If you or someone you know is taking an incentive or other group to this year’s Olympic games in Athens, be sure to warn attendees that that they can be booted for eating, drinking, or wearing products from companies that aren’t sponsoring the games.
- "Sweltering sports fans who seek refuge from the soaring temperatures with a soft drink other than one made by Coca-Cola will be told to leave the banned refreshment at the gates or be shut out. High on the list of blacklisted beverages is Pepsi, but even the wrong bottle of water could land spectators in trouble."
And don’t be caught with the wrong logo on your shirt: "Stewards have been trained to detect people who may be wearing merchandise from the sponsors' rivals in the hope of catching the eyes of television audiences. Those arousing suspicion will be required to wear their T-shirts inside out."
Sounds like the sponsor police will be out in full force--one can only hope they're putting as much effort into the safety and security of the attendees and athletes as they are for that of their sponsors' products. Be careful out there.
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