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Sochi Twitter rage directed to wrong account

The Twitter account @ioc isn't, in fact, owned by the International Olympic Committee. It's the feed for the Open Institute of Catalonia. So much anti-Olympic bile is being wasted.

By Feb. 6, 2014


Smartphone filming at Winter Olympics? Could be 'nyet'

Journalists covering the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia, have been told they're not allowed to use smartphones and tablets to take video during the games, according to reports.

By Nov. 11, 2013


In Sochi, the Olympics-size job of running Olympics IT infrastructure

With several Olympics under its belt, Atos is supporting one of the largest IT infrastructures in sports history. If it succeeds, it's an unheralded hero. If it fails, it gets crucified.

By Feb. 6, 2014


Snowboarder's iPhone crashes after fans swamp him with nude pics

Russian snowboarder Alexey Sobolev decides to put his phone number on his helmet. This move was not welcomed by his iPhone.

By Feb. 9, 2014


If there's one Sochi video that deserves to go viral, it's this one

Watching the Russian Interior Ministry Police Choir sing Daft Punk's "Get Lucky" at the opening ceremony is an exalted experience. Sadly, NBC and music rights holders are steadily removing copies from YouTube.

By Feb. 8, 2014


Olympics launches social portal linking athletes, fans

Dubbed the Olympic Athletes Hub, the one-stop social-media shop will give fans easy access to competitors' Facebook and Twitter accounts, as well as an array of real-time results.

By Apr. 18, 2012


'Take it easy' on tweets say Olympic bods as TV tech breaks

The Olympic committee has asked attendees not to tweet after TV coverage was interrupted by too much data.

By Jul. 30, 2012


Olympic committee rethinks copyright infringement claim on YouTube

The International Olympic Committee has withdrawn its request for YouTube to remove a Tibetan protest video over copyright issues.

By Aug. 15, 2008


Olympic Twitter rules might spell disaster

The International Olympic Committee issues guidelines for athletes who wish to tweet during the 2012 games. At the heart of this potential disaster is the definition of "first-person diary-type" tweeting.

By Jun. 27, 2011


Headphone maker 'Beats' marketing rules at Olympics

Controversy: Beats headphones find their way onto the ears of some of the most watched athletes in the world -- but the marketing ploy may be a rule breaker.

By Jul. 31, 2012