As if the rules at the 2012 London Olympics didn’t sound draconian enough, the organization has banned personal Wi-Fi hotspots from the games, thereby ensuring that people will just tether their phones in secret and surf the web like the champions they are.
This follows hot on the heels of prohibitions from sharing Olympic news via social media. Can we all just agree that this isn’t about sportsmanship anymore and is rather about the host city not getting stuck with a janky Olympic village in the middle of town and instead making loads and loads of money?
Of note, other prohibited items include:
– Excessive amounts of food
– Flags of countries not participating in the Games (this excludes the flags of nations under the umbrella of a participating country such as England, Scotland and Wales)
– Noisemakers such as hunting horns, air horns, klaxons, drums, vuvuzelas and whistles
Which means I shan’t be visiting in costume as Corpulent North Korean Klaxon Man.