Thursday, January 14, 2010

2010 Olympics Impose Logo Rules on Public Libraries?

Here's some odd news: a memo circulated around the public library system in Vancouver that all non-sponsor logos were to be covered up during the Olympics.

The reasoning:

"As we all know, the sponsors have paid a lot of money to sponsor these Games. The library is a department of the City of Vancouver and I didn't want any of our staff to be in potentially embarrassing situations," Ms. Kavanagh said.

But really:

VANOC spokesman Greg Alexis said the only time that VANOC would be concerned would be a case in which non-sponsor brands were used at an official Vancouver 2010 Winter Games event where the city's Olympic logo was used.



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