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Tuesday, 16 August 2011

Red Neck Olympics Threatened

I am sorry to hear that the "Redneck Olympics" in Maine, which features event such as beer-swilling, pie eating and wife-carrying, has been threatened with legal action by the US Olympic Committee.

For why?

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.

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