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Locog: the ultimate bad sport

Locog: the ultimate bad sport

Natalie Haynes gets to grips with the rules and regulations policing the brand of the London Games

Ai Wei Wei’s arrest changed China’s political landscape

Ai Wei Wei’s arrest changed China’s political landscape

The artist Ai Weiwei’s outspoken views are gaining currency. Simon Kirbyreflects on a change of mood in China as people lose faith in the Party

Olympic ideal puts money before democracy

Olympic ideal puts money before democracy

Leah Borromeo says the 2012 games in London could damage free expression in the United Kingdom

Olympic challenge

Olympic challenge

As the Games begin in Beijing, Index publishes a roundup of arrests, detentions and surveillance since January –– a reminder that China has yet to meet its Olympic challenge of harmony and openness.