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Silver can be better than gold

Take a look at all those different Olympic uniforms in Athens -- they've come a long way.

Updated: August 19, 2005, 5:11 PM ET
By Paul Lukas | Special to Page 2

Anyone with even a modicum of good taste knows silver is way cooler than gold, which is an unfortunate barometer of the design sensibilities at the Olympics. Aesthetically speaking, winning a gold medal is sort of like being handed your new uniform after being traded to the Arizona Diamondbacks: It's nice and all, but is it really necessary to wear the damn thing? Perhaps some other metal is available, like platinum or chrome? Or tin? Please, anything but that tacky yellow bullion.

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