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.
Your belief is wrong, USOC. Naming our events after Olympic events is a salute to the athletes and their hard work. It's insulting that you think we'd create and participate in an event that would be disrespectful. I think that an apology is in order. Instead we got this.
I suspect that the donation stuff at the end was a reaction to the UK handmade cushion disaster. I'm not making anything for them. I've already a cast on a pair of Stephen Colbert socks for this (scroll down until you see the picture of Stephen).