Olympic athletes might have or might have not been asked to cover up all Apple logos during the opening ceremony
All commercial marketing has been overseen by the International Olympic Committee
Samsung might or might not have asked the Olympic athletes to cover up the logos of Apple. As bravely as it sounds, thins might be the case as a brand new report straight from the Olympics in Sochi claims that the Korean company had the athletes cover up their biggest rival’s logos during the opening ceremony of the sports event. At least that’s according to the Swiss Olympic team. For their part, Samsung obviously deny the claims, however the damage doesn’t focus on whether they did or did not ask the athletes whatsoever.
The whole story seems to simply shoot in the dark, as first the report in the Swiss blog Bluewin wrote about the claims of the Swiss Olympic team that the Korean manufacturer has made them cover the Apple logos during the opening; however the post didn’t really mention particular spokesperson’s names or any other trams different than the Swiss one. Later, the same report got taken down leading everyone to question the voracity of the story. Let us not forget that Samsung is actually the official sponsor of the Sochi Olympics and in addition, the Korean company does have an involvement in a real war against Apple. Although those facts can raise some questions, this isn’t enough to fortify such claims, especially when there isn’t any solid proof. For their part, Samsung made an announcement in which the spokesperson claims, that the company didn’t request any action of this nature from any athletes participating in the Winter Olympics. Furthermore, according to the announcement, all commercial marketing has been overseen by the International Olympic Committee and the Korean manufacturer hasn’t been involved in any decision related to the branding of products used by the athletes. The IOC also backs Samsung up in challenging the claims, but it appears that the damage has been done. In all, although the story might not be true, it seems believable and that raises some eyebrows.
Source: Android Community