Taken from the BBC website:


Iranians "would not be missed" if they decided to boycott the London Olympics, David Cameron is reported as saying.

Last week, Iran threatened to stay away over claims the 2012 logo was racist as it resembled the word "Zion", a biblical term for Israel.

The prime minister told London-based paper Jewish News: "It's completely paranoid. If the Iranians don't want to come, don't come - we won't miss you.

"It would be a crazy reason for not coming," he said.

The London logo shows the numbers "2012" in four jagged figures and until now has only been criticised for its design.

'Embrace the spirit'

Iranian Olympic officals sent a letter to the International Olympic Committee (IOC) highlighting the perceived link.

But IOC president Jacques Rogge dismissed the claims and said he would "quietly" reply saying the logo "has nothing to do with racism or any political connotation".

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This is I believe the same Iran OC who refused a wrestling bout in the last games because the opponent was an Isreali.


Attitudes like that do not belong in thy Olympic movement.

What makes it even more bemusing is it isn't some radical cleric playing up to an audience, it's official!

They're abit late, the zion comparisons were all over the net pretty much the minute the logo was released to the public.


I know Iran don't like the West but have they really been looking the other way all this time?!

Do you think we could convince irans president ArUavinAlafLad to put a fatwa on that smug tory git seb coe?

You really couldn't make this stuff up.


Jesus wept.

I'm pretty sure that Jesus wept at the funeral of Lazarus ;0)
Zion (Hebrew: ציון‎; Tiberian vocalization: Ṣiyyôn; transliterated Zion or Sion) is a term that most often refers to Jerusalem and, by extension, the Biblical land of Israel. The word is found in texts dating back almost three millennia.[citation needed] In Kabbalah the more esoteric reference is made to Zion[1] being the spiritual point from which reality emerges, located in the Holy of Holies of the First, Second and Third Temple. It commonly referred to a specific mountain near Jerusalem (Mount Zion), on which stood a Jebusite fortress of the same name that was conquered by David and was named the City of David. The term Zion came to designate the area of Jerusalem where the fortress stood, and later became a metonym for Solomon's Temple in Jerusalem, the city of Jerusalem and generally, the Promised Land to come. According to the Hebrew Bible, God dwells among his people in Israel.
Yeah yeah yeah, we all know what it means.  We just think Iran have been staring at those magic pcitures for too long looking for a tiger, elephant or whatever the pixels were supposed to change to and have gone so far over the top in this case that they have become shock favourites for the pole vault.

I only posted it as I am agasp they find the word zion so offensive....


I wonder if the 8008 olympics logo will be boycotted against by ubberwomen of the future?



It's ridiculous isn't it!  2016 has a big danger of spelling Zoig.  I've just google Zoig and it's porn, I am boycotting the 2016 Olympics on account of this.


2020 could look like SOSO and I don't want a so-so Olympics so I'm boycotting that too.

Should that have been Udder not Ubberwomen of the future considering the 8008 link.... lol
Which year will spell c##t?  Then everyone can be offended and boycot it....



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