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Olympic Athletes Allowed To Blog From Beijing

by | 17th, February 2008

china-olympics.jpgTHE International Olympic Committee rules that athletes can write blogs.

Although athletes are not permitted to post any audio or visual material of action from the games themselves.

Says the IOC: “It is required that, when accredited persons at the games post any Olympic content, it be confined solely to their own personal Olympic-related experience.”

Posting confidential information about other people is banned.

“The IOC considers blogging… as a legitimate form of personal expression and not a form of journalism,” the Olympic authority says.

“Blogs should be dignified and in good taste.”

Bloggers (athletes) should be good role models and not glorify the use of drugs, violence nor the suppression of free speech either for recreational or professional ends…

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