Olympics: Volunteer Uniforms Revealed

Yeah, we may have breached one or two copyright technicalities with this pic. Muttley made us do it.

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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  • Anonymous

    This makes me do the Muttley laugh. 

  • Guest

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