You may have read about the US Olympic Committee sending the organizers of the Ravelympics a cease & desist letter stating that they didn’t want the Olympics associated with a bunch of lazy, sofa-sitting non-athletes. Well, that was pretty much the gist of it:
“We believe using the name “Ravelympics” for a competition that involves an afghan marathon, scarf hockey and sweater triathlon, among others, tends to denigrate the true nature of the Olympic Games. In a sense, it is disrespectful to our country’s finest athletes and fails to recognize or appreciate their hard work.”
– Brett Hirsch
(image via Ellen Bloom)
Eh heh. Anyway, enough stink was raised about Hirsch’s rude words that US Olympics spokesman Patrick Sandusky issued an apology to the Ravelympics organizers and participants.
What do you think? Too little, too late? Would he have issued this statement if there hadn’t been such an uproar and Twitter campaign? Leave your thoughts in the comments!