India to protest Dow's sponsorship of Olympics

MUMBAI: With the Dow Chemicals sponsorship of next year‘s London Olympics causing anger among Bhopal Gas tragedy victims, the Sports Ministry has asked the Indian Olympic Association (IOA) to raise the issue with the International Olympic Committee (IOC).

In a letter addressed to IOA acting president Vijay Kumar Malhotra, the Ministry has expressed concern about the company as an official worldwide Olympic partner.

Media reports also state that Madhya Pradesh CM Shivraj Singh Chauhan is urging the Government to boycott the event.
Meanwhile academic Noam Chomsky is one of several people that include British MPs and former Olympians, who have written to London Organising Committee of the Olympic Games (Locog) chairman Lord Sebastian Coe. They have asked him to drop Dow as a sponsor of the Olympics.

Dow has done a ?7 million deal to sponsor a fabric wrap that will surround the Olympic stadium in East London.

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