06/08/2012 12:23 BST | Updated 06/08/2012 13:32 BST

London 2012: Olympic Athletes And Their Patriotic Nail Art (PICTURES)

The athletes competing at the London 2012 Olympics may not get a say in their sports attire - but nail art is one way many of the stars have found to show their patriotism.

Union Jack nails have been a fixture for Team GB girls - from double bronze medal-winner Rebecca Adlington to gold medal cyclist Dani King.

The nails of Laura Robson of Great Britain are painted with colors of the Union Flag as she plays against Lucie Safarova at Wimbledon

And the trend for red, white and blue nails has gone beyond the Athletes Village - with X Factor winner Alexandra Burke getting in the Olympic spirit with her nail art.