A new Wired News article sheds more light on the United States Olympic Committee's legal attack on the Robolympics event. We first reported on the legal problems in a story last month. Since that time, David Calkins has filed a response saying that Robolympics is not an athletic event. Since US law appears to grant the USOC control over the term "Olympic" only for athletic events, this will likely become the legal center of the debate. The bloated USOC board has become widely criticized for other misconduct and is currently being scrutinized by federal investigators. Previous targets of USOC include the Deaf Olympics, the Special Olympics, the World Senior Olympics, and the Gay Olympics. Oddly, the USOC allowed the Rat Olympics to continue for 28 years before attacking them - perhaps they feel a special allegiance to their own kind? If you'd like to help the good guys, make a donation to the Robolympics legal defense fund or email the USOC and let them know what you think of them.