Security at the London Olympics
Production begins on the London 2012 victory medals at the Royal Mint on October 27, 2011 in Pontyclun, Wales. A total of 4700 medals will be made, split between the Olympics and Paralympics. Each medal, 85mm in diameter are the heaviest summer Olympic medals made and production will be completed by Spring 2012 (Photo by Michael Steele/Getty Images)
November 15th, 2011
06:11 PM ET

Security at the London Olympics

U.S. and British officials met in Washington on Tuesday to discuss security for the 2012 summer Olympics in London, said a law enforcement official. Visitors from around the globe are expected to attend the high-profile games which could be an attractive target to terrorists.
Representatives from the FBI, the State Department's Diplomatic Security Service and other agencies participated in the discussion with British officials, said the source.

The official said the FBI is expected to send both agents and support personnel but did not estimate how many people might be deployed and said the number probably would be in flux right up to start of the Olympics as officials study threat assessments and make final decisions on what is required.
Other U.S. agencies including the State Department's Diplomatic Security Service also are expected to send people to the London games which begin July 27, 2012.


Filed under: FBI • Living With Terror • State Department • Terrorism
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