Korean Uniform for London Olympics Unveiled

Models wearing the Korean national teams official uniform for the 2012 London Olympics pose at the National Training Center in Taeneung on Monday. Models wearing the Korean national team's official uniform for the 2012 London Olympics pose at the National Training Center in Taeneung on Monday.

The Korean national team's official uniform for 2012 London Summer Olympics was unveiled at the National Training Center in Taeneung, Seoul on Monday.

The Olympics open in London on July 27.

The uniform was made by FILA, an official sponsor of the Korean Olympic Committee, based on the "taegeuk" (yin-yang) pattern of the national flag. It also incorporates "dancheong" (traditional multicolored paintwork on wooden buildings), a symbol of the traditional beauty of Korea.

Outfits for the opening and closing ceremonies were made by Cheil Industries. The Olympic Committee says it aims to recall the 1948 Olympics, the first in which Korea participated under its own flag after liberation from Japanese colonial rule.

englishnews@chosun.com / Apr. 24, 2012 12:19 KST