The Olympics are awesome for a number of reasons. And as much as we love watching superhuman feats of strength and athleticism, our favorite part might be the outfits. Better or worse, here you are the 21 outfits of the most interesting looks from years past.
1. 1924: EGYPT
Cool hats, classic suits. An all-around win.
2. 1936: USA
Is it weird that we’d wear every single one of these pieces today?
3. 1968: FRANCE
Dresses and caps, perfect for sporting.
4. 1968: MONGOLIA
To have half the confidence of this fine gent…
5. 1968: USA
Can’t decide the best part: The white tights, the dark loafers or the over-the-shoulder mom purses.
6. 1976: FRANCE
Fleur Delacour, is that you?
7. 1984: AUSTRALIA
Do you know Australia’s male competitors refused to walk out with the female cohort because they did not want their priceless moment ruined.
8. 1992: FRANCE
After this they’re going to space.
9. 1992: CROATIA
After this they’re auditioning for a community theatre production of The Sound of Music.
10. 1992: MOROCCO
Would love to know the story behind this one.
11. 1996: BURKINA FASO
Matching sets: hot since ’96.
12. 1998: USA
Yes, Mr. Rogers sweaters. Yes.
13. 1998: GREECE
Secret Service agents or Olympians? You be the judge.
14. 2000: JAPAN
That’s one way to make sure your country stands out.
15. 2000: NORWAY
Or you could go the opposite route and try to camouflage with the track.
16. 2004: JAPAN
The housecoat comeback you didn’t know you wanted.
17. 2008: HUNGARY
The dudes were allowed to wear perfectly fine suits. 2008: Hungary
18. 2012: GERMANY
It’s often best to literally wear your gender on your sleeve.
19. 2012: CZECH REPUBLIC
Those unisex wellies though…
20. 2012: MALAYSIA
Huge missed opportunity if they didn’t walk out to “Eye of the Tiger.”
21. 2014: GERMANY
Taste the rainbow, be the rainbow, win the rainbow.
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