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Finland unveils Olympic jerseys

Nov 6, 2013, 10:35 AM EST

On Wednesday, Finland became the latest nation to release the jerseys it’ll wear at the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia.

Here they be, courtesy MTV.fi:

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According to a hasty translate from the Google, Finland’s jerseys are made of 72 percent recycled polyester.

The jerseys, like all the Nike-inspired ones thus far, have the faux-laces at the neck. The Finnish ones to appear to be a little more unique than the others, though, most notably with the recreation of the Finnish flag.

The new looks differs significantly from the ones the Finns wore at the 2010 Olympics in Vancouver, where they captured bronze:

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  1. broadstreetsbaddest88 - Nov 6, 2013 at 10:45 AM

    Blue cross blue shield weren’t takin any cances this Olympics goin unnoticed so they decided to put their advertisement across the whole jersey. Sweet marketing haha

  2. pxland - Nov 6, 2013 at 10:54 AM

    Those dudes are so white they’re transparent.

    • thecheeman - Nov 6, 2013 at 1:27 PM

      How do you say “I DON’T WANT. YOUR LIFE” in Finnish? That dude on the right surely is Vanderbeek’s distant relative from the old country.

    • thecheeman - Nov 6, 2013 at 1:29 PM

      http://www.nndb.com/people/363/000086105/

  3. ibieiniid - Nov 6, 2013 at 10:56 AM

    best yet, IMO, but that’s not saying a whole whole lot. I don’t get why they’re using recycled material for these though. I get recycling, I’m on board with it, but was there really anybody complaining about how wasteful hockey jerseys are? It’s not like people wear them and throw them away.

    • ibieiniid - Nov 6, 2013 at 1:53 PM

      i think I missed the point actually. i guess it’s more about eliminating some human waste BEFORE the jerseys are made, not after.

  4. pavelfitzgerald - Nov 6, 2013 at 10:56 AM

    Yikes!! I think it’s safe to say that the Americans no longer have the ugliest jerseys!!
    I think the Slovaks are the nicest, gollowed by Sweden, then Canada, Russia, America & then the Finn’s.
    It’s too bad because traditionally I always thought Finland & Sweden had the nicest jerseys

    • ibieiniid - Nov 6, 2013 at 11:06 AM

      man, i remembered Canada’s looking worse. I think they’ve grown on me. and the white USA jersey isn’t horrible. however, the blue one might be the worst jersey ever. Sweden’s are def better than the Slovaks. I don’t see how the Finnish jerseys are the worst though.

  5. datsyukdominates - Nov 6, 2013 at 11:00 AM

    What idiot designer thought it would be a good idea to put the faux laces on all of these jerseys? Either use the real thing or don’t use them at all. It makes them seem cheap!

  6. withseidelinn - Nov 6, 2013 at 11:42 AM

    I like the idea of sort of standardizing the general concept of each jersey for their respective countries. However, the designs just leave a little more to be desired – almost boring. I like the Reebok Edge stuff way better.

  7. esracerx46 - Nov 6, 2013 at 12:03 PM

    THE Google. Nice.

  8. joeyashwi - Nov 6, 2013 at 12:33 PM

    I’m admittedly a fan of Nike (was a fan, I should say) however I think what they are doing to hockey jerseys with these fake laces is unforgivable! I will NOT buy one of these or any other Nike product until the madness stops. The NFL v-neck is bad enough but fake laces?

    • ibieiniid - Nov 6, 2013 at 12:46 PM

      just got curious, wanted to see if there was any sort of justification for such a travesty, and punched it in THE google:

      “Nike calls those fake plastic laces “Nike Flywire,” claiming that they “provided a closer fit to prevent slipping” while “also providing a nod to traditional lace neck design.””

      i hadn’t heard this yet but somehow, it makes the faux laces even stupider.

  9. allday420ap - Nov 6, 2013 at 3:31 PM

    Really not a fan of all these new jerseys

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