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    Iran may boycott Olympics due to logo.

    Could the Olympics survive a boycott by Iran? :D


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    2012 London logo draws ire of Iran

    Associated Press

    TEHRAN, Iran -- Iran objects to the logo for the 2012 London Olympics, contending it is racist because it resembles the word "Zion" and warning of a possible boycott of the Games.

    The secretary general of Iran's National Olympic Committee said Iran sent a letter to International Olympic Committee president Jacques Rogge. The letter claims the 2012 logo spells out "Zion," a biblical term widely recognized to refer to the city of Jerusalem.

    In comments carried by the official IRNA news agency Monday, secretary general Bahram Afsharzadeh said the letter urges other Muslim states to oppose the "racist logo."

    "There is no doubt that negligence of the issue from your side may affect the presence of some countries in the Games, especially Iran which abides by commitment to the values and principles," the letter said.

    Iranian president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has called for Israel's destruction and questioned historical accounts of the Holocaust.

    Iranian athletes have refused to compete against Israelis.

    The London logo shows the numbers "2012" in four jagged figures and until now has been criticized only for its design. The IOC said it received the letter and joined London organizers in rejecting Iran's complaint.

    "Our response is as follows: The London 2012 logo represents the figure 2012, nothing else," the IOC said.

    The London organizers said the design was launched in 2007 after testing and consultation.

    "We are surprised that this complaint has been made now," the committee said.


    Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press

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    Pathetic.

    These people need to wake up from the stone age.

    On another note, that logo has got to give the citi field inaugural logo a run for the money as the biggest wtf logo of all time.

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    The Olympics just won't be the same without Iran.

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    It is kind of a ****ty logo:

    [IMG]http://blog.epromos.com/images/london-2012-redesigned.jpg[/IMG]

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    [QUOTE=McKnight25;3969213]It is kind of a ****ty logo:

    [IMG]http://blog.epromos.com/images/london-2012-redesigned.jpg[/IMG][/QUOTE]

    The Hampur needs a logo.

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    [QUOTE=Ruby2;3969210]Pathetic.

    These people need to wake up from the stone age.

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    Meh, the Jews are OK. They are always sneaking logo's into stuff.


    [url]http://www.foxnews.com/world/2010/11/30/report-star-david-spotted-iranian-airport/[/url]

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    [QUOTE=32green;3969231]Meh, the Jews are OK. They are always sneaking logo's into stuff.


    [url]http://www.foxnews.com/world/2010/11/30/report-star-david-spotted-iranian-airport/[/url][/QUOTE]

    lolllll

    we trolled them good on that one:yes:

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    Damn, I always look forward to the woman's Iranian swim team.

    [IMG]http://www.moonbattery.com/archives/muslim_swimmer.jpg[/IMG]

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    I'm sure everyone will miss them..

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    Good, f'em. Keep living in your third world country and stone age beliefs.

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    It's less offensive than the original logo, which depicted Mohammed getting buttfukked by Woody Allen.

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    [QUOTE=McKnight25;3969211]The Olympics just won't be the same without Iran.[/QUOTE]

    That's what I was thinking. Also, this will be Saudi Arabia's big chance to win the gold in Freestyle Beheadings. :rolleyes:

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    [QUOTE=McKnight25;3969213]It is kind of a ****ty logo:

    [IMG]http://blog.epromos.com/images/london-2012-redesigned.jpg[/IMG][/QUOTE]
    this could be the worst logo I've ever seen

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    [QUOTE=McKnight25;3969213]It is kind of a ****ty logo:

    [IMG]http://blog.epromos.com/images/london-2012-redesigned.jpg[/IMG][/QUOTE]

    It looks like four puzzle pieces.

    Does anyone even know the significance of them?

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    [QUOTE=FF2;3969207]Could the Olympics survive a boycott by Iran? :D


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    2012 London logo draws ire of Iran

    Associated Press

    TEHRAN, Iran -- Iran objects to the logo for the 2012 London Olympics, contending it is racist because it resembles the word "Zion" and warning of a possible boycott of the Games.

    The secretary general of Iran's National Olympic Committee said Iran sent a letter to International Olympic Committee president Jacques Rogge. The letter claims the 2012 logo spells out "Zion," a biblical term widely recognized to refer to the city of Jerusalem.

    In comments carried by the official IRNA news agency Monday, secretary general Bahram Afsharzadeh said the letter urges other Muslim states to oppose the "racist logo."

    "There is no doubt that negligence of the issue from your side may affect the presence of some countries in the Games, especially Iran which abides by commitment to the values and principles," the letter said.

    Iranian president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has called for Israel's destruction and questioned historical accounts of the Holocaust.

    Iranian athletes have refused to compete against Israelis.

    The London logo shows the numbers "2012" in four jagged figures and until now has been criticized only for its design. The IOC said it received the letter and joined London organizers in rejecting Iran's complaint.

    "Our response is as follows: The London 2012 logo represents the figure 2012, nothing else," the IOC said.

    The London organizers said the design was launched in 2007 after testing and consultation.

    "We are surprised that this complaint has been made now," the committee said.


    Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press[/QUOTE]

    So diaper sales may be unthreatened?

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    [QUOTE=jetswin;3969421]this could be the worst logo I've ever seen[/QUOTE]

    [QUOTE=124;3969423]It looks like four puzzle pieces.

    Does anyone even know the significance of them?[/QUOTE]


    that's a fake logo, made to look like it spells S-H-I-T.


    this is the real logo, almost as bad, but it looks like it spells 2-0-1-2:

    [IMG]http://a.espncdn.com/photo/2011/0228/oly_london2012_300.gif[/IMG]


    you two idiots = full of pfail, just like the logos.

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    [QUOTE=Dirtstar;3969520]
    you two idiots = full of pfail, just like the logos.[/QUOTE]

    What's wrong with Legos?

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    [QUOTE=Dirtstar;3969520]that's a fake logo, made to look like it spells S-H-I-T.


    this is the real logo, almost as bad, but it looks like it spells 2-0-1-2:

    [IMG]http://a.espncdn.com/photo/2011/0228/oly_london2012_300.gif[/IMG]


    you two idiots = full of pfail, just like the logos.[/QUOTE]

    Damn, those Iranians are pretty smart, what genius realized that it spelled Zion? :eek:





    Shouldn't have to worry about nukes any time soon boys :yes:

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    [QUOTE=Peebag;3969523]What's wrong with Legos?[/QUOTE]

    apparently, teh Jewz made them.

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    That's one ugly muthafukin logo.

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