[Originally posted during the 2012 Summer Olympic Games] Earlier in the week I wrote about the spiffy cool headphones worn by Michael Phelps in between swims at the 2012 Olympics. They were the SOL REPBULIC Tracks, and each time they showed him on TV, he had a different pair or had switched out the changeable bands.
But on the night of his last swim, he came out with a hoodie over his headphones. And when the camera showed him in close-up, it was clear that there was a piece of white tape covering the SOL REPUBLIC logo. What's up with that?
I'm assuming there is some sort of rule about sponsorship or anything that might make it appear that an athlete is promoting a product during the Olympics. I certainly understand that. But it seemed a bit late to put that genie back in the bottle considering the SOL REPUBLICS loud and proud at his 6 previous events this week. Luckily I was able to catch one of those earlier ads and put up an article about it.
And I think it actually called more attention to them to have a piece of tape plastered over the logo. Heck, on an HD screen you could actually see the logo through the tape. Oops. Oh well. I guess they tried.
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