I will not be watching the Olympics

I hereby boycott watching the Olympics.

They have just gotten way too commercialized.  And the TV coverage is lousy, usually due to the delays.  I prefer to see things live, even if that means waking at 3 AM.  But that also means not replacing a live event with a delayed event.

Also, rules that ban athletes today from doing things the rest of us take for granted, like social networking postings of themselves, is just dugusting.  It shows me just how out of touch the IOC is.

The IOC goes out of their way to be sure internet coverage is blocked, even from countries where the TV partner has not plans to show a particular event.  IOC leadership needs to be modernized, along with some limitations on the excess commercialism.

http://www.itproportal.com/2012/04/18/facebook-users-posting-photos-of-olympics-could-end-up-being-sued/

http://www.guardian.co.uk/sport/2012/apr/13/olympics-2012-branding-police-sponsors

http://thetartan.org/2008/10/27/forum/venues

http://www.boycottlondonolympics.com/

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