While all of Team USA hopes to take home, win or lose gold from the Olympics, at least the athletes are getting some very cool free stuff to take home.
In fact, every member of Team USA is gifted with multiple large swag bags packed with goodies from sponsors such as Ralph Lauren, Nike, Samsung and Oakley.
Cody Melphy, a 28-year-old rugby player from Denver, offered fans a close-up look at all the clothing, electronics, and other fun freebies the athletes take home, and shared a few TikTok videos showing all the gifts before putting them in a suitcase and two large duffel bags.
My goodies! Cody Melphy, a 28-year-old rugby player from Denver, offered fans a close-up look at all the free stuff Team USA athletes are taking home from the Olympics
High-tech: He emptied a bag of Samsung electronics, including $170 Galaxy Buds Pro and what looks like a Galaxy Note
Shady: Another bag contained four Oakley sunglasses
Keep it cool: Oakley makes several Team USA sunglasses for sale online, with prices ranging from $150 to $215
Melphy showed what the male athletes take home, which is a bit different from what the female athletes get.
First, there’s a small bag of goodies from Samsung, including two pairs of $170 Galaxy Pods Pro and a larger box that may be a Galaxy Note, which ranges in price from $400 to $1,300.
He then unpacks a bag containing four Oakley sunglasses, including carrying cases.
Oakley makes several Team USA sunglasses for sale online, including the $215 Holbrook design, the $204 Mercenary design, and the Sutro and Low Key styles, which are $193 each. The cheapest option is the $150 Frogskins design.
Kickin’ back: There were some small chances and goals, like face masks and a water bottle, but there were also three pairs of expensive Nike sneakers
New wardrobe! Among the gifts donated to the athletes are a $300 men’s knit jacket, a $130 windrunner, a $30 Dri-FIT Team USA T-shirt, and a $20 tank top.
All set: There was also a $40 workout t-shirt, $18 crew socks, and a backpack
Go, go, go! Several items sell out quickly online, while others may be exclusive to the athletes
One of the biggest gains came from Nike, which has been a sponsor of the International Olympic Committee since 2014.
Melphy showed off all the items spread out on his bead, including Nike hats, stash bags, zip-up sweaters, T-shirts, pants, socks, backpacks, and more.
The items are available to buy online — and worth a decent bundle.
Among the gifts donated to the athletes include a $300 men’s knit jacket, a $130 windrunner, a $30 Dri-FIT Team USA T-shirt, a $20 tank top, a training T-shirt, $40 shirt and $18 crew socks.
Several items sell out quickly online, while others may be exclusive to the athletes.
There are also at least three pairs of sneakers, including the Air Zooms, which cost between $95 and $275.
Lake! From Polo Ralph Lauren is even more clothing, including a $148 fleece hoodie, a $150 tote bag with a bear on it, several $60 baseball caps, and a $70 bucket hat
Ca-ching! There’s also a $145 fanny pack, a pair of $148 sweatshirts, a $198 baseball jacket, a $70 tie-dye T-shirt, and several polo shirts that cost $110, $125, $135, and $138 each.
Everything taken care of! Melphy, a US military veteran competing in the Olympics for the first time, said baggage fees have been paid
“They take very good care of us,” Melphy said, showing how to pack everything into a navy blue suitcase and two large Team USA duffel bags.
Melpy promised to do a giveaway on Instagram when he gets back to the U
From the official outfitter of Team USA, Polo Ralph Lauren, is even more clothing.
The camera pans over a $148 fleece hoodie, a $150 tote bag with a bear on it, several $60 baseball caps, a $70 bucket hat, a $145 fanny pack, a pair of $148 sweatshirts, and a $198 baseball jacket .
There are also several polo shirts that cost $110, $125, $135, and $138 each, a tie-dye T-shirt from $70 and more.
Finally, there are some other odds and ends, including a water bottle and a pack of colorful face masks.
Melphy, a U.S. military veteran who is competing in the Olympics for the first time, admitted it’s quite something to take home, but said baggage fees are paid.
United Airlines, the airline sponsor of the Olympics, will likely cover the costs.
“They take very good care of us,” Melphy said.
To that end, he showed how to pack everything into one navy blue suitcase and two large Team USA duffel bags.
He also promised to do a giveaway on Instagram when he gets back to the US.