Olympic security in Sochi, Russia, 2014
The Olympics brings together large crowds and a huge international audience to the world stage — an irresistible opportunity for anyone wanting to make a public statement. Terrorism was first visited on the Olympics at Munich in 1972 and fears it would happen again escalated after the 1995 Oklahoma City bombing and the attacks of Sept. 11, 2001. Today, security measures include bomb squads, surveillance cameras, metal detectors and armed guards, to name but a few.
Broadcast Date: Feb. 11, 2009
Host: Rick MacInnes-Rae
Reporter: Bill Gillespie
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Last updated: February 5, 2013
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