Vuvuzelas Banned at Wimbledon

Thursday, Jun 17, 2010  |  Updated 10:45 AM CDT
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Vuvuzelas Banned at Wimbledon

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SANDTON, SOUTH AFRICA - JUNE 09: A fan blows a vuvuzela horn during the Bafana Bafana Parade to support the South African World Cup football team on June 9, 2010 in Sandton, South Africa. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

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Organizers are making sure there will be no racket from vuvuzelas at the Wimbledon tennis championships. The plastic horns which have provided a constant drone at the World Cup in South Africa will be banned from the Grand Slam tournament, which starts Monday at the All England Club.

Wimbledon says in a statement that the horns "could be very distracting to the players and spectators." In addition, no World Cup games will be broadcast on the big screens at Wimbledon and fans will not be allowed to bring large flags into the grounds.

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