At the time, van Commenee said: "These things are done personally, there are certain channels you have to follow."
And the BOA's stance differs from that of the English Football Association and New Zealand rugby board who banned their players from using social media during last year's football and rugby union World Cups.
Meanwhile Hunt told BBC Radio 4's Today programme he believed the BOA's by-law banning drug cheats from the Olympics for life had benefited British competitors at past Games.
The World Anti-Doping Agency has said the BOA rule is "non-compliant" and the BOA is taking the case to the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) in a bid to keep the ban.
Hunt said: "We have gone from 36th in the medals table in 1992 to fourth in Beijing which is a most extraordinary meteoric rise in performance and no-one in the world has any suspicion that British athletes are not clean.
"I'm pleased we are fighting the cause for clean competition, that's the important point.
"We will know either way via CAS whether our selection policy is going to stand and we think it's really important for every national Olympic committee around the world to have the right to select athletes on the basis which they determine."
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