February 16, 2008

"The IOC considers blogging... as a legitimate form of personal expression and not a form of journalism."

Are you one of the athletes, planning to blog the Olympics? You can do it, but you'll have to limit yourself "solely to [your] own personal Olympic-related experience." And: "Blogs should be dignified and in good taste." Do we hate these rules, or do we really want our athletes to be excellent role models, even if they are conniving, sleazy bastards?

7 comments:

Richard said...

So "real" journalists and communist China are all on the same page with this. Interesting.

George said...

Jessie Owens and Tommie Smith and John Carlos

Meade said...

"...solely to their own personal Olympic-related experience."

Great! That will allow IOC members themselves to blog about all the bribes they personally experience taking and athletes to post injection-by-injection accounts of their steroid use.

That should save everyone a lot of time and money otherwise wasted on regrettable investigations.

The Drill SGT said...

The real story is mentioned at the end. Olympic groups requiring athletes to give up their free speech rights in order to compete:

Some national Olympic committees in Europe found themselves at the centre of a row after being accused of trying to prevent athletes from speaking out on issues such as Darfur.

rhhardin said...

Look what happened to the Dixie Chicks.

joated said...

Once again we have a large agency trying to control the message. Screw the idea that there might be some freedoms for the athelets to comment upon what they see, hear and feel. Just what is "their own personal Olympic-related experience" if it doesn't involve the locale of the games?

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