A Closer Look at the Tokyo Summer Olympics Uniform Controversies

While the Tokyo Summer Olympics have already had several issues among its organizers and with its handling of COVID-19, a few other controversies have sprung up within some athletes’ Olympic uniforms. Several controversies have made headlines in the lead-up to the Tokyo Games, ranging from Norway’s women’s beach handball team wearing shorts instead of bikini bottoms during a game to Australia’s official uniform potentially being made with Xinjiang cotton, which is linked to forced labor and major human rights violations. Here are some of the controversies surrounding the Tokyo Summer Olympics uniforms.