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Nike Independent Olympic Athlete Uniforms

So the opening ceremony made me pretty proud to be British, I didnt think we had it in us to produce an OC that would stand side by side with the best. Anyhow two things that I found myself doing during it was a: hanging my head in shame at the amount of countries that I didnt know excisted & b: getting excited to see the team ‘uniforms’ Ralph for USA, Armani for Italy good auld Stella for GB etc etc..so the imo the best was by far Independent Olympic Athletes which Nike provided unique  uniforms for the whole team (all 4 of them!) competing in the London 2012 Games as Independent Olympic Athletes (IOA), individuals whose home nations have undergone shifting borders and governments and currently do not have their own National Olympic Committees. Three of the athletes are from the Netherlands Antilles (yep another I have never heard of!) — Philipine van Aanholt (Sailing), Liemarvin Bonevacia (400m) and Reginald de Windt — while the fourth, marathon runner Guor Marial (who will be competing in the men’s marathon on August 12th), hails from the new nation of South Sudan. In addition to competition and warm-up footwear and apparel, Nike has created an Opening and Closing ceremonies consisting of an M65 sportswear jacket and specially adapated Nike Flyknit running shoes, both featuring Olympic rings and IOA logos. The finishing piece takes the form of a knit scarf in Olympic colours, featuring quotes from young people Nike has worked with through its “Access to Sport” program.

 

 

 

 

New Banksy Work : Olympics

 

With the 2012 London Olympics set to begin this Friday, Banksy gets in on the pomp and circumstance with two new works that tackle the athletic competition. Adding his signature political wit, the javelin and pole vault are given a twist – presenting each athlete as both a long-range arms dealer as well as an eager prison escapee. With the games mere days away, expect a lot more “cheekiness” from the Bristol-native.

Royal Mint ‘Offside Explained’ 50p Coin

We’ve all been there sat with our girls watching the match…’Whats offside mean?’ no more of missing the rest of the game explaining now just flip her this 50p and let her get on with it!!! Football (not soccer) “offside” gets explained in this commemorative coin which was ultimately part of a series of crowd sourced designs ahead of London’s 2012 Olympic Games. All 29 sports are represented by 50p coin with the following design by Neil Wolfson which breaks down the rule in a simplistic (and hopefully understandable) way. The coin is available now via the Royal Mint.