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Locog later issued a statement clarifying its position, saying that "any individual coming into our venues can wear any item of clothing, branded or otherwise". It said: "The only issue is if large groups come in together wearing clearly visible branding."
19.3Forbidden behaviour19.3.1Any behaviour by a Ticket Holder that, in LOCOG’s view, creates a dangerous situation, puts at risk an individual’s personal security, is against public order, interferes in any way with the orderly execution of a Session or disrupts the enjoyment of a Session is forbidden and may result in a refusal of admission to or removal from the Venue without refund.19.3.2The following is an illustrative list of prohibited and restricted behaviour within any Venue: fighting, public drunkenness, smoking, gambling, unauthorised money collection, any activity related to marketing or advertising (including, for the avoidance of doubt individual or group ambush marketing), activity or protest related to unions, political or religious subjects, sale of goods by unauthorised individuals or in unauthorised places (booths, mobile fast food restaurants, refreshment areas, etc), unauthorised Ticket sales, unauthorised transmissions and/or recording through mobile telephones or other instruments (video cameras, tape recorders, etc), entry of unauthorised journalists/reporters with taping or recording equipment and/or video cameras, flash photography, attempting to access restricted areas, requesting money or other goods without authorisation (for example, musicians or singers at the entrance or in the Venue, charity collectors, beggars), standing on Ticketed seats, interfering with the operation of a Session (including, for certain Sessions, the use of mobile telephones), disturbing other Ticket Holders' enjoyment of a Session, disrupting the comfort or safety of other Ticket Holders and any other activity that LOCOG deems dangerous or inappropriate.
London Olympic 2012 ticket T&C
19.4Security inspections19.4.1LOCOG may conduct security searches to ensure safety at a Session. 19.4.2A Ticket Holder who rejects a security search or refuses to comply with rules and security notices published by LOCOG will be required immediately to leave the Venue without refund to the Ticket Holder or Purchaser. 19.5Prompt attendanceTicket Holders should allow sufficient time before the commencement of a Session to access the Venue. Ticket Holders arriving after the commencement of a Session may be required to wait for an appropriate break in a Session before being granted access to his or her Ticketed seat.19.6Filming, photography and taping19.6.1Ticket Holders consent to being photographed, filmed or taped, by LOCOG, by the IOC, by the IPC, or by third parties appointed and/or authorised by them. 19.6.2LOCOG, the IOC, the IPC or third parties appointed and/or authorised by them shall, without requirement of the payment of money or other form of consideration, have the right to broadcast, publish, license and use any such photographs, films, recordings or images of a Ticket Holder in perpetuity. 19.6.3Images, video and sound recordings of the Games taken by a Ticket Holder cannot be used for any purpose other than for private and domestic purposes and a Ticket Holder may not license, broadcast or publish video and/or sound recordings, including on social networking websites and the internet more generally, and may not exploit images, video and/or sound recordings for commercial purposes under any circumstances, whether on the internet or otherwise, or make them available to third parties for commercial purposes.
Originally posted by getreadyalready
reply to post by Kharron
The athletes are part of a "team" that is funded by those very sponsors. They have a uniform, and a hotel room, and a flight, and a training center BECAUSE they wear the sponsors logo. They also often have lucrative paying gigs for endorsing products and making appearances and wearing the logo.
IF you were an Olympic athlete, you would definitely be supporting the people that were supporting you, OR, you would be at home watching it on television like the rest of us.
Once again, if I were an Olympic athlete I would protest this obvious trampling of Olympic spirit by wearing exactly what they wouldn't want me to wear. These athletes are there to represent the BEST of us HUMANS in a contest, no matter who is allowed to sponsor it.
Originally posted by Kharron
reply to post by getreadyalready
Many athletes around the world who can barely afford tennis shoes but make it to the Olympics through sheer strength of will and training would disagree with you.
I think you're completely missing the spirit and the idea of the Olympics.