Skip to main content
  1. Arts & Entertainment
  2. Celebrity

US Olympians warned about wearing Team USA uniforms outside of games

See also

US athletes competing in this year’s Winter Olympics in Sochi have been advised by the State Department not to wear their uniforms outside of the games, according to Yahoo! today.

The State Department memo, which was reviewed by the Wall Street Journal, says, “"The U.S. Department of State has advised that wearing conspicuous Team USA clothing in non-accredited areas may put your personal safety at greater risk."

The creator of the uniforms, “Ralph Lauren,” which is synonymous with fashion and patriotism, couldn’t have been a better fit for Team USA Gear, or a bigger headache for security as it turns out. The uniforms are apparently bold, bright, and scream “USA”. With a distinct uniform such as this, traveling outside the secured area, also known as the "Ring of Steel,” could mean risky business for some US Olympians.

This comes on the heels from earlier this month, when the State Department issued a warning to Americans regarding traveling to Sochi and how it may pose a target for terrorists. As these incidents keep adding up, so do the cancelations and forgoing of trips to Sochi by the athletes’ families and would-be patrons.

Advertisement

Arts & Entertainment

  • Iggy Azalea
    Iggy Azalea shakes things up at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas
    Headlines
  • Bachelorette
    Andi Dorfman chose a man on 'The Bachelorette', but did he pop the question?
    Video
    TV Buzz
  • Jennifer Lopez
    Watch J.Lo transform from Fly Girl to one of the world's hottest women
    Camera
    18 Photos
  • Child stars
    You won't believe what some of these former child stars look like all grown up
    Camera
    26 Photos
  • Celebrity tattoos
    We're not sure what some of these stars were thinking when they got inked
    Camera
    23 Photos
  • Freddie Prinze Jr
    Freddie Prinze Jr. made jaws drop with some shocking admissions about Keifer Sutherland
    Video
    Pop Culture