United World Wrestling approves new uniforms


International wrestling is about to get a lot more colorful. United World Wrestling, the sport’s sanctioning body, announced Friday that it will allow nations to replace the standard red and blue singlets with ones featuring their home colors.

The new uniforms will come in light and dark, and feature red and blue markings. Red and blue singlets were previously used to help referees distinguish the athletes, but often made it tough for fans to tell which country the wrestlers represented.

The new guidelines will take effect starting with Olympic qualifying events in Ulaan Baatar in April.