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    Speedo unveils Team USA LZR


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    Speedo's Team USA LZR RACER will be individually created for, and exclusively available, to all members of Team USA in Beijing.
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    To get in the spirit of swimming, the limited edition Team Speedo USA collection is now available for purchase at www.speedousa.com.
    I wonder if all the swimmers at the Olympics will get individually tailored suits or just a few countries will.

    I wonder how "exclusively available to" and is "now available for purchase" are squared? Perhaps the individually created versions are exclusive...

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    Hmmmm....not so bad on Natalie!
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    These are some pretty sweet suits and keeping with the long running tradition of over the top US Olympic costumes. I always get a kick out of watching the opening ceremonies to see the horrifying outfits our athletes are forced to wear.

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    looks pretty cool to me hope the zippers don't break

    I also wonder how the LZR truly stacks up against the Nero Comp and the TYR tracer rise. The LZR is faster than the PRO, but is it faster than the other two?

    most of the WR's have been broken with swimmers wearing LZRs because Speedo has a greater marketing budget and more sponsored athletes, but what if one of the other suits is faster?

    some swimmers who've tried all 3, chose the B70

    What if a swimmer has the kind of improvement that Greg Mills had in his 200 BR & 200 IMs?
    http://www.goswim.tv/entries/5355/my-blueseventy.html

    pretty soon well see

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    Natalie looks good in anything...even in this suit with it's less than impressive appearance.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hofffam View Post
    Hmmmm....not so bad on Natalie!

    But then again, what doesn't?
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    I am all for employing the blind, but not necessarily as suit art designers. Surely out of 300,000,000 people in this country, there has to be one person who could do better than that. Of course, the USA Track & Field athletes will have something vastly worse - it's almost a requirement.

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    Re: Speedo unveils Team USA LZR

    Quote Originally Posted by Leonard Jansen View Post
    I am all for employing the blind, but not necessarily as suit art designers. Surely out of 300,000,000 people in this country, there has to be one person who could do better than that. Of course, the USA Track & Field athletes will have something vastly worse - it's almost a requirement.

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    You mean something like this?

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    I think they look pretty cool. Starting to look like race cars which isn't a bad thing. I can imagine as more money comes into the sport, especially on other continents, these suits will have logos and brand names in them. If it brings more money to the athletes to keep them in the sport, then great!

    I do agree with Geek though, the US athletes many times have to wear the most ridiculous outfits at opening ceremonies. I distinctly remember on more that one occasion them having to wear some cheesy red, white, or blue cowboy hat.
    These amino acids are awesome, now I need a new Speedo.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sam Perry View Post
    I distinctly remember on more that one occasion them having to wear some cheesy red, white, or blue cowboy hat.
    Oh man, that is the one that I was thinking also, forever burned into my brain.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Iwannafly View Post
    You mean something like this?
    I actually have the sweatsuit that went with that from my coaching days. It's hideous. Actually, in the last few years the US T&F team uniforms have been drab to the point of being anonymous.

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    I think they wore cowboy hats at the 1988 winter games as a nod to the host city, Calgary.

    Do people really think Coughlin looks good in that suit? I can't even tell there's a woman in there. Seriously, if her head wasn't shown, and she didn't have her toenails polished, would you know it was a woman wearing the suit?

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    Probably not...but we know it's her, so most guys just let their minds do the rest for us...

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    I don't know what they did -- but she looks about 40 like this -- I think it is pretty difficult to make her look bad -- but they certainly tried.

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    Re: Speedo unveils Team USA LZR

    Did anyone see Natalie Coughlin in that two piece outfit that was USMS Swimmer mag? Wow!

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    Wow that's ugly.

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    Thats the best they could come up with...?
    The clock does not lie

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    Re: Speedo unveils Team USA LZR

    I am of the opinion that Kathy Lee Regis Gifford has designed all the US Olympic apparel since 1980.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LindsayNB View Post
    I wonder if all the swimmers at the Olympics will get individually tailored suits or just a few countries will.
    Just cool countries, ruling Canada out.

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