US Olympic Committee vs Ravelympics

Kudos to Laurie Wheeler of the Crochet Liberation Front for well-representing the fiber arts community regarding the US Olympic Committee’s letter to Ravelry about the Ravelympics. I am saddened and somewhat disgusted by this matter.

To quote the USOC law clerk, “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.”

Really, now? REALLY? I want to see YOU crochet an afghan in two weeks (even WITH a lifetime of ‘training’) and tell me it wasn’t hard work!! Unbelievable.

To quote my Granny, “This really gripes my butt!” And I think I WILL be participating in the Ravelympics this year, whether it goes by that name or any other.

Open Letter to the US Olympic Committee | Official Site of the CLF.

Ravelry: discussion topic – Notice from United States Olympic Committee.


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