VANOC Imposes More 'Lenient' Regulations on Vancouver 2010 Blogs, Olympic Athlete Blogging and Even 2010 Twitters
Vancouver 2010 Olympic Blogs for Blogging Athletes During the Winter Games
For many Winter Olympic Athletes, the Vancouver 2010 Games will be an experience of a lifetime, and for many athletes, it’s also a time for them to share their memories and feelings with their friends and family through their own blog sites. As blogging has become an international phenomenon, the Vancouver 2010 Olympics will be an incredible time for many to share their ideas, thoughts, pictures, things to do, images and memories with friends and family in Vancouver-Whistler and also throughout the world. However, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) recently announced its athlete blogging rules for the 2010 Vancouver Olympics. What many people and athletes actually don’t know is that there are strict rules and stipulations from the IOC against athlete blogging and what Vancouver 2010 Olympic athletes can actually blog and share with the general public, even on their own websites. With many restrictions in hand, the IOC has let down some guards and allowed athletes to blog more things than what they were allowed to share during the Beijing 2008 Summer Olympics, when the blogging regulations were quite restrictive. As the Summer Olympics of 2008 Beijing came up, many Athletes expressed their needs and wants in blogging their experiences on the internet, and at that time, the International Olympic Committee stepped in and tried to control the blogging websites that these athletes wanted to share with the world. The IOC then came up with a set of rules just days before the Summer Olympics started, and to many athletes, it was way too restrictive. Now, the IOC has laid off of some of the most restrictive regulations in Vancouver 2010 Athlete blogging rules, but still maintains that they cannot add the Olympic symbol (the five rings) anywhere on their blogs or an images or videos that show the rings in any way. The IOC has stated it “considers athlete blogging… as a legitimate form of personal expression and not a form of journalism.” This position by the IOC on Vancouver 2010 athlete blogging was no doubt taken in an attempt to not upset the media companies that pay a lot of money (most in the millions and some in the billions) for exclusive rights during the Winter Games. However, like many winter 2010 athletes know, blogging has become the new age form of journalism, a way where the typical person can express their ideas, thoughts, memories and images to the world. For more information about the 2010 Vancouver Olympic Winter Games, please click here.
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More About Restrictions on Vancouver 2010 Athlete Blogging
As mentioned above, Winter Games 2010 athlete blogs are a great way for them to remember and post their memories on line and it has for some become an online form of journalism. Many people around the world are also interested in what the Vancouver 2010 athletes blogs have to say, as it gives the athlete perspective and experience first hand, rather through the filter of the media that control the journalism and stories coming out of the Vancouver Whistler 2010 Olympic Winter Games. The IOC to date has been very restrictive about what can and can’t be place on a personal athlete’s blog. In addition to banning all sorts of Olympic symbols, emblems and mascots, the Vancouver 2010 athlete’s blogs have to be careful when mentioning the word “Olympics” as well. They can mention the word, but out of context in a way where the Vancouver 2010 athlete is not promoting or expressing their own personal experience or interest on behalf of the Olympics. It’s a big step for the IOC to publicly express the rite for many athletes to post to their personal blogs and the blogging process, and the winners of it all are the athlete’s themselves as well as the internet viewers that will follow their favourite sports and Vancouver 2010 athlete blogs online throughout the games to get their first hand perspective on their performance, their experiences and pictures. In the end, according to David of Vancouver 24 Hours, despite the restrictions on Vancouver 2010 athlete blogging, the IOC may have reached a good compromise that will keep everyone basically satisfied for now. For details about Vancouver 2010 Tickets and VANOC concerns over illegal ticketing offices, please click here.
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