Thursday, July 26, 2012

In Romney-helmed games, Olympic uniforms outsourced to Burma

In Romney-helmed Games, Olympic Uniforms Outsourced To Burma, Last Friday, amid uproar over news that this year’s U.S. Olympic opening ceremony uniforms were made in China, Mitt Romney remained noticeably mum on the issue. Asked by CBS News’ Jan Crawford if the U.S. Olympics team uniforms should be made in America, Romney, who was the president and CEO of the Olympic Winter Games in Salt Lake City in 2002, declined to weigh in.

“I don’t know the particulars of the circumstance so I really can’t comment on that,” Romney told Crawford. “I presume they have sponsors who are associated with uniforms and matters of that nature so I’m not going to weigh in to the decision.”

That the 2012 uniforms were not made in the U.S. is not without precedent: Ralph Lauren, which has made the Olympic uniforms for three games running (and is also set to make them in 2014), outsourced production of the uniforms in 2008 and 2010 as well, according to the New York Times.

And in 2002, when Romney was at the helm of the Salt Lake City Olympics, the outfits were produced in Burma, as the Huffington Post pointed out last night.

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