History Of Great Britain’s Olympic Eyewear

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Oliver Goldsmith Vintage

Of all the countries, I would say that Great Britain has done the best job of creating and marketing eyewear for the Olympics. Maybe it is because Great Britain’s flag is represented on so many other flags or because there are so many companies in Great Britain that manufacture eyewear or the fact they hosted the summer Olympics four times over the last 100+ Years. 1908, 1944, 1948 and the 2012 Olympic Games in London.

United Kingdom and Ireland
United Kingdom and Ireland
Union Jack Sunglasses
Union Jack Sunglasses

Did you know that Great Britain was one of 14 teams to compete in the first Games, the 1896 Summer Olympics in Athens, and is one of only three nations (France and Switzerland are the others) to have competed at every Summer and Winter Olympic Games. Athletes representing Great Britain have won 780 medals at the Summer Olympic Games, and another 22 at the Winter Olympic Games. Great Britain is the only team to have won at least one gold medal at every Summer Games. (Source Wikipedia)

Ray Ban 2012 London Olympics Sunglasses
Ray Ban 2012 London Olympics Sunglasses
Australia
Australia
Jimmy Choo
Jimmy Choo
British Virgin Islands
British Virgin Islands

Oliver Goldsmith British Aleut Eyewear was a limited edition. Picking up the Space Age Fashion from the 1960’s.

Oliver Goldsmith Vintage
Oliver Goldsmith Vintage
William Morris Eyewear display
William Morris Eyewear display
Oakley Union Jack Frogskin available on Ebay
Oakley Union Jack Frogskin available on Ebay
Cayman Islands
Cayman Islands
oobug has signed a licensing agreement with LOCOG, the London 2012 Olympic Games organising committee, for the Official London 2012 Sunglass Collection
Zoobug signed a licensing agreement with LOCOG, the London 2012 Olympic Games organising committee, for the Official London 2012 Sunglass Collection
Cook Islands
Cook Islands

You have to love these Gucci Olympic Sunglasses. Note the London Bridge on the inside temple.

Gucci Sunglasses Olympic Games London 2012. Image eyedock.com
Gucci Sunglasses Olympic Games London 2012. Image eyedock.com
New Zealand
New Zealand
Tuvalu
Tuvalu
Fiji
Fiji
Booth and Bruce Eyewear Display image credit unknown
Booth and Bruce Eyewear Display image credit unknown

 

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