As you might have heard, Samsung has been giving out free Galaxy Note 3 devices to Olympic athletes. However from what we hear, Samsung has asked these athletes not to use iPhones to record the opening ceremonies, and if they do, they should cover the Apple logo. Considering that Samsung is sort of sponsoring these athletes, we guess it would make sense. After all we’re guessing that Samsung is probably tired of these marketing gaffs where endorsees have tweeted a promotional message for a certain brand from a different brand’s device.
According to the International Olympic Committee, they state that athletes are free to use whatever device they wish during the opening ceremonies. “Athletes can use any device they wish during the Opening Ceremony. The normal rules apply just as per previous Games. The Samsung Note 3 that were distributed are a gift to the athletes, so they can capture and share their experiences at the Games, and the phones also contain important competition and logistical information for competing athletes.” The committee also refutes the claims that Samsung has required athletes to cover the Apple logo. Perhaps this might have just been a friendly request from Samsung as opposed to a demand.