While I first thought this was an item from the Onion, it appears that the Canadian Parliament has voted to mandate that Canadian Olympic athletes should wear wear a seal product — most likely seal skin — as part of their uniforms. This is the response to the opposition by the European Union to the Canadian seal hunt.
The vote was reportedly unanimous to the motion of the Bloc Quebecois. It will be interesting to see if the bobslide run lined with baby seal fur. Indeed, the opening ceremony could showed the carrying an actual baby seal torch to light the Olympic torch.
The Winter Olympics will be held in Canada, but there is no reason to confine the seal products to winter. Personally, I cannot wait to see those Canadian swimmers in their fur speedos.
With Canada decking out their athletes in seal, we can look forward to Japanese team covered in whale skin.