Controversy over uniforms for U.S. Olympic team continues
Many people -- including Sen. Harry Reid -- are speaking out about the uniforms for the U.S. Olympic team being made in China. Video by ktnv.comvideo
Las Vegas, NV (KTNV) -- The Summer 2012 Olympic Games are scheduled to start in two weeks and during the opening ceremonies, a lot of eyes will be on the United States.
The question is -- what will they be wearing?
The opening ceremony uniforms were designed by Ralph Lauren -- an American company. The problem is that they were manufactured in China.
ABC News found "Made in China" labels in almost every piece of the men's and women's outfits, from the hats to the shoes.
Federal lawmakers are angry, saying there are manufacturers in this country who should have been given the job and still could put something together for opening day.
Both Democrats and Republicans are speaking out, including Nevada's Sen. Harry Reid:
"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 'em in a big pile and burn them, and start all over again," said Reid.
ABC News did not get a response from Ralph Lauren but they did get a statement from the Olympic Committee.
All it said was "... We are singularly focused on supporting our athletes as they take the stage in London."