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Rio 2016: IOC bans GIF-files from Olympics materials
21:37, 5 August 2016
Rio 2016: IOC bans GIF-files from Olympics materials

International Olympic Committee forbids users to create animated images of Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro

21:37, 5 August 2016

Reuters

International Olympic Committee (IOC) banned the creation of the GIF-files and short videos from the Olympics 2016 in Rio de Janeiro. The new rules were approved in May 2015, however, the media drew attention to them just now, Russian BBC Service reports.

"Using the Olympics material converted into graphic animations in formats such as GIF (GIFV), GFY and the WebM, as well as short videos, for example, in the Vine, and other services, is strictly prohibited", reads the document.

It is also prohibited to broadcast the Olympic facilities with the help of live video services as Periscope.

Related: Ukraine to debut in Rio today

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