“…the use of Olympic Material transformed into graphic animated formats such as animated GIFs (i.e. GIFV), GFY, WebM, or short video formats such as Vines and others, is expressly prohibited.”According to news reports, the new rule is meant to protect broadcasters that includes Star Sports in Asia and NBC in the US – that have shelled out billions of dollars so as to gain exclusive rights to the mega event.
The IOC is trying to ban press outlets from making GIFs of Olympic events this year. Good luck with that. pic.twitter.com/6fCWrQpXk7— Karl Hodge (@karlhodge) August 5, 2016
It’s cute that IOC thinks they can successfully ban gifs of the Olympics — Amelia Gapin (@EntirelyAmelia) August 5, 2016