Child labour

Children are forced to work illegally under inhumane conditions. This could be in the venue city or country, or in the production of services and products being sold or used at an event. Before the London 2012 Olympics concerns were raised over the conditions of a factory in China contracted to supply Olympics mascot toys. Four years before, there was evidence that children as young as 12 years old were producing Olympic merchandise for the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games. Children were also involved in the manufacturing of Olympic logo goods for the 2004 Olympic Games in Greece, despite child labour legislation.Child labourers in India and Pakistan were found to be hand-stitching soccer balls before the 1998 World Cup in France.