We have a bumper crop of Olympics links for you. Don’t worry – it’ll all be over soon;

  • Mark Steel on why he’s for the Olympics, but not here.
  • While in the Guardian we have a delightful etiquette guide for the Games.
  • The Daily Mash have a great “history” of the Olympics for you to enjoy.
  • CNN has an info-graphic on Heathrow during the Olympics.
  • Meanwhile De Spiegel is already calling the Games a fiasco.
  • Jonathon Porritt thinks this *is* the most sustainable Games ever. Shouldn’t that be least unsustainable?
  • We should ban all nations that discriminate says Peter Tatchell.
  • The Guardian reports that the fall in unemployment figures is down to temporary jobs around the Games.
  • In Greenwich Council no one can hear you scream… well, ask a question on the Olympics. 853.
  • Richard Osley congratulates the Standard on it’s coverage of the twitter Olympics.
  • A rare voice of praise for the Olympics. Whirled Peas.
  • While Charlie Pottins describes it all as a squalympics.
  • Paul Norman writes on student accommodation being rented out for the Games.
  • One Olympic demo you might have missed was yesterday’sprotest by taxi drivers. Anderson Shelter.
  • Games Monitor wonders why the Games don’t want you to link to their websites.
  • The New Statesman asks whose Games are they anyway?
  • Then there’s the posh Olympiad.

Oh, and then there’s the security;

  • G4S has an anthem. Yes, an anthem!
  • Which does not sit well with the G4S boss saying his security team is a “shambles“.
  • Natalie Bennett says that the G4S scandal shows how outsourcing is a disaster.
  • The Peat Worrier hears that Wombles have been drafted in to provide security.
  • If you’re thinking of playing “touch the torch” do take care, Lives Running.
  • In your latest BE AFRAID bulletin we hear that dirty bombs may have been smuggled through customs, or maybe not.




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