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Olympic Apparel

Most fascinating outfits and uniforms at the Winter Games

No matter how fast a racer skied or how hard a figure skater ate ice during a triple lutz, most people will remember one thing: What the athletes wore.

Yes, the 2014 Sochi Olympic Games are, for better or worse, almost as much a fashion show as a celebration of world peace and athleticism.

So, with that in mind, here are some of the most hideous, scary and amazing Olympic team outfits!

USA UniformsWolf in Sheep's Clothing
Team USA's opening ceremony outfits look like the Uncle Sam puked on the flag. Perfect for your Ugly Sweater Meets Christmas in July Party, buy individual USA pieces at Ralph Lauren stores nationwide.
$598; Ralph Lauren's Team USA Collection

Mexican Ski SuitCulture Shock
Bringing his Mexican roots to the ski hill, alpine racer Hubertus von Hohenlohe [Editor's Note: We can't pronounce that either] will compete in a skin-tight mariachi race suit. This spandex tuxedo even has a red tie and cummerbund!
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Skeleton HelmentsHead Turners
If the idea of skeleton (speeding 90mph headfirst down an ice slide) doesn't scare you into emptying your bowels, these Canadian team helmet designs might. The creepy illustrations are sure to up the ante on intimidation.
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Norwegian Curling TeamParty in Your Pants
In 2010, the world went wild for the Norwegian Curling Team's hot pants. Now, their new designs for 2014 (a zigzag chevron print and a black and flowery pair) have their own Facebook page!
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