India Warn of 2012 Boycott over Sponsor
Byline: OLYMPICS By JONATHAN McEVOY Olympics Correspondent
INDIA have threatened to boycott London 2012 over Dow Chemical's sponsorship of the Games.
Dow will pay for and make the [pounds sterling]7million wrap -- the fabric that goes around the metal skeleton at the top of the Olympic Stadium. The Indian Olympic Association are angry as Dow now own the Bhopal pesticide plant that leaked in 1984, costing thousands of lives. The IOA will vote on December 5 whether to boycott the Games following a petition signed by past and present athletes. VK Malhotra, the IOA's acting president, said: 'Many Olympic athletes are upset that Dow is sponsoring the London Olympics and …
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Publication information: Article title: India Warn of 2012 Boycott over Sponsor. Contributors: Not available. Newspaper title: Daily Mail (London). Publication date: November 26, 2011. Page number: 98. © 2007 Daily Mail. COPYRIGHT 2011 Gale Group.
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