Lawmakers furious over China-made Olympic uniform

Full story: CBS News 13
WASHINGTON - When U.S. Olympic athletes arrive at the opening ceremony for the London Games later this month, they'll be decked out in uniforms of American red, white and blue that were designed by Ralph Lauren - and made in China. Full Story

Since: Sep 08

Viva Madeira

#1 Jul 13, 2012
Talk about product placement (Ralph Lauren logo front and center on the blazer). What a sweet deal for Lauren---he gets paid for his clothing and gets free worldwide advertisement. Capitalism at work.

Still, I don’t see why so many express shock at where the uniforms were made. All of Lauren’s clothing are made overseas.
i had a dream

West Mifflin, PA

#2 Jul 13, 2012



JUST LIKE ADOLF HITLER , THE POLITICIANS in washington SHOULD GET OUT OF THEIR UNDERGROUND BUNKER ONCE IN A WHILE. and smell the burning and smell whats left...america cant produce an AM RADIO,underware or a good politician.and the change is all copper plate...washington dreams are americas NIGHTMARE.where wall street ,credit cards and IRA 401,are the new FEDERAL RESERVE ....16 trillion ++++++++++ in a hole,and they spend their
time and our money on planning the NEW AMERICA after the old america is destroyed,EXACTLY LIKE ADOLF DID, delusions of grandure ,while bankrupcy looms

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Since: Nov 07

Bronx NY

#3 Jul 13, 2012
The corrupt politicians send all our jobs over seas to any slave wage country they can find put Americans out of work and then complain about silly stuff like this as if they really care…please…stop showboating…
KD4ZIP

United States

#4 Jul 13, 2012
Who cares? The country has slept through the past four years of the Obama adminstration crapping all over the Constitution, and now it's going to wake up for this non-story?? Typical Americans. More concerned about fluff and appearances than about things of substance.

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Since: May 07

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#5 Jul 13, 2012
Marichu wrote:
Talk about product placement (Ralph Lauren logo front and center on the blazer). What a sweet deal for Lauren---he gets paid for his clothing and gets free worldwide advertisement. Capitalism at work.
Still, I don’t see why so many express shock at where the uniforms were made. All of Lauren’s clothing are made overseas.
You don't get it, do you? It is not "where the uniforms are being made" it is "where they are not being made."
KD4ZIP

United States

#6 Jul 16, 2012
seedtick wrote:
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You don't get it, do you? It is not "where the uniforms are being made" it is "where they are not being made."
Where's the outrage over the athletic equipment, over the cars that have been and will be used to transport the competitors, over the aircraft that will be used for the flights to London, over the oil that will be used to power those vehicles?? Americans are so stupid...

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Since: May 07

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#7 Jul 16, 2012
KD4ZIP wrote:
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Where's the outrage over the athletic equipment, over the cars that have been and will be used to transport the competitors, over the aircraft that will be used for the flights to London, over the oil that will be used to power those vehicles?? Americans are so stupid...
When the competition is in foreign country you cannot control transportation. And, you cannot control items that have no factories in the US to manufacture them...ie sports equipment. But, you can damned sure expect the US clothing manufacturers to have a chance to furnish something they can make such as the uniforms...which are very visible in an opening ceremony where each nation is standing proud before the world.
One thing you must remember...while in our country you have the God given right to LEAVE. So, I suggest that you don't stay here if you are so critical of our patriotism...get your silly ass out!!! People like you are so stupid.....
KDZIP

United States

#8 Jul 16, 2012
seedtick wrote:
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When the competition is in foreign country you cannot control transportation. And, you cannot control items that have no factories in the US to manufacture them...ie sports equipment. But, you can damned sure expect the US clothing manufacturers to have a chance to furnish something they can make such as the uniforms...which are very visible in an opening ceremony where each nation is standing proud before the world.
One thing you must remember...while in our country you have the God given right to LEAVE. So, I suggest that you don't stay here if you are so critical of our patriotism...get your silly ass out!!! People like you are so stupid.....
Patriotism has nothing to do with this. I was speaking of hypocrisy. Get out a dictionary and look up the word. Oh.. and NO sporting goods manufacturers in the US? Guess again. Under Armour is just one example. In your world, why would US athletes be wearing / using anything else?? The only one here who's stupid is you with your faux patriotism. People like you with your crying bald eagles and feigned outrage over clothes make me ill.

Since: Sep 08

Viva Madeira

#9 Jul 16, 2012
seedtick wrote:
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You don't get it, do you? It is not "where the uniforms are being made" it is "where they are not being made."
Oh, I get it alright--------it was a business decision on the USOC part.

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Since: May 07

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#10 Jul 16, 2012
KDZIP wrote:
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Patriotism has nothing to do with this. I was speaking of hypocrisy. Get out a dictionary and look up the word. Oh.. and NO sporting goods manufacturers in the US? Guess again. Under Armour is just one example. In your world, why would US athletes be wearing / using anything else?? The only one here who's stupid is you with your faux patriotism. People like you with your crying bald eagles and feigned outrage over clothes make me ill.
Once again...if you don't like to hear Americans voice their thoughts on patriotism pack your stuff and leave. You like words like "stupid." That gives us an insight into your world...a world with no character or respect for others. You sound like the "street shitters" of the Occupy Wall Street bunch...You are against "something" but you can't really identify it because you don't understand it. So, you rant and scream about it. Give it up...it is bigger than you...you won't win.

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Since: May 07

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#11 Jul 16, 2012
Marichu wrote:
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Oh, I get it alright--------it was a business decision on the USOC part.
No...it was Ralph Lauren salesmanship and USOC folks' lack of consideration of all the facts.
KD4ZIP

United States

#12 Jul 17, 2012
seedtick wrote:
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Once again...if you don't like to hear Americans voice their thoughts on patriotism pack your stuff and leave. You like words like "stupid." That gives us an insight into your world...a world with no character or respect for others. You sound like the "street shitters" of the Occupy Wall Street bunch...You are against "something" but you can't really identify it because you don't understand it. So, you rant and scream about it. Give it up...it is bigger than you...you won't win.
Don't lecture me old man. I understand far more than you presume. And no, I don't have time to sit in the park and bang on plastic buckets. I have a career and a family. I just find a national debate about clothes worn by a mere handful of people for about two hours to be utterly ridiculous, especially when one considers the real and serious issues facing this country. Illegal wars, open borders, disregard for the Constitution, runaway debt, confiscatory taxes... I'm patriotic about things of substance, not meaningless "fluff" like Olympic uniforms.

“If you believe it, stand by it”

Since: May 07

Location hidden

#13 Jul 17, 2012
KD4ZIP wrote:
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Don't lecture me old man. I understand far more than you presume. And no, I don't have time to sit in the park and bang on plastic buckets. I have a career and a family. I just find a national debate about clothes worn by a mere handful of people for about two hours to be utterly ridiculous, especially when one considers the real and serious issues facing this country. Illegal wars, open borders, disregard for the Constitution, runaway debt, confiscatory taxes... I'm patriotic about things of substance, not meaningless "fluff" like Olympic uniforms.
Well, young pup, you may need a lecture. However, I am not interested in giving you one. If you don't want to read my posts ... don't. Just move along.

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