Beijing is taking no chances in respect of security for the 2008 Olympic Games.
200 sharpshooters of the Beijing public security organisations took part in a shooting competition in Xihongmen, for their chance to safeguard the 2008 Olympics.
The competition will last a month, and is being held to choose top sharpshooters for a special police force which will be established for the Beijing Olympics.
Out of the 200, 10 will be awarded to be top sharpshooters and 20 others will acquire the titles of excellent sharpshooters.
The 30 sharpshooters will then join the special police force.
The competition includes tasks such as rescuing hostages and defusing bombs.