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August 22 2004
IOC tries to restrict blogging, free speech
Jackie Danicki • Blogs & Blogging • Blogs in the media 
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American Olympic athlete Scott Goldblatt is blogging for and at his own personal blog - despite the International Olympic Committee’s ridiculous ban on blogging for competitors, coaches, and anyone else involved with the games. As Jeff Jarvis puts it, the IOC is saying they do not have any right to free speech and can speak only through journalists. Dan Gillmore goes further:

This is about greed, nothing more and nothing less. It is about the historically corrupt International Olympic Committee’s desire to please the giant media organizations to which it has sold “rights” to tell and show the world what is happening.

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