Aug 10, 2004

'Banned' Olympic Blogs Update

Scott Goldblatt of the USA Olympic swimming team did a little research into this alleged blogging ban. Each country holds the right to choose how they want to treat blogs. Canada, it seems, as decided not to allow them at all. Scott spoke to USA officials:
I talked with the media officials from USA Swimming and they assured me that I was able to go ahead with these blogs, as long as, I do not move into the territory of journalism but where does that line get drawn?

It looks like this Blogging vs. Journalism debate isn't going cold any time soon. Scott also told me he's not allowed to scoop the traditional media but he can give personal accounts of what he does and sees. Seems like there could be an overlap somewhere. We'll see!