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.