The International Olympic Committee has already limited internet access for journalists covering the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing, China — which is bad enough — but now they are even imposing bans on professional camera equipment. The actual definition of "professional camera equipment" wasn't clearly defined on the official Olympics website, but many believe that this includes SLRs with big lenses (ones which would block views for spectators during the games).
Whatever the case, this isn't great news, considering you could take some amazing images with an SLR camera during the games. Although, if you are going to the Olympics, you can still take lots of shots with your point-and-shoot camera, which hasn't been banned . . . yet.