February 15, 2006

German skiers wear caps with Belgian colors

FRANKFURT (Reuters) - Some 30 German skiers at the Winter
Olympics have to wear caps in Belgian national colors after
team sponsor Adidas supplied them with the wrong gear.

An Adidas spokesman said on Wednesday the firm had provided
German athletes in biathlon and Nordic combined with caps in
Belgium's black-gold-red instead of Germany's black-red-gold.

"We regret this technical mistake and do apologize to all
athletes," Jan Runau said, adding that caps with the right
colors would now be produced but not arrive until next week.

Among German athletes competing in the caps were Martina
Glagow, who won bronze at the women's biathlon 15 km on Monday,
German media said.