IOC banning blogging?
By user12615793 on Aug 30, 2004
It seems that the IOC (International Olympic Committee) had banned blogging and posting of pictures or video by the atheletes until after the games concluded. Seems they did this in an effort to protect the broadcasting rights.
I wonder what they're going to be doing for the next games in which people will likely be able to stream pictures and video directly from the venue using their cell phones! You can't really go about and ban cell phones, can you?
Considering that the broadcasting was pretty much terrible, IMHO, this is really annoying. They'll talk about a Gold Medal match and "take us there" (As if it was going on right now, but in the States its delayed by at least 8 hours). Then they show the match starting at least halfway through the match.
Come on, I watch football that way, not the Olympics. Give me the full match, without the commentary.
I also have to agree with my wife on this. Quit showing ONLY the US competitors and sports that the US dominates. My wife is from the Czech Republic and likes to see how they do occasionally. I like to see the rest of the world compete too!
So why the politics category? Well, its a policy made by someone in authority so it sounded like a good place to put it.