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Old Nov 25, 2008, 1:10 PM   #1
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I can not find any details about photography rules at the Olympics. In particular, I am wondering if there are restrictions of lenses and the use of flash for skating events in the next winter Olympics.
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Old Nov 25, 2008, 1:51 PM   #2
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The flash part is easy - built in flash will be useless - big external flash? You'll find yourself likely escorted from the venue. That's generally true of any indoor pro sports venue (and yes I would consider any olympic activity as a pro sports venue). Photography rules for spectators are likely going to be controlled by the host country/venue. I wouldn't count on being able to bring in a 300mm 2.8 lens that's for sure. Beyond that my recommendation is: wait for the coordinators to have a specific website for that winter olympics and check the FAQ. If nothing is in the FAQ, there should be contact information and you should be able to get a contact email or phone number to call and find out what the restrictions are for that venue. I would be very surprised if something like a 70-200 2.8 lens were allowed in. Not saying it couldn't happen but I'd be surprised if it were allowed.
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Old Nov 25, 2008, 3:09 PM   #3
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A quick look at the website found flash photography at all venues is prohibited. Couldn't find inside 5 minutes anything about camera/lens restrictions. But, here's a link to their "contact us" webpage:

http://www.vancouver2010.com/en/abou...zrg/index.html


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Old Nov 25, 2008, 7:30 PM   #4
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Thanks. I could not find that site in my searches. I will read through it and report back to this thread.


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Old Nov 25, 2008, 7:53 PM   #5
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I could not find anything about lenses in the official info.

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Old Nov 26, 2008, 8:42 PM   #6
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I couldn't either, but video cameras are prohibited. I guess that means any P&S (or DSLR capable of taking video) is also prohibited?

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