As the 2022 Olympics near closer, the status of NHL participation is once again up in the air. To tide the hockey world over on the uncertainties we are back once again week with part three of our 2022 Olympic Hockey Jersey Redesign Series. So far we have designed both Canada and The United State’s jerseys, and this week we are coming at you with our concepts for the Russian Olympic Committee.
Russia provides a unique challenge to jersey designers as the team isn’t allowed to actually use any classic Russian branding or iconography on their jerseys.
Our R.O.C. Concepts
Here’s the full set of our three Russian Olympic Committee jersey concepts. You can click on every image to see the full size. Complete details on the design are shared below!
Keeping in mind the limitations on what one can put on ROC jerseys, inspiration was drawn from taking a look at the history of Russia’s Olympic successes—as was the case with our other concepts so far. The opportunity of only having three letters on a jersey presented a good case to throwback to the 1980s Soviet Union Jerseys, which saw multiple gold medal victories.
For the third jersey, they also stay within the unique limitations that Russia currently has when putting together their Olympic kits. This time, the ROC logo is used unabashedly. This third jersey took lots of inspiration from the stellar jerseys that Team Russia wore at the 2016 World Cup of Hockey as you can see below.
The set of three jerseys provide a fresh take on an iconic kit, while also surfacing the present state of the ROC in the current international sporting stage.
More jersey concepts to come
Throughout the next few weeks we will be sharing jersey designs for every other 2022 Olympic qualifying hockey team. Stay tuned for what’s next.