Crackdown on Athlete "Journalists." (by the International Olympic Committee)
Garneau, George, Editor & Publisher
Hoopster and huckster Charles Barkley has put his byline on hold-- at the insistence of the International Olympic Committee.
The IOC--in a crackdown on marquee Olympic athletes who write about the games for big newspapers in violation of IOC rules--enforced the rules against B arkiey, whose commentary was running in USA Today, and track star Carl Lewis, whose byline was running in several European publications and who appeared in television commercials. Neither was being paid.
The rule prohibits Olympic contestants from acting as journalists during the games.
After an unnamed magazine complained, the IOC ordered the U.S. Olympic Committee to enforce the …
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Publication information: Article title: Crackdown on Athlete "Journalists." (by the International Olympic Committee). Contributors: Garneau, George - Author. Magazine title: Editor & Publisher. Volume: 125. Issue: 32 Publication date: August 8, 1992. Page number: 18. © 2002 Editor & Publisher. COPYRIGHT 1992 Gale Group.
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