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Here Are The Must-See 2022 Winter Olympics Opening Ceremony Uniforms

From Team USA to Nigeria and Colombia.

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The 2022 Winter Olympics officially launched on Feb. 4 with its opening ceremony in Beijing, China, marking the city’s second time hosting the games, and athletes from around the world arrived to represent their countries in style. Here are the Olympic uniforms you need to see.

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Since 2008, Ralph Lauren has designed Team USA’s Olympic outfits. Led by flag bearers Brittany Bowe and John Shuster, this year’s opening ceremony saw the athletes show up in red, white, and blue winter gear featuring Lauren’s logo and the American flag.

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Sportswear brand Lululemon crafted this year’s Canadian Olympic uniforms, which covered the country’s athletes (fronted by flag bearers Charles Hamelin and Marie-Philip Poulin) in red puffer coats and matching scarves with “Canada” printed on them.

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Led by snowboarder Michela Moioli, Team Italy’s Olympic uniforms drew comparisons to Snuggies upon first glance during the Parade of Nations. Designed by Emporio Armani, the athletes wore large ponchos resembling the Italian flag.

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Team France also wore poncho-like uniforms reminiscent of its nation’s flag made by the brand Le Coq Sportif — for the first time in 50 years. Paired with white pants and sneakers, the team was ushered in by athletes Kevin Rolland and Tessa Worley.

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As the only athlete representing Nigeria, skier Samuel Ikpefan was accompanied by a volunteer flag bearer at the opening ceremony and represented his culture in a traditional green and white uniform paired with a matching head wrap.

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Fronted by flag bearers Benjamin Alexander and Jazmine Fenlator-Victorian, Jamaica’s Olympic athletes wore lime green pants and dark green puffer jackets in a nod to the country’s green, yellow, and black flag.

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At first glance, Lithuania’s Olympic uniforms are simple, understated navy blue winter gear — but it’s all in the details. Paulina Ramanauskaite and Deividas Kizala fronted the team in 4F-designed looks, complete with yellow beanies and flag-like face masks.

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Team Iran’s athletes sported white winter gear detailed with red, white, and green patterns and paired with green beanies at the opening ceremony, led by flag bearers Atefeh Ahmadi and Hossein Saveh-Shemshaki.

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Designed by Adidas in collaboration with Parley for the Ocean, Great Britain’s Olympic uniforms featured Union Jack shirts and matching beanies along with navy blue pants and coats insulated with recycled marine plastic. Eve Muirhead and Dave Ryding served as flag bearers.

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With flag bearers Laura Gómez and Carlos Andres Quintana leading the team, Colombia’s Olympic athletes wore traditional Andean ruanas during the opening ceremony as well as traditional Sombrero Sandoneño hats.

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Wearing winter-ready black-and-white patterned looks designed by North Face, Team South Korea looked comfy and stylish at the opening ceremony, led by flag bearers Kim Min-sun and Kwak Yoon-gy.

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After controversially tossing their 2020 Summer Olympics uniforms in the trash, Team Mexico’s athletes, including flag bearers Sarah Schleper and Donovan Carillo, arrived at the ceremony in eye-catching white hoodies printed with a traditional decorative skull called a Calavera.

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Taking the absent Tongan athlete Pita Taufatofu’s position as this year’s shirtless flag bearer is bobsleigh and skeleton competitor Nathan Crumpton, who donned traditional attire to represent American Samoa at this year’s Parade of Nations.

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Given this year’s games are held in their native nation, Team China made quite the stunning statement showing up to the Parade of Nations in bright red coats reminiscent of their flag, which was held by athletes Zhao Dan and Gao Tingyu.