TORONTO – The official athlete kit for the Beijing 2022 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games was revealed on Tuesday by lululemon, the Canadian Olympic Committee, and Canadian Paralympic Committee.
The reveal included official gear to be worn at the Opening Ceremony, Closing Ceremony, on the podium, for media interviews, and around the village. The outfits were modelled by Olympic and Paralympic athletes at a special fashion show in Toronto, which was co-hosted by three-time Paralympic medallist Josh Dueck, Canada’s chef de mission for the Beijing Games, alongside Olympic weightlifter Kristel Ngarlem.
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The kit, featuring the tagline ‘Feel Canada’, includes a jacket that athletes can modify to best fit their own body temperatures, pieces designed to be layered and adaptable based on the varying winter weather, and a pattern inspired by a maple leaf under a microscope.
Eight Paralympic athletes were on hand to display the clothing – Mark Arendz (Para nordic skiing), Brittany Hudak (Para nordic skiing), Mac Marcoux (Para alpine skiing), Tristan Rodgers (Para alpine skiing – Marcoux’s guide), Sandrine Hamel (Para snowboard), Frederique Turgeon (Para alpine skiing), Cindy Ouellet (Para nordic skiing and wheelchair basketball), and John Leslie (Para snowboard).
“I think the world is going to be obsessed with the kit,” said Turgeon, who is also a new lululemon athlete ambassador. “I’ve never seen a kit this amazing with all the modifications that you can bring to it. It’s truly so unique, and I think the world is going to be jealous of what we have.”
The Olympic athletes at the event were Brooke D’Hondt (Snowboard), Cassie Sharpe (Snowboard), Paul Poirier (Figure Skating), Piper Gilles (Figure Skating), Justine Dufour-Lapointe (Freestyle Skiing), Chloe Dufour-Lapointe (Freestlye Skiing), Brigette Lacquette (Ice Hockey), Nam Nguyen (Figure Skating), Brady Leman (Freestyle Skiing), and Gilmore Junio (Speed Skating).
lululemon was announced last month as the new Official Outfitter of Team Canada through the 2028 Olympic and Paralympic Games.
The Beijing 2022 Olympic Winter Games run February 4-20, with the Paralympic Winter Games following on March 4-13.