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18 Of the Craziest Olympic Uniforms in History

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We know what you're thinking: Are those Olympic ceremony uniforms or the JCPenny's women's department circa 1995? It's actually Canada's gear from the Summer Games in Barcelona, and it's a solid testament to what happens when patriotism gets the best of brands commissioned to design for the Olympics. While some countries can do no wrong (okay France, we get it) others, including ourselves, provide the perfect material for roundups like these for years to come. In honor of that, click through to experience 18 of the best patriotism-gone-crazy uniform moments in Olympic history.—Erika Graham

1. Team Canada, Calgary 1988


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2. Team Ukraine, London 2012


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3. Team New Zealand, Beijing 2008


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4. Team Japan, Athens 2004


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5. Team Australia, Barcelona 1992


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6. Team USA, Sarajevo 1984


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7. Team Russia, Atlanta 1996


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8. Team Canada, Barcelona 1992


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9. Team Malaysia, London 2012


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10. Team Mongolia, Mexico City 1968


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11. Team South Korea, Albertville 1992


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12. Team China, Nagano 1998


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13. Team Brazil, Athens 2004


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14. Team Sweden, London 2012


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15. Team Australia, Atlanta 1996


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16. Team Germany, Athens 2004


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17. Team Spain, London 2012


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18. Team Norway, Sochi 2014


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