Ralph Lauren unveils Team USA uniforms — and they come with air-conditioned jackets


CBS News 14 July, 2021 - 10:04am 11 views

Where can I watch USA Basketball?

Live stream: NBC Sports Live | Twitch | fuboTV | Sling | You can watch the games online using your cable login credentials via NBC Sports Live. If you don't have cable, there are two ways you can watch for free. The first is to watch via the USA Basketball Twitch Channel. masslive.comHow to watch Team USA Men’s Basketball vs. Argentina for free: Live stream, start time, TV channel for pre-Ol

When does Olympic basketball start?

When do the Olympics start? The opening ceremony at the 2021 Olympics is July 23. The men's basketball tournament tips off two days later on July 25 and ends with the medal games on Aug. 6-7. Team USA is one of 12 teams to qualify for the Tokyo Olympics. Sporting NewsUSA vs. Australia score, results: Aussies hand Team USA second consecutive loss

What channel is the USA vs Australia game on?

Start time, TV channel: Monday's coverage will start at 8 p.m. EST and will air on TV via NBC Sports Network. masslive.comHow to watch Team USA Men’s Basketball vs. Australia for free: Live stream, start time, TV channel for pre-Ol

Navy blazers, stripes and flag scarves for Team USA in Tokyo

Yahoo Canada Sports 14 July, 2021 - 04:23pm

NEW YORK (AP) — The Team USA flag bearers in steamy Tokyo will likely be the coolest members of their packs.

Ralph Lauren has built a personal air conditioning system into a roomy white jacket to be worn by the yet-unannounced athletes who will have that honor during opening ceremonies for the Olympics and Paralympics, the company said Wednesday.

The technology disperses heat from the wearer’s skin through a fan device at the back of the neck, with a lightweight personal battery controller stashed inside. It’s akin to how large computers are kept cool.

“The more we can think about our personal space and personal thermal dynamics, that’s the future that we’re all going to have to think about,” said David Lauren, Ralph Lauren’s son, vice chairman of the company’s board, and chief branding and innovation officer.

The rest of the team will walk in tailored navy blazers made of U.S.-grown wool, a red Olympic patch on one breast and the company’s Polo Pony emblem on the other.

They’ll wear a horizontal blue-and-white striped T-shirt dyed in a process that uses less water, chemicals and energy, slim blue denim pants and a flag-print scarf.

The athletes’ striped belts are made of recycled plastic water bottles. A patch on the back of the pants is a nod to leather alternatives, this one made of plant-based materials and agricultural byproducts free of synthetic plastics.

And Ralph Lauren didn’t forget the masks. They’ll be solid navy in cotton with a tiny American flag on one side.

The company went for crisp white looks with red and blue accents for closing ceremony uniforms to be worn by more than 600 Olympic athletes, along with the Paralympians.

Team USA organizers wanted the athletes to “feel red, white and blue” at the world’s coming out party, Lauren told the AP ahead of the formal unveiling.

The sentiment comes amid growing concern over the spread of COVID just days before the Games open July 23. The Paralympics are set to begin Aug. 24.

“They wanted products that were completely sustainable, completely future-oriented and completely about innovation,” Lauren said via Zoom.

The parade uniforms were made in the United States. Ralph Lauren has been outfitting Team USA since 2008.

At a downtown Polo Ralph Lauren store in New York City, Olympians Daryl Homer and Peter Westbrook recently showed off the Tokyo looks for the AP, stressing comfort and recalling the thrill of their past marches with the American teams during the Parade of Nations.

Homer, a silver-medal-winning sabre fencer, will be making his third Olympic appearance in Tokyo. In 1984, Westbrook was the first African American to win a medal (bronze) in the sport and served as flag bearer. He now trains Olympic fencing hopefuls.

Westbrook recalled his Olympic walk as an overwhelming feeling of unity and pride.

“And then, the creme de la creme, you have to fight one another. With love,” he said. “It’s the most beautiful thing one can experience.”

Homer called the uniforms “very comfortable, very breathable,” though the much-discussed beret each American athlete received for the London Opening Ceremony in 2012 was one of his favorite Olympic pieces.

“I think this is my second favorite,” he smiled.

It was at the London Games where Ralph Lauren took some heat for decking out the U.S. athletes in uniforms made in China.

Team attire — but not the cooling element in the flag bearer jacket — is available at select Ralph Lauren stores, department stores, and online at RalphLauren.com and TeamUSAShop.com.

Homer tried on the flag bearer jacket and loves the concept.

“If you can cool yourself, why cool a room? I think that’s a really cool thing,” he said.

The five-year stretch rather than the usual four between Olympics has been challenging for Homer, along with the pared-down fanfare and pandemic protocols planned for Tokyo, he said.

“Everyone’s really anxious to get out there to compete,” he said. “One of the positives is the next Games in Paris is three years, in 2024. But right now I just want to be present where I am.”

Associated Press video producers Joseph B. Frederick and Alicia Rancilio in New York contributed to this story.

LIST: Texans competing in the Olympics

KXAN.com 14 July, 2021 - 09:00am

The logo of Tokyo 2020 is displayed near Odaiba Seaside Park in Tokyo on July 7, 2021, as reports said the Japanese government plans to impose a virus state of emergency in Tokyo during the Olympics. (Photo by Kazuhiro NOGI / AFP) (Photo by KAZUHIRO NOGI/AFP via Getty Images)

AUSTIN (KXAN) — The Tokyo Olympics are a little more than a week away, and dozens of athletes from Texas will compete in the summer games. Learn about who to watch from your area below.

Copyright 2021 Nexstar Media Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.

AUSTIN (KXAN) — A man was critically injured after a shooting at an east Austin restaurant Tuesday night.

It happened at a local restaurant in the 3900 block of North Interstate 35. That's near East 38th 1/2 Street.

Paisley was the first baby to be born in Dell Children's Specialized Labor and Delivery Unit on July 7. She, weighing in at eight pounds, and mom Shelby are doing great but were referred to special care after Paisley was diagnosed with kidney swelling while Shelby was 24 weeks pregnant.

Police in Toledo confirmed that a bolt of lightning struck the building and caused the section of wall adorned with the large mural to collapse, reducing it to rubble, WTOL reported.

Sports Stories