Why the Norwegian Olympic alpine broke out in a sweat over their sweaters

merlin_132770495_5b15e77c-fa26-4d97-8097-ded984b30f7f-articleLargeThey’re expected to take home many Olympic medals from South Korea next month, but the Norwegian alpine team have decided to ditch their official knitted jumper. Why? Because one of the old Viking alphabet Rune symbols featured in the knitting pattern has been appropriated by Scandinavian neo-nazis. While the manufacturer has decided to keep selling the jumper, the pattern has been withdrawn from sale to prevent it from falling into the wrong hands… I explain more to the Briefing on Monocle 24:


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