George Michael to Pen Olympic Song?
British pop singer George Michael, 38, recently under fire for his latest single, "Shoot the Dog," whose video lampoons President George W. Bush and portrays Prime Minister Tony Blair as his lapdog, has said he's been tapped to write the theme song for the 2004 Summer Olympic Games in Athens, Greece, reports the New York Post. "I hope it really comes off. It would make my dad really proud," the singer, born Yorgos Kyriatou Panayioutou and who is of Greek descent, told London radio station Capital FM on Tuesday, according to the Post. There has been no confirmation from the International Olympic Committee and an IOC spokesman refused to discuss the singer's claim, saying press officer Constantinos Vernikos would release a statement Wednesday, the Post reports.
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