As London prepares to host the Summer Olympics, it is hard not to look back at the 2008 Beijing Olympics and marvel at how one epic year changed the course of Tibetan history.
In 2008, Tibetans and supporters around the world participated in a global uprising that started in Lhasa, spread through all three provinces of Tibet and reached every continent, creating an irreversible crisis of legitimacy for the Chinese government's colonial occupation of Tibet.
As tens of thousands of Tibetans and supporters waved Tibetan flags and banners in the streets and outside Chinese embassies and consulates around the world, one of the most memorable sights was the sea of Team Tibet jackets at every protest, every rally, every vigil. The jacket became a dignified symbol that articulated the Tibetan people's desire to regain our homeland and the world's support for this vision. It symbolized the belief that one day Tibetans too will march alongside other Olympic teams, as an equal among nations.
This year, by popular demand, we have brought back the Team Tibet jacket of 2008!
Coinciding with the London Olympics, we are excited to release a limited edition of the original Team Tibet jacket with the embroidered snow lion patch. Four years after the historic protests upstaged the 2008 Olympics in Beijing, this is the perfect time to replace your old, but well-loved, Team Tibet jacket.
These jackets are sure to sell out fast. So get your limited edition Team Tibet jacket today:
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