The Redneck Olympics have been warned by the US Olympic committee to rename the event or face court action. The Olympic Committee are insisting that the Redneck Olympics drop the Olympics from their name. The event is held annually in Hebron, Maine and includes events such as wife carrying and beer swilling.
Organizer Harold Brooks said he received a phone call from his lawyer warning that he must change the name or face a lawsuit. Brooks plans to fight the legal battle claiming, “It’s a word that was used by the ancient Greeks. This is just a bunch of rich people looking out for other rich people.”