Following an ABC News report that Ralph Lauren -- supplier of clothing for the 2012 U.S. Olympic Team -- had the uniforms made in China, cries are coming out of both sides of the controversy.
Should suppliers to the Olympic Team be mandated to use products made in the United States?
This morning, Patch blogger Gail Paparian wrote that having Olympians wearing foreign made clothing was unthinkable.
A spokesperson for the designer said it would be impossible to have the uniforms re-done by American companies at the last minute, and that it was never specified that the clothing for the team be American-made.
The U.S. Olympic Committee has not taken a stand on the issue.
The question is: Should U.S. Olympic Team suppliers be allowed to "outsource" team uniforms?