Turkey reveals outfits for Olympic
Members of Turkish Olympic and Paralympic pose at a show yesterday in Ankara, where the wardrobe for the Turkish squad at the London Olympics was revealed. AA PhotoThe wardrobe for the Turkish squad at the London Olympics was revealed yesterday at a fashion show in Ankara.
Three sets of outfits have been prepared separately for male and female athletes, one for ceremonies, one for traveling and one to be worn when the athletes are in the Olympic village.
There will also be sports uniforms for the male and female athletes.
Turkey finalized its Olympic squad on July 12, with a national record of 114 athletes, 66 of whom are women, going to the London Olympic Games. Also for the first time in its history, female athletes outnumber males on Turkey’s Olympic squad.
The women’s volleyball and basketball teams play a large part in that feat, with each of those squads having 12 athletes. This will mark the first time in 52 years that Turkey will be represented in team sports.
Track and field makes up the largest contingent, with 33 athletes, while wrestling and weightlifting, two of Turkey’s perennial strongholds, follow with 13 and nine athletes respectively.