Thread: Olympics: Jerseys
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02-12-2014, 08:16 PM
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Originally Posted by Shootmaster_44 View Post
I'm not sure why green specifically. But I had read somewhere that because Yugoslavia wore red and blue at the Olympics, the Slovenian Olympic Committee decided when Yugoslavia dissolved that they wanted a new identity. They did not want to be seen as the successor to Yugoslavia for political reasons. Thus, the different colours.
That was the official "argument" of the Slovenian Olympic Committee In reality, the Slovenian ice hockey team continued the tradition of the white, blue and red jerseys that represented Yugoslavian ice hockey team before the breakup of the country. The reason was because most Yugoslav ice hockey players were from Slovenia (56 out of 60 Yugoslav ice hockey Olympians were ethnic Slovenians). Good old days when tradition and history mattered I guess

Using only national colours and keeping up with the tradition:

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