Winter Olympics: New Zealand's Winter Olympic uniforms a 'let down'

One writer was far from impressed with New Zealand's attire during the opening ceremony.
One writer was far from impressed with New Zealand's attire during the opening ceremony. Photo credit: AAP

New Zealand's Winter Olympic attire at the opening ceremony in Pyeongchang has been given a 'dishonourable mention' by an ESPN writer.

Led by Beau-James Wells, the 32-strong New Zealand team donned their usual black attire with a silver fern, but the ESPN report said they were a 'let down' - not knowing the country's history with black uniforms.

"New Zealand was one of several countries to go all-black, which at the Olympics just seems like a let-down," the report said. "This is one case where black does not go with everything."

Germany's uniform was also given a dishonourable mention.

"There isn't much room to go wrong in winter-wear, but Germany managed with the odd tan and green colour palette."

Countries praised for their efforts included, Nigeria, Bermuda, Japan, Canada, and Tonga - which saw Pita Taufatofua walk out shirtless and oiled-up in freezing conditions.

New Zealand first competed at the Olympic Games as its own country in 1920, with athletes decked out in black uniform featuring a silver fern

Prior to the 1920 games in Belgium, New Zealand and Australia athlete competed together in a combined Australasia team. 

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