What Will Be the State of Security at the London Olympics?

Monday, July 16, 2012

Aerial photo of the Olympic Park main stadium in London Aerial photo of the Olympic Park main stadium in London (Wikimedia Commons)

With only 11 days until the Olympic Games opens in London, thousands of athletes and officials are pouring into the British capital. But there are some serious concerns about security preparations for the Games.

It recently emerged that the private security firm responsible for keeping everyone safe in London hasn't been able to recruit enough civilian guards for the job. The British government has said it will add 3,500 additional troops to fill the gap and the British police are deploying extra officers from across the country.

John Burns has been reporting about London 2012 and its security woes for our partner, The New York Times.

Guests:

John Burns

Produced by:

Elizabeth Ross

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