U.S. Olympic Uniforms Made in China
July 12, 2012
The uniforms to be worn by U.S. athletes during the opening ceremony for the Olympics in London are red, white and blue. But they are made in China. Sen. Bernie Sanders on Thursday criticized the U.S. Olympic Committee's decision to outfit the American athletes in Chinese-made berets, blazers, pants and shoes. "The Olympics are a time when Americans take great pride in our nation's top athletes as they strive for gold," Sanders said. "At a time when millions of Americans are unemployed, there is no reason why U.S. Olympic uniforms are not being manufactured in the U.S. This action on the part of the U.S. Olympic Committee is symbolic of a disastrous trade policy which has cost us millions of decent-paying jobs and must be changed."