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Olympic sponsors can avoid £600million in tax

Olympic venues to be treated like tax havens for sponsoring firms, claims report.

BBC unveils Olympic title sequence

The CGI titles show the UK as a stadium, with cartoon-like characters competing in various British landscapes. Do you think they’re inspirational, representative, or just a bit twee?

Metropolitan Police officers, watched over by Chinese bodyguards, hold down a demonstrator during the London leg of the 2008 Beijing Olympic torch relay.

Metropolitan Police officers, watched over by Chinese bodyguards, hold down a demonstrator during the London leg of the 2008 Beijing Olympic torch relay.

"Harmony and Progress"

- Slogan for the 1988 Seoul Olympic Games

BBC Online Olympic Coverage

This is absolutely worth a look for anyone with even a passing interest in the Olympics, especially their great series of films on historical Olympic moments. Sporting ones, that is, rather than political ones.

Olympigs: Anonymous submission to the poster competition ‘Against the Olympics.
Original photograph by Charlotte Gihooly

Olympigs: Anonymous submission to the poster competition ‘Against the Olympics.

Original photograph by Charlotte Gihooly

Will there be a memorial for the Munich Massacre?

Israeli coach Andrei Spitzer was one of those murdered at the 1972 Games. His widow, Ankie, explains why she is determined to see their memory finally honoured in London this year.

Sport vs Human Rights

The latest issue of Index on Censorship explores if, how and why sport can be seen as being above international issues of human rights.