Tuesday 23 July 2019

Czech team bring out the wellies

Fireworks during the London Olympic Games 2012 opening ceremony
Fireworks during the London Olympic Games 2012 opening ceremony

Summer finally appeared in London this week but despite the warm weather one Olympic team appeared prepared for a traditional British downpour - sporting bright blue wellies and brollies.

But there was no need for the Czech Republic's caution because, despite a short shower before the opening ceremony started, the rain stayed away from east London during the athletes' parade.

The Czech team, led by badminton player Petr Koukal, sparked a raft of "Czech out those wellies" jokes on Twitter.

The bright boots caught the attention of Manchester United defender Rio Ferdinand, who tweeted: "The Czechs expecting a downfall??! #wellies enjoying the Olympic opening ceremony."

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