2 Mar 2011

IOC rejects Iran complaint over 2012 Olympics

6:17 am on 2 March 2011

The International Olympic Committee has rejected Iran's complaint that the logo for the 2012 Olympics resembles the word Zion and is racist.

An IOC statement says thee London 2012 logo represents the figure 2012 and nothing else.

The London logo, launched in 2007, shows the numbers 2012 in four jagged figures. Zion is a term that refers to the city of Jerusalem and Iran does not recognise Israel.