Athletes mock ugly Spanish Olympic uniforms

11:00 Thu Jul 19 2012
Simon West, MSN NZ
Alex Fabregas
Alex Fabregas tries to see the humorous side. (Twitter)

Spain's Olympic athletes have taken to social media to make fun of the loud uniforms they’ll be wearing throughout the London Games.

Gold medal winning canoeist Saul Craviotto and hockey player Alex Fabregas were the first to comment on the unusual attire.

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"At home trying on the Olympic clothes. Best I don't comment, I will leave it up to you..." Craviotto tweeted.

"Olympic outfit, there aren't enough adjectives," Fabregas posted with a photo of him wearing the official tracksuit.

The kit had received criticism long before it was actually seen due to it been manufactured by a Russian label rather than a Spanish one.

A statement by the company, Bosco, defended the garish design and said they were looking for a 'tribal' look and feel.

"We've studied Spanish folklore in detail and we are confident that both athletes and citizens will agree that this is a nice design, authentic and round and, above all, very Spanish."

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