Bush Ignores IOCBy Emelius at 8:21 PM
The International Olympic Committee and the United States Olympic Committee have asked that President Bush remove ads which illegally use the name and logos of the Olympics.
The Bush campaign said it had no intention of stopping the ads. They will continue to air through Sunday as originally scheduled, said Bush-Cheney spokesperson Scott Stanzel.
An act of Congress, last revised in 1999, grants the USOC exclusive rights to such terms as "Olympic," derivatives such as "Olympiad" and the five interlocking rings. It also specifically says the organization "shall be nonpolitical and may not promote the candidacy of an individual seeking public office."