Olympic rings crackdown protest
Campaigners are staging an online protest against what they say is a heavy-handed crackdown on use of the Olympic rings.
The Revenge of the Rings blog features people's own interpretations of the five rings.
It was created following a case where council officials asked a Camberwell café owner to remove Olympic rings made of bagels from his window.
New versions of the rings on the blog have been created from materials including bicycle wheels, toilet rolls, Cheerios and doughnuts.
Other wacky submissions include fruits, rubber rings, coasters and horse excrement deposited on a road.
A spokesman said: "The people unite in protest against Seb Coe's Olympic brand police who have threatened to hand out hefty fines to any business found misusing the official Olympic rings.
"As community wardens raid local bakeries for unauthorised bagel displays, Revenge of the Rings is a call to arms for people to rally against the totalitarian clampdown on normal people and businesses using the Olympic rings.
"No longer should people bow down to restraints put on our Olympic rings by multi-million pound sponsorship deals. Revenge of the Rings brings ownership back to the people!"
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what do you think?
Catchy name, has a certain ring to it.
every morning following a curry.....
I give up on this once great nation.
I think you'll find the cafe owner wasn't 'asked' to remove them but ORDERED too! You would also think these council 'officials' would have more important tasks to undertake like reducing gun crime in the capital. If they don't have more important tasks then obviously their jobs are redundant. Likewise 'Community Wardens' are there to help reduce crime NOT inforce the grip of big business on the population!
You couldn't make it up!
Wild horses couldn't drag me to the Olympics. I thank God I am spared it because I don't have a television or buy newspapers.
Wow, what do you do all day? Oh, that's right. You come on here and moan.
Actually that's pretty much all the internet is good for. The business I run is completely offline and does very well.
Yes, ignore the entertainment, news, the wealth of free information and resources, the fact that the Internet can bring people together like no other medium can, the shopping (which is usually cheaper than old fashioned offline shops) and so on. The Internet's only good for moaning.
forgive me i am wrong but if you dont buy newspaper or have a tv to avoid the olympics etc why come on here as it is currently all about the olymics etc ?
Rhys so you dont care about the olympics yet felt compelled to read AND comment on a story that was clearly going to be about the olympics.
So who made Seb Coe Lord of the rings?
I cannot believe what I have just read, how pathetic this country can be??
I don't see why this is a news piece... The Olympic Committee never lets people use the rings without paying for the privilege.
I've just sent my picture to the blog - what a great way to protest..... Come and get me Seb.....
Seb Coe......Lord of the R...s (don't want to put the full title for obvious reasons).
Another of Coe and co taking things too far - Pepsi shirts, bagel rings getting silly you've had your money now let others join in its supposed to be our games not just Coe the sponsors and the fovernment