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Ralph Lauren plans to produce future uniforms in USA

5:10 PM, Jul 13, 2012   |    comments
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EDDIE PELLS
AP National Writer

At the next Olympics, the team from the USA will wear uniforms made in the USA.

Designer Ralph Lauren announced Friday that the uniforms it provides the U.S. Olympic team at the 2014 Winter Games in Sochi, Russia, will, in fact, be made in the United States.

The U.S. uniforms for the Opening Ceremony at the London Games were made in China, which sparked congressional criticism of the U.S. Olympic Committee.

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., said the USOC should be "ashamed of themselves."

The USOC defended its choice of Ralph Lauren, saying it was grateful for the support from an "iconic American company."

Ralph Lauren initially declined comment on the criticism, but 24 hours later announced clothes for future Olympics would be made in the United States.

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