Yes ladies and gentlemen, the German Olympic Team’s new Winter Olympics uniform resembles that most feared flag of all….the LGBT Rainbow Flag. Vlad-The-Terrible must be quaking in his homophobic boots.
But according to the German Olympic Sports Confederation, there is no subversive fashion statement. Rather, they say, the colourful uniforms for its Sochi Winter Olympics team are simply a bold fashion choice and not a subtle rainbow-symbol protest against Russia’s anti-gay policies.
The uniform’s designer, Willy Bogner, says that the inspiration for the look was not political, but simply a nod to “the great atmosphere” of the 1972 Summer Games in Munich. The German Olympic Sports Confederation also stated that the uniforms are “not a protest,” but that isn’t how the design is being interpreted since the unveiling.
Whatever anyone else thinks, I think the German team look “fabulous” 🙂