posted on July 12, 2012 16:23
The news that the 2012 Olympic Athletes will be sporting uniforms made in China has some lawmakers outraged.
New York State U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand is calling on the U.S. Olympic Committee to only allow Team USA athletes to use clothing made in America.
The Olympic apparel purchased for the athletes cost an estimated $1-billion dollars.
Gillabrand said that’s revenue that could have been spilled into the U.S. economy.
“When America’s best athletes are representing our country on the world stage, we should be representing the best of American-made goods. The pride of our Olympic athletics goes hand in hand with the pride of American innovation and manufacturing. We shouldn’t be going to the world stage with anything less. From head to toe, Team USA must be made in America," said Gillabrand.
The 2012 Olympics are set to kick-off in London on July 27th.