I found some interesting articles detailing the various laws that apply to the Olympians competing in the games and those outsiders attempting to have their say.

Here are some of the more interesting facts related to the 2012 London Olympics:

  • Cyclist encourages discussion regarding requiring helmets and prohibiting use of ipods and phones during riding.
  • Concessions to Muslim athletes from Saudi Arabia raise concerns regarding precedent and whether the concessions would meet strict Islamic requirements.
  • Feminists are arrested after they protest topless outside the games in response to the accommodations for Sharia, which they claim oppress women.
  • Under U.S. tax law, the athletes must add the value of their Olympic medals and prizes to their taxable income, and are taxed at a rate of 35 percent by the IRS. Some support eliminating this tax.
  • Lastly, some interesting information regarding predictions of the application of "universal laws" to Olympic performances.

I will keep my eye out for any other interesting laws applicable to the Olympics, the interplay of sports and the law is quite interesting. What do you think?

 

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