Our Short-Lived National Nightmare Is Over: 2014 Winter Olympics Uniforms Will Be Made In The U.S.
Victory at last! Hooray for the red, white, and blue! Our short-lived national nightmare is over, because only a day after members of Congress got all hot and bothered over the United States Olympic team’s uniforms being manufactured in China, the United States Olympic Committee has announced that while it’s too late to change the 2012 uniforms, the 2014 team’s uniforms will be manufactured in the United States.
According to CNN, both the USOC and Ralph Lauren were being bombarded on Facebook and Twitter by people expressing their outrage over the news that the uniforms were manufactured in China. USOC CEO Scott Blackmun explained in a statement that they are “not able to make a change for London,” but they will be doing so when the 2014 Winter Olympics come to Russia.
“Ralph Lauren has agreed to domestically manufacture Team USA’s apparel for Opening and Closing Ceremonies for the 2014 Olympic Winter Games…
“In the meantime, we ask for the American people’s support. The members of Team USA have dedicated their entire lives to training for this one moment. They are some of the finest men and women this country has to offer and they are prepared to succeed both on and off the field of play in London. Our country should be proud of the individual athletes that will represent them in London and I’m hopeful that everyone will rally around Team USA.”
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