Here are parts from two news items pertaining to security at the Olympics which would tend to make me want to watch them on TV:
Olympic Heli-snipers: Patrolling the Games from above… the sharpshooters who can kill from a mile away
- RAF snipers will be armed with high calibre rifles that can penetrate concrete and destroy engine blocks
Last updated at 1:35 PM on 20th November 2011
Snipers on board military helicopters will patrol the skies over London during next summer’s Olympic Games.
Sources say the military crackshots – dubbed ‘heli-snipers’ by defence chiefs – will fly above the capital in case terrorists attempt an atrocity at the prestigious event.
The RAF snipers are understood to have been training recently at the restricted Lydd military live-firing range near the Kent coast to sharpen their skills.
Taking aim: RAF snipers will be deployed in London to target potential threats to the 2012 Olympic Games
And now, Sikhs can wear a knife to the Olympics so long as they call it a Kirpan. I wonder if I could go in with a Colt 45 if I call it a Mezuzah.