Better late than never

While U.S. athletes at this summer’s London Olympics will also be competing for the Chinese apparel team, at least in subsequent Olympics they will be outfitted in American clothing.  After the chorus of “Burn the uniforms!” over the last few days after it was revealed that Ralph Lauren had all of the 2012 U.S. Olympic team uniforms made by Chinese tailors, Ralph and the U.S Olympic Committee agreed that going forward, he will have the uniforms made in the States.  Why it took this recent shit storm for Ralph and the U.S. Olympic Committee to figure out that having uniforms for U.S. Olympic athletes anywhere but America might raise a few hackles is beyond me.

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2 Responses to Better late than never

  1. The fact that a firestorm was created by this is actually good news. Because, in the last Olympics in China, the outfits were made in China, and nothing was said. So, it is good, you are getting the word out.

    • tapirking says:

      Thanks for the comment Jack. I was really heartened by how pissed off everyone got. Now how about the uniforms they are actually wearing while they are competing?

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