/ 01 April 2021

Going for green and gold

Look, we’re not experts, but we’re guessing there’s only so much you can do with a 2-colour scheme athleticwear range… But the Asics-made uniforms that our 490 athletes across 34 sports will be wearing to the Tokyo Olympic and Paralympic Games are more than meets the eye. Incorporating a design by Indigenous boxer and artist Paul Fleming, there are 52 footprints representing the number of Indigenous athletes who have competed for Australia at an Olympics. The uniforms were in the news earlier this week, with Asics forced to confirm they are not made with cotton harvested and manufactured by Uyghur Muslims in forced labour camps in Xinjiang, China. As for the opening/closing ceremony outfits (that athletes are unlikely to attend…) – something snazzy from Sportscraft will be revealed in the coming weeks.

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