How we investigated Olympic sponsor torchbearers

Cross-posted from The Guardian Datablog: Our investigation into Olympic torchbearer stories has unearthed some surprising choices by sponsor organisations. But how did we get to that point? The answer is a combination of curiosity, cynicism and knowing when to ask … Continue reading

Who are the torchbearers?

A 101-year-old former marathon runner and multiple world record holder will be the oldest man to carry the Olympic torch, according to an analysis of data on over 6,000 torchbearers. Fauja Singh announced his retirement from marathon running shortly before … Continue reading