London 2012 Olympic Authority Enforce Gagging Order
To counter the bad publicity that the Vancouver 2010 Olympic Committee has received, London's 2012 Olympic bosses are implementing a "draconian" gagging order, which prevents companies that are building the infrastructure from talking publicly about their projects for six years.
If a "leak" of information occurs the contract allows the the Olympic Delivery Authority to search the companies premises and email history.
The contract says companies and their subcontractors must not "do anything… which would have an adverse effect on, or embarrass any Games body or any supporter of the Games or official sponsor."
Many companies are shocked that they have to sign a contract allowing 2012 full access to their private business transaction and for such an extended period of time. Firms sign away any right to talk publicly about
Cost of Venues
Health and Safety Measures
Discussions with Ministers
Furthermore, if a breach of contract occurs the company responsible must reimburse the Olympic Delivery Authority for any cost or liabilities.