The Netherlands’ Rio 2016 Olympic and Paralympic Games kit, designed by Asics, was revealed on Monday (23 May).
Consultation with athletes and coaches was made to ensure the functionality of the clothing, considering the weather in Rio is warmer than in The Netherlands and the temperature varies greatly between day and night.
The outfit, which has a modern and powerful design, has 41 different items.
Maurits Hendriks and Andre Cats, Netherlands’ Rio 2016 Chefs de Mission for the Olympic and Paralympic Games, respectively, also provided some guidelines for the design.
“We wanted to emphasise Team Netherlands’ warmth, pride, strength and toughness,” said Cats.
“It is also important that the clothing is functional. It was not an easy task but we have full trust in Asics.”
Asics has been an official supplier of the Netherlands National Paralympic Committee since the Lillehammer 1994 Winter Olympic and Paralympic Games.
Sport fans from around the world can now buy their Paralympic tickets for Rio 2016 from authorised ticket resellers (ATRs).
The IPC’s Global ATR is Jet Set Sports, and Rio 2016 tickets and packages can be purchased on the CoSport website.
Residents of Brazil can buy 2016 Paralympics tickets directly from the Rio 2016 website.