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the official logo for the XXX Olympiad in London 2012, known affectionately as Lisa Simpson giving head.  :tilt:



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Iran threaten to pull out of 2012 London Olympic Games over logo, claim it is racist and spells the word 'Zion'

Iran have threatened to pull out of the London 2012 Olympic Games, saying the event's already controversial logo is racist and spells the word 'Zion'.

The jagged, multi-coloured emblem, which reportedly cost $A650,000, features four bold numerals representing the year 2012, with the signature Olympic Rings emblazoned within the digit zero.

But Mohammad Aliabadi, head of the National Olympic Committee in Iran, said the logo was undermining the event and accused the British organisers of indulging in "racism," according to local media.

Zion is a biblical term which often refers to the city Jerusalem.

"Unfortunately, we all are witnessing that the upcoming Olympics ... faces a serious challenge, definitely spawned out of some people's racist spirit," Aliabadi said in a letter to International Olympic Committee (IOC) president Jacques Rogge.

"The use of the word Zion by the designer of (the) Olympics logo .... in the emblem of the Olympics Games 2012 is a very revolting act," he added, warning that if Rogge did not act the logo would "affect the participation of several countries, especially like Iran which insists on following principles and values."

London 2012 Olympic Committee head Sebastian Coe unveiled the logo in June 2007 to an immediate barrage of public criticism.

Organisers have defended the logo, saying it is "modern, bold, flexible" and aimed at reaching out to youngsters.

http://www.foxsports.com.au/other-sports/iran-threatens-to-pull-out-of-2012-london-olympic-games-over-the-events-logo-which-they-claim-is-racist/story-e6frf56c-1226013953297





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