London Olympics: Cameron says Iran would not be missed
BBC / Joby Warrick
10-Mar-2011 (3 comments)

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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Soosan Khanoom

With Friends like IRI who

by Soosan Khanoom on

With friends like IRI who needs enemy ....... I feel so bad for our athletics..... they deserve to be there no matter if they win a medal or not ....I support and adore them 


Good news

by azadi5 on

It would be nice to see Iranian Athletes compete in Olympics, but in reality, they would not be winning any significant number of medals, so yeah, they won't be missed in the Olympics.

This should also be a good slap in the face of IRI regime who tries to spread hatred (A.K.A. Islam) in the world. I'm actually hoping for more aggressive reaction and IOC banning Iran from attending Olympics for making retarded comments like that. 



by yolanda on

Thank you for the article! IRI's goal is to force London to change the logo, otherwise, IRI will mobilize the Muslim countries to join her this point, I don't know how much clout IRI has........I have not heard any other countries feel the same way as IRI.......I hope the Games turn out to be a good one!

I am a fan of Olympics, especially gymnastics...........I am willing to stay late every nite to watch gymnastics competition!