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Saturday, July 28, 2012

London Olympics 2012 – FAIL before start?

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London is in midst of Olympics fever but there are masses expressing their wrath as they feel disgraced. Some of the reasons for this are as follows

1) Logo controversy

The logo for London Olympics spells out 2012 but many feel otherwise as the response for the 2012 Olympic logo was largely negative with many disapproving it. Tons of disputes were rallied as loads feel that the logo represents ‘Swastika’. Iranians say that the annexation of word ‘Zion’ of Zionism is to be objected and they even threaten to walk out of Olympics by stating that it was a ‘Racist act’ to IOC (International Olympic Committee). But the dissent was at peak as soon as Lisa Simpson giving fellatio to Bart Simpson her brother was observed. The animated logo with colors changing was received with criticism as it was causing seizures among people; in response a small part was edited from the video. The Olympic logo was received with awful response as 80% of votes gave it thumbs down.

2) Dow row

Dow chemical company was the target of protest as Human rights activist felt that they are responsible for the catastrophic event in 1984. A gas leak at the Union Carbide in Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh eradicated 2,500 plus human lives. Protests were carried in India and rest of world to no avail as LOCOG (London Organizing Committee of the Olympic Games and Paralympics Games) spelled out that “Dow is an industry leader and has high standard of ethics and sustainability”. Dow said that it never operated from Bhopal and acquired Union Carbide in 2001; Union Carbide has settled matter with Bhopal victims and Government of India.

3) Prince Nasser of BahrainBANNED!!!

European Center for Constitutional and Human Rights (ECCHR) appealed to British authorities to ban president of Bahrain Olympic Committee, Nasser bin Hamad Al Khalifa on grounds of human rights violations during Bahraini uprising. Prince Nasser bin Hamad Al Khalifa, son of Bahrain’s king Hamad and incharge of Royal Guard campaigned to bottle up Bahraini athletes extending support for peaceful pro-democracy movement. More than 100 athletes, coaches and referees were arrested in night raids, detention and tortured by electric cables. George Galloway, British Member of Parliament warned that he would make a citizen’s arrest if the Prince is present in Olympic events.

4) 1972 Munich Olympics memorial

It has been 40 years since 11 Israeli athletes were murdered in Munich Olympics and there was a move to observe a minute silence by two widows of then assassinated members. Barack Obama, U.S President, the German Bundestag, Canadian Parliament, Australian Parliament, British(50 Members of parliament), Italy (140 Members of parliament) supported this but was rejected as 46 Arabs and Muslim members were admitted International Olympics Committee.

5) North Korean- South Korean flag confusion

 North Korean women’s football team refused to play against Colombia and walked off the pitch as South Korean flag was displayed on the jumbo electronic scoreboard and above the stadium; the game continued after rectification of error.David Cameron said that it was an ‘honest mistake ‘and would for see nothing like this ever happen again. North Korean manager, Sin Ui-gun, expressed his anger and doubt as if the incident was a mistake of intention and detailed that winning a game does not compensate of such an act.

Hope that Olympics will not be interrupted by more silly decisions and marred by protest. Lets say and stay on a positive note 'the show begin'........ 

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