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True blues seeing red over Olympic colours

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Offline Alfie

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What do you think of the colours for the GB Olympic team?

Some say there is not enough red and too much blue. Does it really matter? Maybe. .....




The lack of red in Britain's Stella McCartney-designed official team kit for the London Olympics could leave some athletes feeling blue, as well as irritating the Welsh.

University professor and sports psychologist Robert Barton, co-author of a 2005 report that demonstrated how athletes performed better in red colours, feared the predominance of blue could backfire.

"Given the effects that we and other scientists have found, it does seem like a mistake," the Durham University academic told the Guardian newspaper on Friday.

England won the 1966 World Cup in red shirts and socks, their sole success in the tournament, while 'Red Devils' Manchester United and 'Mighty Reds' Liverpool have also been hugely successful in that colour.

Previous British Olympic kits have seen more red featured along with the other colours of the Union flag, white and blue.

The newspaper also quoted clinical sports psychologist Victor Thompson as saying the designer "may have missed an opportunity" to include more red in the design.

"For instance if the red increased confidence, aggression and sense that they (the athletes) are dominant, then they are likely to perform closer to their peak performance potential."

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Toddy

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What about irritating the English - St George Cross is red and white.  ;D


Derek

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Isn't Stella McCartney Scottish? Born on the mull of kintyre?


Toddy

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Isn't Stella McCartney Scottish? Born on the mull of kintyre?

Maybe they should have done with it and wear tartan.  ;D


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The colours are boring. What horrible shades of blue. Dull and lifeless. Horrible.  :(
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