UK sets up last-minute Olympics security

British soldiers called in to buttress staffing before London 2012 games begin in two weeks.

    Thousands of soldiers - some recently returned from Afghanistan - are to be called in to help with security for the Olympic Games.

    That's because of fears that the private security company responsible has not trained enough staff.

    The British government has admitted that 3,500 troops will be needed to cover a massive shortfall.

    And with the opening ceremony just weeks away, continuing problems with London's road network are adding to concerns about the games.

    Al Jazeera's Paul Brennan reports.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


    YOU MIGHT ALSO LIKE

    Visualising every Saudi coalition air raid on Yemen

    Visualising every Saudi coalition air raid on Yemen

    Since March 2015, Saudi Arabia and a coalition of Arab states have launched more than 19,278 air raids across Yemen.

    Lost childhoods: Nigeria's fear of 'witchcraft' ruins young lives

    Lost childhoods: Nigeria's fear of 'witchcraft' ruins young lives

    Many Pentecostal churches in the Niger Delta offer to deliver people from witchcraft and possession - albeit for a fee.

    Why did Bush go to war in Iraq?

    Why did Bush go to war in Iraq?

    No, it wasn't because of WMDs, democracy or Iraqi oil. The real reason is much more sinister than that.