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A Look At Canada’s Official Olympic Uniforms

The London 2012 Canadian Olympic team consists of 277 athletes, 93 coaches and approximately 100 mission team staff. Team members will each receive 29 items as a part of their uniform including jackets, pants, leisurewear and accessories. Accessories range from backpacks and Rayban-influenced sunglasses to baseball caps with patches and summer toques. Here is a look at some of the 2012 Olympic uniforms!

Opening Ceremonies

The Canadian Olympic Team stepped onto the world stage in a sea of red last week as they proudly unveil their official parade uniforms at the London 2012 Opening Ceremony. Canadian style has always been about fashion and function. Created by The Hudson’s Bay Company, the standout bright red Canada Parade Jacket was designed for the conditions in London where the athletes are set to compete for the next 16 days and features a Canada wordmark in white and red across the chest that was inspired by the 1976 Montreal Olympic Games for their sporty colour-blocking concept. The jacket is layered on top of tailored white dress shirts that feature the official Canadian plaid on the placket for women. The men’s ties are a show of respect to the formality of the Parade and the Games and also feature the same Canadian plaid. Tailored khakis and sporty white sneakers complete the full look.

Podium Track Suit

Canadian pride and spirit and a nod to the past will proudly be displayed when Canadian athletes step onto the podium at the London 2012 Olympic Games. Sporting a Maple Leaf Red Canada track suit, the monochromatic look is retro with a modern, sporty spin. Created by the Hudson’s Bay Company exclusively for the Canadian Olympic Team, the red Podium Track Jacket combines elements of heritage, sport and the Olympic spirit. The jacket will be perfectly paired with matching track pants and topped off with a pair of sporty white sneakers for the complete Podium Look.

A clean, modern take on the classic track jacket, the Podium Track Jacket is a full zip version featuring contrast stripe details on the rib trim. Also featured are the Canadian Olympic patches including a Canada Leaf and a large Team 2012 logo printed on the back. The overall effect has a strong graphic appeal making it a functional and stand-out piece for the Podium.

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