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Here we go: 1) The headline using the word, ‘reportedly’?!. Either they are or aren’t! Another journalism intern at work. Dunce. 2) The only thing missing is a brim from the hat and it would be an exact copy of ‘Mao’s famous cap. 3) And no one at Ralph Ralph Lauren even thought that having these Made in China was OK? Not even our own Olympic Committee? WTH?…We now live in a real time Idiocracy. God Help Us.
The Olympics haven’t even started, but China has already taken gold from America — by manufacturing the uniforms Team USA will wear during the opening ceremonies.
With corporate sponsor Ralph Lauren designing the duds, the job of making the red, white and blue uniforms falls to its apparel contractors in China, the New York Daily News reports. Every item in the uniforms that the U.S. athletes will wear at the opening ceremony in London will carry an overseas label.
The company, in a statement, said the outfits aim to embody “the spirit of American athleticism and sportsmanship.”
But fashion designer Nanette Lepore said she was shocked that none of the uniforms had been made stateside, telling ABC News that it was “absolutely” possible that the Olympians could have been fitted in U.S.-made clothing for the opening ceremony.