Updated: Wednesday, 10 Aug 2011, 9:36 AM EDT
Published : Wednesday, 10 Aug 2011, 8:33 AM EDT
HEBRON, Maine (AP) — The Maine organizer of the "Redneck Olympics" says he's being warned by the U.S. Olympic Committee to drop the word "Olympics" from the name.
Redneck Olympics organizer Harold Brooks says he received a telephone call Monday from an official at the USOC warning him to change the name of his event or face a lawsuit.
Brooks says he was told the word "Olympics" is the property of the USOC. He says the word has been around for 8,000 years and he's referring to the old word.
Brooks tells the Sun Journal he's not going to change the name. He says he's being bullied by a big corporation.
Last weekend's redneck games in Hebron included bobbing for pigs' feet, toilet-seat horseshoes, lawn mower races, a mud run and pie-eating contest.
Information from: Sun-Journal, http://www.sunjournal.com
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