Olympic Photographs, Not On Here


This Way, Please!

The rules and conditions for using a camera at the Olympic games are pretty draconian, for instance;

Section 19.6.3 states that: “Images, 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”.

For that reason I won’t be showing you any of the photographs I took inside the stadium. Instead you will have to settle for this one. It’s a photograph of a friendly volunteer guiding us to the stadium. The gentleman was happy for me to take his photograph and hopefully I will not fall foul of the above rule. To make sure I have blurred out all of the logos, not only on the clothes he is wearing, but also on the two bottles behind him. As an additional precaution I have also blurred the passes the gentleman is wearing.

Tomorrow, I am going to Old Trafford, home of Manchester United. I won’t be taking a camera. Why not? Because in the list of prohibited items is this little statement;

Equipment which is capable of recording or transmitting any audio, visual or audio-visual material or any information or data. Mobile telephones are permitted provided they are used for personal and private use only provided that no audio, visual or audio-visual material captured by a mobile telephone may be published or otherwise made available to any third parties including via social networking site.

Old Trafford is a fantastic stadium. It would be nice to record my family standing outside it but I won’t be able to do that. My phone has a crappy camera. I bought it as a phone, not a camera. Besides I have perfectly good cameras more suited but I won’t take the chance on taking one and have it confiscated, never to be returned.

We want you to have an unforgettable time at the games

Just don’t bring a camera so you can record those memories and share with others.




  1. Ooh Dear….To think we did an Olympic torch blog and forums on Fuji. We will all be shot!!! What a load of twaddle. Hiyah Mike.


  2. In the words of that beloved old codger, I don’t believe it! But at least you did manage to get a great shot of someone having fun!

    Has the football season started already?


    • Mike, please disregard my question about the football season – I am way behind with everything let alone the fact that some Olympic events are taking place up at Old Trafford. Have fun!


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