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18 Olympians sue Samsung over app

Updated: April 26, 2012, 8:16 PM ET
Associated Press

LOS ANGELES -- Eighteen Olympians, including swimming greats Mark Spitz and Janet Evans and diver Greg Louganis, have sued Samsung Corp. over a Facebook app they allege misuses their names and images.

According to the lawsuit filed in Los Angeles Superior Court on Wednesday, the athletes object to the Samsung Olympic Genome Project, which shows Facebook users how they are connected to famous Olympians.

Along with Spitz, Evans and Louganis, 13 other swimmers, track star Jackie Joyner-Kersee ...

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