Reuters reports today that Chinese tailors are working overtime to produce more than 1,800 Ralph Lauren-designed uniforms for members of the U.S. Olympic Team in time for next month’s opening ceremonies in Beijing. After watching Reuters’ video report (below right) on the matter, I was left wondering why American tailors were not given the opportunity to craft the uniforms. For answers, I e-mailed the U.S. Olympic Committee Public Affairs staff to find out why American tailors weren’t used.
Check back soon to see how the USOC Public Affairs staff responds to my inquiry.
If you would like to ask USOC officials the same question, visit the USOC Pressbox, click on the “USOC Information” icon in the left sidebar and then click on “Contact Us.” There, you’ll find a form you can fill out.
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