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BigMeatballDave
08-17-2012, 03:30 PM
Stupid IOC Rule?

http://sports.yahoo.com/blogs/olympics-fourth-place-medal/michael-phelps-could-trouble-louis-vuitton-photos-141804124--oly.html

Michael Phelps could be in hot water -- not the cold bathtub he appears to be in -- for his recent photo shoot with the French luxury fashion house Louis Vuitton.
Photos of Phelps taken by famed photographer Annie Leibovitz were leaked on the Internet late last week, violating the International Olympic Committee's controversial Rule 40, which states athletes can't promote any non-Olympic sponsors from July 18 to Aug. 15.
Punishments for the rule range from fines to a stripping of medals.

Fire Me Boy!
08-17-2012, 03:32 PM
Stupid IOC Rule?

http://sports.yahoo.com/blogs/olympics-fourth-place-medal/michael-phelps-could-trouble-louis-vuitton-photos-141804124--oly.html

Michael Phelps could be in hot water -- not the cold bathtub he appears to be in -- for his recent photo shoot with the French luxury fashion house Louis Vuitton.
Photos of Phelps taken by famed photographer Annie Leibovitz were leaked on the Internet late last week, violating the International Olympic Committee's controversial Rule 40, which states athletes can't promote any non-Olympic sponsors from July 18 to Aug. 15.
Punishments for the rule range from fines to a stripping of medals.

He might be fined, but I don't think they'd strip him of any medals, especially considering they were leaked.

vailpass
08-17-2012, 03:33 PM
Rule 40, which states athletes can't promote any non-Olympic sponsors from July 18 to Aug. 15.

Bullshit rule.

Frazod
08-17-2012, 03:57 PM
He's retired. What are they going to do - break into his house and take his medals? Fuck 'em.

vailpass
08-17-2012, 04:01 PM
He's retired. What are they going to do - break into his house and take his medals? **** 'em.

Good point. If they try to fine him can't he tell them to go fuck themselves? What are they going to do, not let him be in any more Olympics?

-King-
08-17-2012, 04:02 PM
Phelps isn't worried.

http://www.weedist.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/07/Michael_Phelps_Bong_Hit.jpg

listopencil
08-17-2012, 04:03 PM
He's not promoting if they weren't actually released. He didn't break the rule.

mcaj22
08-17-2012, 04:46 PM
this dude is awesome

one of the best athletes of my lifetime and he does not give a rats fuck about rules or pissing pools

BIG_DADDY
08-17-2012, 04:52 PM
The Olympic committee is one of the worst things in all of sports, fuck them.