Olympic Security

G4S Still Want Their £235m For Olympics - But Locog Haven't Paid Them Since July

The Huffington Post UK | Dina Rickman | Posted 11.09.2012 | UK

The chief executive of G4S has said he still expects Locog to fulfil the £235m contract for Olympic security, despite the army having to step in to f...

G4S Reveals Cost Of Olympic Security Debacle

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 27.10.2012 | UK

G4S' failure to provide security for the Olympics games has lost the company in the region of £50 million. The security company is conducting an i...

'No Badge, No Entrance'

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 06.08.2012 | UK

Kate and Wills managed to secure a pair of Olympic passes for the Games (they must have applied through the lottery), with the couple enjoying a succe...

Three Olympic Security Staff Arrested Hours Before First Shift

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 27.07.2012 | UK

Three Olympic security guards have been arrested on suspicion of immigration offences just hours before they took up their duties. The trio, who we...

London 2012: Environmentally Friendly?

Giovanni Vimercati | Posted 23.09.2012 | UK Sport
Giovanni Vimercati

Should you find yourself eating a custard tart in Trafalgar Square do make sure not to spill any cream on the floor. It's a criminal damage and you are liable for arrest.

Olympic Security: A Herculean Task

Peter Blair | Posted 23.09.2012 | UK
Peter Blair

The London Olympics are nearly upon us, and while a lot of the focus is going to fall on how disorganised the whole affair will inevitably be, I'm shaken more by the opportunity it presents for a large scale terrorist attack.

G4S 'Gave Staff Pledge Last Month', Insists May

Press Association | Posted 20.07.2012 | UK

Private security firm G4S told the Home Office it would be able to resolve its problems supplying Olympic guards last month, Theresa May said on Frida...

Joke(r)s Of The Week

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 20.07.2012 | UK Comedy

Not surprisingly, tweets about G4S, their unbelievable head of hair Nick Buckle, and their cock-up of Olympic proportions, lead this week's round-up o...

Home Secretary Gave 'Selective Account' Of G4S Problems

Press Association | Posted 19.07.2012 | UK

Theresa May has been accused of giving MPs a "selective account" about when she knew G4S were having problems supplying enough guards to secure the Ol...

Members Of Armed Services Staffing Olympics Forced To Sleep On Makeshift Chairs

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 20.07.2012 | UK

Members of the armed services drafted in to provide Olympic security in the wake of the G4S staffing fiasco are being forced to sleep rough on chairs,...

G4S and the Privatisation of War

Ruth Tanner | Posted 15.09.2012 | UK
Ruth Tanner

The world's biggest private security corporationG4S, has been having a bad week. But the company has been enjoying a great decade. While the Olympics scandal is putting G4S in the spotlight, its extraordinary global reach and controversial track record are making for some uncomfortable reading.

Athletes Descend On London As Fresh Questions Emerge Over Olympic Security

Huffington Post UK / PA | Posted 14.09.2012 | UK

Olympic athletes and officials are due to begin arriving in London on Monday as more questions surface over the security crisis shadowing the Games. ...

Athletes Move Into Olympics Village As Security Doubts Exposed

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 16.07.2012 | UK

The first competitors are due to take up residence in the Athletes' Village for the London Olympics, after a weekend in which the security of the even...

'Firms Who Fail To Deliver Should Pay'

PA/The Huffington Post | Posted 13.07.2012 | UK

Firms who fail to deliver on their contracts should be pursued for the money, the Prime Minister said following the Olympic security row. Ministers...

G4S Suffer Steep Fall In Share Prices After Olympic Debacle

PA | Posted 13.07.2012 | UK

Beleaguered security firm G4S suffered further share price falls today amid fears that the Olympics debacle will damage its reputation. Its shares ...

Johnson Plays Down 'Pre-Curtain-Up Jitters'

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 13.07.2012 | UK

Mayor of London Boris Johnson sought to allay fears of a shambolic Olympic Games by downplaying the recent G4S staffing scandal as "pre-curtain-up jit...

'Lethal Force' For No-Fly Zone Violators

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 13.07.2012 | UK

Aircraft that fail to comply with procedures within a restricted airspace zone around the Olympic site in London could be subject to "lethal force" fr...

Security Firm G4S Enjoyed £50m Increase In Olympic Contract

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 11.09.2012 | UK

The firm at the centre of the Olympic security row saw its contract to manage civilian staff increase by more than £50m over the past two years, it w...

G4S Olympic Staff Shortfall Only The Latest In A Line Of Blunders

Huffington Post UK | Charlie Lindlar | Posted 17.07.2012 | UK

As the scandal behind security firm G4S' Olympic staffing shambles grows and the company's reputation spirals lower and lower, the company's shoddy re...

Theresa May Deflects Claims Of Olympics Security Shambles

PA/The Huffington Post | Posted 12.07.2012 | UK

Theresa May has told MPs angry over the Olympics "security shambles" that the government was only made aware of gaps in the number of guards provided ...

MI5 Chief Warns Over Possibility Of 'Unexpected Threat' To Olympic Security

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 26.06.2012 | UK

The security of the Olympic Games cannot be guaranteed and the unexpected threat could be the most dangerous, the head of MI5 has said. Jonathan Ev...

Residents Angry After Army Reveals Missiles Will Be Stationed On Roof During Olympics

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 28.04.2012 | UK

Soldiers and high velocity surface-to-air missiles are to be stationed on top of a block of residential flats to ward off airborne terror threats duri...

'Extreme' Flu Pandemic Risk Predicted For London Olympics

PA | Posted 01.06.2012 | UK

This summer's Olympics will increase the already "extreme" risk of a flu pandemic spreading in the UK, according to a new report. Britain was ranke...

'Look At Me!'

Huffington Post/PA | Posted 09.03.2012 | UK

Attention-seekers rather than protesters could be the biggest threat to the Olympic torch relay, claimed Commander Bob Broadhurst, who will be in char...

London 2012: Mock Olympic Terror Attack Staged At Disused Tube Station

PA | Posted 22.04.2012 | UK

A mocked-up terror attack on the London Underground is being staged today as part of a massive exercise to test security for the 2012 Games. The ex...