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Australia unveils uniform for Olympic opening ceremony

05-04-2012 08:52 BJT Special Report:2012 London Olympic Games |

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Australia’s Olympic team has unveiled their new uniform for the opening ceremony of the London Olympics - a return to the country’s traditional sporting colours of green and gold.

Three-time Olympic gold medal winning swimmer Libby Trickett helped design the outfits and was among the models on the catwalk in Sydney although she won’t be taking part in the opening ceremony because it is scheduled to last for several hours and she is competing the following day.

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - MAY 03: The official unveiling of the Australian 2012 Olympic Games
opening ceremony uniform at Quay restaurant on May 3, 2012 in Sydney, Australia. (Photo by
Cameron Spencer/Getty Images)

Trickett missed out on an individual berth for London and although she has qualified for the 100 freestyle relay team her place is not yet confirmed - a tough place for the Aussie great to be.

Libby Trickett said, "It’s tough because I don’t know necessarily that I’m going to race. I’m going to train as hard as I can to get myself in the best possible position to get on that relay team because I want to represent my country, I want to swim for Australia and hopefully do the best job that we can for the three other girls on the team. "

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - MAY 03: The official unveiling of the Australian 2012 Olympic Games
opening ceremony uniform at Quay restaurant on May 3, 2012 in Sydney, Australia. (Photo by
Cameron Spencer/Getty Images)

Nick Green, Australian Team Chef De Mission, said, "We’re actually in very good shape. Our athletes are just fine tuning their preparation. We’ve got a strong team, over 400 athletes we’ll send to the Olympic Games in London. Some sports are still going through their final selection process. We’ve got a strong team and we’ve got a team of some surprises, some individual absolutely talent but we’ve got some athletes who are really coming through at the moment in their preparation who I think are going to surprise a lot of people when they get to London."

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - MAY 03: The official unveiling of the Australian 2012 Olympic Games
opening ceremony uniform at Quay restaurant on May 3, 2012 in Sydney, Australia. (Photo by
Cameron Spencer/Getty Images)

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - MAY 03: The official unveiling
of the Australian 2012 Olympic Games opening
ceremony uniform at Quay restaurant on May 3, 2012
in Sydney, Australia. (Photo by Cameron Spencer/
Getty Images)

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - MAY 03: The official unveiling of
the Australian 2012 Olympic Games opening ceremony
uniform at Quay restaurant on May 3, 2012 in Sydney,
Australia. (Photo by Cameron Spencer/Getty Images)

 

 

 

Editor:Zhang Dan |Source: CNTV.CN

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