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The Olympics aren’t a game around these parts

Post by Kim Bradford on Oct. 5, 2009 at 3:23 pm |
October 5, 2009 3:23 pm

We got all fired up this morning to write an editorial mocking The U.S. Olympic Committee, which has the gall to try to block the attempt by our sister paper, The Olympian, to trademark its name.

It is bad enough that the committee has already bullied a winery on the Olympic Peninsula in the shadow of the Olympic Mountains from backing off the name Olympic Cellars. Now the committee is going after a newspaper named for Washington’s capital city? As if the owners of The Olympian were really only trying to get in on Olympics fever when they named the paper more than 80 years ago. The USOC flatters itself.

It would have made a great editorial, but we decided to hold off writing anything. Frankly, nothing we could have said would have beat this comment posted by “cda” at The Olympian:

BREAKING NEWS- Zeus wants the USOC to stop using the name and any derivatives thereof of his party mountain, Athena calls the whole thing, “stupid and childlike”, Hermes will be delivering the legal paperwork and Ares, well Ares will be working on a “remedy”. Hades suggests that the USOC drop in and visit him for a while maybe longer if they do…

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