Tuesday, March 01, 2011
Iran is threatening to boycott the 2012 Olympic Games in London because of the Games’ logo.
According to an Iranian official, the logo, with its blocky, abstract rendering of “2012,” is racist because it appears to spell the word “Zion,” a biblical term for Jerusalem, rather than 2012. Bahram Afsharzadeh, the secretary-general of Iran’s National Olympic Committee, said via the official IRNA news agency that he sent a letter of complaint to International Olympic Committee President Jacques Rogge.'
Posted by DotConnector at 09:56