Sunday, August 22, 2004

More Olympic Silliness

When will it stop? Not today, apparently. CNN is carrying a new story. The International Olympic Committee is now prohibiting competitors, coaches, support personnel and other officials from writing firsthand accounts for news and other Web sites.

This is pretty major in my humble opinion. The reason why this was done is to protect the media's exclusive broadcast agreements. According to CNN, "The Olympic guidelines threaten to yank credentials from athletes who are in violation as well as to impose other sanctions or take legal action for any monetary damages."

I'm sorry, last time I check, in THIS country, we had a little thing called freedom on speech that was written into the highest law of our land. When will this silliness stop? I suppose about the time when the few people left who watch the Olympics now finally give up.


At 10:51 AM, Anonymous Stan Weaver said...

Imagine an athelete crossing the finish line and exclaiming, "I Love Pepsi". They would probably strip him/her of their medals.


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