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The High-Tech Gear Olympians Will Be Wearing

When the Winter Games open in PyeongChang, South Korea, on February 9, many of the participating Olympic athletes will be wearing hi-tech clothing from the most innovative minds of their respective nations. These include aerodynamically-textured speed suits, training uniforms with biometric sensors, and most importantly, coats with programmable heat. Even color has been harnessed for what advantage that can give a team, whether it's for a psychological boost or to hide performance flaws. See seven of these clothing innovations in a slideshow at Smithsonian.  

(Image credit: Under Armour)


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"The interior of the team’s parka will have an American flag, made with electronic-printed heating inks."

I thought the Flag Code prohibits wearing the flag.
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