Ahmadinejad wants to attend Summer Olympics


(JTA) — Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said he wants to attend the 2012 London Olympics, despite last year saying that the Summer Games’ logo resembled the word Zion.

Nevertheless, Ahmadinejad said Thursday, British authorities had "problems" with hosting him, IRNA, Iran’s semi-official news agency reported.

"I would like to be among Iranian athletes in the 2012 London Olympics to support them, but they [the host country] have problems with that," IRNA quoted him as saying.

About 50 Iranian athletes have qualified to take part in the games, according to IRNA.

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