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Zela's fictional fashionista, Anna Winter-Ganache, was at the launch today of Australia's Rio Olympic Games competition uniform. Here's her observations.
By
Rachel de Bear

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Zela, Australian Olympic Team
19 Apr 2016 - 5:27 PM  UPDATED 19 Apr 2016 - 5:27 PM

1. Morgan Mitchell and Sally Pearson turned up to the same event in the same top

A big fashion no-no. 

2. Worse, the track and field athletes turned up in the same outfit as 2012

Never mind turning up in the same top. Turning up in pretty much the same outfit as the last Olympics has got to be worse.

Forget efficiency, aluminium cooling spheres, or whatever else helps athletes - we want something more than block colours. We want imagination!  

But not too much:

3. We still don't know what the cycling kit will look like - and that's a worry  

We love Anna Meares, but we don't love this outfit from 2012. It was so bad, the men received comments like "is that a banana in your pocket, or are you just...a banana."

4. Blue and green should never be seen but especially if there's not an athlete in between

Look, the village wear worn here by water polo player Holly Lincoln Smith is nice:

but remember, anyone can get their hands on them:

5. Who thought green and gold was a good idea anyway?  

Blame cricketers in the late 1800s apparently who started incorporating it onto their caps and blazers. And then Bob Hawke who in 1984 recommended to the then Governor-General, they be our official national colours. 

The hayfever and asthma attack inducing wattle doesn't look good on the new five dollar note and it's never really looked good at the Olympics.