Reported on radio Sunday 3rd of September.
Ansett is to seek (legal) advise from SOCOG (Sydney organising committee for the Olympic Games) in regards to Qantas apparently using the word Olympics in its advertising. This according to AN officials is illegal (as ANsett is the official airline of the 2000 Sydney games) and if SOCOG & the Olympic bodies decide that QF have breached sponsorship laws, then AN will take QF to court to seek unspecified damages!!!!!!!!!
AN also stated that this could well be a test case for other sponsors (ie. UPS, Kodak, Holden etc) to take legal action over their rival companies also using illegal Olympic advertising!
It would be good to see AN take QF down a peg or two, as QF has been going around pretending to be the suedo Olympic carrier, with huge billboards of Aussie athletes & swim stars around the place, although in fairness to QF they do sponsor those individual athletes. I think QF is still very pi*#ed off that AN out bid them for the right to be the official airline, the first time QF has not been the official carrier since the Melbourne Olympics in 1956. 'Bring on the world!'