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Iran Demands London Olympics Logo Be Scrapped

Jay Bushinsky Jay Bushinsky
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(CBS) – The Islamic Republic of Iran is demanding the replacement of the logo being used for next year’s Olympic Games in London. The Teheran regime says the logo is a replica of the word, “Zion.”

According to the London 2012 Organising Committee, the logo (pictured) — a blocky, abstract arrangement of shapes — is meant to represent the year the games will be held: 2012.

According to Realite-EU, a London-based media unit that monitors Iran, the logo also resembles a swastika or a sexual act. Realite-EU quoted critics of the logo in Teheran as saying this is a veiled pro-Israeli conspiracy.

The Olympic Committee in London reportedly noted that the logo was introduced four years ago and expressed surprise that the Iranian objections were raised at this time.

Reported by Jay Bushinsky, KYW Newsradio 1060

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