October 29 -The Ralph Lauren developed kit to be worn by the United States team in the Athletes' Village and at the Closing Ceremony of the Winter Olympic and Paralympic Games in Sochi next year has been unveiled.
The kit, introduced via a fashion segment on American television, aims to draw on the "heritage and sophistication of the Olympic and Paralympic Games and a tradition of refined American style."
In comparison with previous Olympic kits developed overseas it has also been produced within the US.
The Closing Ceremony uniform features a "dynamic mix of patriotic references and sporting icons" while the village wear collection consists of "festive wool sweaters, iconic mesh polos and performance-inspired tees and fleece tops".
Accessory offerings, featuring American flags and Olympic branding, have also been produced.
These range the from knitted hats, gloves and scarves to nylon duffle bags and a limited-edition "polo bear" which will also be dressed in the Closing Ceremony uniform.
"When the US Olympic and Paralympic teams march into the Olympic Stadium in Sochi, they will carry with them the support of all Americans," said Peter Zeytoonjian, United States Olympic Committee (USOC) managing director of marketing.
"Ralph Lauren takes great pride in outfitting Team USA, and the Closing Ceremony garments for the 2014 US Olympic and Paralympic Teams reflect the pride and embody the emotion of this special moment."
The USOC added that they are "proud to have Ralph Lauren as an official outfitter of the US Olympic team, providing iconic parade uniforms and an authentic sportswear collection of commemorative pieces for men, women and children."
The collection will be available to purchase online from mid November.
It will also be available in select Ralph Lauren retail stores and department stores in the US from December.
April 2012: US reveal Ralph Lauren-designed uniform for London 2012 Closing Ceremony
December 2011: Ralph Lauren announces US Olympic athlete roster for London 2012
February 2010: US Ralph Lauren uniforms for ceremonies in Vancouver revealed
November 2009: Polo Ralph Lauren reveals US outfits for Vancouver 2010
July 2009: Ralph Lauren to dress US Olympic team at London 2012