The most iconic Olympic kits of all time 

Simone Biles of the United States competes on the balance beam during Women's qualification for Artistic Gymnastics at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games (Photo by Tom Pennington/Getty Images)
Simone Biles of the United States competes on the balance beam during Women's qualification for Artistic Gymnastics at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games (Photo by Tom Pennington/Getty Images)

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.

Australia, Sydney 2000

Team colours: Green and gold

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

Women's 400m Final | Sydney 2000 | Great Olympic Moments
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Relive the greatest Olympic Moments and watch Cathy Freeman's women's 400m final from Sydney 2000, as well as other best moments from her career.

Japan, London 2012

Team colours: Blue and gold

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

Saori Yoshida of Japan (blue) and Tonya Lynn Verbeek of Canada compete in the Women's Freestyle 55kg Wrestling at the London 2012 Olympic Games (Photo by Quinn Rooney/Getty Images)
Saori Yoshida of Japan (blue) and Tonya Lynn Verbeek of Canada compete in the Women's Freestyle 55kg Wrestling at the London 2012 Olympic Games (Photo by Quinn Rooney/Getty Images)
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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

Usain Bolt: Every Olympic final
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Every single Olympic final featuring sprint legend Usain Bolt, plus a bonus race of his Olympic debut at Athens 2004.

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

Florence Griffith-Joyner prepares for a race during the 1988 Summer Olympics in Seoul, South Korea.
Florence Griffith-Joyner prepares for a race during the 1988 Summer Olympics in Seoul, South Korea.

USA, Rio 2016

Team colours: Red, white and blue

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

Gymnastics Artistic: Women's Individual All-Around | Rio 2016 Replays
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G: Simone Biles (USA) S: Alexandra Raisman (USA) B: Aliya Mustafina (RUS)

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

Ma Long of People's Republic of China celebrates after winning his Mens Table Tennis Singles Semi-final match against Jun Mizutani of Japan at Rio 2016 Olympic Games (Photo by Lars Baron/Getty Images)
Ma Long of People's Republic of China celebrates after winning his Mens Table Tennis Singles Semi-final match against Jun Mizutani of Japan at Rio 2016 Olympic Games (Photo by Lars Baron/Getty Images)
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France, Rio 2016

Team colours: Blue on blue

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

Nikola Karabatic of France reacts during the Men's Gold Medal Match against Denmark at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games (Photo by Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images)
Nikola Karabatic of France reacts during the Men's Gold Medal Match against Denmark at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games (Photo by Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images)
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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

Maria del Rosario Espinoza of Mexico celebrates defeating Nina Solheim of Norway in the Women's +67kg gold medal match at the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)
Maria del Rosario Espinoza of Mexico celebrates defeating Nina Solheim of Norway in the Women's +67kg gold medal match at the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)
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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

Marie Jose Perec of France wins the women's 200m with Merlene Ottey of Jamaica in second place at the Atlanta 1996 Olympic Games
Marie Jose Perec of France wins the women's 200m with Merlene Ottey of Jamaica in second place at the Atlanta 1996 Olympic Games

Mexico, London 2012

Team colours: Green on green

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

Paola Espinosa Sanchez of Mexico competes in the Women's 10m Platform Diving Final at the London 2012 Olympic Games (Photo by Adam Pretty/Getty Images)
Paola Espinosa Sanchez of Mexico competes in the Women's 10m Platform Diving Final at the London 2012 Olympic Games (Photo by Adam Pretty/Getty Images)
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Australia, Sydney 2000

Team colours: Black and white

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

Ian Thorpe of Australia celebrates after he won the men's 200m freestyle final during the Athens 2004 Summer Olympic Games (Photo by Nick Laham/Getty Images)
Ian Thorpe of Australia celebrates after he won the men's 200m freestyle final during the Athens 2004 Summer Olympic Games (Photo by Nick Laham/Getty Images)
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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

Ballestero Carbonell and Andrea Fuentes Fache of Spain compete in the Women's Duets Synchronised Swimming Free Routine Final at the London 2012 Olympic Games (Photo by Clive Rose/Getty Images)
Ballestero Carbonell and Andrea Fuentes Fache of Spain compete in the Women's Duets Synchronised Swimming Free Routine Final at the London 2012 Olympic Games (Photo by Clive Rose/Getty Images)
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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

Team GB athlete Jessica Ennis pictured in Team GB Rio 2016 Olympic kit (Photo by Ben Duffy/adidas/Handout/Getty Images)
Team GB athlete Jessica Ennis pictured in Team GB Rio 2016 Olympic kit (Photo by Ben Duffy/adidas/Handout/Getty Images)
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

Suzanne Lenglen of France competes in the Women's tennis event during the 1920 Olympic Games in Antwerp, Belgium.  (Photo by Getty Images)
Suzanne Lenglen of France competes in the Women's tennis event during the 1920 Olympic Games in Antwerp, Belgium. (Photo by Getty Images)
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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

Volleyball at Tokyo 1964

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

(L-R) Cullen Jones, Jason Lezak, Michael Phelps, Garrett Weber-Gale of the United States prepare for the Men's 4 x 100m Freestyle Relay at the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games. The United States finished the race in first to win gold and set a new World Record (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)
(L-R) Cullen Jones, Jason Lezak, Michael Phelps, Garrett Weber-Gale of the United States prepare for the Men's 4 x 100m Freestyle Relay at the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games. The United States finished the race in first to win gold and set a new World Record (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)
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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

Jay-Jay Okocha of Nigeria runs at the Argentina defence during the final of the Olympic men's football competition. (Photo by Henri Szwarc/Bongarts/Getty Images)
Jay-Jay Okocha of Nigeria runs at the Argentina defence during the final of the Olympic men's football competition. (Photo by Henri Szwarc/Bongarts/Getty Images)
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