A photograph of what is alleged to be all three Team Canada hockey sweaters for the 2014 Sochi Olympic Winter Games has gone viral. The photo making the rounds on social media websites like Reddit and Twitter shows three Canadian jerseys — red, white and black — that bear a close resemblance to the one seen in a previous leaked photo.
On Sept. 6, a photo of Chicago Blackhawks captain Jonathan Toews wearing what was presumably Canada's home red sweater caused a stir among hockey fans.
Toews, who helped Canada win gold at the 2010 Vancouver Games and is a virtual lock for the 2014 Olympic squad, was seen posing in the jersey and holding a hockey stick during an apparent photo shoot.
The cutline credited that photo to Melinda Pilon of Getty Images, which promptly pulled it from the agency website.
Keen-eyed observers claim the initial photo was legit because certain details — the placement of the Nike logo and customized collar trim made to look like laces — were identical to those used by the sports apparel giant in designing the Olympic jerseys of the Russian and U.S. teams.
All three jerseys in the latest leaked photo appear to have the same distinct features. Hockey Canada plans to officially unveil the team's uniform on Oct. 8.