Friday, July 27, 2012
Controversy has arise with the USOC just hours before the London 2012 Olympic Games Opening Ceremonies. Reports have emerged that officials are considering "dipping" the Stars and Stripes as the US team passes the Royal dais in a show of respect to the host nation. However, unlike many other countries, doing so is a violation of the US Flag Code which stipulates rules display among other regulations. While Canada, New Zealand and Commonwealth countries may honor the Queen in such a manner, the American contingent has never done so. However, attractive women are free to turn American flags into bikinis, tank tops, booty shorts or simply drape them over their naked bodies in a display of patriotic excess.
British officials have stated the US is free to do as they please with their flag and hope the Opening Ceremonies goes off without any complications. In a related story, Iranian officials have stated they too will not dip the Iranian flag, but will be burning several US flags during the torch procession.