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22 November 2011 | By: M@

Olympics: Volunteer Uniforms Revealed

Olympics: Volunteer Uniforms Revealed


The Telegraph thinks that the newly revealed volunteer uniforms for the 2012 Olympics and Paralympics resemble the in-store costumes of Sainsbury's employees (the supermarket is a sponsor). Nah, the inspiration clearly comes from Hanna-Barbera mainstays Dick Dastardly and Muttley. Dastardly's brother even has Olympic form.

The purple, red and tan couture will be worn by some 70,000 volunteers during the games, and a further 6,000 LOCOG staff. Just like on Star Trek, different roles will be signified by different coloured trims. White epaulettes will designate medical staff, green will identify anti-doping folk, and red (always the risky hue in original Star Trek) signifies a team leader.

More photos and details on the designs here.

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Lindsey Berthoud

This makes me do the Muttley laugh. 

Guest

To quote Dick Dastardly: Muttley! It's medalling times!