Sound-Off: Team U.S.A. Wearing "Made in China" to Olympics
Their apparel won't be All-American and that discovery has created quite a dust-up.
Their apparel won't be All-American and that discovery has created quite a dust-up. Video by kmtv.comvideo
Omaha, NE -- Call it a "patriotic plight", team U.S.A. will compete at the 2012 Olympics in uniforms that celebrate the red, white and blue. Their apparel won't be All-American and that discovery has created quite a dust-up.
These days it seems everything we wear is "Made In China". Team U.S.A. will be sporting uniforms designed in the U.S. by Ralph Lauren. Jeffrey Collins said he likes the design. "They're very patriotic, they just look good that's all the Olympics are about with the uniforms you gotta look good," he said.
Lookin' good but Made in China. Tim Ellis said, "I don't like the hats, they're too beret-ish but no I think he should have sought out American manufacturers."
Susan Seamands added, "We have the ability to do it here we have fashion here we have people who need jobs."
Barbara Ellis wants to "burn the uniforms"!
Even lawmakers on Capitol Hill are firing back. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid said, "I am so upset that I think the Olympic committee should be ashamed of themselves. I think they should be embarrassed I think they should take all the uniforms put them in a big pile and burn them and start all over again."
Senate Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi stated, "They should be wearing uniforms that are made in America."
Even 10-year old Morgan Ernst doesn't think it's right. "I know it's cheaper but you should still represent our country," said Ernst.
Collins added, "In real life, every other team is wearing something made in China too the chances are every thing's wearing something made in China except for Sweden cause they like make their own stuff."
Nebraska Congressman Lee Terry said, "I am glad that the US Olympic Committee is proud of Ralph Lauren being an iconic American figure. I just wish they felt the same way about American manufacturers. But come July 27th, our American athletes will prove that being "made in America" means quality and strength. Let's bring home some medals."
Reported By: Liz Dorland, firstname.lastname@example.org