Talk:2012 Paralympic Village occupied by competitors as nations ready for the Games

Latest comment: 11 years ago by Bddpaux in topic Review of revision 1598512 [Passed]

Journalist notes edit

The pictures were all taken during the press "tour" of the Paralympic village, which was basically a wander around. The details were mailed to the scoop list. The little thing about this being one of two I can verify as it was brought up several times on the planning for the workshop. The comments on privacy and reminders that they were there to compete came up often as to why access is restricted, though no such restriction exists when they are in the mall OUTSIDE the Paralympic village. --LauraHale (talk) 17:14, 25 August 2012 (UTC)Reply[reply]

The Armenian is that specific because I asked her after she asked me to take her picture. --LauraHale (talk) 17:39, 25 August 2012 (UTC)Reply[reply]
The Colombians were actually teaching the guides how to speak spanish, including the phrase "That's okay.". --LauraHale (talk) 17:48, 25 August 2012 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Worth noting, it started raining in the middle of this. --LauraHale (talk) 17:49, 25 August 2012 (UTC)Reply[reply]
While at it, if reviewing the thing mailed to scoop? The mayor thing is the welcoming of Senegal and Palestine and Bulgaria to the village. The Bulgarian delegation was introduced I think first, but no good pics of Bulgarians. --LauraHale (talk) 17:49, 25 August 2012 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Review of revision 1598441 [Not ready] edit

Added comments. Do not have much better pics. I could not get to the front for these as there were severe limits on what we could and could not do because of privacy issues. We weren't even allowed to speak to them in the village with out clearing it through the NPC. --LauraHale (talk) 02:40, 26 August 2012 (UTC)Reply[reply]
I feel you. Man, oh man, privacy issues....last I checked, moving about in a public place pretty much dispelled any expectation of PRIVACY; but these days, one just never knows what the average bloke "expects". --Bddpaux (talk)
There is also the challenge of expensive internet, no laptop, having to upload through drop box. (I'm whining and still jet lagged.) The expectations regarding what we could do I thought were reasonably well explained but I do not know if this was conveyed clearly to everyone involved at the village: We basically cannot take pictures of the sorts they wanted without permission from the NPC. The people paying the big money for broadcasting rights have first crack at this and to a degree, a lot more freedom in what they do but it still all needs to be cleared. Two of the photographers I met, one from an agency in Germany and one representing Nepal's Paralympic Committee (who was an American who had been living in the UK for 20 years) were not 100% pleased with this... but the rules are the rules. I might be able to swing something later when I meet with the APC. : / On one level, these are stock photos I am hoping I can be able to use for some of the articles I may right by saying "a competitor from Angola" if I mention some one from Angola. --LauraHale (talk) 02:59, 26 August 2012 (UTC)Reply[reply]

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