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A bit more downbeat so far today. My pre #london2012 reading definitely tended towards the sceptical, helpfully summarised by the Bureau of Investigative Journalism in London 2012: an investigative roundup.
What it doesn’t include however is the Ravelympics scandal - see the Gawker report for full details of how the US Olympic Committee tried to ban knitting…happy to see it ended well, with lots of activity on the Ravellenic Games (login required).
If all this is not enough, head on over to the crowdsourced Help Me Investigate The Olympics, with data on the 7K+ torchbearers and tales of over-priced bunting, plus the Counter Olympics Network and Games Monitor.
Update, 3 August: just spotted that Paul Bradshaw has written the first part of a case study 0n investigating the torch relay, covering scraping the torchbearer website for details of the torchbearers, also available as an ebook (plus part 2 on verification, SEO and collaboration and part 3 on the role of the ebook).