The BBC reports Iran President Mamoud Ahmadinejad has objected to the logo for London’s 2012 Summer Game on grounds completely separate than it looks terrible.

Iran’s National Olympic Committee sent a letter to the International Olympic Committee criticising the emblem and its perceived link to the city.

The letter also urges other Muslim states to oppose the “racist logo”.

A statement from the IOC said: “The London 2012 logo represents the figure 2012, nothing else.”

The London logo shows the numbers “2012” in four jagged figures and until now has only been criticised for its design.

With 18 months until the Olympics, a statement from the London Organising Committee [Locog] added: “[The logo] was launched in 2007 following testing and consultation.

“We are surprised that this complaint has been made now.”