IOC Approves Athlete Blogging Policy for Vancouver 2010 Games

14 May

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 If there is an organization in the world that represents the opposite of Web 2.0  it’s the Olympics.  This is a highly restrictive but by IOC standards it’s pretty lose.  Athletes will be able to blog about the single most exciting moment of their lives but with some serious restrictions. 

The Sports Journalists’ Association reports that the International Olympic Committee has issued a four-page guide that permits the athlete blogs at the Vancouver 2010 Winter Games.  The rules include a broad range of restrictions, including no sound, video, photographs of Olympic action or medal ceremonies, no interviews or news about other athletes, and no use of the Olympic marks.

It’ll be interesting to see how much material leaks out given the fact that most athletes are going to have twitter feeds, facebook accounts and other non ‘blogging’ formats. 

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