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Ukraine’s Olympic team uniforms designed by Russian firm

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July 17, 2012, 12:44 p.m. | Sports — by Denis Rafalsky

Uniforms of Ukraine's 2012 Olympic team are designed by Moscow-based Bosco, which also has stores in Ukraine.
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Denis Rafalsky

In the United States, a public scandal erupted because the nation’s Olympic uniforms were made in China. Will the same be true when people learn that Ukraine’s Olympic team uniforms were not only designed in Russia, but also by the same Moscow-headquartered company that supplied the Russian team?
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Boogie Late July 17, 2012, 5:57 p.m.    

Very disturbing title - Ukraine is Ukraine and not Russia. There may be 25% ethnic Russian population, but they do not want to consider themselves a "minority", which they are. Eight million Ukrainians in the Russian Federation do not receive the same treatment. While in Ukraine there are numerous Russian teaching schools as well as numerous bilingual, there are no such schools in Russia. Why in God's name is there such discrimination against Ukrainians.

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me you July 17, 2012, 6:28 p.m.    

sad but true :((

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Dirk July 18, 2012, 3:01 a.m.    

Putin's puppet Yanukovych will do nothing about this. No doubt, we know the Chinese-made outfits would outlast the Russian-made outfits!

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Irena AU July 18, 2012, 5:56 a.m.    

The uniforms are just plain UGLY!!!!
Is Russia trying to make Ukraine look bad... again.?

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Alex Terlecky July 28, 2012, 7:33 p.m.    

If medals were awarded for ugly uniforms , Ukraine's team uniforms would certainly be a foreruner for the gold . But then how can you expect a positive result when you let a russian company design Ukrainian uniforms ? As a result there is nothing " Ukrainian " about them . Can
anyone imagine Team Palestine's uniforms being designed by say ,
Israel ? Shame on the Ukrainian Olympic Commitee for tolerating those appaling rags . The
ironic fact is that : Ukraine has such a tremendous wealth of colorful,
artistic folk costumes , that could be used as patterns for fantastic , stylized , Ukrainian designed uniforms . Unfortunately , no one in the
UOC decision making department , has neither the will , patriotism or
intelligence to think of it !

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