London Olympics Criticized for 'Obsessive Secrecy'

Caity Weaver · 03/07/12 08:00PM

The London Olympics organizing committee has come under fire for "obsessive secrecy" and "a chronic lack of transparency" over its refusal to give local politicians a breakdown of Olympics ticket pricing until the Games are over.

Iran Threatens to Boycott Olympics Over Logo

Max Read · 02/28/11 09:30PM

In the four years since its unveiling, the graffiti-inspired logo for the 2012 London Olympics has been accused of looking like many thing: The Waffen SS insignia, for instance, or Lisa Simpson giving head. And now, because why not, the Iranian Olympic committee has gotten into the game and accused the logo of spelling out "Zion." The organizers must be huge Bob Marley fans! Or, if you listen to the Iranians, it's a secret pro-Israel message. How surprising, that the Iranian government is making noise about something bizarre and tenuously related to Jews! We still think it looks more like the Lisa Simpson blowjob thing. [NYDN]