View Full Version : Olympic photo controversy

08-12-2008, 06:25 PM
Spain's Olympic basketball team posed for an advertisement prior to the Games which appears to show all its players slanting their eyes, a move that could offend its Olympic hosts in Beijing. The ads, for a Spanish courier company, appeared in the Spanish-language newspaper La Marca.

As the uproar over the picture has grown today, more information about the advertising shot has come to light. The New York Times reports that Spain's basketball team is sponsored by Li-Ning Footwear, a Chinese company founded by Li Ning, the final torchbearer who was hoisted along the top of Beijing National Stadium during the Olympic Opening Ceremony finale. The ad reportedly references the Spanish team recently extending their contract with the footwear giant for another four years.


Dirty Dirk41
08-12-2008, 06:42 PM

If this were TEAM USA it would be MUCH MUCH bigger news..But its Spain so it will just be swept under the rug...ah wellll

08-12-2008, 07:03 PM
posted already :D