IOC considers letting athletes post personal diaries

Updated: February 7, 2007, 12:35 PM ET
Associated Press

LAUSANNE, Switzerland -- Olympic athletes may be allowed to blog for the first time at the 2008 Beijing Games.

The International Olympic Committee said Wednesday it is considering whether to let athletes post personal diaries on the Internet -- so long as the Olympic village isn't turned into a "Big Brother" reality TV show.

Under Olympic rules, athletes, coaches and other team officials are barred from functioning as a "journalist or in any other media capacity" ...

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