Organizers of the 2012 London Olympic Games have apologized after its official
website left Israel without a capital while naming Jerusalem as the capital city
of a country that does not yet exist, blaming “incorrect data
Profiling the countries taking part in July’s Games, the newly
launched website left a blank space as Israel’s capital while in a profile for
“Palestine” it listed Jerusalem as its capital.
The site also listed the
US dollar as Palestine’s currency, even though the shekel is the accepted
currency in the Palestinian Authority.
A spokesman for the Olympic games
said on Monday that it had “teething problems” which it said it was working
“We have amended the information on our website and we apologize
for any offense caused,” the spokesman said.
In the country profiles for
Israel and Palestine, which can be found in the Europe and Asia section
respectively, both the section for capital cities and currency have now
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