The Tokyo 2020 Organising Committee of the Olympic and Paralympic Games has unveiled the uniforms to be worn by technical officials during competition.
They have been designed in line with Tokyo 2020’s guiding principles of “Sustainability and Diversity”, as well as to counteract the heat.
Both formal and casual versions will be provided, with individual sports federations deciding when their technical officials should don the clothing.
The formal wear is gender-neutral, with unisex jackets, slacks, and no skirts.
It has also been designed to suit all nationalities, ages, and working environments, while officials will choose either ties or scarves as accessories.
Jacket linings, ties, and scarves feature the color Kurenai, a traditional Japanese tone and one of the Tokyo 2020 core graphic colors – elements of the Games’ emblem also feature.
The fibers have superior breathability
The design is the same as the Field Cast volunteer uniform, emphasizing the unity of purpose.
The jackets can also be easily removed and different lengths of trousers worn, according to temperature.
The formal wear was designed by AOKI Holdings, with the casual wear created by ASICS Corporation.
They incorporate features to protect against heat, with superior breathability in the material and moisture-absorbing properties – and they’re quick-drying.
Some plant materials were used in the composition of the fibers, and their manufacturing process took account of the need to avoid environmental pollution.
Development and manufacture were supported by donations from the sale of Tokyo 2020 New Year’s postcards in 2019.
It follows the announcement of Japan’s official Opening and Closing Ceremony uniforms yesterday.