Iran has threatened to boycott the London Olympics unless the organisers replace the official logo, which Tehran claims spells out Zion – a word often used as a synonym for Jerusalem and the Biblical land of Israel.
The logo, a jagged representation of the year 2012 (when the London Olympics will be held), has been criticised to resemble many things, from swastika to sexual act, but the Iranian government argues it represents a veiled pro-Israeli conspiracy.
I wonder what took the Iranian that long to file a complain, as the Zion rumour had surfaced not long after the logo was unveiled in 2007. The resemblance becomes more apparent when the logo is spread out…
Not that I agree with Iran or anything, it looks more like a coincident instead of conspiracy. I can understand though, that some Arabic nations could be a bit sensitive with this considering their strained relationship with Israel.