G4S guard charged in Olympic bomb hoax case

UK security firm G4S is facing further embarrassment after it emerged that one of its guards had been charged with making a bomb threat.

Aug 04, 2012, 12:42 PM IST

UK deploys 1,200 more troops to secure Olympics

Around 11,000 personnel will be performing security duties at the Olympic venues across London and beyond during peak times.

Jul 24, 2012, 19:41 PM IST

Terror threat looms over London Olympics

A report said that private security firm, G4S, staff hired to look into London Olympics security are cheating their way ‘through the tests’.

Jul 24, 2012, 17:26 PM IST

1,200 British soldiers put on standby for Olympics

An additional 1,200 soldiers have been put on standby to guard the London Olympics, bringing the total number of military personnel involved in the games to 17,000, a media report said on Friday.

Jul 20, 2012, 20:57 PM IST

Olympics: Cameron to travel by public transport

In a directive that has not gone down too well with his ministers, Cameron has banned them from using their cars and from using the special Olympics lanes dedicated to transporting athletes and officials.

Jul 20, 2012, 19:01 PM IST

U.S. security agents to guard UK airports during Olympics

These agents will arrive a week before the Olympics, and leave around a week after the end of the Paralympics.

Jul 17, 2012, 15:42 PM IST

Terror suspects enter UK ahead of Olympics

Terror suspects have entered the UK without necessary security checks, according to security officials at Heathrow Airport.

Jul 15, 2012, 15:10 PM IST

RAF jets, snipers ready to use ‘lethal force’ to guard Olympics

A leading RAF officer has warned that pilots who break no-fly rules over London during the Olympics risk being shot down in a show of “lethal force”.

Jul 14, 2012, 15:02 PM IST

LOCOG may ask for more troops to address ‘shambolic’ security

There have been reports that 1000 extra police officers will be drafted in to patrol Olympic venues.

Jul 14, 2012, 14:59 PM IST

G4S warns of 50-50 chance of bomb being carried into Olympic venues

An employee for private security firm G4S, contracted to provide security during Games, has warned that there is a 50-50 chance someone could carry a bomb into one of the Olympic venues.

Jul 13, 2012, 18:01 PM IST