Cedella Marley designs Puma Olympic Apparel for the Jamaican team

Cedella Marley designs Puma Olympic Apparel for the Jamaican team

It’s definitely summer around these parts and it will one of the most exciting here in Jamaica since it’s an Olympic summer and no one can stop the Lightning BOLT! Did you see the latest race where he went head to head with Asafa Powell in the Diamond League?

Go Bolt Goooooooooo! Go Asafa Go!!!!!!!!! Man I cannot wait! I truly wish I could be in London for all the excitement! It’s a great time to be Jamaican.

From the Puma website:

The Jamaica Olympic Association and PUMA today launched the Jamaican Team uniforms for the London 2012 Olympic Games™, including podium and ceremony wear with the help of Jamaican Track Athlete and World’s Fastest man Usain Bolt. Fashion designer Cedella Marley, daughter of Reggae icon the late Bob Marley, unveiled her designs alongside Usain Bolt at the launch in London today.


The designs will be worn by the entire team (men and women), including three-time Jamaican Olympic gold medallist, fastest man in the world and PUMA athlete Usain Bolt.  PUMA’s partnership with Marley, the eldest daughter in the Jamaican family dynasty, underscores the brand’s long-time commitment to the Caribbean nation, with its rich cultural heritage, global music contributions and its unparalleled dedication to Athletics.

“It is truly an honor to design this collection for my home country and my home team,” said Cedella Marley.  “It’s not even a dream come true because it’s something I never dreamed would be possible. I ran track in high school in Jamaica and I’m still a huge fan of Jamaican Athletics, so to have a role in creating the outfits for our Olympians is a thrill. I admire what PUMA has been doing in Jamaica over the years and the Marley family has the same type of give-back philosophy. I think this partnership is going to be legendary.”

“I can’t think of a better person to design our Olympic outfits than Cedella,” said Usain Bolt. “PUMA got that right…hooking up with a legendary Jamaican. She’s a great designer but also carries on the spirit of our nation through the legacy of the Marley family. It’s going to be inspirational to run in London with that energy surrounding me.”

Read more here. Usain posted this photo to his instagram account at the fashion show:

And these pics were posted to his Facebook page. Aren’t you loving them?

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