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Made in America: USOC, Sens. Announce Deal for Olympic Uniforms

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) -- The United States Olympic Committee and a group of Democratic U.S. Senators today announced a deal that requires U.S. Olympians’ opening and closing ceremony uniforms to be “Made in America” starting in 2014.

The announcement, made from the office of Sen. Menendez, D-NJ, today, comes after Menendez and 11 other Democratic Senators introduced legislation in the Senate last week that would require the U.S. Olympic Committee to outfit the U.S. Olympic team in clothes made in America for all future Olympic games.

On Wednesday, Sen. Menendez met with USOC Chairman Larry Probst and USOC Chief Executive Officer Scott Blackmun in Washington. As a result of those discussions, the USOC drafted and adopted a new Team USA uniform policy which mirrors the “Team USA Made in America Act,” legislation filed by the Senators in Congress.

“I’m incredibly pleased that the USOC has formally adopted the requirements outlined in the Team USA Made in America Act,” said Menendez.  “This new policy – which will not be altered without informing the Congress - is a clear win for both America’s athletes and America’s workers. “  

“We were pleased to work with Sen. Menendez and his colleagues in Congress to address their concerns regarding Team USA’s parade uniforms,” said USOC CEO Scott Blackmun. “After listening to feedback from members of Congress, we have committed, along with our partners at Ralph Lauren, to make future parade uniforms in the United States.”

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Nike Unveils Light, Sleek New NFL Uniforms

Nike(NEW YORK) -- It wasn’t your average fashion show. The NFL unveiled new uniforms, made by Nike, for each team in pro football Tuesday. The uniforms were shown at a gridiron-themed presentation attended by NFL Commissioner Rodger Goodell and New York Giants receiver Victor Cruz, among other players, and featured 32 models who weren’t exactly sample size.

The new designs are a result of Nike’s new licensing partnership with the NFL. The league’s previous apparel partner, Reebok, had been in charge of the NFL’s gear for more than a decade.

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The new uniforms feature lightweight materials and a tighter fit that, the company says, allows for easier movement.

“It feels good,” said Seattle Seahawks safety Kam Chancellor, who said there was a better range of motion in the new uniform. “The way they have the uniform cut, I mean, I think they have it down to a T.”

In addition to uniform’s new fabric, they also feature “customizable baselayer padding” that can be moved and helps to protects players.

From a distance, most of the uniforms do not look dramatically different.  The Seattle Seahawks did use the occasion to update their look, which now features a bit of neon green and a few design elements that give more emphasis to the Native American heritage of the Pacific Northwest.

For most teams the most striking change will be on the player’s gloves, difficult to spot from the stands. Each pair of gloves will feature the team’s logo, visible only when a player interlocks his fingers.

The new uniforms will make their debut on the field during the upcoming 2012 season.

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