But give’em credit: At least they’re trying some new designs. And in the case of Slovakia’s Olympic jerseys, the ingenuity is pretty awesome: Using the country’s national anthem lyrics as the striping on the sweater.the national anthem of Slovakia is “Nad Tatrou sa blýska” which translates into “Lightning over the Tatras.” The Tatras being a mountain range and not a euphemism, regrettably.
So this is pretty cool, and much better than vinyl-sticker-looking stars and maple leaves on the shoulders.
Even cooler: The jerseys are made of exactly 17 recycled Polyethylene terephthalate bottles. Why 17? We’re not sure, but we’ll just go ahead and assume it’s a tribute to Ladislav Nagy.
Check out the full gallery of photos here.