Nike unveils US contingent’s uniform for Tokyo 2020 Games

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With nearly six months to go for the Tokyo 2020 Olympics, Nike has unveiled the apparel for Team USA. The team kit is for Summer Olympics and Paralympics.

The apparel, released on Wednesday, consists of a jacket and pants cropped short like joggers which the athletes will wear at the medals podium. The jacket is a reimagined version of Nike’s ‘Windrunner’ edition which was first introduced in 1979.

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The clothes have been made from recycled materials. Jackets have been manufactured from 100-percent polyester while pants are 100-percent recycled nylon. The team logos are made Nike Grind materials which consist of recycled rubber, according to Team USA’s official website.

Nike has also unveiled a uniform of sports such as basketball, skateboarding, soccer and track and field. Basketball’s dress has been inspired from past. While U.S women’s team got a red uniform reminiscent of its popular design from the 1996 Games, the men will be donning a retro design with USA in blue over white underneath red shoulders.

The US soccer team will wear their traditional white home jersey with navy shorts and navy away kit. It is the away jersey that has received some midas touch from Nike. It features a camouflage-inspired design in lighter blue across the chest.

For the track and field, the apparel is a pattern of red, white and blue with matching compression sleeves.

Nike also unveiled uniforms of Brazil, Nigeria and Korea on Wednesday. The Olympics and Paralympics will be held in Tokyo from July 24- August 09, 2020.

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