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Australian Winter Olympic Team Reveal Threads

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The Australian Olympic Committee has revealed the XTM gloves and accessories to be worn by the Australian Olympic Team in Beijing, featuring artwork by Indigenous Olympian Paul Fleming.

From gloves, to base layers, boots, bags and accessories for all athletes and Team officials, including battery-powered heated socks… The XTM accessories incorporate Beijing 2008 boxer and proud Wakka Wakka Wanyurr Majay, Yuggera man Paul Fleming’s ‘Walking Together’ artwork, which was commissioned by the AOC. It includes a central meeting place signifying the Olympics bringing people together and footsteps representing the Indigenous athletes who have competed at an Olympic Games.

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Australia has been represented by 60 Indigenous Australian Olympians known to the AOC, 59 Indigenous summer athletes and by figure skater Harley Windsor who competed at PyeongChang 2018.

The designs have also been incorporated throughout the Team’s competition and delegation uniform with Karbon.

Finalising their pre-Games preparation in Reiteralm, Austria, snowboarders including Belle Brockhoff and Cameron Bolton showcased the XTM designs in the frigid conditions.

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The heated gloves and socks are an Olympic first for the Australian Team, developed and launched by XTM specifically ahead of Beijing 2022. With a power bank offering up to six hours of heat at three different levels, all Australian athletes will receive a pair to combat the extremely cold conditions of the Chinese alpine area, making sure they can keep toasty throughout the Games when not competing.

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