Clarification – Irish Swimming Cap

August 11, 2008

Poolside Olympic officials at the swimming venue refused to let Andrew wear his competition cap because of the size and number of the commercial logos on the item – not the shamrock symbol.

Swim Ireland, the National Federation who are responsible for swimming performance gear, were instructed on many occasions by the OCI that the swimming gear should be unbranded – and this requirement was accepted and agreed.

Wherever possible, the International Olympic Committee encourages all nations to maximise their national identity on all Olympic clothing equipment and accessories.They particularly encourage the use of national colours and symbols.

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