As unenforceable as that is, that same spirit likely won't matter much to Olympic athletes who, like all Twitter users, are now empowered to say anything they want directly to the people who want to hear it. So here's a quick look at what's on the mind of a few athletes who either train or reside in Colorado. You wouldn't believe how much the topic of food comes up ...
John Orozco @JohnW_Orozco
Twitter bio: Puerto Rican Gymnast from Bronx, NY, 19 yrs old, 2012 Olympian, World Medalist, Sr. National Champion 2012.
11:02 AM 2 July 2012
Ricky Martin tweeted me! I FEEL PRETTY COOL RIGHT NOW! LOL
11:07 AM 2 July 2012
On my flight back to CO and it's all kinda sinking in now. I really cant thank all my supporters, fans, friends and family enough.
6:28 AM 19 July 2012
Headed over to London town to compete in the 2012 Olympic Games!
Georgia Gould @gouldgeorgia
Twitter bio: Professional cyclist, amateur chef.
7:57 AM 8 July 2012
Thrilled to win the US National Champs yesterday on a tough course. Extra special to win here in sun valley. Thanks everyone!!! #mtbnats
6:42 PM 13 July 2012
@Michael_Creed is so bored he had to lower his standards and finally use a hashtag. Im not that smart, maybe you are #meantocreed #heckleme
2:22 PM 15 July 2012
Should have raced @mslaxc this wknd. Prob the only time I'd have a chance to say "I have a huge rack," and not be lying
Margaux Isaksen @MargauxIsaksen
Twitter bio: Olympic Modern Pentathlete, Coffee lover.
4:21 PM 27 June 2012
Running with masks until the smoke from the wildfire clears. Not expected to be clear until mid July.#Wontstopme
10:01 AM 11 July 2012
It appears the women's USA pentathlon team is a bit feisty this morning. Let's get it together ladies. #teamwork #gohard
9:22 PM 15 July 2012
Sunday is my'I can eat whatever I want'day. Huge brunch, tub of popcorn, excessively indulgent dinner, ice cream, and a scone. #gladiworkout
Matt Chrabot @MattChrabot
Twitter bio: Vagabond triathlete.
5:42 PM 24 June 2012
@LukasVerzbicas nice job these past few weeks. Left a few things for you in the room. Hope you still have that Beijing smog mask.
9:04 PM 26 June 2012
Moved to Aptos, CA 2 weeks ago. wish i had a home in CO Springs so I can put a family up after they've been evacuated. #WaldoCanyonFire
1:35 PM 17 July 2012
#IWonderWhen TSA will ease up on certain restrictions now that they practically give us a full cavity inspection before boarding a plane.
Timmy Duggan @timmydugganJGH
Twitter bio: Liquigas-Cannondale Pro Cyclist. Founder of the Just Go Harder Foundation. Traumatic brain injury survivor. Go fast, take risks. Have fun, live well.
2:48 AM - 13 June 2012
Pretty sore this morning, & of course its raining again. But its time to go win more cheese. #morningafter #TdSuisse
1:33 AM 10 July 2012
Last nights dinner featured such fine dishes as "grilled leg" and "ice with pine nuts" #badtranslation #racefoodbuffet
1:30 PM 16 July 2012
A wet @Tour_de_Pologne in the bank w/ our @MorenoMoser taking out the win! I stayed (almost) upright and it was perfect prep for @Olympics!