Security 'Fiasco' for London Olympics

Rick Moran
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)

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