More olympic fuckwittery

Apparently, spectators and staff at the olympics are not allowed to wear, eat, drink, or carry what they want, particulary if it carries a logo from someone who isn’t a sponsor.

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6 Responses to More olympic fuckwittery

  1. matt says:

    that’s a bit fairer though, as the sponsors of the games pay a lot.. if a british athlete wins i believe they are not allowed to wear anything other than the OFFICAL ADIDAS TEAM GB apparrel, they even have to wear the trainers that have been supplied.

    fair enough IMO..

    olympics rock.

  2. grant says:

    That’s been known for a while.

    As Matt says, they have to change to the official apparel, and must ditch their sponsor’s gear before any medal ceremonies.

    Olympics rock. Paula Radcliffe does not. BBC coverage of Radcliffe’s destruction does not.

  3. rjw says:

    Note that I referred to spectators facing these restrictions, and not competitors.

  4. matt says:

    yeah something about keeping the integrity of sponsorship. or somesuch crappola.. seems fair..
    what ISN”T FAIR is that the route for the ToB is not too close to my house, so i’ll have to walk to see it.. doh.

  5. grant says:

    Poor maffhew.

    Never read the post properly (just like MAff), though I had heard about the spectator restrictions too.

    May be a result of the Atlanta games (1996?!?!) where Nike were caught getting people to “spectate” while wearing their logo’d clothing and told to stop.

  6. grant says:

    Poor maffhew.

    Never read the post properly (just like MAff), though I had heard about the spectator restrictions too.

    May be a result of the Atlanta games (1996?!?!) where Nike were caught getting people to “spectate” while wearing their logo’d clothing and told to stop. Free advertising etc in prime spots at the games.