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Good and bad news at the Games

August 6, 2012 in General, News

Ralph Steadman Olympics cartoon

© Ralph Steadman for the New Statesman @

The Olympics has presented a problem for hard-bitten, cynical cartoonists, because it has turned out to be something of a Good News Story.

We’ve been keeping an eye on the very latest Olympics cartoons – as well as presenting the Personal Bests exhibition from the Shrewsbury Cartoon Festival – and present a round-up here. Be warned though, some of this is very much #NSFW. Or, to use the old parlance, a bit rude in places.

So while the cartoons in the run-up to the Games were a touch cynical …

Mac Olympics cartoon

© Mac for the Daily Mail @

Mike Turner Olympics cartoon

© Mike Turner for Private Eye @

Andrew Birch Olympics cartoon

© Andrew Birch for Private Eye @

And, er, very cynical … [Is this is the #NSFW bit? – Ed]

Martin Rowson Olympics cartoon

© Martin Rowson for the Morning Star @

… as the Games got under way, they became a bit more positive.

Christian Adams Olympics cartoon

© Christian Adams for The Telegraph @

Matt Olympics cartoon

© Matt for The Telegraph @

Matt Buck Hack Olympics cartoon

© Hack (Matt Buck) for MSN @

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Steve Bell Olympics cartoon

© Steve Bell for The Guardian @

Pete Dredge Olympics cartoon

© Pete Dredge @

The Surreal McCoy Olympics cartoon

© The Surreal McCoy for The Spectator @

Alexander Matthews Olympics cartoon

© Alexander Matthews for The Spectator @

Cathy Simpson Olympics cartoon

© Cathy Simpson @

Peter Schrank Olympics cartoon

© Peter Schrank for The Independent @

And while we are considering post-event reaction and interviews …

Dish Olympics cartoon

© Neil Dishington for The Spectator @