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Mac Rumors reports "All accredited competitors, coaches, trainers and officials are required to abide by Rule 40 of the Olympic Charter, preventing athletes from mentioning any non-Olympic sponsor companies. Athletes breaking Rule 40 can be punished with "removal of accreditation and financial penalties" or even total disqualification."

If in fact, Rule 40 is the regulation being used to enforce the Apple logo ban, I would doubt any credible Olympian who might possibly end up on the podium will dare defy this directive. Who'd want to risk disqualification for the sake of making a point?

Nope: read the article more closely. It is not about "Rule 40." It's about getting a FREE Galaxy Note 3 in your gift bag.

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post #82 of 151
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And three. Why aren't all non-Samsung phones included in this 'cover-up'? Seems that there's only one thing that scares Samsung - Apple! Go figure

The athletes are not using iPhones. They are all Samsung phones. Everyone is misreading the user-agent string. /s

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post #83 of 151
Samsung is a very sick company. I hope Apple is able to move all part sourcing from it in the next 2-3 years

I also can't wait for Apple to put a bullet in Samsung's head when it finally releases a 5" phone

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post #84 of 151
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Mac Rumors reports "All accredited competitors, coaches, trainers and officials are required to abide by Rule 40 of the Olympic Charter, preventing athletes from mentioning any non-Olympic sponsor companies. Athletes breaking Rule 40 can be punished with "removal of accreditation and financial penalties" or even total disqualification."

If in fact, Rule 40 is the regulation being used to enforce the Apple logo ban, I would doubt any credible Olympian who might possibly end up on the podium will dare defy this directive. Who'd want to risk disqualification for the sake of making a point?

 

I still think that Samsung is behind it.

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Samsung is giving Winter Olympic Games athletes a free Galaxy Note 3

 

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post #86 of 151
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Surprise surprise.  Samsung does something shady?  Come on, it can't be so, LOL.

 

 

I recall during the London Olympics that a pub that had the name "Olympic" had to change its name.

 

The Olympics do this all the time.  Sick, but reality.

 

Once upon a time they were for amateur athletes.  Now so much money is poured into them for the sake of image or medals or whatever that they are just a big business like everything else.

 

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post #87 of 151
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Samsung is a very sick company. I hope Apple is able to move all part sourcing from it in the next 2-3 years

I also can't wait for Apple to put a bullet in Samsung's head when it finally releases a 5" phone

5" phone... 5" phone?

Screw a 5" phone"

This little beauty has everything you need -- and is great for crowded venues like the Olympics!




Simply slip it into your purse or pocket, and you're good to go...
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post #88 of 151
Bite me Samsung. The day glow tape suggestion is the best. I'd also be giving my gift back with a big "no thank you" and take my iphone to the ceremony.
post #89 of 151
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If that rule is applied to justify this "hide the Apple logo" nonsense, then it must be applied to any and all visible logos of non-sponsor brands. Every. Single. One.  

 

 

Apple seems to always get singled out, though.

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The athletes won't win much gold if they can't use the venue.

 

Because the only Olympic venue on Earth is in Sochi¡

 

Never mind how unsafe most of the athletes consider it.

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post #91 of 151
Wow!
If this is true, it is a clear case of Samsung desperation.
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Because the only Olympic venue on Earth is in Sochi¡

Never mind how unsafe most of the athletes consider it.
In 2014 Sochi is the only venue. Sarcasm won't change that.

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Originally Posted by Crowley View Post
In 2014 Sochi is the only venue.

 

Yep, that’s certainly the point being made, much less a correct statement anyway.

 
Sarcasm won't change that.

 

Then again, Samsung never was known for security. Makes sense that they’re sponsoring in Sochi.

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post #94 of 151
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Is that an iPhone?  According to Apple, it's impossible to tell.

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Yep, that’s certainly the point being made, much less a correct statement anyway.
I have no idea what you're saying, why don't you try talking straight for once?

What other Olympics are happening in 2014 that I don't know about?

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Originally Posted by Crowley View Post
I have no idea what you're saying, why don't you try talking straight for once?

 

Why not just try reading it instead?

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post #97 of 151
If you're going to pull that nonsense then I'd rather just ignore you, thanks.

My reading comprehension is fine, but your ability to present a clear and cogent argument, or indeed any kind of recognisable point, is severely lacking.

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Originally Posted by Crowley View Post
If youre going to pull that nonsense then I'd rather just ignore you, thanks. My reading comprehension is fine, but your ability to present a clear and cogent argument, or indeed any kind of recognisable point, is severely lacking.

 

‘Kay. Later.

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post #99 of 151
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Is that an iPhone?  According to Apple, it's impossible to tell.

I thought it was, actually. Now that you point it out, I see that it is not. (Not being sarcastic here). Those bastards...

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post #100 of 151
Perhaps they should have a recycle bin setup, or many of them, for the athletes to dump their Samsungs so they can use their iPhones without a piece of tape LOL.
post #101 of 151
Take the Galaxy Note 3 and do what you want. Or, better yet tell Samsung to stick the Note where the sun don't shine in Stochi.
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They are not sponsoring the athletes, only the venue therefore the athletes should tell Samsung to pound sand. I know this event is being held in Russia when an individual's liberties are not high on the priority list but since this is an international event the venue should be considered neutral territory like an embassy and therefore the participants should have the same freedoms afforded in their home country.

 

 

At the London Olympics, within a certain zone, you could only buy French fries from McDonalds.  No local fish & chips shops could ply their chips. The Clown had complete control over the fries.  Yep.  Local London chips makers were forbidden from selling chips in their own city.

 

This is not a Russian problem, nor one of less freedom than in their home countries.  It is corporate sponsors going wild and the IOC giving them the green light.

 

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post #103 of 151
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If you're going to pull that nonsense then I'd rather just ignore you, thanks.

My reading comprehension is fine, but your ability to present a clear and cogent argument, or indeed any kind of recognisable point, is severely lacking.

 

Please don't feed the trolls.  Ignore them and hopefully they will go away.

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Originally Posted by DroidFTW View Post

Please don't feed the trolls.  Ignore them and hopefully they will go away.

 

Try reading, kiddo.

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post #105 of 151
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Alright, I hadn't considered this. Mea culpa. This makes more sense. 

So am I correct in assuming that this explains Samsung's order? Is there a relationship between the two?

Well, did anyone tell athletes in the Bejing opening ceremonies to hide their Apple logos? No? Then what does it have to do with this "Rule 40"? This is Samsung's terms for getting a free Galaxy Note 3. "Rule 40" is but a smokescreen.

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post #106 of 151
Samsung have been one of the 10 TOP sponsors for decades. The Olympic Movement is pretty vocal about these sponsors because of the money they contribute. Spend any time working in or around The Games and you'll see this.
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I know I'm late to the game here, but, the fallout from the media attention received from this is going to be far more embarrassing for Samsung than any shiny Apple logo seen being used during a selfie. These execs are so out of touch with the real world, they don't understand internet viral repercussions. Viral, as in, virus, as in, "YER DEAD!"

post #108 of 151
Double post. Blaming Duddler.

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post #109 of 151

I suggest that all athletes simply not take any cameras at all... just Air Cams.  That would get people talking and not break the rules.

 

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post #110 of 151

This story reminds me of the incident when the 6 year old guest on Jimmy Kimmel live was given a Sony tablet as a gift and he blurted out, "Oh, we are getting an iPad for Christmas!"   The tape had to be edited real fast.  

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Alright, I hadn't considered this. Mea culpa. This makes more sense. 

So am I correct in assuming that this explains Samsung's order? Is there a relationship between the two?

No this is incorrect. The rule clearly states "mentioning" a product. It in no way limits anyone from using a product they personally own. Lawyers may argue but they would lose in this case. The user would actually have to scream "vive la Apple" while holding up their iPhone during an interview to be in violation.

Once again this is a case of Samsung not understanding the rules.
post #112 of 151
That's just plan sad%u2026and too funny that in some cases they can't even give way their phones for free.
post #113 of 151

if I was an olympian I would tape over the Apple logo just as Samsung wants. I then would write the letters APPLE with a big black sharpie pen

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Come on, would it have been too much work to color the Apple logos to match the rings?

No. iPhone 5C colors!
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Come on, would it have been too much work to color the Apple logos to match the rings?

 

No. iPhone 5C colors!

 

iOS 7 colors!

 

post #116 of 151
I totally see the olympians using the free samsung with apple logos..
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Who in his right mind would want to be associated with this Olympic game anyway ... .

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If the length of their "commitment" to Samsung means just getting the Note, and nothing else... I wouldn't accept it.  I think it's embarrassing that a cheap, piece of crap phablet the the Note means you have to essentially inconvenience yourself during the opening ceremony.  Considering how much money that olympian invested over the years to get to the games, only to have some trash company give you junk and tell you what to do.  It's embarrassing. 


Now, if Samsung is sponsoring the entire games, that is an entirely different matter.  There's clearly historical actions taken from other sponsors in years past like Nike and Adidas.  What about folks like the media that may be using their MacBooks?  Must they cover those illuminated logos or does it just a apply to phones if the camera pans to someone at some box seat using a Mac?

The BBC are notorious for blurring out Apple logos, so I'm pleased to report that MacBook Pros were proudly on display in a nature documentary aired recently called 'Lost Land of the Jaguar.' No attempt was made to blur and the MacBook Pro label was clearly visible, not to mention the obvious OS X. Perhaps they're starting to see sense, finally.
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Samsung spent at least $100 million to sponsor the 2012 Summer Olympics in London.

Really! I live and work in London and had direct dealings with the Olympics. Samsung sponsoring is news to me, I don't remember seeing any advertising. Maybe I'm Samsung blind.

Yes really!
http://www.olympic.org/Documents/IOC_Marketing/London_2012/IOC_Marketing_Media_Guide_2012.pdf
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When the OTR - Olympic Torch Relay passed through Norfolk, there were several vehicles plastered with sponsors logos and Samsung was prominent. There were temporary hoardings along the route with only Samsung's logo on display.
At Hadleigh Farm(mountain bikes) Samsung logos were prominently displayed at both the starting gate and finish. There was even a tent touting Samsung's commitment to the Olympic ideals of worldwide engagement.
It was hard to miss them and I'm sure I could dredge up some photos to prove it.
To be fair, all the major sponsors were doing the same, particularly the sugar and fat duopoly of Coke and McDonalds.
I also produced and supplied some cycling parts late in the day which had to be packed in a special security-cleared container plastered with Samsung's logo.
Frankly, it was hard to miss.
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This reminds me of when Sony lent the State of CA some computer monitors to be used in the OJ Simpson murder trial. One of the monitor was on Judge Ito desk and a giant, highly contrasting, "Sony" logo on the back of it was visable every time the camera pointed to a witness on the stand. From watching the trial on TV, you swear Sony was a sponsor of the trial. It was like seeing a giant "Budweiser" billboard every time the camera aimed at the outfield of a televised baseball game. It turned out to be tens of millions of dollars of free advertising for Sony. Sony claimed that they had no idea that this would happen and offered to make the "Sony" logo less prominent, but not cover it up completely,  when people (mostly likely Sony competitors) started complaining about it. 

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