The swim caps the US swimmers will be wearing at the London Olympics are a bit boring. As you can see from the photo above that Michael Phelps tweeted on Thursday, the caps are white and feature a small American flag on one side with the athlete’s name and nothing but a tiny Speedo logo on the other. In years past, a larger American flag was featured on both sides. Apparently the Olympic Committee has made a rule against that for 2012, and Phelps is not pleased about it.
“Front and back of our caps…,” he wrote on Twitter. “We used to be able to have front and back side with flags but for some reason there are rules that tell us we cant do that anymore? Smh gotta love an organizing committee telling us we can’t do that anymore.”
And thus, the overall feeling of unhappiness with all things fashion related at the London Olympics continues. First, we had most of Great Britain unhappy with the uniforms their athletes will be wearing at the Games, which you can see photos of here. Then, there were the Team USA Opening and Closing Ceremony uniforms which aren’t even made in America. Now, the swim caps are being criticized. It’s a good thing the London Eye isn’t just measuring the overall sentiment of tweets with regard to Olympic fashion. If it were, it would be glowing purple all the time.