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Romney Oversaw Junta-made Olympic Uniforms

18 July 2012

Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney was chief of the 2002 Salt Lake City Olympics when torch bearer uniforms were manufactured in Burma while it was run by a brutal military dictatorship. “When I looked at the label for the uniform, I went nuts. When you are sending work representing the US to a military dictatorship, I have an issue with that,” Susan Bonfield, 57, a former US torch bearer for the winter version of the sporting event, told UK-based The Guardian newspaper. Romney has not sought to gain political points in a current row over the US Olympic team’s “Made in China” uniforms.