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Sat Aug 4, 2012, 03:49 PM

Olympics Sushi Soy Sauce Ban Outrages Japanese

Japanese are aghast to learn that the 2012 Olympics has banned sushi sellers from providing soy sauce as there are no makers sponsoring the event, making the dish practically inedible to Japanese and further drawing attention to the increasingly farcical nature of the event.

According to the Japanese reporters swarming the event to give blanket coverage of their team’s humiliatingly tearful judo losses and the anticipated crushing victory of their women’s football team, all sushi on sale at the games has been banned from including wasabi or shouyu.

Diligent investigations lead to the discovery that all this was due the hyper-draconian sponsorship rules in force at the games – sushi suppliers say that as the condiments are supplied in sachets bearing the logo of non-Olympic sponsors, the event’s “logo police” have warned them they face a £20,000 fine if they use them.

Similar restrictions have affected the sale of lesser foodstuffs, with hawkers being forced into under the counter sales if they wish to provide branded snacks which have not paid up millions in advertising fees to the organizers.

more...http://www.sankakucomplex.com/2012/08/04/olympics-sushi-soy-sauce-ban-outrages-japanese/

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AsahinaKimi Aug 2012 OP
They_Live Aug 2012 #1

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Sat Aug 4, 2012, 05:17 PM

1. it's just not right...

So even the condiment packet providers have to be Olympic "sponsors". What about utensil and container providers? Are they allowing super-sized sodas? Surreal.

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