Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Iran objects to the logo for that 2012 London Olympics, contending it’s racist because it resembles the word “Zion” and warning of a feasible boycott from the games.

The secretary general of Iran’s National Olympic Committee stated Iran sent a letter to International Olympic Committee President Jacques Rogge. The letter claims the 2012 logo spells out “Zion,” a biblical term extensively identified to refer towards the city of Jerusalem.

In feedback carried through the official IRNA news agency Monday, secretary general Bahram Afsharzadeh mentioned the letter urges other Muslim states to oppose the “racist logo.”

The London logo demonstrates the figures “2012″ in four jagged figures and until now continues to be criticized only for its style. The IOC said it received the letter and joined London organizers in rejecting Iran’s complaint.


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