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By Owen Weldon     Apr 9, 2012 in World
It seems as if Iran has blocked internet users in the country from accessing the 2012 London Olympic Games' official website.
Internet users in Iran have been sending out tweets talking about how they are not able to access london2012.com and they are being redirected to another site. The site they are being redirected to is a site that offers stories from official news agencies in Iran.
According to BBC, blockediniran.com suggests that users in Iran are not likely able to view Olympic pages. The ministry of foreign affairs did not comment on the issue.
However the Huffington Post says that the Olympics site was still accesible. This is because the Huffington Post says that they used a site that is designed to test if sites are able to be accessed in Iran.
Iran did threaten to boycott the Olympics back in March 2011. This was because of claims that the logo spelled out the word zion, and that the Olympic Games were a pro-Israeli conspiracy.
According to Novinite, a follow-up letter did state that athletes from Iran would participate in the Olympic Games and they will play gloriously.
Iran does have a history of blocking access to certain sites, as news agencies from all over the world remind people. Such sites that have been blocked or were blocked in the past included YouTube, Twitter and Facebook.
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