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2018年2月21日 (水)

The coolest uniforms from the 2018 Winter Olympics /カッコいいユニフォーム

13085095_gThe coolest uniforms from the 2018 Winter Olympics
Msn_4Gabbi Shaw, msn Sports, Feb 15, 2018
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1/13 SLIDES© Maddie Meyer/Getty Images

Some people watch the Winter Olympics for the athletic feats, others for the eye-catching, and sometimes strange, Olympic uniforms. They've certainly changed a lot throughout the years, but they're always worth talking about.
Some uniforms that are stealing the show this year are Mexico's Day of the Dead themed outfits, as well as South Korea's "Iron Man" influenced helmets.
Keep reading to see some of the coolest looks in Pyeongchang this year.

Bbj8juc_26<-2/13 SLIDES© Aaron Favila/AP Images, Norway
On Valentine's Day, they Norwegian rocked festive, heart-print pants.

The team wore the pants for their match against Japan.

Bbj8npa_26_23/13 SLIDES© Hubertus Von Hohenlohe/Facebook, Mexico->
The Mexican Olympic ski team's Day of the Dead inspired uniforms are a clear standout.

The uniform was designed by Hubertus von Hohenlohe, a six-time Olympian and "prince, photographer, businessman, and a pop singer known as Andy Himalaya and Royal Disaster," according to the Washington Post.

Mexico might only have two Alpine skiers in this year's Olympics, but their uniforms definitely make a strong impression.
Bbj8gqp_26<-4/13 SLIDES© Matthias Hangst/Getty Images, South Korea
This South Korean skeleton racer's helmet is designed to look like superhero Iron Man's mask.

According NBC, Sung-bin is "obsessed" with Iron Man. He's seen all the movies and collects related figurines. In fact, he's even called Iron Man by some. We can see why.

Bbj8npm_265/13 SLIDES© David Ramos/Getty Images, Canada->
The Canadian snowboarding team's jackets were designed to look like sweaters.

The Canadian snowboarding team's jackets were designed by popular snowboard brand Burton - it was Burton's first time designing for the Canadian Olympics team.

Bbj8ckc_26<-6/13 SLIDES© Matthias Hangst/Getty Images, USA
The USA's luge uniform takes inspiration from the American flag.

USA luge competitor Emily Sweeney had an unfortunate crash during her final run on February 13, but luckily avoided injury.

Bbj8jv1_26_27/13 SLIDES© Ronald Martinez/Getty Images, USA->
Nicole Hensley, the US women's hockey goalie, displays the Statue of Liberty on her mask.

There was actually some controversy surrounding the image of the Statue of Liberty on this helmet. The International Olympic Committee (IOC) debated on whether or not it should be allowed, as some thought Lady Liberty was too political: "political symbols" are not allowed on Olympic uniforms.
The IOC decided on February 13 that the design was allowed to stay.

Bbj8scy_26<-8/13 SLIDES © Maddie Meyer/Getty Images, USA
Adam Rippon made history by being the first openly gay US athlete to qualify for the Winter Olympics, and thus the first openly gay US athlete to win a medal at the Winter Olympics. His lightning-inspired costume was perfect for the occasion.

Adam Rippon has become a fan-favorite around the world.

Bbj8sd5_269/13 SLIDES © Jamie Squire/Getty Images, USA->
Mirai Nagasu also made history this year — she was the first American woman to land a triple axel in Olympic history. Her red outfit is bold, just like she is.

She's also just one of three women ever to land the jump at the Olympics. Her celebration was well deserved.

Bbj8sdd_26<-10/13 SLIDES © Harry How/Getty Images, OAR
The Russian speed skating uniforms feature a stylin' blue camouflage pattern on the sleeves and legs.

Russian Olympians this year are competing as Olympic Athletes from Russia (meaning they are competing under the Olympic flag, as opposed to the Russian one) as part of the country's punishment for its doping scandal.

Bbj8lui_2611/13 SLIDES © Maddie Meyer/Getty Images, Kazakhstan->
Kazakhstan's ice blue speed skating uniforms stand out among the mostly black and navy uniforms of other teams.

This is Kazakhstan's eighth Olympic Games.

Bbj8ckw_26<-12/13 SLIDES © Chris Graythen/Getty Images), Netherlands
The Dutch warm-up jackets use their country's favorite color: orange.

Even though the Dutch flag is red, white, and blue, the Dutch Royal Family's official color is orange. The family actually comes from the House of Orange.

Bbj8sdr_26_313/13 SLIDES © Robert Cianflone/Getty Images, Japan->
Japanese figure skater Yuzuru Hanyu rocks a sleek all-black look at practice.

Hanyu was the first man to win an Olympic gold medal for Japan for figure skating in 2014, and is looking to hold on to that title this year.

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