The Olympics are trying to ban GIFs and Vines

Kai Ryssdal Aug 5, 2016
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The athletes emerge into the stadium during the Opening Ceremony of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at Maracana Stadium on August 5, 2016 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Richard Heathcote/Getty Images

The Olympics are trying to ban GIFs and Vines

Kai Ryssdal Aug 5, 2016
The athletes emerge into the stadium during the Opening Ceremony of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at Maracana Stadium on August 5, 2016 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Richard Heathcote/Getty Images
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I don’t think the International Olympic Committee understands the way the internet works.

The social media rules for the Games include this: “The use of Olympic Material transformed into graphic animated formats such as animated GIFs or short video formats such as Vines and others, is expressly prohibited.”

Of course, it’s already begun. How’re they gonna stop it?

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