Olympics 2012: Fun and Games and Body Scanners

20 Mar

That’s it, get ’em used to being it!



Body and bag scanners will screen visitors at London Live events during the Olympics, in airport-style safety checks that organisers say could take up to an hour.

The tight security will be in place at the Hyde Park and Victoria Park sites which will broadcast Olympic Games coverage on big screens and hold music and sport events from 27 July to 12 August.

John Probyn, chief operating officer for London Live’s promoter Live Nation, said: “The security services will search the sites a couple of days before we open and then we have to vouch for every person, item and every piece of equipment from that point on, so it effectively becomes a sealed site.”

Probyn said he hoped security checks would take less than one hour for visitors to pass through.

“Every person entering the site, including crew and artists, will either pass through a scanner or be searched,” he said.

Security company Showsec will manage the scanners and searches. Live Nation is working with the police and Showsec to plan the number of entrances and how visitors will be directed to the scanners.

“I’m hoping our staff will have more smiles on their faces than the staff you get greeted by at some airports,” Probyn said.


One response to “Olympics 2012: Fun and Games and Body Scanners

  1. terry walsh

    2012-03-23 at 00:03

    ‘THE IMPORTANCE OF (humans)BEING EARNEST’…..tezm2012mancunia/darkartgeneration.
    when you have real problems that go beyond belief in a country that sells itself as having the best justice system in the world then how do you find the answers? how do you fight the system that is here to serve you? myself,how can any law no matter how ambiguous give you a ‘court decision of contact’ (family courts) and do nothing when it is not complied with? and then over a period of years when constant reminders to the courts of no contact are given it is met with nothing more than ignorance.,and the real degrading thing is no action taken to protect the contact you are given by the courts and yet they carry on giving the same contact order?what they are doing is not a mistake, after all they wrote the rules..”if you do not comply with the court order it is taken very seriously and there will be consequences” how serious? and what consequences? = zero
    and the sad thing is in my own case the lack of a single warning over approx 5 years saw me miss my children grow up and out of my life and it can never be given back..i would like to know how another human being can take the children from a parent who was innocent and only seperrated from the mother as i was, yet watch the mother ‘laugh’ as another 4 hour a fortnight contact is given to me but is not worth the paper it is written on? how is it all measured in terms of JUSTICE ? surely
    a father is a dad in any poor or rich mans world and wealth has nothing to do with love, but this is
    where the shame of this begins..why families are being ripped appart, for money,in the most inhumane way…its so shocking that when or if it is brought to rights it will even wake the wankers who sit on a fence and watch it for pleasure in day time tv etc…everything i have written is true, i
    am learning how to write what it looks like when you are dead inside and had your life ripped up
    then left to get on with it as though the grieving will go away in time, its impossible..what have you done? and still doing.
    every note or comment i write is aimed to my 2 girls so the one sided lies are shown and maybe
    you will ask why they were not mentioned in court as you would expect…you should be asking
    questions, if you have a conscience.i just want away from it all for good.
    Please check out the Jarvis family who are to prosecute leeds council for ‘crimes against humanity’


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