Can I use Olympic footage?

Photographs of the Olympic Games must not be used for commercial purposes or within commercial content, and must not be used to promote any third party or the products or services of any third party, in line with the photographer’s undertaking signed by each photographer involved in a specific Olympic Games edition.

Is Olympic footage copyrighted?

The Olympics are not public domain.

While people often think of the Olympic Games as belonging to humanity in general, and of the sharing of images and videos taken by themselves on social media as protected by Freedom of Speech, both assumptions are incorrect.

Can I use the word Olympic in my advertising?

Use OLYMPIC in the name of your company (unless it is a local business on the Olympic Peninsula in Washington state, or the company has been using OLYMPIC in its business name since at least 1950).

Can I use the Olympic rings? The Olympic rings are the exclusive property of the International Olympic Committee (IOC). They are a mark protected around the world and cannot be used without the IOC’s prior written consent.

Who owns Olympic footage?

The Olympic archive currently contains over 20,000 hours of Olympic footage from the dawn of film-making and the London 1908 Olympic Games all the way to Nagano 1998. Since OTAB’s inception, the IOC has acquired nearly all Official Films of the Olympic Games.

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Can we say Olympics?

Don’t mention “Olympics” or “Team USA.” Actually, it’s best not to type “Pyeongchang,” either. In fact, even “good luck” might get you into hot water. Why?

Where can I watch old Olympic Games?

How can I watch the Olympic Channel? The Olympic Channel is an over-the-top (OTT) global media platform. It is subscription-free and is currently available worldwide at and its apps for mobile and connected TV devices for Amazon Fire TV, Android TV, Apple TV and the Roku Platform.

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