Iran threaten a boy­cott

Townsville Bulletin - - Sport -

IRAN is threat­en­ing to boy­cott the 2012 Lon­don Olympics be­cause of the events logo which its Olympic of­fi­cials claim is ‘‘ racist’’ and re­sem­bles the word ‘‘ Zion’’. The sec­re­tary gen­eral of Iran’s Na­tional Olympic Com­mit­tee said it had made the com­plaint in a letter to the In­ter­na­tional Olympic Com­mit­tee pres­i­dent Jac­ques Rogge, ac­cord­ing to the of­fi­cial Irna news agency. The con­tentious Lon­don logo dis­plays the num­bers 2012 in four jagged mul­ti­coloured fig­ures and was launched two-and-a-half years ago, in June 2007.

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