Read the letter the U.S. Olympic Committee sent to Oxbow administrators in Bradford, Vt., population 2,776
Earlier this week, Valley News sports reporter Jared Pendak reported that the U.S. Olympics Committee has renewed its feud with Oxbow High over the use of the Olympians nickname.
Virtually all of the reaction that I saw online was, let’s say, not exactly supportive of the USOC’s decision.
You know what’s a good way for @TeamUSA to put itself in the best public light and develop a positive reputation? Sink their legal teeth into a small, rural high school.
— Pat Lynch (@patlynchsports) July 19, 2018
Oh give me a break. I get not letting them use the trademarked ’96 logo, but this seems like a pretty big overreach on the part of the USOC.
I highly doubt there is any case of mistaken identity between the collective Team USA and a small public high school in Vermont. https://t.co/1iAnAkgt9q
— Jack Fitzsimmons (@WCAX_Jack) July 19, 2018
— HHS Athletics (@hcaneswirl) July 20, 2018
p.s. More on this in this afternoon’s Well-Dressed Sports Heads episode.