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Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Half-a-Million Screened

In the largest security screening operations of the last 70 years, the backgrounds of half-a-million people have been screened for accreditation to the London 2012 Olympics.

The Telegraph reports that over 100 applications have been refused by the Home Office for a number of reasons, mostly due to concerns about extent of an individual’s criminal records.
The vetting process covers those who wish to work at the Olympics (eg security guards, athletes, coaches and other officials).
The fear of terrorism, as demonstrated by the security effort being made, rather knocks on the head that theory that the Olympics brings nations and people together in the spirit of friendship and peace!

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  1. I wonder if the results of this screening will be deleted after the "Games" has finished, or will it be kept on one of Nanny's many databases for all time? As a precaution, naturally..

  2. That's a very good point, hadn't thought of that!