US Olympians on TikTok are sharing all of the free stuff they get for competing, from phones to custom clothes

US Olympians on TikTok are sharing all of the free stuff they get for competing, from phones to custom clothes
·3 min read
Red, white, and blue Nike merchandise gifted to US Olympians
US Olympians are showing off their free swag on TikTok. Katie Nageotte/TikTok
  • US athletes are sharing the free stuff they've gotten at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics far on TikTok.

  • Players showed off Nike sneakers, SKIMS outfits, Ralph Lauren clothing, a Samsung phone, and more.

  • One TikToker said they also received extra duffel bags to bring all of the stuff home.

  • Visit Insider's homepage for more stories.

Being a US Olympian comes with a lot of perks, including thousands of dollars worth of free merchandise.

US athletes who are competing in the 2020 Tokyo Olympics are using TikTok to show off the free stuff they're getting from brands like Kim Kardashian's SKIMS, Nike, Ralph Lauren, Samsung, and more.

Players received SKIMS outfits, Nike sneakers, designer dresses, and other USA-themed merchandise


Reply to @srynotliv I think I’m set on red, white, and blue clothes for the rest of my life 😍😭 #olympics #tokyo2020 #teamusa #gear #haul #clothes

♬ Wrestling entrance theme image - Masaru Nakajima

Katie Nageotte, a 30-year-old pole vaulter from Ohio, shared a haul of her gifts on Tuesday.

She showed off items from SKIMS, including dusty-pink outfits with white American flags and Olympic rings on them and a fuzzy white robe. She called them the "comfiest things I've possibly ever worn."

She also got several pairs of sunglasses from Oakley and unpacked an entire duffel bag of merch from Nike, one of the sponsors of the Olympics.

The haul included red, white, and blue Nike FlyEase sneakers, slides, masks, socks, a rain jacket, T-shirts, sports bras, shorts, a sweatsuit, a dress, and more.

Some of the gifted Nike items are available to purchase online - retailing between $12 and $450 - although some are exclusive to the athletes.

"If I knew Olympians got all this free stuff I would have tried harder in 2016," Nageotte wrote in the comments.

She also unpacked a bag from Ralph Lauren, the official outfitter of Team USA this year. It included USA-themed shirts, dresses, sweatsuits, a towel, a tote bag, a tie-dye bucket hat, and more.

She also said Samsung sent her a new phone, which appears to be the Galaxy s20 made exclusively for this year's athletes, and wireless earbuds.

Lastly, she showed off "the podium outfit" US athletes wear if they win a medal, the all-white opening-ceremony outfit, and the blazer from the closing-ceremony look.

She said she received both ceremony outfits even though she missed the opening and wouldn't be attending the closing.

Players have been sharing how they're styling the gear and how they're getting it home, too

Cody Melphy, a 28-year-old rugby player from Colorado, also showed off the gifts he received on TikTok.

Similar to Nageotte, Melphy received merchandise from Nike, Ralph Lauren, Samsung, and Oakley.

He also made a follow-up video in response to people who wondered how he'd transport all of his gifts back to the US.

Melphy wrote that he received two additional duffel bags for the items and that "They pay for us to get it back to the States." It's unclear who the "they" is he is referring to, but it could be the US Olympic team or brands who send the gifts.


Reply to @taylonnieder they take care of us very well! Thanks @olympics @teamusa @usarugby #tokyo2020

♬ Beggin' - Måneskin

Ilona Maher, a 24-year-old rugby player from California, has also been sharing her gifted outfits on TikTok.

She shared a clip of her in the Ralph Lauren bucket hat mouthing the lyric "I can't wear the shit you b----es wear 'cause it's cheap to me," from Bia's "Whole Lotta Money."

The on-screen caption reads: "Me now that I've gotten all my free Nike and Ralph Lauren gear for the Olympics."

Read the original article on Insider

Our goal is to create a safe and engaging place for users to connect over interests and passions. In order to improve our community experience, we are temporarily suspending article commenting