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Journalists can share Instagram photos from the Winter Olympics, but video is banned

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The International Olympic Committee has clarified reports from earlier today that suggested it would be banned to film or photograph the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi with mobile phones. "Please take as many photos as you like!" said committee spokesperson Mark Adams in an email to USA Today. "Sharing pix on social media positively encouraged."

But only still photos will be allowed, according to Adams — journalists will be banned from posting video due to restrictions on broadcasting rights. Similar rules were in place for last year's Olympic Games in London, although they weren't strictly enforced.