Olympics 2008 International Fashion: Who Wore It Best?

09/11/2008 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011
  • Jeff Z. Klein The New York Times

If you thought Americans were talking a lot about the size of the Ralph Lauren logo on the U.S. Olympians' outfits as they entered the Bird's Nest during the opening ceremony in Beijing on Friday, it's nothing compared with what people in other countries are saying about their respective teams' clothes, demeanor and general appearance.

Take the Khaleej Times, which pilloried India's "shoddily dressed contingent" for walking in "unceremoniously not only making 'mockery' of the spirit of Olympics, but also put in the picture the infamous slapdash (chalta-hai) attitude in an international gathering." Millions of Indians, Ravi S. Jha wrote, "glued on TV sets watched the home contingent walking uncaringly with the Tricolour."

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