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The new flags, which have been controversially branded as ‘Paris Union Jack Supporters Flag’, have bought out after happening sale within the official Team GB store for £12. The bunting, which claims to be a ‘Union Jack pattern’, prices £13 and the bought out steel water bottles within the new design colors retail at £17.50.

By Jeremy Wilson

Hawaiian shirts and a four-nation floral design function in a British Olympic uniform that features the Union flag for the opening and shutting ceremonies in Paris this summer time.

With simply over 10 weeks till a four-hour opening ceremony scheduled to happen alongside the River Seine, Team GB have revealed new Ben Sherman outfits that can be worn by its staff for the primary huge showpiece event of the Games.

For the opening ceremony, a floral motif will embrace a rose, thistle, daffodil and shamrock on the again of staff jackets in recognition of the identities and histories of every of the 4 nations.

The bomber jackets are in any other case within the conventional purple, white and blue colors and have a union flag embroidered on the arm.

An even bolder design has been unveiled for the closing ceremony, which is able to once more embrace the rose, thistle, daffodil and shamrock and the letters GB however within the multicolour model of a Nineteen Seventies Hawaiian shirt.

White socks and knitted polo shirts, with a union jack cut up in blue and purple iterations, will even function in a uniform that features a conventional Union flag on the underside of the chino trousers and on the entrance of the jackets.

Rachel Terrace, the chief model officer of Ben Sherman, mentioned that it was a second when the nation can be “uniquely united”

Tim Ellerton, business director at Team GB, added: “We’ve been working closely with Ben Sherman and some of the Team GB athletes to develop the designs for the ceremony wear over the past two years, and it’s brilliant to see them brought to life with a bright, fresh range that celebrates tradition whilst also being contemporary and fun.”

Great Britain have caught with conventional colors – and gone for a hanging navy blue backdrop – of their official Adidas staff kits that protect the standard purple, white and blue union flags. It adopted a backlash earlier final month over the sale of Olympic merchandise to followers which had been branded as ‘union jack’ flags however contained dots and squiggles in addition to a color scheme that veered into pinks and purples.