Rio 2016

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PostRe: Rio 2016
by Remi Dong » Thu Jul 28, 2016 10:55 am

Surely that can't be legal. You can't own the word 2016.

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PostRe: Rio 2016
by Moggy » Thu Jul 28, 2016 11:08 am

Fries. Wedges. Crisps? wrote:Surely that can't be legal. You can't own the word 2016.


From what I remember from 2012, the Olympics insist that the host country implement laws like that. So the words “victory”, “performance” and “2016” are not owned by the IOC but businesses in Brazil (or at least those in Rio) will only be able to use them (during the timescale) if they are official sponsors.

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PostRe: Rio 2016
by Knoyleo » Thu Jul 28, 2016 11:32 am

Yeah, it was ridiculous in 2012 the things you couldn't do, at least from a marketing perspective. I was working in a company where each branch had their own twitter account, and there was some huge document produced by head office talking about what we could and couldn't tweet. Any direct references to the Olympics were right out, obviously, but so were uses of phrases like "winning" "celebrate with... " or even just talking about people enjoying watching the sport, like we would do with any other major event.

One branch got slammed by head office for tweeting about "medal winning wines" as they were promoting ones that had literally won medals at an international wine competition. :lol:

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PostRe: Rio 2016
by Tomous » Thu Jul 28, 2016 12:14 pm

Health experts have told athletes competing in contaminated water to "keep their mouths shut":

http://www.news.com.au/sport/olympics/r ... f669b898c1

:slol:

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PostRe: Rio 2016
by Moggy » Wed Aug 03, 2016 6:41 pm

I haven't seen this advertised anywhere but the BBC have 8 HD Olympic channels on Sky (probably on other platforms as well).

Channel 472 to 479.

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PostRe: Rio 2016
by Lotus » Wed Aug 03, 2016 7:43 pm

Switched over to BBC Olympics just now - women's football. :dread:

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PostRe: Rio 2016
by Ironhide » Thu Aug 04, 2016 9:41 pm

Moggy wrote:
Drumstick wrote:http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/olympics/36909409

WTF is this gooseberry fool?


An Olympic Charter bye-law states only approved sponsors may reference "Olympic-related terms" from 27 July until midnight on 24 August.

That includes words such as "victory", "performance", "effort" and "2016".


:fp: :fp: :fp: :lol:


Someone needs to make a Victory & Stuff GRCade logo.

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PostRe: Rio 2016
by Tineash » Thu Aug 04, 2016 11:36 pm

Another olympics, another 4 years wasted on grcade :datass:

I hooe lots of people will be staying up to watch the opening ceremony tomorrow night!

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by Captain Kinopio » Fri Aug 05, 2016 8:50 am

Tineash wrote:Another olympics, another 4 years wasted on grcade :datass:

I hooe lots of people will be staying up to watch the opening ceremony tomorrow night!


Yep, at least until the parade.

Love the Olympics :wub:

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PostRe: Rio 2016
by Drumstick » Fri Aug 05, 2016 5:53 pm

I don't think I've ever watched an opening ceremony (London aside).

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by JediDragon05 » Fri Aug 05, 2016 6:57 pm

Tomous wrote:Health experts have told athletes competing in contaminated water to "keep their mouths shut":

http://www.news.com.au/sport/olympics/r ... f669b898c1

:slol:


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PostRe: Rio 2016
by Snowcannon » Fri Aug 05, 2016 10:45 pm

Lotus wrote:Switched over to BBC Olympics just now - women's football. :dread:

Reported.

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PostRe: Rio 2016
by Tineash » Fri Aug 05, 2016 11:04 pm

I'm ready for two hours of erotic samba, plus judi dench.

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PostRe: Rio 2016
by Snowcannon » Fri Aug 05, 2016 11:20 pm

Tineash wrote:I'm ready for two hours of erotic samba, plus judi dench.


Reported.

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PostRe: Rio 2016
by Tineash » Fri Aug 05, 2016 11:44 pm

They should get dilma roussef to light the torch, for the lols

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PostRe: Rio 2016
by Tineash » Fri Aug 05, 2016 11:54 pm

Yay murray!

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by Return_of_the_STAR » Fri Aug 05, 2016 11:55 pm

Murray is really inspiring, he should go into motivational speaking.

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PostRe: Rio 2016
by Tineash » Sat Aug 06, 2016 12:00 am

That refugee team thing is strawberry floatin beautiful man

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PostRe: Rio 2016
by Captain Kinopio » Sat Aug 06, 2016 12:09 am

The gooseberry fool camera work is really going to get annoying if they keep not showing stuff in the way it's meant to be shown.

Best thing Danny Boyle ever did was taking control away from whoever runs the gooseberry fool Olmpic Broadcasting Company

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PostRe: Rio 2016
by Return_of_the_STAR » Sat Aug 06, 2016 12:23 am

This is really boring, I can't believe that I'm waiting for the participants to come out and do their lap of honour, that's usually the most boring part.

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