Timo Boll together with Badminton players and cyclists and some authorities of the German Table Tennis Federation and the German Olympic Committee were invited to see and try on, in the case of athletes, official clothes which will be worn by the German delegation at the Olympic Games. Adidas will be the major sponsor of German athletes as in the previous Olympics, while Bogner and Sioux will be in charge of clothes for the opening and closing ceremony. However, table tennis players will wear Butterfly clothes in the court.
Clothes issue is a big deal for delegations because the International Olympic Committee has imposed strict regulations on its design and logos. If one of these regulations is violated, an athletle or even a team can be fined or even disqualified.
A brand logo can be on a T-shirt, shorts or jacket only once and can measure max. 20 cm2. On the other hand, a logo can have a size of 6 cm2 in socks, glasses, head and wristbands; in the case of glasses, the logo can be only in one of the arms. Shoes and equipment are also under these regulations.
The International Olympic Committee take these measures to assure that the Olympic Games are an event to promote sports and not a screen for brands to offer their products.
Photos retrieved from welt.de, rp-online.de, Deutsche Olympiamannschaft
and Facebook page of Tischtennis in Deutschland