The ball boys and ball girls at this year’s Madrid Open will be sporting an ellesse x Surface To Air collaboration design.

ellesse have collaborated with French fashion house Surface to Air to design the kits for the tournament’s ball boys and ball girls.
For the semi finals and finals, trained professional models will take over as ball boys and girls, a concept unique to the Madrid tournament. The professional models will be dressed head to toe in the specially designed ellesse x Surface to Air kits.

This capsule Surface to Air x ellesse Italia collection will be available to buy in limited quantities, offering tennis fans and fashionistas around the globe an opportunity to buy into the magical flair of the Mutua Madrid Open, and the design sensibilities of a Paris fashion house.

Madrid 2012 ellesse ball boys collection

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The London Underground Map has been redesigned for the Olympics, with each of the 361 stations named after an Olympic icon.

As part of London’s Olympic celebrations, the London Underground Map has been transformed, with stations renamed after legendary Olympic superstars.

The new map brings in famous Olympians from a variety of sports, including US swimmer Michael Phelps, gymnastics great Nadia Comaneci from Romania, Spaniard and five-time Tour de France champion Miguel Indurain and 1992 US Dream Team basketball players Michael Jordan and Larry Bird.

Tennis players included on the map are: Rafael Nadal, Roger Federer, Fernando Gonzalez, Laurence Doherty, Yevgeny Kafelnikov, Nicolas Massu, Mark Woodforde, Todd Woodbridge, Andre Agassi, Steffi Graf, Boris Becker, Michael Stich, Justine Henin, Serena Williams and Venus Williams.

The Underground Olympic Legends Map was designed by Alex Trickett, international editor for the BBC sport website, and sports historian David Brooks.

The map not only celebrates multiple gold medal winning athletes but also features other extraordinary athletes who may not have won an Olympic gold medal but are recognised for their abilities or in some cases, famous defeats

To view an enlarged version of the map, click here.

Via insidethegames

We already showed you the Great Britain and Australian Olympic kits, let’s have a look at the Danish Olympic kit, which will be worn by Caroline Wozniacki this summer.

Caroline Wozniacki

The official Danish Olympic wardrobe was presented for the first time to athletes and the public at the Danish Sports Awards in early January.
The collection is designed by JACK & JONES and VERO MODA together with the two Olympic kayakers Henriette Engel Hansen and Kasper Bleibach and future Olympic swimmer Rikke Møller Pedersen.

Check out this video showing the work behind the Olympic wardrobe:

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adidas and the Australian Olympic Committee were joined by several outstanding athletes including Sally Pearson, Mitchell Watt, Craig Mottram, Jess Schipper, Bronte Campbell, Henry Frayne, Cate Campbell, Jenna O’Hea and Natalie Cook to unveil the lightest and fastest team uniform ever worn by the Australian team.

adidas focused on lightwright, stronger and cooler fabrics, incorporating its ClimaCoolTM technology in all key apparel. The footwear is also said to be 25% lighter than the shoes worn in Beijing in 2008, thanks to adidas adizero concept.

Beyond the technological benefits of the London 2012 range, Australian athletes will look the part as they take the stage thanks to adidas’ country DNA project. This DNA design thread was established to create an innovative and visual identity that best captured and celebrated Australia’s personality and then incorporated throughout selected items within the range, with design elements and motifs placed according to the motion of the athlete in their discipline. The Kangaroo was chosen as a motif for the Country DNA because of its meaning and value to the nation.

Caroline Wozniacki outfit designed by Stella McCartney:

Caroline Wozniacki

Caroline Wozniacki

Caroline Wozniacki

Caroline Wozniacki