‘A video clip promoting the 2012 London Olympic Games logo was removed from the organisers’ website overnight after reports it had triggered epileptic fits.
The video clip showed a diver plunging into a pool as part of a campaign to promote the jagged Olympic logo, a graffiti-like blow-up of the number 2012 in a range of colours including hot pink and electric blue.
A London 2012 spokeswoman said the concerns surrounded a four-second piece of animation shown at the logo’s launch yesterday and recorded by broadcasters.
“This concerns a short piece of animation which we used as part of the logo launch event and not the actual logo,” she said.
“It was a diver diving into a pool which had multi-colour ripple effects.”
Critics of the emblem have described it as “hideous”, while organisers called it powerful and modern.’
Followup to London unveils logo of 2012 Games.