Sports·Posted on Aug 9, 2016There's An Olympic Sport Where The Players Wear BathrobesI never knew this!by David MackBuzzFeed News ReporterFacebookPinterestTwitterMailLink So, before every Olympic Games, each country will usually host a media event where it debuts all the official uniforms its athletes will wear. Matt King / Getty Images We see tracksuits and swimwear and athletic gear... Handout / Getty Images But you know what's never showcased? Wang Zhao / AFP / Getty Images THE OFFICIAL BATHROBES!! Tom Pennington / Getty Images Yes, before every water polo match, players don bathrobes in their national colors and line up along the pool edge to sing their anthems. Quinn Rooney / Getty Images I guess they're trying to avoid singing in just their Speedos? The whole look is, well, really dorky. Tom Pennington / Getty Images When swimmers come out to the pool before their races, they get to wear cool tracksuits. Martin Bureau / AFP / Getty Images Michael Dalder / Reuters But apparently it's an Olympic tradition to make water polo players greet the crowds dressed like your Great Aunt Mildred. Laszlo Balogh / Reuters Oh, and they all wear flip-flops, too. Just to complete the look. Gabriel Bouys / AFP / Getty Images Some even choose to stay warm on the sidelines by rocking their robes. Laszlo Balogh / Reuters Maybe they're going for a Hugh Hefner–esque look? Kai Pfaffenbach / Reuters OK, maybe I can get behind this... NBC Olympics @NBCOlympics Water Polo is pretty cool because you get to show up to work in your robe 😂 (via @USAWP) 07:53 PM - 09 Aug 2016 Reply Retweet Favorite Water polo! Sergei Grits / AP Sign up for BuzzFeed's Rio Roundup newsletter to get the hottest news each day of the games! If you can't see the signup box above, just go here to sign up!