Olympic-uniform flap spurs Brown to push ‘U.S.-made’

The Columbus Dispatch

WASHINGTON — When U.S. athletes attend opening ceremonies for the Olympics next week, they’ll be wearing uniforms made in China — but that’s the last time that will happen, Sen. Sherrod Brown vows.

The Ohio Democrat is part of a group of lawmakers from both parties who protested last week after hearing that the uniforms were made in China. Yesterday, he met with three members of the U.S. Olympic Committee to reiterate that American athletes should wear American-made clothes for the games.

The U.S. Olympic Committee already has agreed to use American-made uniforms in 2014. Brown said he has asked the chairman of the committee to see whether the athletes can wear American-made uniforms at ceremonies after the games.

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