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February 13 - Last week, the Olympic volunteer programmer held it's first induction briefing for the first 10,000 Gamesmakers. The training of the volunteers is being carried out in part by McDonald's and there were reports of some McDonald's representatives wearing a silver pin.
February 13 - There are a few logo pins around that, whilst they have been available for a while, have not been widely announced. We came across them this week and thought that they were a new issue, but have been reliably informed that they are not new. The confusion may have arisen as these are designed for the high volume market (supermarkets etc.) and are therefore not targeted at collectors.
At the 2004 Olympic Games in Athens, Iranian judoka Arash Miresmaeili was disqualified for weighing in at nearly four pounds above the limit for his weight class of his under-66 kilograms match against an Israeli opponent Ehud Vaks in the first round. It was claimed Miresmaeili had gone on an eating binge to protest the International Olympic Committee's recognition of the state of Israel. Iran does not recognise the state of Israel, and Miresmaeili's actions won praise from high-ranking Iranian officials. Mohammad Khatami, the country's President at the time, was quoted as saying Miresmaili's actions would be "recorded in the history of Iranian glories". He was later awarded $125,000 by the Government - the same amount given to Olympic gold medallists.
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