June 23, 2021

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Gallery | Team SA kit for Tokyo Olympics, Paralympics unveiled

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The South African Olympic and Paralympic athletes will be kitted out in locally developed athletic apparel at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics and Paralympic Games.

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During the opening ceremony, throughout the various sporting events, and taking to the podium, our athletes will be representing South Africa at the Olympics and Paralympics in more ways than one: in athleticism and in apparel.

Pictures courtesy of Mr Price Sport Twitter (@MrPriceSport) and Tim Lubbe

The proudly South African kit was unveiled at a fashion show event held at the ICC in Durban on Thursday in collaboration with Mr Price Sport, The City of Durban and the South African Sports Confederation and Olympic Committee (SASCOC).

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The Olympic Games is the world’s biggest most internationally represented multi-sport event, with 35 sport types and over 200 nations taking part.

The Paralympic Games are the largest multi-coded event for athletes with disabilities covering 22 sport types and over 96 nations taking part.

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From 23 July to 8 August (Tokyo Olympics) and 24 August to 5 September (Tokyo Paralympics), billions of eyes will be on Team South Africa who will be kitted out to conquer.

Our athletes’ kit will comprise the opening ceremony ensemble: a proudly South African look envisioned by four young Durban designers, paired with vellies provided by Durban-based brand, Veldskoen, the official off-field shoe of Team South Africa.

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In 2020, the four up-and-coming Durban designers – Mbali Zulu, Nompumelelo Mjadu, Sandile Sikhakhane and Sipho Lushaba – were selected to style the athletes representing South Africa at the Tokyo 2020 Olympics and Paralympics’ opening ceremonies.

Their brief: to create a first look that’s so memorable, so outstanding, that all eyes would be on our athletes; to create an authentic South African kit that fellow competing countries would want to wear themselves.

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