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Winning the style stakes?

Olympic competitors are acknowledged the world over for their sporting prowess, less so for their sartorial flair. Even at the 2012 Opening Ceremony, the athletes' flag-waving kit was uninspiring. Team USA was dressed by that quintessentially American label, Ralph Lauren, but still managed to look like cabin crew. Spain, perhaps conscious of how little money there is left in the national coffers, fielded cheap-looking red jackets with garish printed ties that would have looked at home in Burger King. No wonder Rafa Nadal pulled out of the Games.

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