The US Olympic Committee believes that it owns the word "Olympics".
However, as Harold Brooks (the organiser of the Red Neck Olympics) quite rightly pointed out to Fox News:
"It’s a word that was used the ancient Greeks.
This is just a bunch of rich people looking out for other rich people.
It’s sickening that if you own a lot of money, you can own everything – even a word."
As noted many times before on this site, the Olympics (not the Red Neck one) are about money not sport.
Olympic Medals won during the Beijing 2008 Olympics
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