Tehran to react to Samsung measure to neglect Iranian Olympians

IRNA – Head of National Olympic Committee of Iran urged the International Olympic Committee (IOC) to properly react to the Samsung Electronics Co. measure not to give Samsung cell phones to the Iranian Olympians in South Korea.

Shahrokh Shahnazi sent separate letters to IOC, South Korea’s National Olympic Committee and the country’s ambassador to Tehran to follow up Samsung’s anti-Olympics measure.

Samsung Electronics Co., the main sponsor of Pyeongchang Winter Olympics in South Korea, gave 4,000 Galaxy Note 8 to all Olympians participating in South Korea competitions, but the company excluded Iranians and North Koreans on the pretext of sanctions.

Shahnazi said Samsung’s measure was a clear violation of the spirit of the Olympics and was also against the Olympic Charter.

The Olympic official further urged the manager of the Iranian Olympic squad to follow up the case.

South Korea Winter Olympics will start in the northeastern city of Pyeongchang as of Friday (February 9).