robes.

One Australian newspaper likened them to the Hogwarts class of 1999. However, I find that comment insulting, to Hogwarts. At least their uniforms come with awesome black robes.

8. 2004 Summer Olympics in Athens, Greece: Japan

For God's sake, Japan, this is an Olympic opening ceremony, not an Easter parade! Seriously, get it right.

For God’s sake, Japan, this is an Olympic opening ceremony, not an Easter parade! Seriously, get it right.

9. 2012 Summer Olympics in London, Great Britain: Spain

Or as I called it: What it would look like if McDonald's employees were made to wear outfits designed by NASCAR and Christian Dior. I think I've made my point.

Or as I called it: What it would look like if McDonald’s employees were made to wear outfits designed by NASCAR and Christian Dior. I think I’ve made my point.

10. 2012 Summer Olympics in London, Great Britain: Togo

Can someone tell Togo that the 1990s are over? Also, lime green? Really?

Can someone tell Togo that the 1990s are over? Also, lime green? Really?

11. 1980 Winter Olympics in Lake Placid, New York, USA: United States

Apparently, the US decided to go with the Hopalong Cassidy winter edition. On bright side, at least the US beat the Russians in hockey that year.

Apparently, the US decided to go with the Hopalong Cassidy winter edition. On bright side, at least the US beat the Russians in hockey that year.

12. 2012 Summer Olympics in London, Great Britain: Germany

Uh, Germany, are your athletes competing in the Olympics or trying to promote tourism? Because those uniforms just don't cut it.

Uh, Germany, are your athletes competing in the Olympics or trying to promote tourism? Because those uniforms just don’t cut it.

13. 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada: Azerbaijan

From Fast Company: "Say what you want about the fluffy white fur trapper hats, when Team Azerbaijan made their entrance, we couldn't help focusing below the belt. Psychadelic paisley in the colors of the Azerbaijani flag is kind of like an (acid) party in your pants."

From Fast Company: “Say what you want about the fluffy white fur trapper hats, when Team Azerbaijan made their entrance, we couldn’t help focusing below the belt. Psychadelic paisley in the colors of the Azerbaijani flag is kind of like an (acid) party in your pants.”

14. 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada: Finland

From Fast Company: "Is it sports or science? Looks as though the designer of Team Finland's jackets had circuit boards—rather than snowboards—on the brain."

From Fast Company: “Is it sports or science? Looks as though the designer of Team Finland’s jackets had circuit boards—rather than snowboards—on the brain.” Or perhaps the designer was aiming for a “winter camo” look. Whatever that is.

15. 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada: United States Freestyle Ski Aerials

Sure freestyle ski aerials may look awesome to watch. But in a re-imagined set of Captain America pajamas? Not so much.

Sure freestyle ski aerials may look awesome to watch. But in a re-imagined set of Captain America pajamas? Not so much.

16. 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing, China: Hungary

Uh, Hungary, what are those red splotches on your uniforms? Is it spilled red dye or blood? Because the latter might get you subjected under an IOC investigation for vampirism.

Uh, Hungary, what are those red splotches on your uniforms? Is it spilled red dye or blood? Because the latter might get you subjected under an IOC investigation for vampirism.

17. 1992 Summer Olympics in Barcelona, Spain: Australia

Apparently, the Australian team decided to go with a style inspired by what your grandpa would wear during the 1970s. And yes, it's as bad as you'd expect.

Apparently, the Australian team decided to go with a style inspired by what your grandpa would wear during the 1970s. And yes, it’s as bad as you’d expect.

18. 1992 Summer Olympics in Barcelona, Spain: China

For some reason, the Chinese Team that year went with pastel lavender track suits. We're still asking for an explanation to this day.

For some reason, the Chinese Team that year went with pastel lavender track suits. We’re still asking for an explanation to this day.

19. 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janiero, Brazil: China

And it seems that they went with what you'd expect a McDonald's worker to wear in Casablanca. I mean in the iconic 1940s movie starring Humphrey Bogart.

And it seems that they went with what you’d expect a McDonald’s worker to wear in Casablanca. I mean in the iconic 1940s movie starring Humphrey Bogart.

20. 1988 Winter Olympics in Calgary, Alberta, Canada: Canada

Apparently, cowboys were all the rage in the 1980s. So the Canadians had to have such outfits for their Olympics, too. Still, mountie costumes would've been more appropriate.

Apparently, cowboys were all the rage in the 1980s. So the Canadians had to have such outfits for their Olympics, too. Still, mountie costumes would’ve been more appropriate.

21. 1992 Winter Olympics in Albertville, France: Russia

Just because a fashion might look cool in a 1940s movie doesn't mean it would look great at the Olympics or anywhere else. These 1940s inspired Russian uniforms illustrate my point.

Just because a fashion might look cool in a 1940s movie doesn’t mean it would look great at the Olympics or anywhere else. These 1940s inspired Russian uniforms illustrate my point.

22. 2004 Summer Olympics in Athens. Greece: Australia

Green windbreakers with stars on them? Are you nuts, Australia? I wouldn't want to be caught dead in one of these.

Green windbreakers with stars on them? Are you nuts, Australia? I wouldn’t want to be caught dead in one of these.

23. 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing, China: France

Well, those uniforms look very, uh, French. Also, are those women wearing kimono ties on their waists? That ain't right.

Well, those uniforms look very, uh, French. Also, are those women wearing kimono ties on their waists? That ain’t right.

24. 2012 Summer Olympics in London, Great Britain: Great Britain

Well, having 1970s inspired track suits are one thing. But gold patch armpits? You got to be kidding me.

Well, having 1970s inspired track suits are one thing. But gold patch armpits? You got to be kidding me.

25. 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing, China: New Zealand

Do they have bowling in the Olympics? If so, does New Zealand have a bowling team? It would explain a lot.

Do they have bowling in the Olympics? If so, does New Zealand have a bowling team? It would explain a lot.

26. 1976 Summer Olympics in Montreal, Quebec, Canada: France

France, just because the Madeline books make great children's literature, doesn't mean your Olympic uniforms have to be designed from them. And in baby blue?

France, just because the Madeline books make great children’s literature, doesn’t mean your Olympic uniforms have to be designed from them. And in baby blue?

27. 1960 Summer Olympics in Rome, Italy: United States

These guys can break out in a barbershop quartet at any minute. You'll never know. Too bad there's no Olympic barbershop quartet event.

These guys can break out in a barbershop quartet at any minute. You’ll never know. Too bad there’s no Olympic barbershop quartet event.

28. 2012 Summer Olympics in London, Great Britain: Sweden

The Blues Clues Brigade has arrived at the stadium. Seriously, Sweden, stop dressing like you're on a children's show.

The Blues Clues Brigade has arrived at the stadium. Seriously, Sweden, stop dressing like you’re on a children’s show.

29. 1948 Winter Olympics in St. Mortiz, Switzerland: US Women’s Skiing

Guess these ladies decided to go with what they wore at the munitions factory during WWII. Well, at least it looks that way.

Guess these ladies decided to go with what they wore at the munitions factory during WWII. Well, at least it looks that way.

30. 1960 Winter Olympics in Squaw Valley, California, USA: Australia Ice Hockey

From Whitelines: "Pin-striped suit trousers, patent black shoes (I would not like to walk on snow in those!) and a mustard-coloured sweater with a Peter Pan collar. They look like some sort of Nordic Christmas choir. Poor Australia, they produce talent like Torah and then disastrous outfits like this."

From Whitelines: “Pin-striped suit trousers, patent black shoes (I would not like to walk on snow in those!) and a mustard-coloured sweater with a Peter Pan collar. They look like some sort of Nordic Christmas choir. Poor Australia, they produce talent like Torah and then disastrous outfits like this.”

31. 1972 Winter Olympics in Sapporo, Japan: Canada Skiing

From Whitelines: "But the girls! Mini skirts and bare legs! They must be freezing their asses off. This isn’t a Newcastle night out! Someone obviously felt sorry for them and whacked those hideous Yeti shoes on their feet. And they seem to have recruited Velma from Scooby Doo into their ranks."

From Whitelines: “But the girls! Mini skirts and bare legs! They must be freezing their asses off. This isn’t a Newcastle night out! Someone obviously felt sorry for them and whacked those hideous Yeti shoes on their feet. And they seem to have recruited Velma from Scooby Doo into their ranks.”

32. 1924 Winter Olympics in Chamonix, France: US Bobsleigh

From Whitelines: "No one is entirely sure who these fellas are, apart from the fact they’re one of the first ever Olympic bobsleigh teams with a truly out-there fashion sense. Clearly the dude on the far right didn’t get the memo: “I said Breton stripes, not sabotage the American flag!” And when did pantaloons go out of fashion – 1601?"

From Whitelines: “No one is entirely sure who these fellas are, apart from the fact they’re one of the first ever Olympic bobsleigh teams with a truly out-there fashion sense. Clearly the dude on the far right didn’t get the memo: “I said Breton stripes, not sabotage the American flag!” And when did pantaloons go out of fashion – 1601?”

33. 1992 Summer Olympics in Barcelona, Spain: Canada

Sorry, Canada, but the tacky tourist look really isn't for you. Also, the maple leaf gloves, really?

Sorry, Canada, but the tacky tourist look really isn’t for you. Also, the maple leaf gloves, really?

34. 1984 Winter Olympics in Sarajevo, former Yugoslavia (now in Bosnia-Herzegovina): United States

Once again, they went with the cowboy option. How original and trendsetting (sarcasm). The sign says it all.

Once again, they went with the cowboy option. How original and trendsetting (sarcasm). The sign says it all.

35. 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia: Norway Men’s Curling

I remember when they debuted these. Let's just say, they'll go well in my ugly Christmas sweater posts quite nicely.

I remember when they debuted these. Let’s just say, they’ll go well in my ugly Christmas sweater posts quite nicely.

36. 2000 Summer Olympics in Sydney, Australia: Japan

Apparently, it's said that their capes were designed by Lisa Frank. Seriously, Japan, just go with the black outfits and leave the capes at home.

Apparently, it’s said that their capes were designed by Lisa Frank. Seriously, Japan, just go with the black outfits and leave the capes at home.

37. 2012 Summer Olympics in London, Great Britain: Malaysia

For the love of God, animal prints are tacky as hell. What's tackier? This.

For the love of God, animal prints are tacky as hell. What’s tackier? This.

38. 2012 Summer Olympics in London, Great Britain: Ukraine

The men's outfits were inspired by 1970s fashion. The women's, I have no idea. Seriously, I don't.

The men’s outfits were inspired by 1970s fashion. The women’s, I have no idea. Seriously, I don’t.

39. 1992 Winter Olympics in Albertville, France: US Biathlon

Could you imagine Ned Flanders in a star spangled ski outfit? Well, here's a good visual approximation.

Could you imagine Ned Flanders in a star spangled ski outfit? Well, here’s a good visual approximation.

40. 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada: Czech Republic.

And it seems that they went with outfits patterned after Jackson Pollock paintings. Really something I don't want to see.

And it seems that they went with outfits patterned after Jackson Pollock paintings. Really something I don’t want to see.

41. 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia: Ukraine

Don't look too much into the jackets. Might hurt your eyes. And no, something's not going to jump out at you like in those magic eye pics.

Don’t look too much into the jackets. Might hurt your eyes. And no, something’s not going to jump out at you like in those magic eye pics.

42. 2002 Winter Olympics in Salt Lake City, Utah, USA: Mexico

For some reason, their outfits were inspired by Top Gun. And no, they can't seem to make it work.

For some reason, their outfits were inspired by Top Gun. And no, they can’t seem to make it work.

43. 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada: Japan Speed Skating

From Complex: "Speed skating uniforms are a hit or miss. Sometimes they can look really awesome and slick (see the Mach 39), and other times they just look awkward and unfitting. It's the chance you take when wearing a skin tight body uniform. Unfortunately, for Japan this one was a miss."

From Complex: “Speed skating uniforms are a hit or miss. Sometimes they can look really awesome and slick (see the Mach 39), and other times they just look awkward and unfitting. It’s the chance you take when wearing a skin tight body uniform. Unfortunately, for Japan this one was a miss.”

44. 2012 Summer Olympics in London, Great Britain: Mexico

Inspired by Mexican American Cinco de Mayo celebrations. Or so it seems.

Inspired by Mexican American Cinco de Mayo celebrations. Or so it seems.

45. 2012 Summer Olympics in London, Great Britain: Czech Republic

I can understand the umbrellas given the UK's weather patterns. But go-go boots, not so much.

I can understand the umbrellas given the UK’s weather patterns. But go-go boots, not so much.

46. 1992 Summer Olympic Games in Barcelona, Spain: Lithuania Men’s Basketball

I don't know about you. But for some reason, I don't believe that tie dye and Olympic basketball don't mix. Just my opinion.

I don’t know about you. But for some reason, I don’t believe that tie dye and Olympic basketball don’t mix. Just my opinion.

47. 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia: Mexico Men’s Bobsledding

No, that's not a bobsledder uniform. That's what you wear when you're part of the 3 Amigos. Seriously, I more likely expect him to shoot an invisible swordsman than go on a bobsled.

No, that’s not a bobsledder uniform. That’s what you wear when you’re part of the 3 Amigos. Seriously, I more likely expect him to shoot an invisible swordsman than go on a bobsled.

48. 1994 Winter Olympics in Lillehammer, Norway: Canada

Canada: We didn't have time to design our Olympic uniforms this year. Can you please help us? Russia: I'm sure these old Soviet uniforms will do the trick. How does that sound like? Canada: Fine.

Canada: We didn’t have time to design our Olympic uniforms this year. Can you please help us?
Russia: I’m sure these old Soviet uniforms will do the trick. How does that sound like?
Canada: Fine.

49. 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia: Germany

Apparently, Germany was aiming for a 1970s pastel look that just seems inspired by an acid trip. Yeah, that doesn't look right.

Apparently, Germany was aiming for a 1970s pastel look that just seems inspired by an acid trip. Yeah, that doesn’t look right.

50. 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia: Japan Skiing

They seem more like they're dressed for a Broncos game to me. Yeah, bright orange and blue doesn't strike me as Japanese colors for some reason.

They seem more like they’re dressed for a Broncos game to me. Yeah, bright orange and blue doesn’t strike me as Japanese colors for some reason.

51. 2012 Summer Olympics in London, Great Britain: Belgium

The striped prep school uniforms really don't do these athletes justice. Not sure what to say about the red jackets.

The striped prep school uniforms really don’t do these athletes justice. Not sure what to say about the red jackets.

52. 2012 Summer Olympics in London, Great Britain: Estonia

Seems like space age outfits are all the rage there. But seriously, these are just horrendous.

Seems like space age outfits are all the rage there. But seriously, these are just horrendous.

53. 2012 Summer Olympics in London, Great Britain: Finland

Basically wearing the kinds of shirts you'd see folks from the 1980s in Awkward Family Photos. Atrocious.

Basically wearing the kinds of shirts you’d see folks from the 1980s in Awkward Family Photos. Atrocious.

54. 2012 Summer Olympics in London, Great Britain: South Korea

Had they waited until 2016 to wear these, they would've been appropriately dressed. But no, South Korea isn't known for their Panama hats.

Had they waited until 2016 to wear these, they would’ve been appropriately dressed. But no, South Korea isn’t known for their Panama hats.

55. 1996 Summer Olympics in Atlanta, Georgia, USA: Russia

It's kind of ironic that a country known for its hostility toward LGBT people would authorize uniforms that seem to come straight out of a gay pride parade. Doesn't it seem that way.

It’s kind of ironic that a country known for its hostility toward LGBT people would authorize uniforms that seem to come straight out of a gay pride parade. Doesn’t it seem that way.

56. 2012 Summer Olympics in London, Great Britain: Russia

Sorry, but 1970s curtain patterns are so not the rage at this time. But don't tell the Russians that.

Sorry, but 1970s curtain patterns are so not the rage at this time. But don’t tell the Russians that.

57. 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia: Czech Republic

From Complex: "The jackets aren't so bad, other than the fact that they look like a Wonder Bread bag. The real problem here is the Johnny Appleseed hats. The second guy on the left doesn't look to happy about them."

From Complex: “The jackets aren’t so bad, other than the fact that they look like a Wonder Bread bag. The real problem here is the Johnny Appleseed hats. The second guy on the left doesn’t look to happy about them.”

58. 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia: Germany

From Complex: "Girls wear pink and boys wear blue. Those are words you mainly hear at a baby shower. This theme isn't the first time Germany took cues from a newborn baby, check out what they wore for the 1988 opening ceremony in Calgary. Lavender and baby blue, now those were bad."

From Complex: “Girls wear pink and boys wear blue. Those are words you mainly hear at a baby shower. This theme isn’t the first time Germany took cues from a newborn baby, check out what they wore for the 1988 opening ceremony in Calgary. Lavender and baby blue, now those were bad.”

59. 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia: United States

Star spangled Olympic outfits designed by Ralph Lauren? Or ugly American Christmas sweaters? You decide.

Star spangled Olympic outfits designed by Ralph Lauren? Or ugly American Christmas sweaters? You decide.

60. 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia: Russia

I get that a lot of countries want to honor their traditional cultures. But Russia's just seem like they're more appropriate for SantaCon.

I get that a lot of countries want to honor their traditional cultures. But Russia’s just seem like they’re more appropriate for SantaCon.

61. 1992 Winter Olympics in Albertville, France: Morocco

It's basically what you'd expect the Slytherin uniforms to look like had Harry Potter took place in the 1960s. Yeah, that bad.

It’s basically what you’d expect the Slytherin uniforms to look like had Harry Potter took place in the 1960s. Yeah, that bad.

62. 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing, China: Netherlands

Gray suits and orange ties? Seriously, the 1980s were over by 2008. Not cool.

Gray suits and orange ties? Seriously, the 1980s were over by 2008. Not cool.

63. 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing, China: Canada

No, Canada, you just can't wear such things. These are simply hideous. That suit looks as if it's been in the washing machine with the wrong colors.

No, Canada, you just can’t wear such things. These are simply hideous. That suit looks as if it’s been in the washing machine with the wrong colors.

64. 2012 Summer Olympics in London, Great Britain: United States

Now here are the infamous Ralph Lauren prep school uniforms they wouldn't shut up about. Doesn't really suit the US as a nation, does it?

Now here are the infamous Ralph Lauren prep school uniforms they wouldn’t shut up about. Doesn’t really suit the US as a nation, does it?

65. 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada: Norway Men’s Curling

Seems like the Norwegian men's curling team doesn't disappoint. Apparently, they prefer table cloth pants that year.

Seems like the Norwegian men’s curling team doesn’t disappoint. Apparently, they prefer table cloth pants that year.

66. 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia: Volunteers

From the Richest: "Although obviously not part of any Olympic team, these garish uniforms nonetheless warrant a place on our list for simply being the very definition of ‘eye vomit.’ This is the likely result of what happens when you mate a Crayola crayon set with a myopic cartographer."

From the Richest: “Although obviously not part of any Olympic team, these garish uniforms nonetheless warrant a place on our list for simply being the very definition of ‘eye vomit.’ This is the likely result of what happens when you mate a Crayola crayon set with a myopic cartographer.”

67. 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia: Mongolia

From The Richest: "Just admit it; you didn’t even know they were competing, did you? Team Mongolia is clearly making their first attempts to embrace the 21st century with these updated versions of a 1930’s movie theater attendant."

From The Richest: “Just admit it; you didn’t even know they were competing, did you? Team Mongolia is clearly making their first attempts to embrace the 21st century with these updated versions of a 1930’s movie theater attendant.”

68. 2012 Summer Olympics in London, Great Britain: Great Britain

A few of these seem to bear similarities to the logos you'd see for the US Postal Service. But apparently, Britain didn't get the memo.

A few of these seem to bear similarities to the logos you’d see for the US Postal Service. But apparently, Britain didn’t get the memo.

69. 2000 Summer Olympics in Sydney, Australia: Australia

These were said to reflect the colors of the outback. Unfortunately, they reflect on the 1970s fashions in old photos we'd like to forget.

These were said to reflect the colors of the outback. Unfortunately, they reflect on the 1970s fashions in old photos we’d like to forget.

70. 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janiero, Brazil: Australia

These people seem like they're dressed for a yacht party than the opening ceremony. Seriously, why, Australia?

These people seem like they’re dressed for a yacht party than the opening ceremony. Seriously, why, Australia?

71. 2012 Summer Olympics in London, Great Britain: Denmark

No, these aren't Boy and Girl Scouts. These are Danish athletes. But I understand if you don't know the difference.

No, these aren’t Boy and Girl Scouts. These are Danish athletes. But I understand if you don’t know the difference.

72. 1998 Winter Olympics in Nagano, Japan: United States

I guess they decided to have their uniforms designed by NASA that year. Seems fair enough.

I guess they decided to have their uniforms designed by NASA that year. Seems fair enough.

73. 1960 Winter Olympics in Squaw Valley, California, USA: United States

If it wasn't for the American flag present, I would've sworn they were from the Soviet Union. Seriously, they just seem that bland.

If it wasn’t for the American flag present, I would’ve sworn they were from the Soviet Union. Seriously, they just seem that bland.

74. 2012 Summer Olympics in London, Great Britain: US Men’s Beach Volleyball

Seems like the US men's beach volleyball team decided to use some of the tablecloth pattern from Norway. Luckily not many people watch men's beach volleyball anyway to notice.

Seems like the US men’s beach volleyball team decided to use some of the tablecloth pattern from Norway. Luckily not many people watch men’s beach volleyball anyway to notice.

75. 2004 Summer Olympics in Athens, Greece: Lithuania

Not sure if those shirts go with those suits. Then again, at least these aren't like their PennDOT Sochi ones.

Not sure if those shirts go with those suits. Then again, at least these aren’t like their PennDOT Sochi ones.

76. 1984 Summer Olympics in Los Angeles, California, USA: United States

Apparently, the US team didn't have time to get out of their gym clothes before the opening ceremony. But at least they beat cowboy outfits though.

Apparently, the US team didn’t have time to get out of their gym clothes before the opening ceremony. But at least they beat cowboy outfits though.

77. 2012 Summer Olympics in London, Great Britain: Belize

The kind of outfits you see on plantation owners in South America during the 1950s. Really not what you'd want a Central American nation to have.

The kind of outfits you see on plantation owners in South America during the 1950s. Really not what you’d want a Central American nation to have.

78. 2012 Summer Olympics in London, Great Britain: New Zealand

Good: At least they're not like the ones from Beijing. Bad: Seem to go with the same scheme as the ones from Beijing.

Good: At least they’re not like the ones from Beijing.
Bad: Seem to go with the same scheme as the ones from Beijing.

79. 2012 Summer Olympics in London, Great Britain: Volunteers

Yes, I do like pink and purple a lot. But no, I don't think Barbie's windbreaker has a place at the Olympics though.

Yes, I do like pink and purple a lot. But no, I don’t think Barbie’s windbreaker has a place at the Olympics though.

80. 2012 Summer Olympics in London, Great Britain: Australia

Guess these were inspired by the latest in flight attendant fashion. Because that's what they remind me of.

Guess these were inspired by the latest in flight attendant fashion. Because that’s what they remind me of.

 

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