Friday Fun of the Olympic Variety

Hello-Hello and happy Olympic watching weekend. It’s the big day, tonight the London Games Opening Ceremony gets underway at 9pm London time, 4pm EDT/1pm PDT.

Parties and official functions have been underway all week, the Queen and other royals are welcoming heads of state at a reception as I type. Below, athletes being welcomed to the Olympic Village, they are entertained by members of the National Youth Theatre.

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Below we show an image from a function held last night, the Team USA gala; we see one of the first female Olympic boxers, Queen Underwood, she met “The Greatest”.

Via Team USA Facebook

Team USA athletes have been fitted for their uniforms, below we see basketball stars Kevin Durant (Oklahoma City Thunder) on the left and Carmelo Anthony (NY Knicks) on the right, Mr. Durant tweeted this photo. Both look dapper in their designer duds.

Via Kevin Durant Twitter

A more formal shot from Ralph Lauren.

Courtesy Photo

Ralph Lauren isn’t the only designer doing uniforms,Stella McCartney and Adidas teamed up for the Team GB uniforms.

Courtesy Photo

Here is a more detailed view.

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Host country Team GB will be in style from UK retailer Next for tonight’s events.

Courtesy Photo

Ferragamo has created the ceremonial styles for Republic of San Marino, Italy’s independent microstate.

Courtesy Photos

Jeff Banks designed the Belize uniforms, they definitely have an old school look.

Via Incorporate Wear

Italian athletes will be wearing both Armani…

AP via Yahoo

And Prada. Italy’s Olympic and Paralympic Sailing Teams will wear these styles.

Courtesy Images via WWD

The Azerbaijan team will be sporting these pieces by Italian luxury label Ermanno Scervino.

Courtesy Photos via the LA Times

Australia’s team will be in dark green blazers for tonight’s ceremonies.

Courtesy Photo via WWD.com

Here is a better look.

Time Magazine

The Australian competition ensembles by Adidas.

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Hong Kong team members will be in Kent & Curwen.

Via Joyceyland blog

France is also wearing Adidas.

Adidas Courtesy Photo

South Korea will be in styles by Fila.

Fila Courtesy Photo via Time

And then there are those that seem… well, they just seem off. Below, the Russian look.

Courtesy Photos

Many have criticized China’s uniforms, I guess they don’t seem all that ghastly to me. The topstitching on the jackets is a bit wacky, but overall they don’t seem to be in the horrid-horrid-horrid category.

Time Magazine

But then there’s Spain.

Courtesy Photo via Time Magazine

Everyone has favorite athletes and sports they are attached to, we’re pulling for a local gymnast, Jordyn Wieber.

Via Jordyn Wieber Kellogg’s Blog

Because the Games are being held in a country with a constitutional monarchy there *will* be royals on hand. Prince William, Kate & Harry are all official Olympic Ambassadors. Yesterday the trio welcomed the Torch Run to Buckingham Palace.

Via Team GB Facebook

For anyone interested in seeing what events they will be attending, our sister blog has a post with all of their scheduled appearances.

For those wondering about watching things on TV, all events will be streamed live with the exception of Opening and Closing Ceremonies. To gain access to the live stream you need to be either a cable or satellite customer and also go through a quick registration process.

Here are some additional links that may be of help for the durations of the Games:

We leave you with this shot of the Rings taken at Olympic Park last night at sunset.

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2 Comments

Filed under 2012 Summer Olympics, preppy

2 responses to “Friday Fun of the Olympic Variety

  1. Lauren

    Ferragamo – that explains why the women were carrying huge purses! I’ll never understand carrying a bag in the parade of athletes.

  2. completely hated the aussie women’s beach volleyball kit, with the sports bras over the t-shirts. ghastly.

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