Several U.S. athletes are protesting the strict rules that limit what they can post on social media sites during the Olympics. They're using twitter to speak up about it, using the hashtags #Rule40 and #WeDemandChange.
The International Olympics Committee’s "Rule 40" prevents athletes from promoting brands other than the official Olympic sponsors during the days before and during the Games. The rules aim to protects the Games’ official sponsors, who paid big bucks for exclusive deals. But some athletes say the new guidelines could hurt their ability to fund their Olympic careers and training.
Adam Nelson is Vice President of the Track and Field Athletes Association in Atlanta, Georgia.