The most iconic Olympic kits of all time 

From Usain Bolt's black, gold and green to Cathy Freeman's full-body suit, some Olympic uniforms are as emblematic as the stars who wore them. Tokyo 2020 take a look back at some of the most iconic kits to have ever graced the Games as teams begin to unveil theirs for 2021.

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Australia, Sydney 2000

Team colours: Green and gold

Iconic moment: Cathy Freeman storms to Olympic gold wearing her famous bodysuit

Japan, London 2012

Team colours: Blue and gold

Iconic moment: YOSHIDA Saori fights like a lion en route to 55kg freestyle wrestling gold

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Picture by 2012 Getty Images

Jamaica, Beijing 2008, London 2012, Rio 2016

Team colours: Green, black and gold

Iconic moment: Usain Bolt wins eight gold medals across three Olympic Games dressed in the famous colours of Jamaica

USA, Seoul 1988

Team colours: Red, white and blue

Iconic moment: Florence Griffith Joyner (Flo Jo) sprints to gold in the 100m, 200m and 4x100m relay

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USA, Rio 2016

Team colours: Red, white and blue

Iconic moment: Simone Biles sparkles in the all-around competition in Rio

People's Republic of China, Rio 2016

Team colours: Red and gold

Iconic moment: Ma Long wins Olympic table tennis gold wearing a shirt with a dragon motif

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Picture by 2016 Getty Images

France, Rio 2016

Team colours: Blue on blue

Iconic moment: Nikola Karabatic combines simplicity and style as he leads his team in Rio

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Mexico, Beijing 2008

Team colours: Green, white and red

Iconic moment: María Espinoza combines traditional headwear with her official taekwondo uniform

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Picture by 2008 Getty Images

Argentina, Beijing 2008

Team colours: Blue and white

Iconic moment: Lionel Messi, Sergio Aguero, Angel Di Maria, Roman Riquelme and co. announce themselves to the world as Argentina win gold

France, Atlanta 1996

Team colours: Blue, white and red

Iconic moment: Marie Jose Perec races to 200m victory in Atlanta wearing a chic and stylish French uniform

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Mexico, London 2012

Team colours: Green on green

Iconic moment: Paola Espinosa dazzles in London as she takes home a silver medal for Mexico

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Picture by 2012 Getty Images

Australia, Sydney 2000

Team colours: Black and white

Iconic moment: Ian Thorpe breaks three world records in his iconic swimsuit

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Picture by 2004 Getty Images

Spain, London 2012

Team colours: Red

Iconic moment: Ona Carbonell and Andrea Fuentes dazzle on their way to silver in the women's artistic swimming duet

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Picture by 2012 Getty Images

Great Britain, Rio 2016

Team colours: Red, white and blue

Iconic moment: Jessica Ennis-Hill wins Rio 2016 heptathlon silver wearing a Stella McCartney-designed British classic

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Picture by 2016 Handout

France, Antwerp 1920

Team colours: White

Iconic moment: Suzanne Lenglen's gold-winning performance in Antwerp inspires women across the world to mimic her style

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Picture by 1920 Getty Images

Japan, Tokyo 1964

Team colours: White, red and black

Iconic moment: Japan's women's volleyball team dominate the final of their first home Olympics wearing an all-time classic outfit

USA, Beijing 2008

Team colours: Red, white and blue

Iconic moment: Michael Phelps and co. wear the famous stars and stripes before the 4x100m relay

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Picture by 2008 Getty Images

Nigeria, Atlanta 1996

Team colours: Green and white

Iconic moment: Jay-Jay Okocha, Nwankwo Kanu, Celestine Babayaro and the rest of the Super Eagles shock the world with Olympic gold in Atlanta

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