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Police begin security tests for 2012 Olympics

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Police begin security tests for 2012 Olympics


With just over a year to go before the 2012 Olympic Games get underway in London, British police have begun a program of security tests, conducting sweeping searches of the venues and practicing defensive counter terrorism tactics.

Britain is currently operating on a ‘severe’ threat level, meaning a militant attack is considered highly likely.

Testing has so far focused on the main stadium and velodrome at the Olympic Park in Stratford, where police have been working with the London organising committee

As well as the 34 venues, police will also have to make sure street parties and public events in the city’s parks go ahead without disruption.

The Games will get underway on the 27th of July 2012.

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