Olympic athletes take part in blogging programme

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Olympic athletes take part in blogging programme

Antony Savvas

Lenovo has launched a blogging programme and website for athletes taking part in the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games.

Until 2008, competitors were allowed to write blogs only until the opening day of the Olympic Games, and could resume their blogs after the conclusion of the Games. This year, new regulations from the International Olympic Committee permit athletes to write blogs about their experiences off the field of play during the 17 days of competition.

Lenovo has provided IdeaPad and other notebook PCs and video cameras to more than 100 athletes from more than 25 countries and 29 sports who have signed up to participate in the blogging programme.

Their blogs are being presented on Lenovo's website. Lenovo is a worldwide partner of the Olympic Games and the Olympic Torch Relay.

Athletes will also be able to use Lenovo internet lounges inside the Olympic Village, using PCs to maintain blogs, access email and surf the web.

British athletes participating in the blogging programme include:

Paul Goodison - sailing

Ben Rhodes and Stevie Morrison - sailing

Christina Bassadone and Saskia Clark - sailing

Tom James - rowing

Rebecca Romero - cycling

Joice Maduaka - athletics

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