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Social media rules issued for athletes at Olympics

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The best thing one can say about the Olympics is that it's every four years. Any more frequent than that would be an ordeal. And I might be interested to watch athletes going higher or faster, but I have zero interest in reading about their personal lives online.

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Good luck encouraging this in possible host countries where Twitter and Facebook are restricted, ha!

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I think you're missing the point here, RiceBowl. The IOC is explicitly telling athletes that they may not advertise, because "that's our job." If companies want to advertise, they have to go to the IOC.

I still watch the Olympics, but not with much emotion invested. It's hard to care as much since the IOC traded in "the glory of sport" for "whoring for dollars".

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Good. I think we need some rules and regulations for social media. It is, after all, now, no different than other types of media, and it is being used by companies, and marketers alike around the world for business purposes.

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