Here are the Olympic-related links we’ve been looking at over the last week from July 27th through July 29th:
- New Statesman – The Olympic spirit? – Arrestees were later released with stringent bail conditions, including a ban from cycling in an entire London borough, Newham. Very little is written about how bail conditions are often used to essentially supress protest, but as Alastair, a cyclist present at the ride, summarised, "This is about taking a big chunk of potential activists out of the picture for the duration of the Olympics and using police bail to do it."
- London 2012: An investigative roundup: TBIJ – The Guardian joined forces with Help Me Investigate, a crowdsourced investigative journalism website, to crunch the data – and discovered some unusual choices, many of which had a distinctly corporate tint. Members of Adidas’ marketing team, £900,000-a-year senior director at Next, and mining giant ArcelorMittal’s founder Lakshmi Mittal, the world’s 21st richest man, are just some of the thousands of corporate nominations who’ve helped carry the Olympic flame to Stratford.
- Olympic legacy: how the six Olympic boroughs compare for children –
- London 2012 Olympic athletes: the full list – You can find the athletes on the London 2012 site, but not all in one place. So, we've scraped that data to bring you the the full list of every athlete competing, the country they are are from, their gender and the sport they are registered to compete in. Collectively, they represent over 7bn people across the world. It shows how each country competes in the games and their priorities. This is how the big numbers split.
- Policing during Lincoln 2012 Olympic event – a Freedom of Information request to Lincolnshire Police – WhatDoTheyKnow – How much did the policing of the Lincoln 2012 Olympic event cost