Japan’s Official Paris Sunrise Inspired Uniform for 2024 Olympics Unveiled

The Yomiuri Shimbun
Athletes show off the official uniform for Japan’s national team at the Paris Olympics and Paralympics on Wednesday.

With exactly 100 days left until the opening ceremony of the Paris Olympics, the Japanese national team’s official uniform was unveiled on Wednesday in Tokyo.

Both Olympic and Paralympic athletes will wear the uniform for medal ceremonies and while in the Olympic Village.

The red tops are inspired by the Paris sunrise, expressing the strength and warmth of the gradient sky taking on the morning glow.

Produced by major sporting goods manufacturer Asics Corp., the uniform is breathable but also retains heat in consideration of the Paris climate, which features widely fluctuating temperatures.

The use of recycled materials led to 34% less greenhouse gas emissions during the uniforms’ manufacturing process compared to the sportswear produced for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics, according to Asics.

“With three more months to go, I’ll gird myself again and do my best to achieve my goals,” gymnast Daiki Hashimoto, 22, said at the press conference in Tokyo.