February 22, 2018

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Celeste Hylton-James

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Top Uniforms from Olympic History

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Photo © Clive Mason/Getty Images If you were to judge today’s Olympians based on their appearance, Ancient Greeks would consider us as wimps. To them, athletic competition in the nude was the ultimate display of raw, brutal athleticism in all of its glory.  These days, an Olympian’s uniform serves a …

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If you were to judge today’s Olympians based on their appearance, Ancient Greeks would consider us as wimps. To them, athletic competition in the nude was the ultimate display of raw, brutal athleticism in all of its glory. 

These days, an Olympian’s uniform serves a more sophisticated purpose: to display “athleticism, nationality, competition.” Every four years, Olympians from 92 countries debut their winning garb, and their uniforms capture a moment in time excites us, making a sentimental impression of us being proud of our country and generation.

Today we look back at iconic Winter Olympic uniforms from around the globe that represented their time and made an imprint on our memories, influencing us even today.

Do you have a favorite Winter Olympic uniform? Comment below and share it with us.

1932: Sonja Henie, Norway

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Sonja Henie, Image © 2018 Bettmann Archive

 

1952: Jeanette Altwegg, United Kingdom

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1980: Eric Heiden, United States

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Image ©1980 Watson

 

1988: Katarina Witt, Germany

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1994: Nancy Kerrigan, United States

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2002: Team Canada, Designed by Rafael Esquer and Eiko Ishioka

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2014: United States team

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2014: Germany Team

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