In fact, this is not the first time that Ralph Lauren has designed the Olympic uniforms.
The current uniforms should be burned and new uniforms created from an American Designer who actually manufactures their clothing in the United States.
Its just part of globalization, Timothy Tsun Ting Fok, president of the Hong Kong Olympic Committee, told Rendezvous.
WASHINGTON (AP) – Uniforms for US Olympic athletes are American red, white and blue – but made in China.
— ~rice cooker~ (@awkwardnoodles) July 16, 2012A story in China Daily emphasized a tweeted comment from Nick Symmonds, the American 800 meter runner.
Not only were the outfits to be worn for the opening ceremony made in China, but Ralph Lauren was also allowed to put his logo on them.
With the um, Mr Symmonds was being a bit snarky or sarcastic, but China Daily, a government publication, took it as a genuine remark and said the athlete had expressed his thanks to China.
In some countries, some other officials also wear uniforms in their duties; such is the case of the Commissioned Corps of the United States Public Health Service or the French prefects.
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — While lawmakers in Congress continue fuming about uniforms for the US Olympic team being made in China, a Philadelphia company is looking forward to seeing its locally made apparel being worn by American rowers.
The Chinese team is outiftted by Li Ning, the eponymous apparel and footwear company founded by the former Olympic gymnast.
Our Olympic athletes should boycott wearing the official uniforms and wear made in th USA t shirts and jeans, to let the world know that the US isnt all talk, and no action.
In a statement, the US Olympic Committee defended the choice of designer Ralph Lauren for the clothing at the London Games, which begin later this month.
After the Olympics, it became the home of Montreal’s professional baseball and Canadian football teams.
All those uniforms were made abroad, but drew considerably less outcry than the recent made in China revelations.
We are so ashamed of Ralph Lauren, making the commitment to outsource uniforms to China.
There is a US election coming up, of course, which complicates things, and unemployment remains high.
We think they should take all the uniforms, put them in a big pile and burn them and start all over again,” Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D Nev.
The US team will look mighty snazzy in its patriotic red, white and blue Olympic uniforms that were made IN CHINA.
— mia farrow (@MiaFarrow) July 12, 2012In an interview on CNN, the New York designer Nanette Lepore said American manufacturers could certainly have made the Olympic apparel, noting there are factories just dying for this kind of an opportunity.
Among current uniforms in the United States Armed Forces, the Marines’ uniforms have been in service the longest.
Because were representing America, this is an opportunity to show off our manufacturing skills, she said.
There was a similar political flap, too, when it was revealed before the 2008 Summer Games that Ralph Lauren’s opening- and closing ceremony uniforms for Team USA were made in China.
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We think they should take all the uniforms, put them in a big pile and burn them and start all over again,” Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D., Nev.) told reporters at a Capitol Hill news conference on taxes.. House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi of California told reporters at her weekly news conference that she’s proud of the nation’s Olympic athletes, but “they should be wearing uniforms that are made in America.
Asked if Mr Reids combustible suggestion was practical, with just 10 days left before the opening ceremonies in London, Ms.
Ed Gillespie, a senior adviser to Mitt Romney, said Sunday that the presumptive Republican candidate believes we shouldnt politicize the Olympics.
The first celebration of the Winter Olympics was held in Chamonix, France, in 1924.
Bloggers in recent days have been quick to note that torchbearers for the 2002 Games wore uniforms made in Myanmar, formerly known as Burma, which had long been a pariah state due to its brutal military junta.
The Uniforms of the Confederate States military forces were the uniforms used by the Confederate Army and Navy during the American Civil War, from 1861 to 1865.
The torch relay clothing sponsor was Marker, a 60 year old company based in California.
A broad array of US economic sanctions and a trading ban against Myanmar were established in 2008.
Susan Bonfield, 57, a 2002 torchbearer from Washington, told The Guardianthat she was shocked and angry when she saw the Myanmar origins of her uniform.
When you are sending work representing the US to a military dictatorship, we have an issue with that.
If Team Great Britain was wearing outfits made in, say, France, would that be an issue for you.
The US Olympic Committee defended the choice of designer Ralph Lauren for the clothing at the London Games, which begin later this month.
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