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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.

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.

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.

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”.

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.