July 13th, 2012
04:36 AM ET

Lawmaker: USOC 'should be ashamed' Team USA uniforms made in China

The U.S. Olympic Committee is defending sponsor Ralph Lauren's uniforms for the opening ceremonies at the London Games after it was revealed American athletes will be wearing clothing manufactured in China.

The controversy erupted this week after reports emerged that the clothing unveiled by the American design company sport "Made in China" labels, generating heated criticism from lawmakers and human rights activists.

"Unlike most Olympic teams around the world, the U.S. Olympic Team is privately funded and we're grateful for the support of our sponsors," USOC spokesman Patrick Sandusky said in a statement released Thursday.

"We're proud of our partnership with Ralph Lauren, an iconic American company, and excited to watch America's finest athletes compete at the upcoming Games in London."

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  1. james ainoris

    After all they had these silly greek games in communist china last time... i now will never watch them again... they wont even give israeli athletes a respectful moment of silence for the 40th yartzeit for 12 murdered in munich in 1972... now we dicover that many players are taking all kinds of secret drugs to win....lets focus on more important things than silly games...did you ever see the monty python skit with greek philosophers playing soccer???..lol. the greek army never leaves its brothers behind...lol sandusky studied with plato...james ainoris

    July 14, 2012 at 8:20 pm | Report abuse |
  2. james ainoris

    Weirdos worried about what kinda tights they wear... no one spoke up about havin silly greek games in communist china... where millions are imprisoned and not allowed to live free...i guess walmart corp. was a consultant... and you still cant buy a cuban cigar! weird.....go listen to lush dimbaugh on am radio with the other brainwashed plebians.... 3 million human beigs have been murdered in sudan and genocide continues...and all we talk about is silly games... bread and circuses (cicero rome) keep the populas dopey,well fed and entertained then keep the divided politically (left,right) and you control them....wake up.! james ainoris

    ally

    July 14, 2012 at 8:29 pm | Report abuse |
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