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User currently offlineJohns624 From United States of America, joined Jul 2008, 955 posts, RR: 0
Posted (6 years 3 months 3 weeks 6 days 21 hours ago) and read 1380 times:

Most countries' sports uniforms for the Olympics, etc. are the same as the colors on their flag. Why does Australia use green and yellow instead?

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User currently offlineMdsh00 From United States of America, joined May 2004, 4130 posts, RR: 8
Reply 1, posted (6 years 3 months 3 weeks 6 days 20 hours ago) and read 1369 times:

I've wondered about this too. Is it the same reason that NZ teams wear black and silver and sport the fern?


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User currently offlineSwiftski From Australia, joined Dec 2006, 2701 posts, RR: 2
Reply 2, posted (6 years 3 months 3 weeks 6 days 20 hours ago) and read 1366 times:

They come from the national flower, the Golden Wattle.

The boxing kangaroo is the 'sport' flag (vs the national flag) and is the same colours.

Frequently during official bits (i.e. olympics opening ceremony) teams will wear "national" colours, but they always then revert back to the "sport" colours to compete.


Similar (although not exactly the same) - the Netherlands wear orange, despite a red, white and blue flag.


User currently offlineUS330 From United States of America, joined Aug 2000, 3877 posts, RR: 14
Reply 3, posted (6 years 3 months 3 weeks 6 days 20 hours ago) and read 1361 times:

I thought the reason the Dutch wore orange was that their royal family is known as the House of Orange--not because of their sporting flag.

User currently offlineSwiftski From Australia, joined Dec 2006, 2701 posts, RR: 2
Reply 4, posted (6 years 3 months 3 weeks 6 days 20 hours ago) and read 1359 times:



Quoting Swiftski (Reply 2):
Similar (although not exactly the same) - the Netherlands wear orange, despite a red, white and blue flag.



Quoting US330 (Reply 3):
I thought the reason the Dutch wore orange was that their royal family is known as the House of Orange--not because of their sporting flag.

My post says that they wear a different colour to their flag.

You seem to be saying the same thing, but as a question


User currently offlineQANTAS077 From Australia, joined Jan 2004, 5869 posts, RR: 39
Reply 5, posted (6 years 3 months 3 weeks 6 days 19 hours ago) and read 1344 times:



Quoting Swiftski (Reply 2):
The boxing kangaroo is the 'sport' flag (vs the national flag) and is the same colours.

AOC now owns the Boxing Kangaroo image...

Quoting Swiftski (Reply 2):
They come from the national flower, the Golden Wattle.

correct, its the colour of our floral symbol, the golden wattle...the Green & Gold were proclaimed our national colours in the 1980's.



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User currently offlineN1120A From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 26795 posts, RR: 75
Reply 6, posted (6 years 3 months 3 weeks 6 days 17 hours ago) and read 1313 times:

Quoting Johns624 (Thread starter):
Most countries' sports uniforms for the Olympics, etc. are the same as the colors on their flag. Why does Australia use green and yellow instead?

Italy also uses a completely different color, blue, and are even known as the "Azzurri" after the national sports color.

The reason for that color is that Savoy Blue was the traditional color of the Unified Italy.

[Edited 2008-08-24 21:59:07]


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User currently offlineCragley From Australia, joined Jul 2004, 428 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (6 years 3 months 3 weeks 6 days 15 hours ago) and read 1281 times:

It's actually Green and Gold.


or 'The Green and Gold'


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User currently offlineKiwiinOz From New Zealand, joined Oct 2005, 2165 posts, RR: 5
Reply 8, posted (6 years 3 months 3 weeks 6 days 15 hours ago) and read 1278 times:

"Canary yellow??!! That's Australian gold my friend and don't you f***ing forget it!"

User currently offlineBraybuddy From Ireland, joined Aug 2004, 5809 posts, RR: 31
Reply 9, posted (6 years 3 months 3 weeks 5 days 16 hours ago) and read 1169 times:



Quoting N1120A (Reply 6):
Italy also uses a completely different color, blue, and are even known as the "Azzurri" after the national sports color.

It's usually a surprise to people to find out that the national colour of Ireland is also blue, and not green as is popularly thought.


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