The Olympics

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Saturday, 9 October 2004


The United States Olympic Committee (USOC) has reportedly asked President Bush to shut down the part of his campaign website that uses the word "Olympics".

The site shows a cartoon game, "John Kerry's Flip Flop Olympics"which asks players to guess Kerry's stances on issues.

It seems that the use of the word "Olympics" is barred under a federal law; only the USOC, according to the USOC that is, can use the word.

The USOC overzealously guards this word, nothing to do with the royalties that it generates of course!

Money and the Olympics go hand in hand, sport is but a side issue.

The Bush team, so I understand, have ignored the request.

Quite right!

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