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Slovakia unveils Olympic jerseys

Nov 5, 2013, 12:37 PM EST

On Tuesday, Slovakia became the latest nation to unveil its 2014 Winter Olympic hockey jerseys:

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Not really sure what’s going on with the ribbed look.

Igor Nemecek, president of the Slovak Ice Hockey Federation, spoke at length about the jerseys in his presser, but we don’t have the funds to employ a full-time PHT translator (hence our reliance on the Google.)

SlovakProspects.com did provide this image, which might explain the design a little better:

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(Upon review, this only further confused things.)

The ’14 jerseys are noticeably different than the ones Slovakia was rocking at the 2010 Winter Games in Vancouver, where it finished fourth:

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  1. 0ffsides - Nov 5, 2013 at 12:47 PM

    For her pleasure…

    • ethanmacleod1685 - Nov 5, 2013 at 2:08 PM

      Beat me to it haaaaa

  2. shanesander - Nov 5, 2013 at 1:29 PM

    at this point anything is better than what Nike is producing for the Sochi games. That said, of the horror show the Slovaks have the lesser of the evils

  3. govtminion - Nov 5, 2013 at 1:32 PM

    Why do I suddenly want to listen to Pink Floyd’s “The Wall”…?

  4. elvispocomo - Nov 5, 2013 at 1:58 PM

    The picture suggests the tie to recycled materials being used to make the jerseys? I don’t mind them, they look more like jerseys and less like shirts than some of the others, despite no actual collar again.

  5. gekkoguy82 - Nov 5, 2013 at 2:52 PM

    I have to admit, the question “Are those ribbed?” is the only reason I clicked on this article.

  6. hazlydose - Nov 5, 2013 at 2:58 PM

    These are probably the best Olympic jerseys I have seen for the upcoming Olympics. They are still below average looking. Can we get someone other than Nike for 2018?

  7. shortsxit34 - Nov 5, 2013 at 3:09 PM

    And we thought the Rbk Edge jerseys were bad when they first came out…

  8. govtminion - Nov 5, 2013 at 4:02 PM

    It appears that the stripes are actually the lyrics to their national anthem, in tiny grey print. I take back any joking about them now-that’s actually REALLY cool.

    http://deadspin.com/we-need-to-steal-this-idea-from-slovakias-olympic-hock-1458979786

  9. benp72 - Nov 5, 2013 at 4:49 PM

    I can’t be the only one who noticed thats a replica of the awful USA sweater?

    • westinpat - Nov 5, 2013 at 5:21 PM

      I had that same thought.

  10. 8man - Nov 5, 2013 at 6:47 PM

    So far, Canada’s are the best. And they have a third.

  11. pfhockey - Nov 5, 2013 at 6:55 PM

    Looks like the USA away sweaters. Creative much?

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