Olympians on social networks
Sportsmen that will participate in the Olympic Games in London in 2012 were given the green light from the IOC to use social networks. However, participants should not be too much relax. While this is unlikely because these are the top athletes, each of whom is proven that it had some inappropriate content can be automatically suspended from the competition.
Australian Olympic Committee issued a kind of guide, which states that the IOC actively encourages and supports athletes … to be active on social networks, respect the comments, write blogs and twitters about their experiences.
However, athletes – and bloggers twitters should limit exposure to the first-person diary form, and not to report on events. They must also bear in mind that the vulgar, bad words and images in posts are strictly forbidden.
Many blogs are written by athletes during the Beijing Olympics in 2008, but not on twitters, and setting up video clips and photos on the Internet was forbidden.
In London, the publication of images on social networks will be allowed, but explicitly prohibits their sale. However, video recording and photography will be allowed on the actual sporting events, which is not surprising if one bears in mind that most of the IOC of its revenue from sales of televisions and copyrights online media.