02-Aug-2012 09:40

What? In 2012… IOC asks Olympic spectators to cut back on Texts and Tweets

Did you notice the rather poor quality television coverage of the recent Men’s Olympic Cycling Road Races?

Well, it seems that it was 'your fault' all along.

In a classic ‘pass the buck’ blame game, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) has blamed you guys, yep the spectators, for twitchy thumbs & sending far too many Tweets and Text messages!

Reuters reported an unnamed Olympic official who maintained the sheer volume of data traffic generated by the million+ spectators on the Cycling routes prevented cyclists’ GPS units from phoning home. That left the TV broadcasters without accurate tracking of riders’ positions, which in turn left the BBC apologising for what it described as “appalling” coverage of the event.

Reuters quotes the official as requesting, “If it's not an urgent, urgent one, please kind of take it easy”.

Oh dear…

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