Game sprint queen blocked for TV rights | Blue Mountain Gazette
Even the world’s fastest woman can’t get past the Tokyo 2020 Olympics broadcast rights holders, with gold-medal-winning sprinter Elaine Thompson-Herah claiming she was blocked on Instagram for posting videos of his victorious races of 100 and 200 meters.
The Jamaican sprinter defended her Olympic titles at the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Olympics on both distances in Tokyo, making her four Olympic gold medals in two Games.
But her attempt to share her Tokyo competitions with her 310,000 Instagram followers backfired.
“I was blocked on Instagram for posting the Olympic (sic) races because I did not have the right. So see you in 2 days,” the sprinter wrote on Twitter.
Thompson-Herah is scheduled to compete in the women’s 4×100-meter relay on Thursday and, if Jamaica advance to the final, on Friday.
She had won a silver medal with her teammates in Rio.
The International Olympic Committee has said that removing unauthorized content from social media is an automatic process.
“Rights-holder broadcasters (RHBs) have the exclusive rights to broadcast the Olympic Games,” the IOC told Reuters.
“This includes distribution on social media, where athletes are invited to share content provided by RHBs on their accounts but cannot publish competition content natively.”
“If that happens, the removal of this content from social media platforms will happen automatically. “
The IOC will receive more than $ 4 billion (AU $ 5.4 billion) in broadcasting rights for the period comprising the Pyeongchang 2018 Olympic Winter Games and the Tokyo Games, much of which goes to the Games and the support for sports and athletes.
“Income from the sale of broadcast rights is an important element in funding the Olympic movement and helps build the Olympic stage on which athletes can shine,” he said.
Associated Australian Press