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Your Take: U.S. Olympic Team Uniforms Made in China?

Some lawmakers are calling for the non-use of opening ceremony outfits made entirely in China. How do you feel about the news?

 

What in the world?

When Team U.S.A. walks into London's 2012 Olympic Opening Ceremony, Friday, July 27, they'll be dressed in an outfit made entirely in China, reports ABC World News.

The news agency took a closer look at the outfit - created by famous American designer, Ralph Lauren - during their "Made in America" segment recently and found every piece was manufactured in China.

In response, Congressional leaders in both houses and both parties expressed outrage at the news.

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev. said that the U.S. Olympic committee should be "ashamed of themselves," according to ABC. Similarly, Speaker of the House John Boehner, R-OH. said, "You’d think they know better."

Several leaders have already called upon the U.S. Olympic Committee to ensure all future U.S. team’s uniforms be made in America. Others have asked they scrap current uniforms and have them remade by an American manufacturer over the next two weeks.

How do you feel about Team U.S.A. uniforms being made in China? Should they be remade in America in time for this Olympics? Or just make it a policy to be made here in the future?

Sarah C July 12, 2012 at 11:57 PM
The Committee really should have known better, but if the location of manufacture was not in the specifications, it's a bit late to complain now. Personally, I'm just glad that they are not wearing cowboy clothes again.
Jim Braun July 13, 2012 at 12:07 AM
I hope I'm not the only one that sees the irony of this story. Our Congressional leaders are outraged? Seriously, I can't even grasp the concept of them being outraged at anything other than their own track records. What did they think would happen? If I were to look through the clothing in my house, I don't know if I'd find a single garment made in the good ole' USA. I don't even know where to go to buy clothes from our nation. I don't even think the military wears clothing made in the USA.
Ryan July 13, 2012 at 12:47 AM
The United States is a Capitalist government, thats the way it is.

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