Mobile phones may be banned at the London 2012 Olympics


According to The Independent, phones are unwelcome at the London 2012 Olympics, “as they may disturb the action, along with banners, horn, whistles, drums, rattles and musical instruments”. The ban is mentioned as security measures produced by the Games organisers, included in a “non-exhaustive” list of banned and restricted items in the terms and conditions of booking Olympic tickets, including picnics, liquids in containers bigger than 100ml, camera tripods, umbrellas and flags of countries not involved in the Games. The rules also aim to safeguard the official sponsrs of the Games from “objects bearing trademarks or other kinds of promotional signs or message (such as hats, T-shirts, bags, etc) which Locog (the London 2012 organisers) believes are for promotional purposes”. Via


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