Sportscraft and the Australian Olympic Committee (AOC) have today unveiled the official opening ceremony uniforms for the Australian Olympic Team for Tokyo 2020. 

The launch marks the eighth time Sportscraft has designed the opening ceremony and closing ceremony uniforms for the Australian team.

The uniform has been in the works for two years and was developed alongside the AOC and the athletes. 

With a focus on keeping the athletes comfortable in Tokyo's hot and humid climate, Sportscraft individually fitted 955 athletes and officials. 

Each female in the cohort has five pieces, while each male has six, totalling in 5,250 garments fitted. 

The hero piece in the collection is a tailored blazer which features the names of the 320 Australian Olympic Gold medallists in the jacket lining. 

Sportscraft MD Elisha Hopkinson welcomed the official launch of the uniform. 

"It is with great pleasure and pride that Sportscraft has the opportunity to partner with the Australian Olympic Committee for the eighth time in dressing Australia’s most incredible sporting talent for the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games.

"Sportscraft embodies the best of Australian lifestyle.

"We value this moment of partnering with the AOC as an opportunity to build on the camaraderie that our nation is known for," she said. 

The uniform was unveiled at Sydney’s Wylie’s Baths by nine athletes: Jess Fox (Canoe Slalom), Bendere Oboya (Athletics - 400m), Dan Watkins (Canoe Slalom), Safwan Khalil (Taekwondo), George Ford (Water Polo), Gronya Somerville (Badminton), Keesja Gofers (Water Polo), Tarni Stepto (Softball) and Lachlan Tame (Canoe Slalom). 

The uniform will be complemented by the official footwear, provided by Volley Australia. 

Chef de Mission of the Australian Olympic Team Ian Chesterman AM added that unveiling the uniform marked an important milestone for athletes on their journey to Tokyo.

"Australian athletes treasure the opportunity to wear the Australian Olympic uniform and Sportscraft have produced a uniform our athletes will be proud of. 

"Sportscraft is an iconic brand with a proud history of outfitting the Australian Olympic Team, and I’m sure Australian athletes will be thrilled with the uniform for Tokyo.

"The uniform is the result of an excellent collaborative process, with Sportscraft involving athletes throughout the development of the design, ensuring it only looks great, but also suits the practical needs of athletes.

"The design has a distinct Australian feel and I look forward to the Australian community seeing the official Australian Olympic uniforms for Tokyo 2020.

"After the challenges athletes have faced in making it to the Games, putting on this uniform will be a special milestone for the Australian Olympic Team members," he said. 

According to Sportscraft, the design process was inspired by the electric lights, vibrant colours and bustling atmosphere synonymous with Tokyo.

To reflect Australian culture, Sportscraft opted for a minimalist and timeless design in Australia’s green and gold colours.

The angles used in the designs were inspired by Japan’s famous Shibuya Crossing intersection, along with elements of the Southern Cross.

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