Following an ABC News report revealing that Team U.S.A.’s Olympic uniforms for the Opening Ceremony are made in China, U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-OH) on Friday said he is calling on the U.S. Olympic Committee to utilize American clothing manufacturers for this year’s uniforms and use domestic clothing makers for future Olympics, including the 2014 Winter Games, which will be held in Russia.
The uniforms cost $1,945 for men, and $1,473 for women, and include items such as a $495 shirt and a $498 skirt
“If awards were given out for breaking trade laws, China would win the gold medal. The U.S Olympic Committee’s use of Chinese-made apparel is particularly egregious due to the ongoing and unfair competition that China poses to American manufacturers,” Brown said.
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