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(CBC)   IOC media policy for athletes and volunteers virtually guarantees a steady stream of pointless status updates with no real content. Yes, Facebook is an official social media partner, why do you ask?   (cbc.ca) divider line 37
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2012-07-16 11:14:18 AM  
24.media.tumblr.com
 
2012-07-16 11:15:44 AM  
From TFA:
In any of their postings, they must also avoid mentioning:

Details of their specific location,
Media of backstage areas
Breaking news
Information about participants
Detailed online discussions

In addition, they cannot report on any "accredited persons, or disclose any information which is confidential or private in relation to any other person or organization," limiting the information to personal, non-specific details only.


I guess that's an improvement over not allowing athletes or volunteers to use social media at all... How long is the Olympics going to be able to continue if the media contracts and advertizing revenues that drive the whole thing start to dry up? On the other hand, I wouldn't dare underestimate the creativity of corporate interests in finding new ways to enclose and capitalize on previously public goods.
 
2012-07-16 11:16:53 AM  
I'm only interested if pics related to banging the Swedish women's 4x100 relay team are involved.
 
2012-07-16 11:17:44 AM  

6502programmer: I'm only interested if pics related to banging the Swedish women's 4x100 relay team are involved.


Or gymnasts (of legal age only). Also, pole vaulters.
 
2012-07-16 11:18:21 AM  
Who cares? The entire point of social media is that you opt-in to who you follow/read stuff from. I don't care that Michael Phelps "just ate a Subway sandwich and I'm ready to win gold #swimfast" so I'm not going to follow him.
 
2012-07-16 11:21:21 AM  
Nice to see they learned something from the last olympic host.
 
2012-07-16 11:21:23 AM  
IOC can DIAF

The more I hear, the less I care about the 2012 McDonalds Visa Heineken Facebook Olympic Games.
 
2012-07-16 11:22:28 AM  

Jument: 6502programmer: I'm only interested if pics related to banging the Swedish women's 4x100 relay team are involved.

Or gymnasts (of legal age only). Also, pole vaulters.


Don't forget the Brazillian volleyball team.
 
2012-07-16 11:26:17 AM  

Imperialism: Who cares? The entire point of social media is that you opt-in to who you follow/read stuff from. I don't care that Michael Phelps "just ate a Subway sandwich and I'm ready to win gold #swimfast" so I'm not going to follow him.


My idiot friends will certainly retweet it so I can see it, though.
 
2012-07-16 11:30:44 AM  

Jument: 6502programmer: I'm only interested if pics related to banging the Swedish women's 4x100 relay team are involved.

Or gymnasts (of legal age only). Also, pole vaulters.


So since they are in London, is that 17?

Or do we go by their home nation?
 
2012-07-16 11:31:35 AM  
OK Poop is coming out. #mcdonalds #pepsi #starbucks
 
2012-07-16 11:33:25 AM  
#condombrokelol
 
2012-07-16 11:37:06 AM  
Ah yes, so we can get even more coverage of women's gymnastics, the most boring event, at the expense of all the other events. Great.
 
2012-07-16 11:37:09 AM  
Sooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo the athletes are going to be able to Facebook/Tweet/whatever about being in the Olympics...

FORECAST: NBC and the IOC will biatch moan complain about people not WATCHING the Olympics because they already know the results before watching... or does that just happen HERE in the US of A?
 
2012-07-16 11:37:24 AM  
I know it's buried in there, but...

Even so, the IOC is still barring Facebook from allowing advertising on any Olympics-related pages. In addition, the IOC has launched Olympic partnerships with other prominent social media platforms, including Google+, Twitter and Foursquare.
 
2012-07-16 11:37:38 AM  
Tweets and facebook posts without substance?! What is this world coming to?
 
2012-07-16 11:43:10 AM  
Ah, I see it's time for the ©₤¥₥₱₮¢$ to start up.

/Post nudes of the hotties in the village hottubs.
 
2012-07-16 11:44:55 AM  

espiaboricua: Sooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo the athletes are going to be able to Facebook/Tweet/whatever about being in the Olympics...

FORECAST: NBC and the IOC will biatch moan complain about people not WATCHING the Olympics because they already know the results before watching... or does that just happen HERE in the US of A?


The biatching has already been done. Athletes and volunteers are not allowed to announce "breaking news" on social media. And breaking news definitely includes results. Rest assured, if athletes break this rule, they'll be punished. Meanwhile, the IOC members laugh all the way to the bank with the kickbacks they've received from writing up these rules to favor their corporate sponsors.

karl2025: I know it's buried in there, but...

Even so, the IOC is still barring Facebook from allowing advertising on any Olympics-related pages. In addition, the IOC has launched Olympic partnerships with other prominent social media platforms, including Google+, Twitter and Foursquare.


Obvious. Also, I'd have to look it up and verify, but I think there are rules about whether athletes can wear equipment that displays the logos of companies that are not officially sanctioned Olympic sponsors, even if that company sponsors the particular athlete. If I were an Olympian, I'd be upset that the IOC was using my performance to bring in money for itself and its sponsors while preventing me from using my own performance to do the same for myself during the event.
 
2012-07-16 11:47:35 AM  
They reached a corporate tipping-point with the French fry fiasco.
 
2012-07-16 11:50:42 AM  

6502programmer: I'm only interested if pics related to banging the Swedish women's 4x100 relay team are involved.


farm7.static.flickr.com

no, no, no, maybe
 
2012-07-16 12:04:42 PM  
No, yes, yes (she's already crying), YES! (look at that grabbable bit of hip muffin!!)
 
2012-07-16 12:12:50 PM  

instantwin: 6502programmer: I'm only interested if pics related to banging the Swedish women's 4x100 relay team are involved.

[farm7.static.flickr.com image 500x333]

no, no, no, maybe


You know how I know you're gay?
 
2012-07-16 12:15:54 PM  

Jument: instantwin: 6502programmer: I'm only interested if pics related to banging the Swedish women's 4x100 relay team are involved.

[farm7.static.flickr.com image 500x333]
no, no, no, maybe
You know how I know you're gay?


Nope, but I'm curious, tell me!
 
2012-07-16 12:18:15 PM  

instantwin: 6502programmer: I'm only interested if pics related to banging the Swedish women's 4x100 relay team are involved.

[farm7.static.flickr.com image 500x333]

no, no, no, maybe


Seriously? Yes, yes, yes, yes. Individually, in relay, all at once, etc.
 
2012-07-16 12:18:21 PM  

instantwin: Jument: instantwin: 6502programmer: I'm only interested if pics related to banging the Swedish women's 4x100 relay team are involved.

[farm7.static.flickr.com image 500x333]
no, no, no, maybe
You know how I know you're gay?

Nope, but I'm curious, tell me!


Yes, you're bi-curious at the very least.

Those girls are all quite hittable. That's how. It's ok though. You can even get married these days.
 
2012-07-16 12:19:05 PM  
No (too butch), yes, definitely yes, yes.
 
2012-07-16 12:22:25 PM  

Jument: instantwin: Jument: instantwin:
no, no, no, maybe
You know how I know you're gay?
Nope, but I'm curious, tell me!
Yes, you're bi-curious at the very least.
Those girls are all quite hittable. That's how. It's ok though. You can even get married these days.


Hehe, I knew you would embarass yourself. The 3 on the left are half-boys with men-faces. It seems that you are more gay than they are (and they are). Have fun!
 
2012-07-16 12:25:27 PM  
Yes (but with suitable protection--she looks like she hits back), yes, yes, and fist-of-an-angry-god yes
 
2012-07-16 12:35:21 PM  
What a crock. No one-- and I mean no one-- posted anything on Facebook when the Olympics were here in Salt Lake City. London can suck it. Yes, j/k.
 
2012-07-16 12:41:03 PM  

instantwin: Jument: instantwin: Jument: instantwin:
no, no, no, maybe
You know how I know you're gay?
Nope, but I'm curious, tell me!
Yes, you're bi-curious at the very least.
Those girls are all quite hittable. That's how. It's ok though. You can even get married these days.

Hehe, I knew you would embarass yourself. The 3 on the left are half-boys with men-faces. It seems that you are more gay than they are (and they are). Have fun!


One day you will emerge from your closet and embrace your true self (and men). Good luck to you! The second from the left is eminently hittable. Yes, #1 and #3 and don't have 10/10 faces but I guess that's how we know you are gay.

/joking, of course
//but you're definitely gay
 
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2012-07-16 12:42:00 PM  
sounds like they're gonna need a lot of cencors to read everyones postings, and if necessary make appropriate changes, ..........you know, for the greater good.
 
2012-07-16 12:49:17 PM  
Here's a compilation of the IOC's dirty laundry. Plagiarists, criminals, royalty. Wonderful folks, really.

Meet the Real IOC

/it's long, but it's free
// that's what she said
/// "she" being runner number 1 on the swedish 4X100 team in the picture upthread
 
2012-07-16 01:11:20 PM  

Jument: //but you're definitely gay

As long as I am able to get it on with chicks hotter than those four I'm OK with that!
 
2012-07-16 01:24:55 PM  
www.yegorova.com

/Fist. Angry. Supernatural Being.
 
2012-07-16 01:36:36 PM  
Yes, only certain corporations favored by the government shall benefit from this massive government-sponsored enterprise.

Which is guaranteed to cost more, and yield less benefit, than projected.
 
2012-07-16 01:47:39 PM  

instantwin: Jument: instantwin: Jument: instantwin:
no, no, no, maybe
You know how I know you're gay?
Nope, but I'm curious, tell me!
Yes, you're bi-curious at the very least.
Those girls are all quite hittable. That's how. It's ok though. You can even get married these days.

Hehe, I knew you would embarass yourself. The 3 on the left are half-boys with men-faces. It seems that you are more gay than they are (and they are). Have fun!


studman69.jpg
 
2012-07-16 02:08:53 PM  

Phinn: Yes, only certain corporations favored by the government shall benefit from this massive government-sponsored enterprise.

Which is guaranteed to cost more, and yield less benefit, than projected.


I keep seeing billboards and TV ads from the USOC, asking for donations to support the US olympic team, because "unlike other countries, they don't get any government money." Of course, no one mentions the corporate donations to the USOC, the various sport organizations, and the sponsorship contracts for some of the best athletes. (and here's the USOC's own webpage thanking corporate sponsors for their support: Link . And yet, they have the balls to take a whiny stance and beg for private donations to help support a team competing as representatives of the country? And then some jizzmoppers in government have the balls to complain when the US uses money they've sourced privately to engage in a private contract with a private corporation that happens to have outsourced its apparel production to China? It's just a clusterfark of early 20th century nationalism operating in the neoliberal 21st century.

Let's make this whole thing more open and honest. Do away with national teams and let corporations build their own teams. It'll be like the company softball team, but with world-class athletes competing for the glory of their financiers. fark America, and China, and Russia, and Saudi Arabia (congrats for finding two women with Saudi passports to compete on behalf of all the women in your country who are not allowed to play sports in public though, that's great stuff right there, a real human rights success story). I want to cheer for team Microsoft against team Coca-Cola. Will this be Unilever's year? Which mega-global corporate entity will sit atop the tables when all the events are done?
 
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