more olympic absurdity

IOC bans athletes from ‘blogging’. Hmm? So, blogging is journalism, after all. The IOC says so!

From CNN: The IOC’s rationale for the restrictions is that athletes and their coaches should not serve as journalists — and that the interests of broadcast rightsholders and accredited media come first.

It is the same greed that has embroiled the IOC in the Salt Lake City scandal, and all the other scandals, too. Check this out from Dan Gillmor’s journal.

And, isn’t it sad when a Google search for your organization and ‘scandal’ brings up 9,150 links (IOC scandals)? or 47,700 links (Olympic scandals)?