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CHAMPION GOES FOR THE GOLD WITH U.S. OLYMPIC AWARD SUIT
Published June 28, 1996
Champion unveiled the official Olympics Games Award Suit American athletes will wear when they receive medals at the Summer Games. The Award Outfit has a "stylistic flame design," based upon the lighting of the Olympic Cauldron. The "high intensity" color flame design is printed on a shell of 100% Polyester Crepe satin and accented with gold metallic embroidery thread. The jacket lining is nylon mesh and the sleeves are lined with taffeta. In addition to the Award Outfit, Champion will provide the U.S. Olympic Team Parade Uniform, as well as casual and dress apparel for all U.S. Olympic Team athletes. A replica Awards Suit will be available at retail along with other officially licensed Olympic t-shirts, sweatshirts, caps and jackets (Champion).