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Sochi Preview: Team USA Gear

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Ralph Lauren

This year’s uniforms are 100% made in America after the fashion brand was attacked for outsourcing to China in 2012.

Team USA will rock a patchwork sweater for the opening ceremony, in which 40 vendors from around the nation had a hand in designing. The sweater, along with red, white, and navy knit caps and cardigans will be paired with cream cotton turtleneck sweaters, slim-fit white fleece athletic pants, black leather boots with red laces and a cotton belt with patriotic graphics.

For the closing ceremony, athletes will wear red-and-navy peacoats with a collection of hats, sweaters, polos, graphic tees all designed by Ralph Lauren.


This is the first time in Olympic history that 100 percent of the purchase price of the opening ceremony cardigan will be donated to the U.S. Olympic Committee. The U.S. State Department warns athletes  they should be wary of wearing clothes with any USA signage outside the Olympic zone because it could place greater risk on being a target for terrorism.

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