Why are green and gold the sporting colors of Australia while the flag is blue, white, and red?
All other nations seem to wear the colors or variants of their National flag at sporting events, but Aussies where green and gold. I'm wondering from where this tradition originates.
It's because of Australia's emblem - the golden wattle. I heard that the original clothing was in traditional white, but white is kinda boring, don't you agree?
This site points out that the golden wattle is the official floral emblem for Australia and the team colours get their origin from this emblem.
Yes, I go with the green and gold, but I think the shades of green and gold could often be refined or the % mix to give a better look
The tradition originated in 1984 when the Governor-General of Australia proclaimed that Green and Gold would be the official Australian colours worn or used by any person or organisation representing Australia and that no fee would accompany the use of those colours. The colours are therefore 'Public Domain' and are not associated with the normal rules and regulations relating to the use of the National flag.
The colours themselves relate to many species of the Australian Native Wattle tree having green foliage and gold flowers. Hope that helps
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