The International Olympic Committee announced recently the proposal of eliminating firework displays from the Olympics beginning with the London Summer Olympic Games in 2012. The reasoning behind the proposal is the harmful effects that the emissions from fireworks cause to the environment. Jacques Rogge, IOC President, stated that they "we're going to study it seriously" to determine what actions to take with the proposal.
Another option put forward as an "clean" alternative to firework displays at the Olympic's is the use of lasers and lights.
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