Outrage Over 'Made in China' Uniforms For Olympic Team USA

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

WASHINGTON (AP) -- The U.S. uniforms for the Olympics are American red, white and blue -- but made in China. And that has congressional leaders outraged.
Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid says the U.S. Olympic Committee should be ashamed of itself. He suggested Thursday they toss the uniforms into a big pile and burn them. Then U.S. textile plants could make the navy blue blazers with the team patch, cream-colored skirts and navy berets with red and white stripes.
Reid says the industry is desperate for jobs.
House Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi says she's proud of the athletes, but they should be wearing uniforms that are made in America.
The uniforms were designed by American Ralph Lauren. Nike has also created many of the competition uniforms.


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  • by Anonymous on Jul 17, 2012 at 05:16 PM
    How come people aren't upset when you buy your Walmart stuff? How come we haven't heard anything about Walmart on the senate floor? Did Harry vote for the free trade agreements we follow now? I bet he did. That is what is causing our problems. Don't blame a organization that is non profit looking to get things made as cheap as they can since they don't have a blank check. And does Harry or any of you complaining buy anything that is made in China, then you are also the problem!
  • by Jason Location: Jackson on Jul 17, 2012 at 08:04 AM
    I won't be watching the Olympics this year. This world is changing fast and for the worse. I'm just going to sit in my swing, drink some Budweiser (which will probably be made in China soon) and watch the corn dry up.
  • by Anonymous on Jul 16, 2012 at 10:55 AM
    I agree that it is outragous. This should never have happened. Shame or Ralph Lauran, shame on the olympic committee for allowing it.
  • by Ah ha on Jul 16, 2012 at 08:31 AM
    They look like dorks...the uniforms that is. Donated or not. Shame on Ralph. Loren. He could have made a heck of a statement but why think when all you care about is putting your logo on the pocket!
  • by Anonymous on Jul 16, 2012 at 08:15 AM
    It's Obama's fault!!!
  • by Anonymous on Jul 16, 2012 at 06:51 AM
    Hey everybody, keep shopping at Wal-mart and caring more about the lowest prices and cheapest quality you can get instead of protecting American jobs and workers.
  • by Welcome to USA Location: Jackson on Jul 14, 2012 at 10:44 PM
    You reap what you sew. Welcome to the modern world. You created it.
  • by Nichole Location: Olivet, MI on Jul 14, 2012 at 06:21 AM
    This makes me angry! The US is trying to pull ourselves out of this recession/depression and the USOC is sending jobs to CHINA!!! There are industrial sewers in LANSING, MICHIGAN who are loosing jobs and we are sending jobs to CHINA! I just heard to buy one of these blazers retail is $800, and you know that China is not charging the USOC and Ralph Loren even $400 per jacket. Angry is the only word that I have for my emotions right now!
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      by Anonymous on Jul 16, 2012 at 06:51 AM in reply to Nichole
      These jobs are already in China. It's not like the USOC magically created new jobs just for this order.
  • by Amazed on Jul 13, 2012 at 05:04 PM
    This is what gets Harry Reid so uptight and out of sight? Although I agree the uniforms shouldn't come from China, but how about getting riled up about job bills and budgets
  • by Amazed on Jul 13, 2012 at 05:04 PM
    This is what gets Harry Reid so uptight and out of sight? Although I agree the uniforms shouldn't come from China, but how about getting riled up about job bills and budgets
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