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Russia's Olympians Won't Be Wearing American Apparel In Sochi

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Remember how Dov Charney said American Apparel was in talks to make Russia's Olympic uniforms for the 2014 winter games?

According to The Russian Olympic and Paralympic Organizing Committee that's just not true!

The committee told WWD:

"The Sochi 2014 Olympic and Paralympic Organizing Committee is not in negotiations with American Apparel for the Winter Olympic Games in Sochi. The official outfitter of the Russian team up to 2016 is the company Bosco Sport. Bosco is the official and exclusive outfitter to the Russian Olympic Committee. Our contract with the ROC means Bosco will be dressing Russia’s Olympians and Paralympians through to Rio 2016, in the same bold and beautiful designs we have been creating for the team since Salt Lake 2002. There is no reason for that to change in the foreseeable future"

Even after the organization released their statement, hypocrite Charney insists the team hollered at him:

"I had contact from an organization that is connected to the government. Nothing has been signed but we were in dialogue. I invited them to come to our London store and buy samples at our expense and see what interests them."

After the Russians continued to deny any form of communication with Dov replied:

"I don’t know that every senior person there knows everything that’s going on with an inquiry about product."

It REALLY sounds like the CEO wants to manufacture the uniforms, but who's telling the truth?

Hmmm, we're taking the Russian team's side because Dov's claims seem a little shady, considering he put Ralph Lauren on blast earlier this week for the what he's trying to do now.

What do U think?!?

[Image courtesy of Fashionmagazine.com.]

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