GENEVA – The International Olympic Committee issued a statement on Wednesday in reply to U.S. Congressional inquiries about the source of materials for the apparel provided to IOC staff from Chinese suppliers for the Beijing Winter Games.
A specific question had been asked about cotton for the apparel possibly being produced in the cotton-farming Xinjiang region, where there are concerns about forced labor camps for Muslim minorities. The IOC’s note stated that the cotton used was not from China.
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