|arya||Date: Monday, 16-July-2012, 9:22 PM | Message # 1|
The London games have yet to begin, not a single starting gun has been fired, and already the US and China are slugging it out.
The issue that's got everyone fired up is not who is likely to be top of the medals table or who is the true sporting superpower.
But it is, in a way, about US fears that China is cheating, not on the sporting field but in the economic one, about fears America is losing out to a rival who does not play fair.
It's a row over the blazers and berets, slacks and scarves the US team will wear at the opening ceremony. You can see them here, and a slideshow here. Designed and paid for by the clothing firm Ralph Lauren, they are made in China.
Full article/source - http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-china-18855690