Saturday, August 23, 2008

Omega finally releases Phelps photo sequence - 2008 Olympics -

Why did it take so long to release the photos, Omega?
Omega finally releases Phelps photo sequence - 2008 Olympics - "FINA executive director Cornel Marculescu had been pressing Omega, one of Phelps' sponsors, to release the images for several days.


Anonymous said...

Mark: What does it matter when it was released? Bottom line is that he won. Case closed. Olympics are tightly governed (with the expection of womans gymnatics).

Mark Rauterkus said...

Doubt, uncertainty -- both are bad. To let them linger is worse yet.

Phelps is a sponsored athlete by Omega.

What if it was NOT released.

What does it matter to NOT release them.

I'm all in favor of being open with public dealings. The race results are public dealings. But, these race result photos were delayed in their release by days.

They should have been released as time unfolded them.

Anonymous said...

Uncertainy...the people in the country you are at face that every day with government crackdowns based upon whims and fear.

Mark, you don't think China had a delay in you say...think again. Bottom line, the clock showed the time, and the pictures were a moot issue.

And, btw..the country your in...they don't care what you think.

Human rights and opinions come last where you are at now.

Mark Rauterkus said...

Exactly. Two wrongs don't make it right.

Because there is uncertainty in life in China, we need to work against uncertainty in sport and then have that clarity transcend from sport to life everywhere.

Mark Rauterkus said...

BTW, I'm state-side again, now, thankfully.