*After initially denying press credentials to Britain’s largest newspaper, The Voice, The British Olympic Association has reversed its decision.
In a statement the British Olympics Association (BOA) said: “We are pleased to confirm that the IOC have awarded an accreditation to the BOA, which will be allocated to The Voice.” This will give The Voice, Britain’s longest severing and biggest black newspaper, the ability to cover track and field at the stadium.
The BOA made a U-turn on Wednesday following a grass roots campaign, which included nearly 3,000 people signing an online petition. Social networking sites were also abuzz with comments on the issue, with most expressing dismay over the BOA’s initial decision to deny The Voice access to the stadium.
Among those who supported the newspaper were Labor Members of Parliament, David Lammy and Tessa Jowell, Jamaica’s high commissioner Aloun Assamba, and London Mayor Boris Johnson.
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