Volunteer Games Makers for the London Olympics have been informed that they are not allowed to share their experiences via social media.
In a ruling issued by the Olympics organisers LOCOG, volunteers have been told that they must not share information about their volunteer role or about any of the athletes and celebrities that they meet.
A direction issued from LOCOG says that all social media communications about the Games will managed by its communications team. Volunteers are allowed to share that they are taking part in the Games Maker programme but are not allowed to share any specific details which will have to be authorised by LOCOG.
In the directive issued recently LOCOG states that volunteers must:
Some volunteers have reacted against this decision which has, naturally, caused much discussion on social networking sites. One wrote on Facebook:
"Because of this I have cancelled my application. I do not want to be associated with anything that is that controlling. Bye all"