At the opening ceremony, the German Olympic team wore an outfit that took some getting used to.
Some athletes complained about it, the supplier commented.
Tokyo - The time had come between Denmark and Togo: The German Olympic * team was allowed to arrive at the grand opening ceremony in Tokyo.
Quite quickly, however, many viewers rubbed their eyes - what are they wearing?
The outfit of the German athletes was not only ridiculed online.
Some athletes themselves were not particularly enthusiastic about the choice of clothing.
The German basketball players Maodo Lo and Niels Giffey complained in advance.
"Who is responsible for this outfit?", Lo asked on his Instagram channel and threw his arms up in horror.
His team-mate Niels Giffey added: "Who will come up with that?"
Basketball player Maodo Lo doesn't like his Olympic outfit.
Olympia: German outfit causes frowns - "Terrible color combination"
The German Olympians wore a mint green shirt and a white vest with neon yellow accents, the men wore dark green trousers, the women a mint green skirt.
There were neon yellow shoes for everyone.
Numerous German fans made fun of the idiosyncratic outfit on the Internet.
“Nobody can take away the gold medal for the ugliest outfits,” a Twitter user is convinced.
“The prize for the most terrible color combination goes to: Germany!”, Is another comment.
“It might work for a rave party, but not for such an occasion.
Who just made that up? "
Olympia: outfitter Adidas justifies itself for Germany outfits
Basketball player Lo addressed his criticism directly to supplier Adidas.
After the many reactions, the sporting goods manufacturer defended itself against the
: "The clothing for the Olympic and Paralympic Games in Tokyo was presented at the beginning of May and received a lot of positive feedback," said a company spokesman.
"The involvement of the athletes is very important to us and was guaranteed at every point in the design process."
The outfits will probably not have a negative effect on athletic performance.
There was a lot going on at the opening ceremony - you can read the highlights in our live ticker.
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