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Spinoff exposé: Our Olympic team (maybe) sourced their uniforms from The Warehouse and Rebel Sport

Our Olympic uniforms have rightly been savaged from all angles. But research by The Spinoff’s crack intern team suggests that rather than a design disaster, they were in fact a successful online bargain hunt.

The New Zealand Olympic uniforms were revealed on Wednesday. Athletes said they were “comfortable” and “practical”, while others said they were an “athletic invisibility cloak” and “a cure for insomnia in clothing form“. But the main problem with was that they all looked a bit… familiar. Our dogged Spinoff interns Liam Fernandez and Sam Parsons started digging around for info on the uniforms’ origins, and ended up following a highly journalistic trail all the way back to the online stores of the Rebel Sport and The Warehouse. This is the evidence they uncovered.

REBEL SPORT CANTERBURY POLO: $45.39

REBEL SPORT MIZUNO SHORTS:$29.00

WAREHOUSE SINGLET: $10.00

WAREHOUSE SINGLET: $10.00

HALLENSTEINS SUIT JACKET: $120

HALLENSTEINS SUIT JACKET: $120

REBEL SPORT KUSTOM BLACK SNEAKERS:$57.79

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REBEL SPORT GREY SHORTS: $59.99

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REBEL SPORT BLK LONGSLEEVE: $46.74

ACTIVE SKINS: $14.95, WAREHOUSE JANDALS: $2.50

WAREHOUSE ACTIVE SKINS: $14.95, WAREHOUSE JANDALS: $2.50

WAREHOUSE JUMPER: $34.99

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