I love the stand our Mayor took on this issue. From facebook:
glad the aussie team flag will fly at olympic village – no need to make room for it on city hall now!
The giant boxing kangaroo flag will continue to fly in the athletes’ village in Vancouver after Australian Olympic bosses reached an agreement with the International Olympic Committee (IOC).
The IOC wanted it removed but Australian Olympic Committee (AOC) president John Coates says he has reached a compromise and it can now stay in place for the duration of the Winter Olympic Games.
“But we will need to register the boxing kangaroo with the IOC as the third identification we have,” he said.
While it is already an Australian Olympic trademark, the boxing kangaroo will now be registered with the IOC along with Australia’s national flag and the coat of arms.
The IOC initially asked the Australian team to take down the banner because it was deemed too commercial.
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