The London Olympics. But is it a... TO TER­ROR?

Midweek Sport - - NEWS - By JUSTIN DUNN

most dan­ger­ous and volatile times in his­tory, we have many en­e­mies but we are de­ter­mined and con­fi­dent that London 2012 will be safe.”

And se­cu­rity will be at its high­est for good rea­son – the Games have been the tar­get of two high pro­file ter­ror­ist at­tacks be­fore.


In 1972, Pales­tinian ter­ror­ist group Black Septem­ber killed eleven Is­raeli com­peti­tors and a Ger­man cop in­side the ath­letes vil­lage in Mu­nich.

And at the 1996 At­lanta Games in the US, Eric Ru­dolph det­o­nated a bomb that killed two and in­jured 111 peo­ple in protest at the Gov­ern­ment’s stance on abor­tion.

Our source added: “Ev­ery nut­case, ev­ery out­cast, ev­ery pub­lic­ity seeker and ev­ery­one with evil in­tent see the Olympics as the per­fect place to make a protest.

“We must be ready to stop them.”

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