For the US Olympic Women Uniforms: a white blouse, knee-length cream skirt and fitted navy blazer featuring the official U.S. Olympic Team patch and an embroidered Big Pony logo on the chest. There’s also a cotton scarf in red, white and blue stripes.
The US Olympic Men Uniforms include cuffed cream flat-front trousers, a club-collar cotton sport shirt with a red and navy necktie and a double-breasted blazer with peak lapels. The blazers feature the official U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Team patches, as well as the embroidered Big Pony logo at the chest.
The men and women Olympic Athletes will also wear a navy beret with red and white stripes and the official U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Team patch and embroidered Big Pony logo.
Members of the U.S. Congress are in fumes over the US Olympic Committee choice to dress the US team in Chinese manufactured berets, navy blazers and white trousers.
Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) was so against the 2012 US Olympic Uniforms that he says they should be burned. “I am so upset. I think the Olympic committee should be ashamed of themselves. I think they should be embarrassed. I think they should take all the uniforms, put them in a big pile and burn them and start all over again,” Reid told reporters on Capitol Hill.”If they have to wear nothing but a singlet saying USA on it painted by hand, that’s what they should do.”
Steve Israel, a Democrat representative said, “There are 600,000 vacant manufacturing jobs in this country and the Olympic committee is outsourcing the manufacturing of uniforms to China. That is not just outrageous, it’s just plain dumb. It is self-defeating.” He is urging the U.S. Olympic Committee to reverse the decision.
A total of 530 athletes have been selected to represent the United States in the 2012 summer Olympic games in London. The controversy about the uniforms for the athletes is the first major controversy surrounding the team.
So far, Ralph Lauren has declined to comment on the 2012 US Olympic Uniforms but the US Olympic Committee has.
In a statement, the U.S. Olympic Committee defended the choice of designer Ralph Lauren for the clothing at the London Games, “Unlike most Olympic teams around the world, the U.S. Olympic Team is privately funded and we’re grateful for the support of our sponsors,” USOC spokesman Patrick Sandusky said in a statement. “We’re proud of our partnership with Ralph Lauren, an iconic American company, and excited to watch America’s finest athletes compete at the upcoming Games in London.”
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