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IDontUseTheForumSoWhyAmIForc
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IDontUseTheForumSoWhyAmIForc   8/9/2012 2:00:41 PM
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As a media veteran of 4 olympic games, I will clarify how it works. LOCOG supplies an unbiased world feed which is available to all the various world tv rights holders. Individual rights holders can then pay LOCOG to be allowed additional cameras into the events. These generally concentrate on their home nations athletes for follow up interviews, etc. Each venue's world video feed is directed by a different nations camera crew. BBC generally covers the main stadium, the Swiss will produce the rowing, Japan will get gymnastics, etc. I'm not quite clear on the "snappers" but there was always lots of them representing the various news agencies. For those not wanting to see my shameless self promotion ... best to stop reading now :) Fastest man beaten by my fastest camera (Track camera Atlanta 1996) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KUN60PWyn58 NBC didn't want Japanese cameramen on the finals so I got to step in and shoot it. This is the controversial vault that was 3 inches too high in the preliminaries. I stole the final shot of the segment (track camera Sydney 2000) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BVk43rQDLi0&feature=channel&list=UL

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MillwallMick   8/7/2012 5:06:53 PM
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Peter, Thanks for the brilliant pix, its great to get a fan's eye view. Looks like you had a great day. As a born and bred Londoner, very proud of how the city is staging these games, and of course thrilled with our excellent Team GB. Loved the towels comment too, Cheers, Mick

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Peter Clarke   8/7/2012 12:06:27 PM
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Indeed, I do mean "athletics." Enjoy the day Jack. Watch out for (slightly) high food and drink prices inside the Olympic Park. £8.50 for fish and chips and £1.50 for mushy peas on the side...and the portion was small in a cardboard tray. Elsewhere we joined a lot of people in line for a sausage sandwich...only to be told no sausage....but we did get a nice bacon sandwich for about £5.00. All slightly overpriced which is probably why they tell you to be there 2 hours 30 minutes early...just like at an airport they want to sell to you while you waiting. You can take sandwiches in, but not liquids....so sponsor Coca Cola wins but sponsor MacDonalds misses out. One of the biggest buildings in the Olympic part was the MacDonalds. Samsung, Acer, Panasonic had pavilions all with big lines to get inside.

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Peter Clarke   8/7/2012 11:57:03 AM
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Actually Helen's iPhone lens. I missed the shot.

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Peter Clarke   8/7/2012 11:55:39 AM
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Thanks John. Enjoy the soccer even though Britain choked on penalties. Also email me.

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jackOfManyTrades   8/7/2012 7:10:46 AM
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Thanks for these - it's nice to see a non-media view of the games. But surely by "track and field", you mean "athletics"? :-) I've got tickets for the Men's Modern Pentathalon on Saturday. Come on Team GB!

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Brian Fuller2   8/6/2012 10:29:36 PM
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Excellent perspective, Peter. I was especially struck by your shot of Pistorius , who looms so large on TV coverage but is seen in a completely different light through your lens. Wish I was there!

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Johnwalko   8/6/2012 7:04:21 PM
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Lucky you Peter-- I applied for three lots in the Olympics Park but drew blank in the lottery -- still , heading for football semi-final tomorrow at Wembley. Great Pix -- fun comments

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dblaza1   8/6/2012 6:15:12 PM
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Peter, fascinating ground level view and I laughed out loud at your towel comment!

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Peter Clarke   8/6/2012 5:08:39 PM
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I did not seek permission and I should say the majority of 300,000 people who visited the Olympic park on Saturday August 4 had a camera. It may be that BBC has been chartered as a monopoly supplier of broadcast quality video from the games. So if TV stations don't pay they can't use BBC copyrighted video. But there were scores of "snappers" running around getting their own stills for the papers of the world. The International Olympic Committee and the London Organizing Committee of the Olympic and Paralympic Games (LOCOG) have not complained as yet.

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