Australian Olympic team members (lt-rt) Josh Dunkley-Smith (rowing), Lou Bawden (beach volleyball), Kaarle McCulloch (cycling), Taliqua Clancy (beach volleyball), Annette Edmondson (cycling), Ed Jenkins (Rugby 7's), Jessica Fox (canoe slalom), Penny Taylor (basketball), Jamie Dwyer (hockey), Charlotte Caslick (rugby 7's) and Ken Wallace (canoe sprint) wearing the Australian Olympic team Opening Ceremony uniform for the Rio 2016 Olympic Games during the uniform unveiling in Sydney.
Australian Olympic team members (lt-rt) Josh Dunkley-Smith (rowing), Lou Bawden (beach volleyball), Kaarle McCulloch (cycling), Taliqua Clancy (beach volleyball), Annette Edmondson (cycling), Ed Jenkins (Rugby 7's), Jessica Fox (canoe slalom), Penny Taylor (basketball), Jamie Dwyer (hockey), Charlotte Caslick (rugby 7's) and Ken Wallace (canoe sprint) wearing the Australian Olympic team Opening Ceremony uniform for the Rio 2016 Olympic Games during the uniform unveiling in Sydney. AAP

Aussies unveil 'retro candy stripe' uniforms for Rio

AUSTRALIA'S Olympic athletes have modelled their "retro candy stripe" uniforms which will be worn at this year's opening ceremony at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games.

The Australian Olympic Committee and fashion label Sportscraft unveiled the uniforms for the 2016 Australian Olympic team at a launch in Sydney on Wednesday morning.

Australian Olympic team member Lou Bawden (beach volleyball) shows off the inside panel and mobile phone pocket in the blazer.
Australian Olympic team member Lou Bawden (beach volleyball) shows off the inside panel and mobile phone pocket in the blazer. AAP

Both the men's and women's attire feature a traditional green and white fine striped crested single-breasted blazer with green trim and prominent national coat of arms on the upper pocket. The men will wear a yellow tie complete with horizontal green stripe and white shorts and shoes, while the women will sport a green and gold scarf with a white skirt and shoes.

In a modern twist, the jackets are designed to accommodate the athletes' headphones.

The names of Olympic champions run along the lining of the blazers. 

"I think it has got that fun Rio feel to it but it has that vintage inspiration to it from the previous Olympics," London Games silver medallist Jess Fox told the Seven Network .



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