Ahmadinejad to Attend 2012 Olympic Games? (INN) ISRAEL NATIONAL NEWS) By Rachel Hirshfeld 05/20/12)
INN} ISRAEL NATIONAL NEWS
INN} ISRAEL NATIONAL NEWS Articles-Index-Top
Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has announced he wants to
attend the London Olympic Games.
However, as of now British authorities have banned him from attending.
"I would like to be among to our young athletes at the 2012 Olympics
but UK has a problem with this," Ahmadinejad said last last week
during a meeting with Iranian athletes who had qualified for the
Approximately 50 Iranian athletes have qualified to participate in
the Olympics in several sports, including weight lifting, cycling,
wrestling, shooting, track and field, and table tennis.
British officials confirmed that they are able to refuse entry to
anyone who wants to attend the games if it is proved that the person
is “unconducive to the public good.”
Last year, Iran objected to the logo of the 2012 Olympics, saying it
vaguely resembled the word “Zion."
The Iranian leader attended the opening ceremony of Paralympic Games
in 2008 in Beijing. (IsraelNationalNews © 2012 05/20/12)
Return to Top
MATERIAL REPRODUCED FOR EDUCATIONAL PURPOSES ONLY