WASHINGTON (AP) - News that uniforms worn by U.S. Olympic athletes are made in China is drawing strong reaction from leaders of Congress.
Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid says "the Olympic committee should be ashamed of themselves."
House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi says she's proud of the nation's Olympic athletes, but "they should be wearing uniforms that are made in America."
House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, says simply of the USOC, "You'd think they'd know better."
In a statement, the U.S. Olympic Committee defended the choice of designer Ralph Lauren for the clothing at the London Games.
"Unlike most Olympic teams around the world, the U.S. Olympic Team is privately funded and we're grateful for the support of our sponsors," USOC spokesman Patrick Sandusky said in a statement. "We're proud of our partnership with Ralph Lauren, an iconic American company, and excited to watch America's finest athletes compete at the upcoming Games in London."