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2012 has been a tremenduous year for Andy Murray: after making the Wimbledon final and clinching Olympic gold, he captured his elusive first Grand Slam title at the US Open, beating Novak Djokovic in the final.

You can now help him become BBC Sports Personality of the year. The voting for the award is by phone and all the details are on the BBC website.
Other contenders include: Ben Ainslie, Bradley Wiggins, Chris Hoy, David Weir, Ellie Simmonds, Jessica Ennis, Katherine Grainger, Mo Farah, Nicola Adams, Rory McIlroy and Sarah Storey.

During London 2012, adidas has been working with UK free paper Metro, creating cover wraps for each day of the Games that feature portraits of Team GB athletes by a selection of artists and illustrators.

The campaign runs for the 17 days of the Games.

Metro cover featuring Peter Reed:

Team GB:

Andy Murray:

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adidas GB Olympic kit

adidas, Official Sportswear Partner of Team GB and Paralympics GB presented the team kit that will be worn by 500 Olympic and 350 Paralympic British athletes at the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games.

The kit, designed by Stella McCartney, was revealed in spectacular style at the Tower of London where over 30 athletes including Jessica Ennis, Phillips Idowu and Ellie Simmonds showcased the performance range including competition kit, training wear, the presentation suit, footwear and accessories.

adidas GB Olympic kit

adidas GB Olympic kit

Over two years in the making, McCartney’s design of the kit focusses on the Union flag:

“The first place to start on a project like this is to look at the Union flag. For me it’s one of the most beautiful flags in the world and it was important for me to stay true to that iconic design but also to modernise it and present it in a contemporary way. Ultimately, we wanted the athletes to feel like a team and be proud with the identity we created.”

Judging by the comments on her facebook page, I’m not the only one to dislike this:
The Union flag is RED, WHITE & BLUE………not blue, white and blue!!
The Union Jack did not need re-designing. Or re-interpreting.
I’d freak if someone messed with my (Irish) tricolour the way the Union Jack was used on this kit. I’m shocked as artistic licence is one thing but changing a national flag is a complete other. It really should be redone out of respect.
A kid would have come up with something more exciting …. utter crap!
Why the fuck didnt someone who knows the British flags design this?
The design is almost exactly the same as the US Postal Service, how dare you ruin our heritage this way, what were you thinking by dismissing the red of England?

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