johns624
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Aussie National Colors

Mon Aug 25, 2008 1:28 am

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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RE: Aussie National Colors

Mon Aug 25, 2008 1:50 am

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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RE: Aussie National Colors

Mon Aug 25, 2008 1:55 am

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.
 
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RE: Aussie National Colors

Mon Aug 25, 2008 2:09 am

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.
 
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RE: Aussie National Colors

Mon Aug 25, 2008 2:13 am



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
 
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RE: Aussie National Colors

Mon Aug 25, 2008 2:57 am



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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RE: Aussie National Colors

Mon Aug 25, 2008 4:58 am

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.

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RE: Aussie National Colors

Mon Aug 25, 2008 7:04 am

It's actually Green and Gold.


or 'The Green and Gold'


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RE: Aussie National Colors

Mon Aug 25, 2008 7:13 am

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RE: Aussie National Colors

Tue Aug 26, 2008 6:37 am



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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