Knitting Denigrates Olympics?

This article contains the copyright infringement letter that the USOC has sent to Ravelry asking for cease and desist for use of the derivation of the Olympic name.  This is just a fun group trying to knit and enjoy the Olympic games.

“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.”

Don’t anger knitters.  The USOC has been inundated with letters, tweets and emails about the disrespect towards knitting in the original letter.  So now, their meager apology listed here states that we can all knit something that the Olympians can take along with them.

One of those athletes should try knitting this sweater in 2 weeks time!