Polo Ralph Lauren, who already provide fashion for Wimbledon and the US Open, will be dressing the US Olympians including our tennis ballers in Beijing this summer.
The preppy brand took over for retailer Roots after Norman Bellingham, chief operating officer of the USOC and a former Olympic kayaker, opted for dressing the athletes in a "classic and more formal manner."
A report in the Wall St. Journal today stated:
We know we won't see Andy Roddick in this gear since he decided to skip the Summer Games. So the biggest mystery then is which athletes will be actually be attending and wearing these duds?
At the Olympic Village and at the Closing Ceremonies, athletes' wardrobes will include V-neck tennis sweaters and ties, classic Polo mesh shirts with "Beijing" written in big Chinese characters across the front and cargo pants -- all in a patriotic palette of red, white and blue. The Olympic logo featured on the new uniforms may include a replica of a crest with stars and stripes used by the 1932 U.S. Olympic team at the Los Angeles Games. Polo ponies of varying sizes will also make an appearance on the garments.In keeping with Olympic tradition, the athletes' Opening Ceremonies attire won't be revealed until Aug. 8 -- the day of the Opening Ceremonies.
(image via WSJ.com)