Canada is a styling place.
Whether you look at our street style or take into account the many retailers that want to sell their wares to our sartorial selves -- Nordstrom and Free People being the latest -- it's hard to deny we've made a fashion mark.
The only problem is, over the years, our amazing fashion sense hasn't extended to what we've worn to Olympic opening ceremonies. Save a few exceptions (Calgary in 1988 and Vancouver 2010!), the looks we've donned have been questionable.
For example, what on earth was going on in Atlanta in 1996? We know the state is home to hotter than hot heat, but why are our athletes wearing safari gear? And everything about images from Seoul 1988 makes us cringe (look at all of that hair!).
In honour of the London Olympics, which kick off this Friday, July 27, we thought we'd take a look back at the attire our athletic teams have worn to opening ceremonies over the years.
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CALGARY -- 1988
Canada's olympic athletes participate in the opening ceremonies at the 1988 Winter Olympics in Calgary.
SEOUL -- 1988
Canada's Romel Raffin (with flag) and the Canadian Olympic Team attend the flag raising ceremony at the 1988 Seoul Olympic Games. (CP PHOTO/COC/ T. Grant) Romel Raffin (avec drapeau) et l'équipe olympique canadienne participent à la levée du drapeau canadien aux Jeux olympiques de Séoul de 1988.
ALBERTVILLE -- 1992
Canada's Sylvie Daigle carries the flag during the opening ceremony at the 1992 Albertville Olympic winter Games. (CP PHOTO/COC/Scott Grant) Sylvie Daigle du Canada porte le drapeau de la délégation canadienne lors des cérémonies d'ouverture des Jeux olympiques d'hiver de Albertville de 1992.
BARCELONA -- 1992
Canada's athletes celebrate during the opening ceremony at the 1992 Olympic games in Barcelona. (CP PHOTO/ COC/ Claus Andersen) Les athlètes du Canada célèbrent durant les cérémonies d'ouverture des Jeux olympiques de Barcelone de 1992
ATLANTA -- 1996
Canada's Charmaine Crooks carries the flag during the opening ceremony at the 1996 Atlanta Summer Olympic Games. (CP PHOTO/COC/Mike RIdewood) Charmaine Crooks du Canada porte le drapeau de la délégation canadienne lors des cérémonies d'ouverture des Jeux olympiques d'Atlanta de 1996.
NAGANO -- 1998
Canada's Jean-Luc Brassard carries the flag as the Canadian team participates in the opening ceremony at the 1998 Nagano Olympic Games. (CP Photo/ COC) Jean-Luc Brassard du Canada porte le drapeau de la délégation canadienne lors des cérémonies d'ouverture des Jeux olympiques d'hiver de Nagano de 1998.
ATHENS -- 2004
Canadian flag bearer Nicolas Gill during the opening ceremony of the Athens 2004 Summer Olympic Games August 13, 2004.
TURIN -- 2006
Canadian flag bearer, Women's hockey player Danielle Goyette leads Team Canada members into the Olympic Stadium during the opening ceremony at the 2006 Winter Olympic Games in Turin, Italy February 10, 2006.
BEIJING -- 2008
Adam van Koeverden of Toronto leads the Canadian team into the opening ceremony of the Beijing Summer Olympics in Beijing, China, Friday, August 8, 2008.
VANCOUVER -- 2010
VANCOUVER.FEB.12.2010 Flagbearer Clara Hughes leads the Canadian athletes in to BC Place during the opening ceremonies of the 2010 Vancouver Winter Olympics. Hughes is the only athlete in the world to have won medals at both the summer and winter Olympic games.