04/07/2010 05:12 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

Winter Olympics Athletes Confused By Social Media Rules

American skier Lindsey Vonn, one of the potential stars of the 2010 Winter Olympics, told her nearly 35,000 Twitter followers that she would not be posting to the social network until after the Games were over, perhaps based on a faulty understanding of the International Olympic Committee's rules on blogging and social networking.

Vonn wrote that "because of the Olympic rules (blackout period) I will not be able to post any updates from now until march 3rd. Sorry, it bums me out too!" In the update, which was also posted to Vonn's Facebook account, she encouraged fans to keep sending her messages.

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