For those still griping over United States athletes wearing Chinese-made uniforms, things could be worse. Spain is in the midst of a banking crisis, and widespread spending cuts hit the Spanish Olympic team in the worst way -- sartorially speaking. The national Olympic committee opted for freebies made by Russian designer Bosco, rather than fork over 1.5 million Euros in public money.
Many Spanish athletes have voiced displeasure over the ostentatious design, but Spanish officials said the uniforms were approved more than a year ago. In the end, you get what you pay for.