Olympic blog ban

Athens 2004The International Olympic Committee (IOC) has barred athletes, coaches and nearly everyone associated with a team from writing about their experiences for a newspaper or website – blogs included.

News report by Network World via Steve Rubel’s Micro Persuasion:

Network World | Olympic blog ban

So it’s now official. Also see my post on 12 August re potential ban on blogging as commented on (in his Olympic blog) by US Olympic swimmer Scott Goldblatt.

It will be very interesting to see how the IOC will enforce this ban. There are now loads of Olympic blogs (just do a Google search) that have sprung up in the past week, many authored by people in the IOC’s banned category. What will they do – sue everyone?