This Ten news story showcases the newly revealed uniforms for athletes at the 2006 Commonwealth Games in Melbourne. It features short interviews with sprinters Lauren Hewitt and Matt Shirvington.
Sports uniforms are about more than just looking good. They are designed to enhance an athlete's performance and considerable sports science is involved in their design. The makers of the Australian 2006 Commonwealth Games uniforms used infra-red cameras to identify the warmest parts of athletes' bodies so they could add improved ventilation and temperature control.
The sprint suits seen here were designed to increase the natural movement of the athlete, with special bands that contracted and expanded with important muscle groups; the designers claimed that less energy was lost as a result.