Spain's Athletes Don't Like Their Olympic Uniforms

  • hartfan

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    Jul 20, 2012 2:56 PM GMT
    From CBS Sports Blog:

    Maybe Congress was onto something when it demanded that the responsibility for producing the U.S.'s Olympic uniforms lie solely within the U.S.

    In the latest example of "you get what you pay for," multiple Spanish athletes have taken to Twitter to air some not-so-subtle complaints about the country's new not-so-subtly terrible Olympic uniforms from Russian design firm Bosco. "It's best I don't comment," gold-medal winning canoieist Saul Craviotto tweeted, along with this picture:

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    In a word: Eeeeeeeeeeeesh. In a few more: I'd like a No. 3 combo, small, no pickle or onion, please. Sprite to drink.

    Here's field hockey player Alex Fabregas, saying "there aren't enough adjectives":

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    There aren't. But at least the jacket is an improvement on that ... I guess technically it is a "shirt" Craviotto is wearing, as opposed to, say, "national humiliation."

    So how did Spain end up here, only eight days away from the kind of global fashion embarassment seen since, well, Spain's last Opening Ceremonies outfit? Simple: the Spanish Olympic Committee wanted to save a few bucks, and Bosco offered to design and provide their Olympic gear for free.

    “When you measure the difference between paying one and a half million of public money and free clothes, there is no discussion," Committee president Alejandro Blanco told Spanish radio, per Reuters. When asked why no Spanish outfitters had been asked to provide the uniforms, Blanco said no Spanish company had volunteered. (That's probably because -- we're just spitballing here -- they wanted to be paid.)

    “When Rafa Nadal and all the others appear in their uniforms the whole world will applaud and Spain as well,” Blanco also told the Spanish press.

    Bad news, Alejandro: even a handsome devil like Rafa can't make the exploded-hot-dog-stand look look good. Even worse news: Nadal won't even be there, having reluctantly withdrawn from his Olympic spot and duties as Spanish flagbearer with a likely knee injury.

    So we hope you've learned your lesson, here, Spain: the next time a Russian company with a name only one letter away from the sheriff from The Dukes of Hazzard offers to give you a million dollars' worth of uniforms free of charge, let's think about whether this might be too good to be true, huh?
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    Jul 20, 2012 5:36 PM GMT
    Rightfully so. They look like McDonald's employees!

    I've always hated that Spain's national colors are red and yellow, because they're also the main colors of China and Vietnam.

    That Russian company, Bosco, designed uniforms for a number of European Olympic teams this year. They all suck.
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    Jul 20, 2012 8:45 PM GMT
    Quiere papas fritas con eso?
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    Jul 20, 2012 8:48 PM GMT
    I think the USA team is not very happy either, but no one is really saying it
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    Jul 20, 2012 8:48 PM GMT
    They looke like they work at a gas station...
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    Jul 20, 2012 8:48 PM GMT
    mindgarden saidQuiere papas fritas con eso?



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    Jul 20, 2012 8:56 PM GMT
    mindgarden saidQuiere papas fritas con eso?
    hahaha esa esta buenisima icon_biggrin.gif hombre...lololololololo
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    Jul 20, 2012 9:12 PM GMT
    Austerity measures require that athletes moonlight at the games to cover expenses.

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    Jul 20, 2012 9:26 PM GMT
    Saul Craviotto...did anyone else google this dude? holy crap!
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    Jul 20, 2012 9:28 PM GMT
    These must be what austerity uniforms look like.
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    Jul 20, 2012 9:33 PM GMT
    Bosco also designed the Olympic wear for...

    Russia
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    And Ukraine
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  • dalwriter

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    Jul 20, 2012 9:45 PM GMT
    I'm barely paying attention to that garish thing. Saul is smoking hot.
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    Jul 20, 2012 9:48 PM GMT
    Spain's isn't that bad at all.
  • hebrewman

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    Jul 20, 2012 9:51 PM GMT
    jeezuz, who's idea was it anyway to design this stuff? and no, the american athletes do not like the design, much less where they are made.
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    Jul 20, 2012 9:52 PM GMT
    Out of the bunch, I'd say Ukraine's uniforms are the least offensive because at least their national colors, sky blue and yellow, go well together. Nevertheless, I find all of them pretty tacky.
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    Jul 20, 2012 9:53 PM GMT
    canuckguy74 saidSaul Craviotto...did anyone else google this dude? holy crap!


    yep. and woof.
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    Jul 20, 2012 9:55 PM GMT
    Blimey that's really something...
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    Jul 20, 2012 10:05 PM GMT
    "even a handsome devil like Rafa can't make the exploded-hot-dog-stand look look good."

    LOL!

    In their defense, despite the color scheme, their outfits from the previous Olympics appear appropriate and dignified..

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    Jul 20, 2012 10:16 PM GMT
    First guy is HOT! I'll have to watch the olympics now...
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    Jul 20, 2012 10:23 PM GMT
    hahahaha NO, NO, NO!!

    We hate them! we are so embarrassed....... icon_redface.gif
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    Jul 20, 2012 10:29 PM GMT
    That's where the leftover curtains from the palance went to.
  • rafiki87

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    Jul 21, 2012 12:10 AM GMT
    oh my dear lord, not enough paisley at all!
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    Jul 21, 2012 12:41 AM GMT
    Well, I'd have no problem relieving all the guys of their uniforms. icon_razz.gif
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    Jul 21, 2012 12:46 AM GMT
    all i think of is taco
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    Jul 21, 2012 12:46 AM GMT
    It looks like the uniform to some kind of tacky European fast food joint. Just looking at that makes me want a fucking royale with cheese.