According to a report from the local Olympic Committee on Wednesday, Mexico will vote online for the clothing chosen by the athletes who paraded at the postponed opening ceremony of the Tokyo Olympics.
Voters will be able to choose from three formal suits for men and women. The first is blue, with a floral pattern from the state of Oaxaca in southeastern Mexico. The other is black with pre-Hispanic patterns; the last one is blue, with typical Mariachi costumes.
The head of the textile company High Life reported that they discarded other models internally and chose these three models for voting.
The voting will begin next Wednesday on the official website of the Mexican Olympic Committee and will end on April 21. The results of the voting will be announced the next day.
“Everyone is considering the comfort of athletes, especially in the weather conditions that will appear in Tokyo,” said Alberto Mansur, brand manager of High Life. “They enable us to move forward smoothly without losing the style that represents us.”
Carlos Padilla Becerra, president of the Mexican Olympic Committee, said that 120 uniforms will be produced, although it is not yet certain how many athletes will be able to parade.
Due to the coronavirus pandemic, the organizers of the 2020 Tokyo Olympics announced that a smaller number of athletes will cross each country at the opening ceremony.
Padilla Becerra added that although the athletes do not have a parade, they will get a uniform dress code, and the High Life brand plans to sell it to the public.
The head of the delegation, Mario García, estimates that 80 Mexican athletes will be placed in the Olympic Village on July 23, the inauguration day.
Padilla Becerra also said that Mexico is considering one man and one woman as standard bearers, but they have not yet determined who they can choose.