Activities which are subject to the prostitution laws include: selling and buying sexual services, soliciting in public places, running brothels, deriving financial gain from the prostitution of another, offering premises to be used for prostitution etc.
For these Games, the figure of victory is accompanied by the specific inscription: “XXX Olympiad London 2012”.
The legal and social treatment of prostitution differs widely by country.
Very liberal prostitution policies exist in the Netherlands and Germany, and these countries are major destinations for international sex tourism.
In Eastern Europe, the anti-prostitution laws target the prostitutes, because in these countries prostitution is condemned from a moral\conservative viewpoint.
Other countries which have restrictive prostitution policies and officially affirm an anti-prostitution stance are the United Kingdom, Ireland and France.