olympic flagSeveral Russian news sources are warning journalists about the ban on smartphones and tablets at the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia, citing a statement from Vasily Konov, head of the Russian operated R-Sport News Agency:

Journalists using mobile phones to film athletes or spectators will be considered a serious violation and will result in cancellation of accreditation.

All media must be obtained using professional equipment, and only with proper accreditation. Violation of the rules will result in the loss of accreditation or potentially jail time. Read more