Monday, February 28, 2011

Iran vows to boycott London 2012 Olympics for an amusing reason

You really can't make up stuff this funny:
Iran vows to boycott the London 2012 Olympics because it claims the logo spells "Zion," and is thus racist.
Julian Borger, The Guardian. Feb. 28, 2011.

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A couple of choice wisecracks from Washington Post readers:
Actually, if you look at it from the right angle, it says "Jews control the world and are planning to destroy Iran". I think they have a point.
I think the entire world should boycott the games unless they change this logo, simply because it looks ridiculous
 Personally, I think it sort of looks like a swastika. So now we're even, okay?
But seriously, it is ugly.  Why doesn't Britain do some business here and offer to scrap the logo in exchange for Iran doing something they want, like you, give up its nuclear weapon program and hold an actual election.