Security 'Fiasco' for London Olympics

Anyone with tickets to an Olympic event might want to reconsider and watch the games on TV. Security arrangements are being referred to as a "fiasco" and a "meltdown" is occurring now that the revelations about how poorly trained the private guards hired to protect the venues are. New York Times: Newspaper accounts have told of recruits hired for essential security tasks at more than 100 sites - including the main Olympic stadium, which seats 80,000 - falling asleep during training sessions. Instructors for G4S, the private company that has a $440 million contract to provide 10,400 guards for the Games, have complained of facing rows of recruits who speak little or no English. One tabloid published a photograph, which it said had been taken at a training session, that showed a young woman slumped at her desk, apparently sleeping, with a youth alongside her apparently listening to music through earphones. The account, in The Daily Mail, told of recruits repeatedly failing to ...(Read Full Post)