Team GB as they head to London Olympics! I am showing my national pride by wearing a I love Team GB T -Shirt and a Paralympic GB Scarf both available from Next. Next are the official clothes supplier to Team GB and to encourage everyone to take part and get behind the team, they are asking you to Wear it, Wave it and Win by purchasing a scarf and submitting a photo to their site of you wearing it. This is my entry to the competition. All profits from the sale of these items and others in the collection at Next will be donated to the British Olympic Association – helping British Olympic and Paralympic athletes deliver their best performance at London 2012 and beyond.
The scarf has been designed as a tribute to Team GB and this is reflected in the nine hundred athletes that are shown on the scarf. The detail and preparation that has been applied to the scarf represents the detail and preparation that every athlete puts into their training throughout their lifetime.
Thousands of symbols create an overall picture of the powerful Team GB lions head. The 60 hands within the design signify one for each of the million supporters. The 900 hearts, figures and stars are for the athletes we love, the athletes themselves and to show each one is a star. Every scarf will have the XXX symbol to proudly show Great Britain is the only country to ever hold three Olympic Games. 14 Paralympic lion heads will humbly sit among the design to state the 14th Paralympian games that this celebrates too. All Olympic sports are represented in the scarf design. This is shown through figures running or fencing, cycling and rowing. It might be an archery board or sailing boat. Each and every sport can be viewed in the scarf, as each and every Olympic sport will be taking place in Great Britain. For those you who like a challenge there is one map of Great Britain hidden in the complex design. See if you can find it!
Disclosure: I received the scarf free to help promote the campaign but I went to Next and purchased the t-shirt myself.