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Made in China U.S. Olympic Uniforms Spark Backlash Ralph Lauren / AP Photo

U.S. Olympic Uniforms Spark Backlash

The preppy uniforms that Ralph Lauren designed and Team USA will sport during the upcoming Olympic Opening ceremonies are patriotically red, white, and blue… and made in China. Controversy over whether it's appropriate for American athletes to be donning outfits manufactured overseas reached Congress on Thursday, as House Speaker John Boehner and Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi slamming that the uniforms were made in China. Pelosi praised Team USA, saying, "They represent the very best and they're so excellent, it's all so beautiful."  But the kicker: "And they should be wearing uniforms made in America." Boehner agreed, chastising the U.S. Olympic Committee: "You'd think they'd know better." 

July 12, 2012 4:21 PM