Speak Out: U.S. Olympic Team Outfits 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?

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?

Dianne July 13, 2012 at 11:34 AM
With the American economy being in such bad shape, you'd think our own Olympic Committee would have awarded this to a company in the U.S. China of all countries should not have been awarded this bid.
Julie Fazlollah July 13, 2012 at 12:14 PM
Outrageous! A total slap in the face of our country's struggling economy. The Committee ought to be ashamed of itself.
Thomas Wayne Shelton July 13, 2012 at 12:19 PM
Interesting that the same outrage wasn't aimed at shoppers of wal-mart when they all but destroyed local businesses ... most of the items in wal-mart are made in china. The USOC is simply doing what any other business would do ... finding the lowest cost manufacturer.
Jules July 13, 2012 at 01:17 PM
Well said, Mr. Shelton.
raven black July 13, 2012 at 11:18 PM
The entire olympic commitee should be fired and ran out of the USA. who's hairbrained idea was this? What a shame.. All of team USA should show up in their MADE IN AMERICA underwear, with MADE IN AMERICA written on there thighs !!!!!!
Urly July 14, 2012 at 06:56 AM
Ditto. And the next ones are to be made in the U.S. of A. Not to mention, that maybe China will grant us some leniency on our massive debt to them. I doubt it but it can't hurt to be a bit nice to someone with such power that we owe so much money too. Try angering the people in your lives to whom you owe great deals of money. Diplomacy has it's place.


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