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Time names worst-dressed in London

Murray Stewart (left), Sarah Tait, Lauren Jackson, Libby Trickett, Naomi Flood, Kynan Maley and Adam Gibson pose during the official unveiling of the Australian 2012 Olympic Games opening ceremony uniform at Quay restaurant on May 3, 2012 in Sydney, Australia.
Murray Stewart (left), Sarah Tait, Lauren Jackson, Libby Trickett, Naomi Flood, Kynan Maley and Adam Gibson pose during the official unveiling of the Australian 2012 Olympic Games opening ceremony uniform at Quay restaurant on May 3, 2012 in Sydney, Australia. Cameron Spencer - Getty Images

IF MEDALS were on offer for the most fashionable uniforms in London, it would be fair to say Spain wouldn't win one.

It seems even those wearing the garish red and yellow outfits were not impressed ... not one little bit.

Designed by Russian firm Bosco, the rather 'vibrant' uniforms are red-based with bold prints resembling flames, some sort of paisley and other odd graphics.

Wags suggested they would be more suitable for working in a fast food outlet, or perhaps in the pit crew at a Formula One race.

Some of the Spanish competitors didn't waste any time voicing their thoughts about their clothing on Twitter:
"Trying on the Olympic clothes. Best I don't comment, I will leave it up to you," gold medal winning canoeist Saul Craviotto said while modelling his gear.

"Olympic outfit, there aren't enough adjectives," added hockey player Alex Fabregas.

Former tennis world No.1 Carlos Moya also served up an opinion.

"Looking forward to seeing (tennis player) Feliciano Lopez wearing the official Olympic uniform. He'll never have worn anything so ugly in his life," he tweeted.

The uniforms were provided free of charge.

But it's not only the Spanish who have dipped out in the fashion stakes.

Time magazine has issued its list of the worst and the best of London Olympics uniforms for the opening ceremony - it doesn't make for good reading for Australia.

The United States topped the list of worst dressed for its 'Made in China' designer gear, while Australia's 'flight attendant' uniform was rated second worst. Obviously the Yanks didn't appreciate our touch of nostalgia with the Dunlop Volleys.

Russia, whose uniform was also designed by none other than Bosco, also rated as terrible - the swirly red lines are enough to make people 'dizzy'.

On the other end of the list were the usual snappy dressers - France and Italy, as well as South Korea, Jamaica and Germany, while host Great Britain also rated highly.

Topics:  london olympics


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