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May 2, 2008

canada-this-140.jpgBlog Guy, I have a question about the Beijing Olympics, which I believe are being held in Peking.  How will they control the number of athletes? Is there some qualifying event to make sure millions of them don’t all show up in China?

Are you kidding? That would be WAY too complicated! No, each country just controls the size of their teams by making the athletes wear really goofy-looking costumes to the opening ceremony.

The French guys have silly hats and jackets that say FRANCE on the pockets. Don’t even get me started on what the French chicks are wearing. The Canadians have maple leaf pajamas, and so on.

Believe me, when self-respecting athletes get a load of those designs, there will NOT be a problem with too many of them showing up in Beijing!

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(above) Clothing Canadian athletes will wear at the Beijing 2008 Olympics is seen in Toronto, April 30, 2008. REUTERS/Mike Cassese

(below) Models present the official outfits French athletes will wear at the Opening ceremony. Paris, April 29, 2008.  REUTERS/Charles Platiau

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I don´t know about anyone else but i think the uniforms for the French girls look hot. Yes perhaps the french men look a little silly but you can´t win them all.

Posted by Hunter | Report as abusive
 

Really, Hunter? I think the uniforms for the French women look terrible. It’s like they’re part maternity kimono and part Corporal LeBeau in drag. The French men’s uniform looks pretty sharp; I can see a reporter in a 40s noir movie dressing like that.

I am dumbfounded by my country’s uniforms, though. Ugh!

Posted by Charlene | Report as abusive
 

Clothing AND official outfits. Wow!

Posted by Shawn Hendricks | Report as abusive
 

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