The Cronyism of Olympic Torchbearing

Help Me Investigate the Olympics are constantly charting the mounting body of evidence of cronyism in the selection of who gets to run with the Olympic™ torch™. Anyone from people in Samsung, Vodafone, Coca-Cola—you name it—will be seen running with the torch in another interesting display of corporate sponsorship.

The site has also looked into the proportional assignment of torchbearers. It looks like the torchbearing ritual is another way to exert special favours.