I’m up in the middle of the night watching the US Curling team stomp the Norwegians and I notice what seems to be a peculiar thing about the US teams uniforms. The uniforms are apparently designed by Nike as you can see by the large Swoosh logo on the left breast. Upon closer inspection you can see that several of the players have white tape covering other logos on the same jersey, as well as the mock turtle neck underneath. This didn’t seem too odd when you recall the Dream Team logo fiasco from '92, but then I realize that the obscured logos are Nike logos as well. Even more odd, some of the covered logos are on the same shirt as the unobscured logo on the breast.
Why would this be? Is there some regulation regarding advertising on Olympic unis? If so, why would Nike design the uniform to be non-conforming? I haven’t seen other teams with this type of thing going on. And let’s face it, this is Curling, it’s not like there’s demand for marketing these uniforms. Anyone know whats going on here?