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IOC blogging restrictions

Postby keezel » Sat Jun 27, 2009 7:32 pm

The International Olympic committee is apparently worried about athletes blogging about their experiences at the upcoming games.

Traditional media may be in knots over the impact of Olympic athlete blogs -- many people may prefer to hear about the Olympic experience from the perspective of the athletes themselves, rather than through a media filter.

Heaven forbid we receive our news before it's filtered by the media.

This position was no doubt taken in an attempt to not upset the media companies that pay so much money for exclusive rights.

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I suppose we are in the midst of a bit of a revolution, now that everyone is "tweeting" and people are linking to other people's "tweets" on major sites like For example, lots of our soldiers are on twitter now. I could see that becoming a problem if they're like "Yeah today we were totally tracking this Chinese sub and they don't even know it."
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Re: IOC blogging restrictions

Postby Harry » Sun Jun 28, 2009 2:10 pm

I can see their point about the media paying a lot of money for exclusive interviews etc - I think the athletes will realise this though and understand the danger to their own profession if they post their own thoughts randomly for free on the tinternet.
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