I have already commented on the opening day uniforms for the US team. However, those "butt uglies" are stylish compared to the podium uniforms. Who designed these - Robert E. Lee? Actually, its not only the US that is afflicted. I looked at the other uniforms and all are hideous: the opening uniforms, the ones worn on the sidelines and the ones on the podium. Did you see the Russian coaches at the women's gymnastics? Actually, the performance uniforms are not bad - except for the US basketball team. But the others are woeful.
Harold A. Black is professor emeritus in the Department of Finance, University of Tennessee, Knoxville having retired after 24 years of service. He has served on the faculties of American University, Howard University, the University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill and the University of Florida. His government service includes the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency and as a Board Member of the National Credit Union Administration. He also has served on the boards of directors Home Savings of America and its parent company, H. F. Ahmanson & Co., Irwindale, California prior to its merger with Washington Mutual Savings Bank, on the board of New Century Financial Corporation, Irvine, California, then the nation’s largest real estate investment trust and as director and later chairman of the Nashville Branch of the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta. He writes an occasional article for the Knoxville News-Sentinel at http://www.knoxnews.com/staff/dr-harold-black/. His web page is haroldablackphd.com