Whether the 2012 Summer Olympics in London are cursed with poor sportsmanship or just more visibility, there have been quite a few instances of athletes with bad behavior. More specifically, there have been a handful of questionable instances across social media.
Following a match with South Korea on Monday, Swiss soccer player Michel Morganella was expelled from the Games due to racially insensitive and threatening tweets about South Koreans. Earlier, triple jumper Voula Papachristou was removed from Greece's Olympic team for her own comments on Twitter that mocked African immigrants.
Finally, just yesterday US hurdler sweetheart Lolo Jones caught some flack for a misunderstood but insensitive tweet saying, "USA Men's Archery lost the gold medal to Italy but that's ok, we are Americans... When's da Gun shooting competition?" Jones was, of course, referring to skeet and other Olympic shooting games, but the comment was misconstrued as a remark about the gun-happy nature of the US; particularly unsettling after the recent events in Aurora, Colorado.With all of these misunderstandings and poor judgement calls, many commenters have wondered, should athletes be allowed on social media at all during the Olympics? Should their social media activities be regulated while they are at the Olympic Village? Could they simply benefit from a little social media training? Leave a comment and tell us how athletes should or shouldn't be regulated during the Games.