Patch's Poll: Do You Care That The US Olympic Team Uniforms Are 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?

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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? Take our poll and share your thoughts in the comments.

emily July 14, 2012 at 03:37 PM
20 years ago dinners at March AFB, they had mini US flags on the dinner table marked made in china. Where has everyone been. Just now complaining.
Vanessa Schaefer July 14, 2012 at 05:11 PM
This is un-american to have our athletes wear clothing made in communist china. I'm sure an american company would feel proud to be selected to manufacture clothing for the U.S. Olympic Teams. If I were there to represent the United States in competition, I'd refuse to wear the clothing on principle. We need jobs in the U.S. So many things come from China because it's been implied that they were cheaper to have items made there. This is not true today.
Maureen Tarbox July 14, 2012 at 06:09 PM
Somebody did not do their job big time and should be FIRED. Whomever made this decision should be forced to pay for new uniforms made in the USA. Have different USA companies make various components and new outfits would be ready in a week. It is a case if National pride!!!
Resident, Taxpayer, Parent July 15, 2012 at 12:16 AM
You're right, Emily. It's been public knowledge in the news and online for years that the souvenirs at the Smithsonian and all over Washington, D.C. are made in China. Maybe better late than never for people to wake up to the reality we're living in?
Charlie Roberts July 15, 2012 at 12:44 AM


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