So we got to the hotel. We got unpacked. We're all set to rock and roll and want to go out tonight and head over to the Olympic Green to kick off our Olympic experience. First thing though is to stick to the plan and show my camera to the Olympic info desk in the hotel lobby and get a final ruling on whether it is legal, or if any parts of it are legal (I'd started to convince myself that the body and small lenses might be okay).
The answer is an unequivocal NO.
No to taking it or any part of it into Olympic venues. No to taking it onto the grounds of any Olympic venues, like the Olympic Green.
I knew this was coming, but I'm still pretty disappointed. Time for Plan B, which we are calling Tinkerbell (my camera is Wendy — Canon 1D... one dee... Wendy). It has some mad optical zoom action, so we'll see what we can get.