Vancouver tackles security at the Olympics
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.
• Just south of the border, in Bellingham, Wash., over 50 U.S. agencies have developed a security plan that covers anything from a public health emergency to a chemical spill to a terrorist attack. If asked, they will cross the border to help. • Active security operations for the 2010 Vancouver Olympics span a 60-day period, from the pre-Games set-up to the conclusion of the Paralympics on Mar. 21, 2010.
Program: The National
Broadcast Date: Feb. 11, 2009
Guest(s): Jen Allan, Rosemin Jutha, Gregor Robertson, Jacques Rogge
Host: Peter Mansbridge
Reporter: Chris Brown
Last updated: May 24, 2012
Page consulted on December 6, 2013
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