Sochi 2014 organisers have unveiled the official uniform for volunteers and staff at the Winter Olympics
With 100 days to go until the 2014 Winter Olympics begin in Sochi, the Russian organisers of the Games have unveiled their official uniform for volunteers and staff.
The colourful ensemble apparently represents “the different regions of Russia”, although people have been quick to point out that the colours are similar to those that appear on the rainbow flag that symbolises the gay pride movement.
Russia’s adoption in June of a disputed law prohibiting the dissemination of information about homosexuality to minors has sparked protests from international rights groups and calls for a boycott of the country’s first post-Soviet Games.
Dmitry Chernyshenko, president of the Sochi 2014 Organizing Committee, said: “This colourful outfit will become another striking symbol of the Sochi 2014 Games. We are extremely proud that the Sochi 2014 workforce will wear this uniform and that it will contribute to the spirit of celebration around our Games.
“With 100 days to go before the start of the Olympic Winter Games in Sochi we are ready. The Olympic spirit is sweeping across the country and city, and the Olympic venues await their guests.